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“Decent food but poor service”
Review of Patina - CLOSED

Patina
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
kyrenia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Decent food but poor service”
Reviewed August 21, 2011

We original booked Patina as it was advertise as "best A La carte, fantastic setting and free taxi . The taxi was a dirty mini bus, when we arrived we were lead straight to a table by the pool, no chance for a pre dinner drink at the bar or to study the menu. Have to admit the food was good if a little on the procey side. The table was very small and we spent a lot of time making sure the side dishes didn't fall off onto the floor. Problem was when we wanted to return home we were told we had to wait for 3 other couples to finish and we would all be dropped off around Girne. This meant another 45 mins wait. Was not a bad experience but wouldn't go again.

  • Visited May 2011
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Thank Val S
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  • Dutch first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
236 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Excllent meal - although beware of the cab service provided...”
Reviewed May 27, 2011

Visited Patina for my birthday whilst on holiday in Kyrenia. Was served great cocktails in a busy bar as there was a wedding reception happening in the garden / pool area. After cocktails we were shown to our table in an empty restaurant upstairs which was strange but no big problem. The food was absolutely excellent. One of the best T-bone steaks I've ever had. We were so full after dinner and it was only £40 / head including the cocktails and bottle of champagne we had. There was a delay to the desert so we received complimentary champagne to make up for this.

We had been to the restaurant during the day to check on the reservation I had made via the internet (which they had down wrong) and also to check on the pickup I had requested (which they didn't have at all). We again supplied the pickup time and address but no taxi came. After the meal we ordered a cab and they ripped us off massively. I didn't want to argue with the taxi driver over the price as he seemed a little unhinged.....

All in all the meal was excellent and I would go again. Just be sure to make your own way there and arrange your own taxi home again.

  • Visited May 2011
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Thank Johnnycash72
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North Wales
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Fabulous setting, great service.”
Reviewed March 5, 2011

Everytime we visit Kyrenia, we always fit in a visit to Patina. The setting is lovely, the service is great and the food is lovely, i just wouldnt recommend the oriental duck, nice but nothing special! The swordfish though is out of this world, can't wait for our next visit in September!

  • Visited September 2010
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Thank SistasNorthWales
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Superb!”
Reviewed January 6, 2011

I think many people are mixing this superb restaurant up with it's other sister that is in Town which is a pretty grotty kebab place. This restaurant which is set further back in the hills and they pick you up from anywhere and take you home again for free is completely different. A la Carte menu is superb and so are the set menu's the food is of very high standard and the portions are if anything a little on the large size! I eat a lot and i felt full up each time!! The staff are amazingly attentive and very friendly too!! The restaurant itself is really nice inside and outside with really nice gardens and swimming pool the only thing that is a little let down is no A/C so if it's really hot you will be too! Was nearly 50C during the day at the time so we struggled with the heat a bit. But they did put out giant blowers to keep us cooler! We were there for one week and after seeing most other places and trying a couple of other so called top restaurants in the area this was by far the top restaurant so much so we spent 3 nights here and would have been more if i had realized just howmuch better this is to the rest of them! If you are fedup of kebabs after a few days you really must try this out!

  • Visited August 2010
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Thank Rjudgey
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Orpington Kent
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Dont waste your time or money”
Reviewed August 28, 2010

When we arrived the place was virtually empty - we soon found out why.
We were shown to a waiting area for drinks and to order our meals - why? The place was empty.
The 2 glasses of wine and 2 lagers we ordered did not arrive and the waiter's english and turkish appeared poor. Yes one of us speaks fluent turkish as she was born on the island.
When we eventually were taken to our table we again ordered 2 glasses or wine and 2 lagers. The wine never arrived.
The food was to say the least sparce. Noveau cuisine. A little potato on one side of my plate with a little cauliflour on the other. Some odd herb and precious little else with my odd tasting bream fillet. The lamb was disgusting as was the swordfish. The steak was about passable.
The service was awful. We were offered deserts and free coffee and liqueurs. We declined, paid the bill, no tip and left as quick as we could. It was the most expensive meal we had on the island and without doubt the worst.

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