The first impressions were the different design, open-fronted, industrial with minimalist tones, steel pillars, raw concrete and polished wood, high ceilings, really cool lighting, comfy seating, designer signs and the menu, 'different' to say the least but let's say it's more of a diner than a cafe ...
Situated in Pernera, on the main strip, just off the fork, excuse the pun, you’ll find one of the finest Italian restaurants this side of Italy! I've known Sotiris the owner, since he opened but he's been in the business for many more years and trust me, it doesn’t go unnoticed! Everything is finely tuned from his menu to his choice of staff, right down to the wine bottle holders, brilliant!
I was a few days early to try the burgers, but the grills have now arrived, so I asked what we could expect? ... Yiannis said, "same as from our Protaras shop 'Notos' next to Crepa Land ... We wanted the Franchise for Crêpa Land but we wanted to sell burgers too ... Crepa Land is a national franchise, making Crepes, Waffles, Pancakes, Sandwiches, Fresh Coffee and cakes or Ben Jerry's Ice creams ... and we wanted to sell Burgers so we added a section just to do that ... and we called it Burger Club, come join us"!
... they call them seasonal 'Rain Gifts', and this is where this place excels ... because this Tony and the family are dedicated to bringing you the freshest and most sought after wild Cypriot produce, like baby wild Artichokes, Snails, fresh Asparagus, and a regular trip to Paphos to find rare Wild Mushrooms, is all part of the norm, Tony often walking 15 to 25 km a day to bring you the best selection that night ... needless to say if you like wild Mushrooms omg, this place is a must !!!
Again outside, and attached to the restaurant, my Favourite Place, a wonderful lounge bar, a sort of posh beer garden, in parts covered Gazebos, up high lovely sails with bits left al' fresco, aka under the stars ... Here you can enjoy, drinks from the garden bar, and finger foods, Pizzas, maybe add an exotic flavour, chilled appropriately and shared with friends, coz in this ambience it's well cool, and I just have to say the setting around the centre seating area adorned with cool architectural lighting is stunning, to say the least, and they didn't cut back on comfort here!
Panicos, a master in the hospitality industry, decided to think differently about the way we eat Asian, saying ''why should you have to decide which cuisine to choose?'', and believes Chinese and Indian wasn't enough, so he opened this impeccable Asian Restaurant that boasts 4 Asian cuisines; Chinese, Indian, Thai, and Sushi, so now you don't have to decide, in fact, they want you to mix it up!
I asked Solomos for the reason behind their success, and he said "for us everything we do is unique, we give our best to assure each guest leaves here happy", even if all you want is a coffee, afternoon drink, share an exotic flavour, or a little snack, while you watch the match on one of 7 big TV screens.
To show you how much they love you, Avgoustinos and the crew have got 20 Special Offers planned for you this year ... Starting with a massive 20% off your bill from Sunday to Thursday through 'til the end of April ... Click here to get their 20% Discount Voucher and Chop Chop!! btw look out for their second offer here ...
Taking over the aptly named Din Dins, in June 2018, Glen, Debbie and Sharon had some really cool plans, and it's obvious they got it right, from the start! Opening this family bar and restaurant, with comfy seating, both outside on the covered decking, edged with potted plants or inside, where you'll immediately notice a really friendly atmosphere, so the idea is, there's no rush if you're eating, and if you're not hungry you can just chill with a drink and soak up the atmosphere, quite unique, and on that note, the impulse banter between this crew in full flow is just awesome ...
I've been eating here since they opened and its definitely one of my favourites. These days they're swinging towards a Wine Bar Ristorante, combining a modern family atmosphere in a minimalist design setting, it's cool and breezy through the summer and warm and welcoming in the winter.