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“Peculiar experience with average food”

Tervetuloa Restaurant
Ranked #38 of 273 Restaurants in Kyrenia
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Southampton
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Peculiar experience with average food”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

The restaurant itself is very nicely presented with lovely gardens and well dressed tables. The menu is pretty good but somewhat unconventional.
All main courses come with a complimentary meze starter and a bottle of water, except the vegetarian dishes. For some reason, they don't come with the meze even though most of it is meat free... Anyway, there is plenty for two people even if it's intended for one.
The main courses are good - my meat eating partner said the Mixed Kebab was excellent - and portions are generous but the service is erratic at best. We visited on a Friday night and whilst it wasn't empty, they certainly weren't over run with customers but we waited too long between courses and far too long with finished plates in front of us.
Complimentary fruit and a small piece of baklava rounded off the meal with an offer of complimentary coffee and local brandy, making the overall experience very good value for money but certainly not spectacular

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Helen J
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  • English first
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English first
Lutterworth
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“VALUE FOR MONEY”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Living in Alsancak part of the year we often use this restaurant because it offers a pleasant outside dining experience with good food and without doubt the best value for money we have found in North Cyprus.Best visited with friends or family it's the sort of place to sit and relax over a leisurely evening . Wonderful meze followed by main course,small dessert,coffee and brandy for only 33tl.,great value.Especially recommend the roof tile dishes,fish,chicken or meatballs sizzling from the oven.Although not crowded out with children we find it easier to entertain our children in a nice family atmosphere.Since the death of the patron last year the quality of the restaurant has been unaffected but at times the service has been a little stretched and this needs sorting out. We never book but of late the place is getting very busy even on mondays..

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Richard C
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Forde, Norway
Level 6 Contributor
235 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“12 Starters (Meze) included”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

and not only that, also a bottle of water, dessert and coffee or brandy, for 30-34TL.
Interesting menu with many choices for the maindish.
The seating and surrounding in the garden is more than ok. Peacefull with trees, winestocks.
Service is good and friendly, aldo it was a bit diff. to get attention later when it got crowded.
Meze (the 12 starters) is amazing , I enjoyed it very mutch.
Maindish was very good (except the chips/pommefrites, they where of bad quality), but really you don,t need them after all that fine meze ;-)

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Corelli S
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Beverley, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“A great experience of real Turkish Cyprus”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

A rustic and charming setting in the front garden of a hotel, grapevines overhang the tables. The meze is superb as are the main dishes, roof tile cooked chicken I can recommend for a piping hot authentic chicken dish. Afterwards they serve a complimentary dessert and brandy. The wine is good and good value. The owner is very hospitable and sent us away with a complimentary bottle of Turkish bubbly for our wedding which was in TRNC a couple of days after our visit. We have been to this restaurant a few times now and we visited this last occasion with our wedding guests 11 of us in total.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Jane B
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Dudley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Lovely food ins beautiful setting”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Go there hungry!
A quirky courtyard setting magically lit as darkness fell.
Mezzes were bountiful and tasty, pleading everyone in the party, food especially the liver was delicious! Lovely in all aspects

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank louiseog1
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