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Gardens of Irini - CLOSED

Via Mersin 10 | Bellapais ,P.O. BOX 236, Bellapais 9514, Cyprus
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
May 13, 2017
“Deirdre, chef, and mistress of all has retired and the Gardens are no longer a hostelry.”
Sep 2, 2016
“June 2016”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
Via Mersin 10 | Bellapais ,P.O. BOX 236, Bellapais 9514, Cyprus
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Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Recommended to us by friends, we eventually found the Gardens of Irini. Greeted by the owner, Deirdre, we were shown to a table and ordered some homemade lemonade. Her lunch menu is small and limited, but looks very nice and everything is homemade. She chatted...More

2  Thank UnspokenWords
Reviewed October 2, 2015

What a hidden treasure! Deirdre the owner is a wonderful host. It is at the top of a steep climb up, but my gosh, well worth it. Last year Deirdre celebrated 25 years of her bistro. I can highly recommend the Brandy Sourer! Make sure...More

2  Thank Peter16071960
Reviewed August 5, 2015

We staggered up the very steep hill at lunchtime, having read reviews here. Agony in the sun! But....although Deirdre wasn't there, Max and Julian were filling in and were a delight! It really is an oasis of tranquility with delicious pate and relish (and I...More

2  Thank Cheez0id
Reviewed July 17, 2015

Enjoyed a excellent meal with wonderful sunset and beautiful views over the monastry,the staff and owner were very attentive and helped to make this very enjoyable would definitely return.

2  Thank aandgmoran
Reviewed July 13, 2015

I had researched this place and simply had to find it.I dragged my wife up a steep hill out of Bellapais and eventually found it.We were welcomed by a very lovely lady who soon made us feel at home.We booked for that night. It was...More

Thank dodgydobbo561
Reviewed June 26, 2015

Every time we visit Cyprus we make sure we come here. It's the most delightful place to sit in the cool shady gardens on a bright sunny day. Deirdre, the owner, makes everything herself - deliciously refreshing limonata from her own lemons, and the best...More

3  Thank paulandozzie
Reviewed April 25, 2015

If you go to North Cyprus and don't visit The Gardens of Irini you will make a grave mistake. This hidden paradise is tucked away in the narrow streets of Upper Bellapaix, just next to Bitter Lemons and any visit there will be an experience...More

2  Thank ian b
Reviewed April 15, 2015

Irini means 'peace' and these are most certainly peaceful gardens. They are open for drinks and lunch, and Deirdre Guthrie who lives here and knew Lawrence Durrell, requires bookings to be made for evening meals which are cooked specially and are delicious, as is her...More

1  Thank George T
Reviewed March 24, 2015

Excellent food and wonderful hospitality in the most unlikely restaurant! It was more like being invited to a friend's dinner party. I celebrated my birthday there earlier this month (March 2015) and will be eternally glad that I did. The food was outstanding and the...More

Thank CSK33
Reviewed December 4, 2014

We hadn't been planning to visit, and would have missed the place altogether if we hadn't decided to walk further up the hill after visiting the charming Bellapais Abbey. And realised that we wanted a drink after seeing a very welcoming sign. Perhaps that's a...More

2  Thank Sam J
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  • Address: Via Mersin 10 | Bellapais ,P.O. BOX 236, Bellapais 9514, Cyprus
  • Location: Europe  >  Cyprus  >  Kyrenia District  >  Bellapais
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