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“Delicious local food and very friendly family”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Kyrenia Tavern

Kyrenia Tavern
Ranked #6 of 269 Restaurants in Kyrenia
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Cash Only, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Authentic & uniq , must be seen and try ! Family bussiness .
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Delicious local food and very friendly family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

A thoroughly worthwhile visit regardless the time of year - we went in December (before Christmas) and although it was very quiet (we were the only two there) it was an excellent evening. We recommend phoning 24 hours in advance to give time for the slow cooked lamb to be prepared. This was delicious. Starters came with lots of cold and hot meze dishes along with some homemade soup - very filling! It was so nice we went back two days later - (we had a lovely aubergine main and chicken main). The meals were excellent value. The family were very friendly and excellent hosts. We left full, with gifts of fruit from their garden and a Christmas card!

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank Stuart O
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“Amazing Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2011

This was actually our second visit and it certainly didn't disappoint. What a wonderful experience. We spent the evening there with friends and everything was perfect. The 80 year old owners and their son were perfect hosts. The typical Turkish Cypriot food was just a delight.The wonderful array of mezzes which first appeared would have made a perfect meal in themselves. You have to pre-order your main course to ensure it is perfectly cooked...the lamb was an excellent choice. A delightful sweet is then served followed by an excellent fruit platter and then liquers for those who wish. The restaurant is certainly quaint/quirky and a real delight to visit and spend an evening with wonderful food good wine and wonderful service. Perhaps not easy to find - take the road alongside 'The House' restaurant' opposite 'The Colonade Hotel' it is in the Turkish Quarter near the small mosque and the fire and police stations - it may not look too much from the outside but it is like entering an aladin's cave when you go into the restaurant you just know this is going to be a good evening. The restaurant well deserves it's place as No 1 on the TripAdvisor list of Restaurants in Kyrenia.I just can't praise it enough.

  • Visited October 2011
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1 Thank JanFeb
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London, United Kingdom
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“Wonderfully eccentric - not to be missed if you are after authentic local food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2011

Amazing 80+ year old owners who do the cooking and the waiting.

The food was excellent and so authentically Northern Cypriot - it was an evening out not just a meal.

The decor touches in the garden were sublime and the music just added to the atmoshere.

Again, need to book!

  • Visited October 2011
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1 Thank Carol W
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Paphos
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“EVERYTHING TRADITIONAL YOU COULD WANT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2011

They said the menu was limited , maybe but but the food, ambiance ,hospitality was second to none, excellent. It was quaint, romantic and even at the end of the night not just do you want a brandy or liquor they brought a large basket round with a variety of drinks .

  • Visited October 2011
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1 Thank clickbuycyprus
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West mersea
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“The best restaurant in Kyrenia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

Magical setting.
Delicious home cooked food, very friendly service.
Meze to die for, followed by 'melt in the mouth' lamb and then home-made dessert and fruit platter.
A unique experience.

Visited October 2011
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2 Thank chrisallan97
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