Restaurants in Paphos, Cyprus

A Taverna in Paphos Much as you may love cooking in your Paphos holiday villa kitchen, or at the outside barbeque if your rental villa in Paphos has one, there are excellent restaurants in Paphos to tempt you away for lunch or dinner.

Restaurants in Paphos and the surrounding area offer both Cypriot cuisine and international cuisine, from Italian to Indian, baltis to burgers. You'll also discover delicious meals at tavernas, restaurants, and hotels, as well as bars and beach cafés. (For more information of what you might find on the menu, see our page on Cypriot Cuisine.)

Paphos tavernas often specialise in Cypriot and Greek dishes, while some specialise in fish and seafood. Popular tavernas include:

Stefanos Fish Tavern: a great selection of seafood from sardines to lobsters. Kato Paphos.

Mandra Taverna: specialises in generous mezes, so come hungry! Kato Paphos

Kings Aphrodite Taverna: delicious roasted meats including kleftiko, souvlaki and suckling pig. Tomb of the Kings Road

7 St Georges Taverna: specialise in organic ingredients and in-season produce, for a fresh taste of Cyprus. Yeroskepos.

Paphos Cypriot restaurants serve local, traditional dishes including mezes, stifado, and soutzoukakia. Popular Cypriot restaurants in Paphos include:

Atlantida: fresh fish served with style overlooking the restaurant's own lawn. Yeroskipou.

Fettas: popular with tourists and locals alike, who love the large salads and oven-fresh meals. Ktima Paphos

Laona: a popular lunchspot for local financial workers, so their hearty stews must be good value! Ktima Paphos.

Imogens Inn: great meze in a village setting. Kathikas.

Paphos International Restaurants offer you the tastes for the world in Cyprus sunshine!

La Piazza: smart Italian restaurant with Venetian dishes, and reasonable prices. Central Paphos

Taste of India: one of a small chain of Indian restaurants with everything for the curry lover, including Cobra beers. Central Paphos

Brasileiro Restaurant: a Brazilian steakhouse where the emats are the stars. Kato Paphos.

Fat Mamas: Italian/American restaurant with steaks, nachos, pancakes and more for al the family to enjoy. Tomb of the Kings Road.

Phuket Thai & Chinese Restaurant: authentic dishes made by genuine Chinese and Thai chefs. Tomb of the Kings Road.

Bars in Paphos

For a great night out in Paphos, just think of the kind of bar that suits you best, and you'll probably find it easily! There is actually a street called Bar Street, (or Entertainment Street, or Nightclub Street, depending who you ask!) and a wander along here will give you such a wide choice, you'll need a fortnight just to check them all out!

Both international brands and local drinks should be available at your chosen Paphos bar; try a zavania, a glass of commandria, or the powerful local brandy sours - delicious! Most bars also offer cocktails, usually made with local spirits, so they are both cheap and strong.

Sports bars are popular in Paphos especially with ex-pats desperate to catch the big match! These bars usually provide live sports coverage from one of the major satellite channels, and give details of forthcoming matches on chalk boards outside the bar. Sports fans can be sure of a warm welcome, lots of cold beers, tasty snacks, and sometimes all day English breakfasts too. Usually, the British/Irish pubs in Paphos also offer big screen sports, alongside British and Irish beers, live music, pub quizzes and pub-style food.

Nearly every bar in the town centre worth its sound system has a Paphos karaoke night at least once a week, as do various hotels and restaurants. So, if you love belting out the latest pop or prefer to slay them with your version of "Eye of the Tiger", just grab a mic and join in the fun! Most bars have residents KJs (a karaoke DJ) who add extra fun to the evening. The Sixties Bar in Bar Street has a good reputation for great atmosphere, and the St Georges Hotel and Aloe Hotel both hold karaoke nights during the week. Many bars also hold quiz nights in English.

Sometimes, it's difficult to tell the difference between a bar and a nightclub, as many bars have resident djs, and change at around 11pm to a more club format, such as the Notos Music Bar in the harbour area, and the Hollywood Music Bar in the centre of town.

Hotel bars vary from the quiet and reserved to the plush and posh, depending on which hotel you pick. Most hotels are happy to welcome non-residents, but do check at reception just in case, and be prepared to pay in cash at the bar.