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Mother's Restaurant

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Seafood, Greek, Vegetarian, English
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Avenue Apostolou Pavlou | Basilica Center, Shop D, Paphos 8046, Cyprus
+357 26 936474
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Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely lamb

A bit unconventional. The owner is a real character and we were the only customers. Go for the special - mother's roast lamb from the wood oven. Not easy to find - opposite bus station, round the back of Debenhams and walk along to St Peter's post. It's on the left - you will see the white top of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
David J
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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133 reviews 133 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A bit unconventional. The owner is a real character and we were the only customers. Go for the special - mother's roast lamb from the wood oven. Not easy to find - opposite bus station, round the back of Debenhams and walk along to St Peter's post. It's on the left - you will see the white top of the... More 

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I have been visiting Paphos regularly since 1993 and this restaurant has stayed with it's roots unlike so many who have tried to please all and ended up providing an anodyne experience. Costis and Sotiris give you a full on friendly welcome along with gutsy, flavourful food. The setting is lovely, a leafy green environment interspersed with colourful plants. I... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If you find yourself in Paphos Harbour you need to visit Mothers restaurant!! It is set back from the touristy restaurants on the harbour and has a beautiful garden setting. The food was authentic Cypriot and very reasonably priced. The wine was also great value but what made the experience was the service. Costas welcomed us as if we were... More 

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Millom, Cumbria
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47 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great to see Costas and Sotiris again at this authentic Cypriot restaurant near the Basilica Centre. The food, as usual, is wonderful! The fresh fish is as good or better than anything you will find on the harbour and much cheaper too! If you get one of the specials (they always display what's cooking, on their menu on the pavement,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent restaurant have been going to this restaurant for the past 13 years sometimes twice a year friendly family run by two brothers who are relaxed and fun they have given us many happy memories over the years. Food and atmosphere superb , authentic and welcoming to new and old. See you in October 2015 x

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by a colleague who first visited here over 20years ago! Having been told it's tucked away behind debenhams we called by one afternoon to check the menu and make a reservation for the following evening. As we approached we were greeted by one of the owners who explained the menu and the daily specials. We returned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

First visited here over 25 years ago and is one of the reasons we love Cyprus. We have been to Paphos a few times since but never returned in case it tarnished our memories. However we plucked up the courage and if anything it enhanced things. Located just behind some shops it kills the traffic noise and the courtyard setting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My husband and I were recommended by a friend to try here. Take the road opposite the Paphos Shopping Mall down to the harbour and just before Debenhams you will see the red sign Mother's Restaurant. It is very rustic and not too fancy but the welcome you get is second to none. The choice of food is extensive. They... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

As a solo traveller I was made to feel very welcome and I was looked after like an old friend. I ordered the fresh swordfish, something that I am always wary about as it is so often over done, but I needn't have worried. The fish was done to perfection and so tender. Pleasant surroundings just a short way up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Visited twice during our week in Paphos. Very friendly and welcoming. Food on second visit was a little dry. However it was still very good and we would eat here again when in Paphos.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenue Apostolou Pavlou | Basilica Center, Shop D, Paphos 8046, Cyprus
  • Location: Europe  >  Cyprus  >  Paphos District  >  Paphos
  • Phone Number: +357 26 936474

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 29
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Greek, Vegetarian, English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine

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