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“Marvellous meze” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 7 St. Georges Tavern

7 St. Georges Tavern
Anth. Georgiou M. Savva 37 | Yeroskipou, Paphos 8201, Cyprus
+357 99 655824
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Ranked #15 of 432 Restaurants in Paphos
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Organic
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: It should be noticed that the establishment is a very traditional one, in more ways than appearance. It is an old building of stone and wood. The two dining rooms are decorated with antiques and items from the old household of rural Cyprus. The garden is very pleasant with flowers and herbs growing all around it. The food is traditional and seasonal. We cook everything that can grow in Cyprus, basing a lot of our food on traditional dishes, and wild vegetables, picked by ourselves. We serve Meze, which traditionally means delicate taste, and in Cyprus it is used to mean a variety of delicacies. A typical meze at the 7 St Georges will start with salad and between 6-10 appetizers, this will differ every night but may include, homegrown olives, cured meats, dips and pickles. The meze will continue with a variety of traditional and some times contemporary meat and vegetable dishes. We use only the best meats to provide mouthwatering roasts and succulent casseroles, you can expect to enjoy our now well known Kleftico (lamb or beef on the bone cooked in sealed ovens, succulent) and a vegetarians delight of vegetable dishes, depending on the season they will include, rice stuffed marrow flowers, bumyas (ochra) cooked in a tomato and mint sauce, black eyed beans with home grown marrow, tomato fritters, cheese and vegetable pies. The meze will be about 20 dishes, depending how much one can eat, expect to be surprised and delighted at the array of dishes that will be brought to you over the meal (expect to be eating for about 2 hours), at the 7 St Georges we serve quality food in an informal and comfortable setting, take your time and enjoy the experience.
York, United Kingdom
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“Marvellous meze”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We have been frequent visitors to Paphos over the last 8 years or so and have visited many restaurants in that time - including several favourites such as 7 St Georges on more (many more!) than one occasion. This time round we took 4 friends from the UK who had not been there previously. They were bowled over - in a positive way! - by the whole experience, particularly the great ambience, the quality and freshness of the food (my particular favourite of the many dishes that just kept on coming was the courgette and egg combination) and, not least, the marvellous organic wine, which wondrously does not seem to generate any adverse after effects, even when consumed in large quantities. We managed to keep some room for the excellent puddings including the magnificent lemon cake. George and Ben who now run the restaurant are fabulous hosts and this remains not only the most unusual (no menu, blackboards or choice) meze house in Paphos; it is also by some margin, the best.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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“Simply Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

This had to be our best meal during our stay in Paphos and we kept it till the last evening. As a vegetarian I went with an open mind and as I don't like to make a fuss we didn't mention it when we sat down (I'd found that lots of Cypriot food is vege). I was delighted to find that all the starters were vegetarian, the bread was simply heaven on earth and when the main (meat) courses arrived a side dish of vegetables was presented too. The courgette and egg dish was amazing, as another reviewer mentioned! We didn't say STOP so the dishes kept coming! The last dish was goat, that didn't go down too well with the other three but the cats certainly enjoyed it. After a suitable rest we shared four puddings, they were all delicious - must have been calorific but it would be rude not to enjoy them. The bill came to 125 euros for all four of us including 2 bottles of wine. A treat but a must do - will certainly go back!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“unique place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

like others here have written, for 17 euro you get as many meze as you can eat. of course we added wine, desserts and coffee but still it didn't come out too expensive (80 euro for 5 people). we loved the leasurely atmosphere, sitting under the vines, drinking the home made wine and sharing our food with the resident cats :) our party was comprised of 2 omnivores, 2 vegetarians and 1 vegan so we only had 4 portions of meat and everything else was a very large variety of vegetarian meze including an amazing bread, a huge salad, cheeses, pickles and an almost endless parade of every possible vegetable dish imaginable. it's a lot but do yourself a favor and save room for desserts. i'm not much of a desserts person and still i loved them!

Visited August 2012
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“Brilliant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

Gorgeous village meze! The courgette and egg dish was fantastic along with the aubergine! Enjoyed all the dishes and the sticky date pudding was to die for. The staff were lovely and friendly and the restaurant was completely packed can't wait to visit again!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Tucked away off the main road is a traditional family-run Cypriot restaurant. There is no menu - you get the meze type meal which is lots (and lots) of small dishes. This covers starters, main course and desserts and very good local wine on tap. Excellent service from the family staff who speak perfect English and explain anything you ask them. Very reasonable prices. Been there several times and cannot fault the place.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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