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“One of my favourite Reading restaurants”
Review of Kyrenia

Ranked #114 of 621 Restaurants in Reading
Price range: $13 - $32
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Kyrenia offers a wide range of authentic Greek and Cypriot dishes, from simple souvlakia to generous and varied meze selections. Kyrenia also offers special lunchtime and midweek menus.
Reading, berks
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33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“One of my favourite Reading restaurants”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

I adore Kyrenia and have been going there for many years (it celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2011). The meze in particular is fantastic - great for sharing or if you can't decide what to have. It's easy to fill up on pittas, dips and tasty nibbles on the first course (the hummus and tzatziki are particularly good) but save yourself as there's plenty to come. I'd recommend ordering some octopus to come out with the second course as it's especially good there but make sure you leave room for the kleftiko which is fabulous - it just falls off the bone and is incredibly succulent. If you run out of space they'll happily sort out a doggy bag for you, too.

The wine list is short but tasty with some excellent Greek wines and if you have the capacity for it a bottle of dessert wine - either the mavrodaphne which is rich and a bit port-like or, if you have a sweet tooth, the commandaria. And if you can't finish the bottle they will pop the cork back in for you to take the rest home.

The service is always warm and welcoming, though upstairs always feels a little bit out of the buzz. Just a fabulous place, great with friends or as a couple.

  • Visited May 2012
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2 Thank miss-figgy
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English first
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Just love this place. Unpretentious, great fresh food & polite service. Perfect for large parties or an intimate dinner for two. Gorgeous. A favourite with all my family and friends.

  • Visited November 2011
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1 Thank PhotoJunkie1959
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Reading, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic service and great food in no-frills interior”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Wasn't going to write this review, but stumbled upon a review calling good old Kyrenia 'appalling' and just could not help it. I appreciate the fact that people's tastes for food vary, but can't believe what the 6 October reviewer said about the service. The people running the place, I think a husband and a wife, are extremely hospitable and very professional so I can't imagine a situation where somebody was billed twice etc. We've used their services a dozen times, both as a group and just for romantic suppers with my wife, and our impressions have always been extremely positive. While the interior is very modest, to say the least, the food is fantastic and with an authentic feel and, I repeat, the service has always been impeccable. And that's what I value in any restaurant. I highly recommend Kyrenia for people with a taste for authentic Greek food.

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank JeromeDP
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Reading, United Kingdom
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282 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“A little gem”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

This was a very homely and intimate Greek restaurant. The food was well presented and very tasty. It was as close to authentic Greek food as you would expect in England. Although a little pricy all in all I thought it was good value for money. The waiter was very hospitable and the service was good. I will definitely eat here again.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Quietman70
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Aachen, Germany
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“lovely little restaurant”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

I have been here a few times and the food has always been amazing! It's a lovely little restaurant with great service and a lovely atmosphere.

Visited December 2011
2 Thank hellosunshinemel
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