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“Holy Moly Magic at the Kybele Restaurant Bellapais”

Kybele Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #2 of 10 Restaurants in Bellapais
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Holy Moly Magic at the Kybele Restaurant Bellapais”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

What a location, it is as if you are dining in the ancient abbey itself. Even if the food and service had not been first class, it would still have been worth visiting just for the magical ambiance. Inside or outside in the Abbey's courtyard the atmosphere is equally magical. We had a large , Round Table and could have been dining at the court of Richard Coeur de Lion or Arthur of Camelot. The service was quick bright and the waiters had the repartee of a court jester, the menu a banquet of flavours. Indeed an altogether magical and enjoyable experience. If you are anywhere near Kyrenia it is a must. .

  • Visited October 2012
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London, UK
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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“Worth it for the views alone”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Certainly the best restaurant in Bellapais. Lovely views, attentive staff, and great food. Go at night to appreciate the views of the Abbey and Kyrenia in the distance.

  • Visited November 2012
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Hampshire
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43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Good food, Good service.”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Went in the evening when the Abby Tours had finished.
Starters are Generous portions. Mains offer some traditional dishes prices are reasonable if that is important.
Staff are friendly and helpful

Visited October 2012
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Thank FoodandWinelover3
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Formal dining at casual prices”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

This restuarant offers free taxi pick up and drop off service.
The staff are very friendly and helpful.
The food is excellent and well presented wine and bear are resonablely priced
We visited it twice in the two weeks and both occasions we excellent probably our favourite eating place in Kyrenia district

Visited October 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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“Fabulous setting”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

High-up in the ruins of Bellapais Abbey with spectacular views across the landscape, a visit to Kybele is a must. Personally prefer it at night when the surroundings are illuminated but, if you're going outside of high season, take a jacket as it can be a bit breezier than down at your beach resort hotel.

Since the nearby Old Bell Tower burnt down, which was an excellent restaurant, it seems to have got a lot busier and a little more hectic but prices are still reasonable, the menu choice is quite extensive, and the food is well prepared and cooked. Six of us ate there for just over 200 TL (c. £72 including liquid beverages), so it won't blow your budget.

But, to be quite honest, it'd be worth it anyway just to sit there. Romantic couples should try to book the tables next to the outer walls looking out towards the sea.

  • Visited October 2012
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