Restaurants and bars – new finds
Wood n Good
Not far from Holmes Place is Wood n Good, a little bar that also does food. The guys that run it are so friendly, always come over for a chat and the drinks are pretty cheap. It is also a good place to watch football. There is a shelf full of boardgames to play too.
On the road from Coral Bay to Agios Georgos is newly opened Elisavetta. We went for lunch and really enjoyed it. Cypriot cooking with good portions and hospitality, we were given extra starters on the house. I had cod with roast Vegetables and Andy had meatballs in a tomato sauce. Both were delicious and we took home what we couldn't eat.
Porto Antico is a converted old building, just to the right of Coralia Beach. It has a lovely outdoor terrace with views over the bay. Great for a relaxing lunch. The food and drinks are slightly pricier than most places, but worth it. The other side of Coralia beach has Arapis restaurant which serves sandwiches and also more traditional food in a more casual setting.
A while back at Imogins Inn, I spoke to a guy who said if you like it here you will love Kouterou Ouzeri in the old town of Paphos. Of course by the time id got home, Id forgotten the name of it and spent a year trying to find it. Im so glad I persevered and found it on the other side of the town hall in Paphos old town. This quirky place has a small menu and serves tapas style food which is different to the usual cypriot food but is always wonderful. Well worth the trip.
Sidares is a little french restaurant tucked down the side street in Coral Bay, you can see it as it has a lit up Eifel Tower on the roof! Run by a husband and wife team, the food and hospitality is second to none. We try to go each time we are in Peyia, its an amazing treat to go as to be honest its probably the most expensive place but so worth it. We can book a table and when we arrive, they not only remember you, they remember which is your favourite table and what wine you like. Little touches like an amuse bouche, warm bread and a complimentary brandy or liquor at the end of the night really make it a special experience. Seafood here is to die for, my favourite being the lobster ravioli.