Whether it’s a taste of traditional Cypriot cuisine or world class international dishes you’re after, the seaside city of Paphos has something that’ll take your fancy. Blending Mediterranean freshness with spicy Middle Eastern accents, the smell alone wafting from windows of the local eateries is enough to make your mouth water. Rich in flavour, and bursting with exotic flare, the food here is just as much a treat for your eyes as it is for your stomach. Undo your belt buckle, sit back and enjoy with our ultimate foodie’s guide to Paphos.
Dinner with a view takes on a whole new meaning at this place with its spellbinding sunsets and city panoramas. A local favourite, Muse sits on top of a hill in the centre of the city and is dominated by a large outdoor space shaded from the blazing heat by tarpaulin covers. Boasting a diverse menu expect to eat pretty much anything from burgers to seafood washed down with a creative cocktail from their eclectic drinks selection. Located near the Town Hall enjoy views of the sprawling streets and glistening harbour as you tuck into your meal.
Escape to Italy for the evening at Porto Bello. Bringing a slice of authentic, rustic Italian charm to the Cypriot shores, this location prides itself on quality and presentation, bringing a sense of wholesome home cooking to gourmet style cuisine. Decked out in traditional wooden chairs, red and white checked table cloths and floral vines hugging the exterior, the interior alone transports you to another place. Go there for a perfect pasta dish and make sure to try some of their homemade wine that’s crafted to suit whatever fits your appetite. After one bite you’ll realise why this is one of the best restaurants in Paphos.
Set inside an old stone building, Tweedies is one of the longest-running restaurants in the city. Find it right in the heart of Kissonerga village and visit the quaint eatery for something different. With a menu that changes weekly to suit the current season, all the dishes are freshly prepared using local produce. Spend the summer evenings sitting out in the garden and the winter cosying up to hearty homemade food that’ll leave you feeling satisfied.
With a kitchen run by a world class chef, you can guarantee nothing less than perfection at this next place. Located between Paphos and Coral Bay, Sienna is favoured for its fresh cuts of meat that are seasoned with herbs grown in the restaurant’s very own garden. Watch the clear waves crash against the rocks in the harbour while you eat and let the kids play in the play area so you can have a second of peace and quiet. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, this is a great one to keep in mind during your stay in Paphos.
Just across from Paphos harbour next to Amphora Resort, Suite 48 and its generous garden space is your next port of call. Aside from the fabulous food, visit this restaurant for its outside area with day beds, tables made from wine barrels, outdoor bar and playground. In summertime, dance under the stars to live music almost every night and watch as the sun sinks into the ocean from the comfort of the dining table. Offering plenty of healthy options as well as sweet treats, the menu at Suite 48 is tailored to suit everyone no matter your taste.
Wondering where to eat in Paphos? If you’re looking for something a little out of ordinary, this family owned meze bar is the place for you. Forget about menus, at the tavern they’re taking matters into their own hands and choosing for you. you’ll be treated to undeniably fresh produce as the waiters serve you dishes consisting of whichever meats and veg are in season. As per traditional meze , the meal will also come with freshly baked breads, dips and sweet treats that’ll have you bursting out of your trousers in the best way possible. A fine example of local Cypriot food, 7 St. George’s is a must when it comes to finding the best foodie spots in Paphos.
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- Lucy Norris