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Local cuisine, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings
Kybele Restaurant, inside of the Bellapais Monastery which has 800 years old historical background and also is one of the most beautiful heavenly places in Mediterranean, is the perfect place for you to taste the delicious dishes of the head chefs with a unique ambiance and an amazing view. The restaurant is also a great place for you to have a romantic evening.
$2 - $7
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Mediterranean, European, Turkish
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant with wonderful views of the monastery and the mountains. We were a group of ten and the service was impeccable. Starters all wonderful and included the asparagus, mushrooms, chefs platter and fish salad. Chefs platter was cheese and cold meats but...a nice starter all the same. Main courses were all steak apart from one party who had the beef bourguignon. Lovely bourguignon. Steaks all incredibly under cooked, had to send mediums back as very much rare. Medium rare steaks all more blue. Little unimpressed with the cooking but the food was served beautifully and the chefs clearly care about their food. Incredibly good value and a lot cheaper than any steak meal you would get in the UK! Would highly recommend going but just watch out for cooking of steaks!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love to visit Kybele when I come to Cyprus. The setting of this restaurant is beautiful and overlooks Kyrenia and of course the ruins of Bellapais. However the food choice and menu is limited with a main focus on steak. The food was lovely...and I enjoyed it but there was nothing special about the food and it’s accompaniments. The service was quite slow and overpriced for what I received.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 13, 2021

Great views of Abbey and sea on one side and mountains and sunset on the other. Theatrical chief flames steaks in front of you. Spectacular! Atmospheric live music when we went added to the experience. Does get busy but if you go early service seemed...good. Friendly helpful waiting staff. We had the butter waterfall steak cooked at table . Huge potion and good value as 1 potion plenty. Generous sides too. We will be back!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 3, 2021 via mobile

Amazing food, especially ottoman steak is delicious. However, the portions are small for some food, service is late and mixed.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 25, 2021

It is undeniable that bellapais region has the greatest scenery you could imagine. This restaurant is located in the best place if you want to have a romantic drink with your loved ones, however, the service is too poor and slow. The food is disappointing...and below average, but the view is perfection!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 2, 2021

I had lamb shish that was mostly fat but the rest of the family was luckier. We had to wait almost one hour for very simple food in an empty restaurant (we were the only patrons for about 30 minutes). A couple of locals comes...40 minutes after us and, abracadabra, 10 minutes later all their food was on the table, including the same kebab I had ordered 50 minutes earlier. I ask the waiter why that couple got served first and he shrugs. Average food, slow service make this place simply not worthy of your time and money.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed July 20, 2020

My husband and I had dinner at Kybele for my birthday. Of course the situation is magical with the illuminated monastery beside us and a peaceful garden setting. The food was exceptional and the service faultless. I rarely write reviews but on this occasion everything...was perfect.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed May 12, 2020

We have been here for a drink after visiting the abbey and then booked a different evening for dinner. We came up and on that night it wasn't very busy so we had a nice table with a good view. You can see down to...the sea and the abbey lit up as a backdrop. The service and food was very good and we went for the lamb rack that is a speciality where the chef does a showpiece with flames as he cooks. ( Basically throwing salt onto the flames. they were delicious.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed March 15, 2020

My favourite restaurant to go to whenever we are visiting! Such a stunning view - we always love bringing friends here as you can see Kyrenia from the mountains whilst you are eating. The food is excellend and the wine was delicious!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 26, 2020 via mobile

Wow wow wow. What an amazing place. Truly my most favorite restaurant in cyprus to enjoy meat. The view is to die for and the service is 5 stars. The owners are very nice and they just build a gorgeous wine bar which was sweet....I highly recommend this place. Specially for a sunset early dinner and make sure you try to 15 days marinated aged meat. Love everything about this placeMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Response from Margaret47a | Reviewed this property |
About £30 to £35, we do not drink wine/alcohol.
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Kybele Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5