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 ...
... with Aztec style features, neon paint everywhere and a sound system to blow your socks off ...
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!
Chris, who has over 30 years experience in the hospitality industry said he wanted to open a place that offers low cost, tasty, good quality food, Greek style ... please note; Greek not Cypriot, cos this is authentic Greek leaning towards Cypriot and even the Pittas are imported from Greece ! Chris told me , ''They use only the freshest ingredients, cooking to order, which gives their dishes that extra bit of quality'' ! oh, and I love the cool variation of fresh herbs in each table !
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.
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!
"it's a traditional Cypriot Meze House with an International twist" ... "It's not just lot's of meat, it's seasonal, the BBQ Souvlaki and selected meats come with grilled vegetables, black eye beans and salads and just seems to keep coming, usually about 23 dishes" he laughed, "we normally get asked to stop serving" oh btw just wait 'til you taste their specialty house bread, home made with herb infused olive oil then grilled over real charcoal and served to compliment tantalizing starter salads and dips.
The name Karas is synonymous with quality fresh fish, and it's regarded as one of the best fish restaurants in Cyprus, so its naturally a Cypriots favourite, and purely by reputation, they come from all over Cyprus to eat here !
This is one of those places that just gives you a warm family feeling in a relaxed ambience, good pub grub and the more than occasional parrrrrty !