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“Stunning views and good food”
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The Stone Castle
Ranked #185 of 274 Restaurants in Kyrenia
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 24, 2013

The Stone Castle is a new restaurant, opening in Summer 2013, and it has had some teething problems. However, you are now guaranteed a warm, friendly welcome, a stunning setting overlooking the sea, and food that is well-prepared, although not gourmet standard. The prices compare favourably with other similar restaurants, where you pay for a starter if you want one instead of getting meze free. My only criticism is of the menu, which is presented in a sumptuous leather cover and is very extensive, except that only the items that are priced are actually available. The sumptuous presentation increases expectations too much, and it would be better to have a more modest format which at least doesn't disappoint customers.

It's a slightly quirky restaurant, but do give it a try - the setting alone is worth it. There's also a bar area for those who want only drinks.

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Thank AHassall
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

the place is new and the view is stunning.
Food is good and nicely presented.
you can see that they are making their first steps in the gastronomy (no idea what the wine was that we ordered, bottle of wine was brought to the table open... etc), but they are learning and are very pleasant and i am sure they'll get it right.

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Thank itzibitzi
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

This restaurant only opened in June this year and had disasterous reviews locally, but a few people had said that they had learnt their lesson and things had improved dramatically. The location is lovely. The terrace on the seafront has a great view. The staff are very friendly. As to the food, there is a lot on the menu but an awful lot of it is not available. The food is ok but nothing special and is actually a little on the expensive side for the island. A mixed grill for example is 40tl and is more like a full kebab, but there are no meze with it and in TRNC you can get an excellent full kebab and all the meze for 40tl. There are quite a few good restaurants now in North Cyprus and this doesn't really compare, but they try hard, the presentation of the food is very nice but it doesn't quite live up to the expectation it gives. Would definitely go back for drinks or maybe a snack type lunch for the view, but wouldn't hurry back if I wanted a good evening meal out.

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Thank linedanceangel
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Dodgy reviews of this new restaurant made us wary but we were told by some ex pats that they'd heard it had improved. They were spot on. Arrived at 2pm with my husband and 14 year old son. We asked for a table for 3 and were taken to the bar area and given menus whilst they set up a table. We thought this a little odd until we discovered they had only just opened. The friendly gentleman behind the bar served my husband and I draught Strongbow Cider ice cold which was a welcome treat on such a hot afternoon. Priced the same as local beers which was a welcome surprise. Barman suggested the Spinach Rula Fish which was a house speciality. My husband succumbed and my son and I ordered the Mexican Chicken. We were escorted to our beautifully set table with linen cloth and napkins in the upstairs open dining area overlooking the sea. A welcome sea breeze kept us cool. The Chicken was beautifully moist, tasty and served with lovely mixed fresh veg and chips. The Rula Fish was in a creamy mustard and peppercorn sauce seated on fresh spinach. It had been boned and headed and my hubby said it was the best meal he had ever had on the island. No complimentary mezzes which suited us as we'd been over faced with huge mezzes in the past. The service was friendly and prompt. Including 5 x Strongbows and 3 x Cokes and 3 x Happy People, the bill came to 133TL. We all agreed it was the best meal we had had in 2 holidays in Northern Cyprus.

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