Restaurants in Cyprus are not only an opportunity to taste local cuisine or just deliciously eat something familiar, but also an unforgettable atmosphere, a feeling of coziness and excellent service. As elsewhere, there are cafes and restaurants offering buffet meals, a la carte menus, elite expensive and more affordable prices, hotel restaurants, and many street cafes and fast food outlets. In Cyprus, you can find establishments with cuisines from different nations of the world.
Restaurants at hotels in Cyprus, as a rule, offer one of 4 types of food: breakfast, half board (two meals a day), full board (three meals a day) and all-inclusive.
In Cyprus, we can always visit the world famous fast food chain restaurants such as KFC, McDonalds, Papa Johns and many others, and in addition, street cafes selling gyros and other similar snacks. There are many Italian pizzerias, Irish and English pubs on the island, you can find restaurants of Mexican, Chinese, Indian, as well as Georgian and Russian cuisine. But it seems that guests of the island, especially those who are here for the first time, prefer the national taverns. Cypriot and Greek cuisines are souvlaki, kleftiko, lukanika, moussaka, hummus, fish and seafood dishes, village salads with the freshest vegetables, a variety of olives and, of course, meze. As a rule, national taverns will delight you with live music. An important feature of restaurants is the ability to take with you all the food that you could not finish on the spot. And takeaway food is often sold with a 10-15% discount.
Prices in Cyprus are quite affordable. For example, breakfast for two will cost you 10-15 euros. The classic English breakfast is very popular in Cyprus (as in many other countries): eggs, bacon, toast, coffee or tea, juices. Lunch or dinner for two in restaurants in Cyprus costs 25-30 euros, depending on preference, and the already mentioned meze (made from fish or meat) costs about 30 euros.
While vacationing in Cyprus, one cannot but try the local wine. The island's winemaking tradition dates back to ancient times. The grape plantations known in the distant years are still active. The state actively supports local producers and fights to preserve the traditions of Cyprus. A bottle of Cypriot wine in a restaurant will cost 12-20 euros, a glass - 3-5 euros. In supermarkets, of course, it costs less. Strong alcohol is also popular in Cyprus. One of the most famous drinks of this kind, which you will be offered on the menu of any national restaurant, is zivania. A shot of this strong drink made from local grapes usually costs 3-4 euros. It is important to remember that in Cyprus restaurants it is customary to leave a tip of 10%.