Restaurants and food in Northern Cyprus

There is a perfusion of restaurants catering for every taste from Chinese, Indian, European and of course local food, where the local people can eat at resonable prices.

If you visit the ancient harbour in Kyrenia there are numerous fish and meat restaurants overlooking the boats.

At night time the whole area is lit up, including the ancient fort - making the area look romantic and enticing.

The old streets also house many other restaurants, serving both local and international cuisine such as dolmades - elsewhere you can find local tavernas selling fresh local Turkish food for as little as 5 a head.

The Archway Restaurant at Zeytenlik - a five minute drive out of Kyrenia has a lovely terrace on which to eat during the summer and a cosy inside bar in winter serving traditional turkish food at reasonable prices. Booking is recomended during the summer in this popular restaurant.

Beyti Restaurant - Just a 5 minute walk from the centre of Kyrenia. An excellent family restaurant with its water feature during the summer, the service is good, spotlessly clean and the prices excellent. They have a take-away service and are open 24 hours a day.

Ezic Chich House - on the main road between the Lefcosia Roundabout and the Jasmin Court Hotel, serves local food and has excellent service. In summer this restaurant gets very busy but one never has to wait long for a table.

Peanuts Restaurant - is part of the Ezic chain. Situated behind the hospital, on the Catalcoy to Kyrenia road. This very attractive restaurant has a large terrace overlooking the Old Kyrenia Castle and flood lit sea to add to its charm.

Benoz Restaurant - at Aligadi is worth a car ride. A very friendly family-run restaurant with a lovely garden restaurant for the summer months and a cosy dining room with open log fire during the winter. Serving excellent fresh fish, meze and kebab.

Abbey Bell Tower at Bellapais - Enjoy a meal in a restaurant built around an old Olive Tree and overlooking the Abbey and Sea. This restaurant will provide excellent food and a free taxi service to and from your residence or hotel.


All the beach restaurants are open in the summer and can be enjoyed with dinner overlooking the beach .... with the sound of the sea lapping on the shore.