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The Kyrenia Tavern

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European, Turkish, Pub
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Turkmen Sokak 2, Kyrenia, Cyprus
815 2799
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An interesting evening out

This restaurant has had better days, we were served by the owners son, the elderly couple served us close to seven courses of traditional Turkish Cypriot dishes. Portions were large and tasteful. When we finished all our courses, we were offered fruit and brandy, unfortunately the only way we could... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
cosyme
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Derbyshire
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  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Derbyshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This restaurant has had better days, we were served by the owners son, the elderly couple served us close to seven courses of traditional Turkish Cypriot dishes. Portions were large and tasteful. When we finished all our courses, we were offered fruit and brandy, unfortunately the only way we could have finished it would have been to take it away... More 

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Don't expect to be quick. Don't take young children. But go for the experience. A very quirky place run by an eccentric family. The food is good. Just relax and enjoy.

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Episkopi, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We wanted a traditional Turkish Cypriot evening meal and the Kyrenia Tavern delivered this perfectly. Tucked away, the Tavern is a short 6 minute or so walk from the harbour front and worth the effort to uncover. Oozing rustic charm, we felt like we had been invited into someone's house rather than a restaurant. The slightly chaotic yet traditional décor... More 

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

As other reviewers have said, this is a completely different experience. The main thing when going out for a meal surely is a nice ambiance, marvellous food and drink and good company. We definitely had all this at The Kyrenia Tavern. I think we have been visiting this restaurant for about 15 years give or take a year.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Please don't let anyone or anything put you off. You really haven't tasted Turkish Cyprus until you have eaten here. There's a real question of; is this a small restaurant or have you been invited for a meal at someones home? The answer is almost blurred as you are welcomed by the quite elderly proprietor, his son and his wife... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is a very different experience from all else we experienced in Northern Cyprus. all home made, exceptionally executed, not flash, but genuinely good cooking.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The food here is delicious - make sure you are hungry as it just keeps on coming. The elderly couple who run it are charming and everything is home-made including the bread and ice cream. The atmosphere is unusual as others have indicated and the dining room is small. We turned up to find they didn't have any room so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Wow - what a place, we ate indoors, only 5 tables and a very set menu (didn't see a menu, just ate what was presented). We turned up on spec (no booking) to be asked if we wanted lamb as a main course. If you book you get asked what you want for main course. so we went with it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

amazing ,beautiful,delicious....wonderful couple gave us the pleasure of real authentic food in their own home,cooked with love and served with charm,every plate was cooked to perfection,too many dishes to mention, my favourites were the aubergine and the cous cous i usually don't eat either but they were delicious,fresh olive bread and the lamb just melted in your mouth,followed by dessert... More 

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Hove - UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Had a lovely meal here - mezze was the best we had in Kyrenia. Mains were simple, home cooking and very tasty. Owners are really lovely and very interesting - definitely an experience. The setting is completely mad - all sorts of strange things in the garden bears playing backgammon/male manakin in a what looked like a leather skirt! Slightly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Turkmen Sokak 2, Kyrenia, Cyprus
  • Location: Europe  >  Cyprus  >  Kyrenia District  >  Kyrenia
  • Phone Number: 815 2799

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Turkish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

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