We have so far managed to write quite a few articles on the dining out and eating in options available in North Cyprus, and we can certainly add one more to the list – namely ‘hotel dining.’
With the prolific hotel building going on here in North Cyprus there has also been the creation of many a fine dining establishment, and you can add to this the fact that there are also some older, more well-established hotel dining venues available and straight away you can tell that there are going to be some worthy mentions if you’re after an alternative dining experience.
The fact that the newer 5 star hotel resorts are certainly aimed at an affluent international and middle eastern market means there are various cuisine options available to satisfy those of us who wish to try something new, and below we will aim to give you a run down of the things that you can find here in North Cyprus.
Firstly the Savoy Ottoman Palace in Kyrenia, which is one of the newest establishments in Northern Cyprus, has really gone to town in attempting to offer a very eclectic mix of international tastes for you to try. There is the Sarayburnu Restaurant, offering first class Ottoman and Lebanese cuisine with exquisite buffets and meals prepared by gold star chefs, or perhaps try the Far East Square Restaurant which offers a mix of far east fusion cuisine. A meal for two can cost around £55 with wine, which is really not that bad considering the quality of food you get!
Again, another relatively new 5 star hotel, namely the Malpas in Çatalköy, is home to a premier a la carte restaurant called La Broche, it offers a menu full of local and international dishes to try in a rather glitzy setting!
The Mercure Hotel in Karaoğlanoğlu offers a more internationally franchised set of restaurants including the Steak House, where you can partake of surf ‘n turf or traditional Porterhouse and Mignon steaks cooked to your liking. Sushi Co. is a popular choice for sushi and traditional Japanese and Thai influenced cuisine, and it gets very busy with locals and foreigners at the weekends.
Back in central Kyrenia you have the Rocks Hotel which has the L’Hirondelle Restaurant, offering a mix of local and Turkish cuisine in the typically top class surroundings you would expect from this establishment. Or attached to the hotel is the Dragon Chinese Restaurant, a popular choice again for sushi and Chinese food.
The Colony Hotel has its well known and popular Premier Restaurant where you can dine in style with a choice of local and international cuisine, and a great wine menu! Just outside of central Kyrenia is the Jasmine Court Hotel which houses the The Babaçakka Fish Pub where you can try freshly prepared and cooked fish cuisine in a relaxed venue with great views of the Mediterranean.
If you are fan of the Slow Food Association then head for the Bellapais Gardens Hotel restaurant which is open to non-residents. It’s a welcome break from the sometimes all to rushed dining experience, when all you want to do is relax with friends over a meal and take your time between courses. Sample some of their wonderful traditional Cypriot cuisine, steak and fish dishes as well as some fine wines.
There are no doubt many more hotel dining experiences to be added to the list in the near future with new hotels opening all the time, so watch this space, but in the meantime if you fancy a treat why not spoil yourself and try some of the above listed quality establishments.
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