This year we decided to head to Cyprus again for our holiday. We had been there five years ago and loved it so much. We knew it would be a safe option that wouldn’t disappoint. I’ve popped all the need to know bits about the holiday and the area in a little photo diary If you would like to know more. We almost always go self catering for our European beach holidays, as one of our favourite things to do is go out and eat. We love finding somewhere new to eat each evening and hunting down the best places.
This year as we boarded the plane we met a lovely couple who come to Cyprus four or five times a year as they have an apartment there. They were kind enough to fill us in on all the bits that had changed over the recent years and recommend some of their favourite restaurants. It wasn’t until then that I realised how helpful this was, especially as we hadn’t tried any of the ones they suggested. With that in mind, I decided to pop together a little round up post about our top three restaurant recommendations in the Paphos area. I always love sharing my restaurant reviews on my blog, but I have never thought to do any when we go away. So, here it goes:
Muze Bar & Grill
These restaurants are not in any particular order, however I do think Muze might be my absolute favourite out of all of the places we ate at. They offer a wide range of Greek food and an epic cocktail menu.
Set up in the hills, just outside of the old town, Muze has the best views of the whole Paphos coast line in the area. You can see for miles and it’s absolutely beautiful. We went around 5:30pm, which meant we were able to see the view in day light as well the town lit up as it got dark. The only thing I would suggest is booking ahead if you would like a table right on the edge to get most of the view. However, there is plenty of seating both inside and out if you happen to be passing and just want to walk in.
I considered the prices to be reasonable for the quality and quantity of food and of course the beautiful environment. I went for the chicken kebab (€15), which had to be the best chicken I have ever eaten. It was the most tender chicken I have eaten, flavoured perfectly and was served with sliced fries on a skewer, salad, fresh homemade pita bread and of course a pot of tzatziki.
Phukhet is a gorgeous Chinese and Thai restaurant on the Tomb of the Kings road about halfway between the Kings Avenue mall and Tomb of the Kings archeological site. They have an a la carte menu or various set menus. They now also have separate sushi and dim sum menus too which were new. This was one of our favourite restaurants from our first time in Cyprus and the only one we chose to eat at again. I have never eaten Chinese food that’s tasted so fresh.
The a la carte menu has a huge selection to choose from, but we chose a set menu. We had wontons and spring rolls to start with crispy chicken, sweet and sour pork, special fried rice and mixed vegetables as the main (around €20 each). There was so much food that both of us were defeated – something that doesn’t happen often. They also have a takeaway menu too, if the sun has worn you out and you fancy eating on your balcony one evening.
Pingouino’s was another recommendation from the lovely couple at the airport and we happened to stumble across it on our first night. We both had chicken soulvaki, which is one of our favourite things to eat here. Again it was a huge portion with pita bread, fries and tzatziki on the side (€8).
Again, this was another restaurant with a huge menu. We were told they have the best breakfasts too! The environment was really relaxed with comfy chairs that you could sit and watch the world go by for hours. if you are in the harbour area, it’s definitely somewhere I would recommend visiting.
There are so many amazing places to each in Paphos and the surrounding areas, but those are my top three restaurant recommendations!
Have you eaten in Cyprus before? I’d love to hear what you thought or if you would love to go, so please leave me a comment below.