Cyprus is an island that generally enjoys gorgeous panoramas of the Mediterranean Sea and in Paphos especially there are some of the best locations to look out over the horizon and what’s more, you can do so while enjoying some of the best food that the island has to offer too. From luxury sit-down meals, to friendly family-owned taverns, here are some essential stops in Paphos.
Saint George Fish Tavern keeps their menu classic, timeless, and simple. ‘Why complicate meals that stand the test of time?’ they seem to say with their traditional meze dishes and fresh well-seasoned fish. They are proof that if your food is high quality, then there is no need to overcompensate with smoke and mirrors. There are stunning views of Coral Bay here too.
Bar, Restaurant, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, $$$
This is a restaurant that is very popular with locals and so you can be sure that you’re getting authentic food. They serve not only traditional delicacies but have a wide array of drinks and salads to complement your meal. The restaurant leads right onto the beach where there is a lifeguard on duty and a playground for the children. The beach is clean and perfect for strolling along after your meal.
This restaurant in the heart of the Paphos harbor offers the perfect relaxing experience. The portion sizes are generous without being excessive and the staff are accommodating without being overbearing. Looking out over the horizon, this is the perfect way to end a glorious, sunny, Cypriot day. The seafood is excellent quality and fresh. Particular recommendations are the calamari and the sea bass which you are guaranteed to find cooked to perfection every time you visit.
Mare Mare is locally renowned as being an ideal location for a leisurely lunch or a delicious dinner. You’ll find yourself unable to resist visiting again and again as the menu contains a variety of internationally inspired flavors. Inside or out on the balcony watching the sunset, this is a wonderful place to unwind and allow the wonderful staff to cater to your every need.
The Pelican is a fantastic stop right on the harbor looking out to sea that promises both divine food and the opportunity to see real pelicans. Enjoy fantastic, fresh seafood,including prawns and lobster, seasoned and cooked to perfection. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your meal in this local favorite while watching the gentle hum of harbor life from your picturesque vantage point.
If you are hungry for surf or turf, The Lodge Steak & Seafood Co. will deliver every time. Steak, chicken, seafood, or any of the delicious vegetarian options, you can look out over the sea and bask in the soothing ambiance that you only get beside the sea. When first seated, enjoy a basket of warm complimentary bread. Be aware that there might be a little bit of a wait to be seated but that’s only because of how massively popular The Lodge Steak & Seafood Co. is.
This seafood restaurant paints an ideal picture of island life. As the sun sets, enjoy astounding food to the sound of a live musician softly singing. The restaurant is generally favoured by locals, with the seafood platter being a preferred choice. The view in particular is what sets this restaurant apart as it is utterly spectacular. If you’re looking for a soothing and romantic ambiance, look no further.
What most of the custodians of Doria Restaurant agree is that they feel as though they are dining among friends and family. You can be totally sure of a warm welcome. This venue is famed for being both ideal for every day dining and special occasions. Doria Restaurant will happily decorate to make your event unforgettable. Many diners recommend the tuna steak as one of many examples of the excellent and fresh local produce on their menu.
Ocean Basket offers an all round menu for every age. The service typifies Cypriot hospitality and no request is too much. As it is a very popular location we would definitely recommend booking a table ahead of time. Nevertheless, food is incredibly fresh and is delivered promptly. Ocean Basket ticks all of the boxes for a perfectly filling and enjoyable dining experience.