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5 best restaurants in Paphos

Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food

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

1 7 St George's Tavern

Neverending meze

There are so many reasons this restaurant is our number one. When you book a table it's yours for the night - no rushing, just take your time to sip your local Cypriot wine and await traditional meze brought straight to you. There's no menu as the kitchen is fuelled by fresh, seasonal products, so you're always in for a surprise within a range of authentic Cypriot cuisine. Be it rice-stuffed marrow flowers, homegrown olives or tender kleftico, the ingredients are of the best quality.

37 Georgíou M Sávva, Ktíma Páfos-Yeroskípou boundary, 8201 Paphos        +357 9965 5824

2 Ficardo Restaurant

For family-friendly fun

A traditional Mediterranean eatery with vast outdoor space, Ficardo's is the ideal spot for a family meal. Succulent steaks, stuffed chicken and stifado are just some of the highlights of a varied menu served by a hardworking family to make a popular restaurant. Dine al fresco on fried halloumi or baked lamb as the sun sets for a memorable evening, enjoying quality wines, cocktails and excellent, friendly service.

Paphos 8042        +357 26 960184

3 Notios

Off to the Orient

Overlooking Paphos castle and the azure blue sea, Notios is a unique Japanese-Mediterranean fusion restaurant set in the grounds of the elegant Almyra Hotel. With al fresco dining areas it has a romantic, relaxing feel that grows as you sip on a spritzer and enjoy fresh sushi from the menu. Open for lunch and dinner, some nights there's soft live music to add to the laid-back vibe of this casual family-friendly restaurant, which also offers a tempting children's menu.

Almyra Hotel, Poseidonos Avenue, Paphos 8042        +357 26 888700

4 Akis Tavern

All about authenticity

A family-run eatery named after its owner, Akis is an authentic Cypriot tavern serving all the classics in an outdoor setting. Watch your meat roasting on the grill and sample kleftiko and moussaka accompanied by hand-cut chips, or opt for a meze platter of dips, beef stew, pork and chicken kebabs, dolmades, salad and lamb chops, to name but a few. Diners are usually treated to homemade cake after their meal, and the service is always of the highest standard.

Acheleia, Acheleia 8503        +357 26 422821

5 Sienna

Down by the sea

Priding itself on quality and value and set just steps from the glimmering Mediterranean sea, Sienna is an open-air restaurant known for its laid-back ambience. As popular for wedding receptions as it is for family meals, it has a large playground to keep children entertained while adults treat their taste buds to the likes of moussaka and stuffed peppers, as well as toasted sandwiches and quiches for a quick lunch. The kitchen is run by an ex-Harrods chef and also offers an array of decadent desserts.

Chlorakas Avenue, Panareti 3 Court, Shop 16-17, 6081 Paphos        +357 26 931 505

5 hottest bars in Paphos

The hottest places to unwind after dark

Paphos in recent years has developed a lively nightlife, you can find several bars, cafes, clubs and pubs scattered across the sea front and city centre.

1 Suite 48

Eat, drink, dance and relax

Chill out to the rhythm of relaxing beats at Suite 48, set on the Paphos seafront. The perfect place to enjoy cocktails in classy surroundings at any time of day, accompanied by a midday lunch or a sunset dinner, it is the ultimate casual dining setting. Friendly staff serve a mouth-watering mix of gourmet sandwiches and signature salads with Asian, Italian and American influences, while guests can kick back on cabanas and soak up the sophisticated ambience of this unique beach bar.

Poseidonos Ave 48, Kato Paphos, Paphos 8042        +357 26 910808

2 Muse Café Kitchen Bar

The height of sophistication

A wine bar serving a whole host of meals and snacks, Muse is one of Paphos' most popular meeting places. With incredible views across the Med and into Paphos itself from a high vantage point, it's an ideal spot to watch the sun set. Sip on your favourite spirit or make your way through the cocktail list while satisfying your appetite. Live music is often performed underneath the leafy canopies for an extra-special night out.

Andrea Loannou Street, Mousallas Aeria, Paphos        +357 99 176232

3 Alea Café-Lounge Bar

Harbour hotspot

Pretend you're not people-watching as you gaze out over the vibrant Paphos harbour and take in the relaxed vibe of this trendy, friendly place. Live DJs and promotional nights add to the excitement at Alea, where you can order beers on tap, buckets of cider and classic cocktails before you party through the night. A tasty range of snacks are also on offer for when you get the munchies!

7 Poseidonos Avenue, 8042 Káto Páfos, Paphos        +357 96 822854

4 Boulevard Bistro Wine Bar

Good times in the old town

Head to the main pedestrianised square in Paphos' old town and find a table in the cool courtyard at the back of Boulevard Bistro Wine Bar, and you'll discover a romantic setting for dinner and drinks. Chilled wines, local beers, live music and energetic DJs attract locals and tourists to this bustling bar that has a distinctly hipster vibe.

Kennedy Square, Paphos        +357 26 910871

5 Oniro by the Sea

A shipwreck with style

Set on the edge of the spectacular coastline at Peyia, Oniro by the Sea is one of Paphos' hidden treasures. A cocktail bar and Mediterranean restaurant in one, it has been built around a shipwreck and is simply a beautiful spot to sit and relax by the sea. Sample tapas, Asian delicacies and carefully created cocktails as you watch the waves break on the arches and rock formations. Don't miss sunset at this charming bar off the beaten track.

Glykou Nerou Street, Coral Bay/Sea Caves, Peyia 8560        +357 99 372255