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Bellapais Gardens is a well known name for us who live in North Cyprus. The hotel namely has a restaurant often referred to as the very best when it comes to “fine dining” on the island. One of the brothers, Selim, is head chef, and his food attracts visitors from near and far who come to enjoy the culinary delights cooked with inspiration from the traditional cuisine. Many of the guests come to taste the award-winning fish dish Sultanahmet Fish, which among other things is mentioned on the Lonely Planet. A sommelier is on hand to guide guests to the perfect wine for the meal. Bellapais Gardens also has its own wine of the variety cabernet sauvignon that is manufactured from its own vineyard.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner
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International, Mediterranean, European, Turkish
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thought we’d try here as we were in Bellapais and we were glad we did. What a beautiful setting beneath the monastery with stunning views. The service was excellent and the food just perfect. The only slight downside is the steps down or moreover...back up so if you struggle with mobility it may be challenging. We definitely come back as we all loved it.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's very rare you get a hotel with a high quality restaurant. Welcome to BGH Restaurant. Lovely location for an aperitif and the menunis superb. Probably the best restaurant on the Island. Erkan, Selim and staff deliver excellence at its very best. As good as...any Michelin Star restaurant in UKMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 14, 2022

Often described as not to be missed, the BGR is undoubtedly a lovely restaurant with good views and very very attentive staff. Because of possible rain we ate indoors so I can't comment on the outside dining area. The food however was slightly disappointing considering...the extremely positive reviews. I had the Sultans Fish, most expensive item on the menu and found it slightly undercooked and a bit bland. The vegetables were also a bit undercooked for my taste. All in all a very pleasant evening, perhaps I'll try something more traditional next time.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 22, 2022

This restaurant is rated as a must visit restaurant. I have to say it is a beautiful restaurant but the food was not up to our expectation, it was good but definitely not anything out of the ordinary. But the main point was the staff....It is good to be attentive but it was overpowering and made us feel that you could not sit back, relax and enjoy your meal. Not worth all the hype.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 13, 2022

This is our best restaurant, the food is fantastic. The restaurant got us tickets for the concert at the Abbey. We had our best time whilst we werer away on holiday in North Cyprus. I would recommend this restaurant for the best food, views and...lovley staff. Will be back there on our next trip.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed February 28, 2022 via mobile

Very nice restaurant with great views and food! We tried their traditional mousakka and stifado and both were very nice!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed October 31, 2021

We visited here whilst on holiday after being recommended by a few friends. The food was delicious (although nothing particularly special) and the setting is beautiful (and I imagine even better in the day). However, we felt watched a lot of the time and not...overly comfortable. We got the impression the waiting staff had to look busy all the time and therefore got asked if our food was ok 3 times, in the space of 2 minutes, by 3 different people. Being attentive is important but we did find this a little over kill. The Chef was also mingling with the guests which was a little over the top and quite obviously was looking after other tables better than others. Overall it was a nice experience, but I don’t think we’ll be paying another visit unfortunately.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 7, 2021 via mobile

Have to put my hands up to being a little biased as I have been coming to this hotel and restaurant for over 25 years and in all that time I have never had a bad meal. The odd dish maybe, but in general it...has always been first class, both the food and the waiting staff, who usually cannot do enough to help you. We ate here a couple of nights ago and once again the food lived up to expectations. Both the fish and the steaks were great and cooked the way we requested. It is not a cheap restaurant and they have high standards and you can see by how many people give this establishment 10 out of 10 that it wants to be one of the best on the island and they are without doubt the best around. But if your looking for a traditional Turkish restaurant then this is probably not for you. If your looking for great service and great food, you have found it.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 25, 2021

BELLAPAIS garden restaurant was a treasure to find. We were so fortunate to get a reservation. My daughter and I dined here recently. The food was amazing and the presentation and taste of all courses were divine. The family are third generation in this area....Selim, the Executive Chef and one of owners puts so much effort and detail into everything and is passionate in his description of describing the different choices on the menu. The service was excellent and the staff were so attentive, we got a beautiful smelling flower from the garden called Jasmine, such a lovely touch, some tables has a sprinkle of petals on them. The food was so good, some home grown in their own garden. Everything was top quality and we really enjoyed everything we ordered, scallops, prawn, filet steak and deserts to die for, washed down by an excellent local Cypriot wine. It was excellent value and great variety and choice. We would highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 21, 2021 via mobile

This is a amazing restaurant,kleftiko is the best the sheftalk the view is amazing as well , service is very good

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 2, 2020 via mobile

This is such a great place and always so constant in delivering quality and service and atmosphere. They have fully embraced the Covid safety and the waiters are wearing a face mask, the menu is on a plaster board so you do not touch anything...and that is for Covid. The service as usual is impeccable and the food is great (however I wouldn’t mind some news addition as the menu can feel sometime ripetitive) and there is a nice wine list to choose from. Really a great place.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed July 14, 2020

Loved this restaurant. Every little detail has been thought of. Meals were incredibly tasty and i recommend the cheesecake, mouthwatering.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed May 11, 2020

We love this restaurant. The service is superb and very professional. The owner chef will visit each table for a chat to see that the meal is ok. This is very good PR for this place. The food is always of an excellent quality, beautifully...presented and lovely flavours to the dishes. Live singers by the pool adds to the atmosphere.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed February 13, 2020

Very romantic setting and tasty food. There are a few vegan and vegetarian options which we were happy to see. We especially enjoyed the veggie burek as a starter and the artichoke dish as a main. They also offer vegetarian moussaka which was delightful. Would...gladly return and would love to see even more veggie options on the menu :)More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 3, 2020

This place is one of the best in North Cyprus, it's just exceptional The food is to die for and especially the fish, so fresh, tasty and tender! We definitely will visit this amazing restaurant again and will recommend to all our friends.

Date of visit: March 2019
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It is still open. The number of cases in North Cyprus remain very low.
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Response from Brian L | Reviewed this property |
I have never been to the hotel during summer. However, I understand that they serve food around the pool during summer. The pool is about 150 metres down a steep hill from the main building in which the dining room is... More
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Just go down to the harbour in Kyrenia and see my Captain Musa and his beautiful boat Aphrodite, he will gladly help to book you a table at the same time taking you all out for fishing, swimming and discovering beautiful... More
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5