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5 best restaurants in Larnaca

Our favourite places to eat

The best places to eat in Larnaca, including classy cafés, family-friendly restaurants and the best fish specialists on the island.

1 Maqam Al Sultan

A love for Lebanese

Overlooking the warm sands and sea of Phinikoudes Beach, Maqam Al Sultan is a popular Lebanese restaurant known for its traditional, rich Middle Eastern cuisine. Sample a platter for one for just €14.50, or try a range of meze, from grilled halloumi and fattoush to hummus and other homemade dips. You can even order an authentic Lebanese wine. Lively entertainment includes belly dancing and drum shows just to add extra spice to your evening.

Agkiras 7, Phinikoudes Seafront (near the medieval castle), Larnaca 2026        +357 24 400665

2 Art Café 1900

Blending traditional and modern

Built in 1900 and completely refurbished, this cosy venue lies just 100 metres from the beach and offers a warm welcome throughout the day. As you'd expect, walls are lined with contemporary artwork, and service always comes with a smile. The menu boasts a range of local specialities, including Greek salad and beef stifado, oven-baked lamb and spicy meatballs. A wide array of beers from around the world draws the punters in and it's not long before you're seduced by the charm of this unique venue.

6 Stasinou Street, Larnaca        +357 24 653027

3 To Kazani Traditional Tavern

Classic food and family fun

Whitewashed walls and masses of meze - To Kazani has everything you'd expect from an authentic Greek tavern filled with locals. Travel through time with traditional cuisine made from super-fresh ingredients and prepared on site. A mix of meats and vegetarian dishes are served up alongside Zivania - the national drink - which was first produced in the cellar of this very building, in a cauldron still on display today. Live music livens up the place on Fridays and Saturdays.

Aradippou, Larnaca 7104        +357 99 313236

4 Hobo's Steakhouse

Prime steaks in a prime location

Gaze out to sea from the stunning setting of Finikoudes Beach and wait to be served up a sizzling steak. With a 30-year history, Hobo's Steakhouse is the place to go for tender meats in generous portions, including Wagyu Kobe and Black Angus beef. Add in a good mix of local dishes, pasta and Middle Eastern meze, and there's a treat for everyone. Don't confuse the Steak House on the first floor with the more casual ground floor café though - our preference is with the former.

14 Athenon avenue, 1st floor, Larnaca 6022        +357 70 000888

5 Zephyros

Seafood fit for a president

A lively atmosphere and sea views make Zephyros a popular spot for fresh seafood. It is consistent in great quality and value, with fish cooked to order and accompanied by chips and mixed spring greens. The cool blue and white décor is perfect on a warm evening, and you can choose anything from sea bream to swordfish, squid to snapper, along with local wines. Loved by locals, even the Cypriot president has dined here!

37 Piyale Pa?a, Larnaca        +357 2465 7198

5 hottest bars in Larnaca

Don't miss these awesome cocktail bars

There is a lot of nightlife to discover in and around the city of Larnaca (also spelt Larnaka). Have a quiet coffee or cocktail by the pleasant beachfront or dance the night away in some of the buzzing bars and clubs.

1 Ammos Beach Bar

Cocktails to chill with

For music and a magical ambience, Ammos Beach Bar is the place to be. Set virtually on the sands of Makenzy Beach, it puts you at the heart of the action while maintaining a chilled vibe. Creative cocktails are produced with passion, each with its own unique harmony of aroma, colour and taste. A menu of Cypriot delicacies and snacks is on offer, along with regular themed events such as Funked Up and Flower Power Thursdays.

Makenzy Beach, Larnaca        +357 24 828844

2 Lush Beach Bar

Experience the exceptional

Exclusivity is the name of the game at Lush Beach Bar. With gentle beats, contemporary decor and unrivalled service, it is open all day, every day. Start with a coffee from a long list, enjoy rich and diverse cuisine, and savour classic and signature cocktails from the comfort of your sun bed or gazebo. Music moves from chill-out to mainstream hits from guest DJs, musicians, groups and popular singers from Greece and around the world. The ultimate in beach-bar luxury.

Tasou Mitsopoulou, Makenzy, 6028 Larnaca        +357 24 658088

3 Galu Seaside

A place to see and be seen

Located right on Oroklini Beach, Galu Seaside offers everything you need for a relaxing day… a beautiful beach, cool gazebos and comfortable sun beds. Freshly squeezed juices, indulgent cocktails and tasty cuisine can all be served right to your seat. So spend all day beside the emerald sea working on your tan, and stay into the night for funky beats and a romantic ambience under the setting sun.

34 Mesopotamias Street, Oroklini, Larnaca 7041        +357 24 824100

4 Bolivar House

Bring it on

A trendy spot serving creative cocktails and fusion cuisine, Bolivar House overlooks the sea and has plenty of al fresco space for dining and lounging. Watch the people pass by on the historical Piale Pasha Street as you sip a Mojito or sample Mediterranean cuisine in this inviting venue that takes its name from a South American revolutionist. Elegant and exuding glamour, it's a place you'll come back to again and again on sultry summer nights and for drinks with friends.

Pigiale Pasa 54, Larnaca        +357 24 664411

5 Alchemies

The chemistry of cocktails

Watch the world go by from Erkou Square, one of Larnaca's little treasures. Alchemies is a European-style bar and café with a classy style, perfect for snacks and drinks throughout the day. Treat yourself to a beautifully crafted cocktail presented in a stylish glass and with all the trimmings - you'll be spoilt for choice. Here, cocktails are an art and the bartenders take great pride in their work, making you feel that you're always experiencing something special in this sophisticated bar.

Ermou 106-198, Ermou Square, Larnaka City 6022        +357 24 636111