Da Vinci Napiana Italian Restaurant, Ayia Napa
We arrived early, and I just have to say the interior designer made a stunning job, recreating a Gothic feel. It's comfortable, not too posh, something different, encouraging casual dinning ... the bar, tables and chairs, all bespoke influence, black white and grey, with acute arches adorning the facade of the restaurant; the crew all wear braces, a lovely touch ... I just love all the plants and how they kept the 50 year old tree almost totally covering the garden terrace, for a little alfresco dinning. Oh, and within minutes we were given the wine and cocktail menu, btw, this impeccable service didn't stop there ...
‘Chez Fāina – Fayrous’, Mediterranean Brasserie, Larnaca
Fāinā told me "We originally opened a French restaurant in Makarios Avenue, introducing Lebanese cuisine after 2 years, but when we moved our restaurant here we switched to a Lebanese Restaurant with just a few French dishes as our customers were mostly locals. These days its a more varied international mix as more and more tourists have discovered us. As the years past, we found more and more of our customers were asking us to cook French cuisine for them". She laughed and said "ha! but many restaurants cook Frogs Legs, but none can cook them like ours! And, then she added; just wait til you try our Duck!"
Lordos Beach Hotel, Larnaca
Pioneers Launching this, the first in a group of exclusive hotels in 1979, The Lordos Beach Hotel ranks high as one of the most prestigious...
Hugga by the Sea Lounge Bar Restaurant, Livadia, Larnaca
It's classy, chic and unique, it's spacious, the designer obviously minimalistic with a touch of finesse. Outside there's a large terrace, partly covered, with comfy bench sofas and seats, huge umbrellas, dropping down to lush gardens, with mature trees creating the shade, overlooking the sea, with gorgeous architectural lighting by night ... inside its all stone pillars and wood with classy finishing, stylish lighting, high ceilings, cool touches and condiments to compliment, all creating an ambience that puts them up high in my favourite eaterie rankings.
Golden Bay Beach Hotel, Larnaca
I am delighted to add The Lordos Group of Hotels to our guide as I've worked closely with their 3 hotels and the Lordos family since 1993. They are without a doubt one of Cyprus' leading companies and their 3 hotels certainly lead the way for comfort and hospitality. Each hotel with it's own specific features, each hotel unique in it's own way. All ideally situated in perfect locations, pretty much, right on the beach!
BBQ Man, Cyprus
Original As far as I know, this is a truly unique service in Cyprus ... The BBQ Man is Joshua Reynolds, a Yorkshire lad coming...
Capodecina Pasta Bar, Larnaca
I popped into meet Stelios and Eleni, inside its clean cut, minimalistic, Italian designer style, with wooden flooring, comfortable seating for around 25 people inside and a few tables outside for Al' Fresco dining … Stelios told me "we wanted to make it feel like Home from Home" … I loved the really cool photos chosen by Eleni, especially the one saying "Eat the Spaghetti to Forget your Regretti", brilliant"!