A car is very useful but not essential as bus is about 100 Mtr away as are 2 supermarkets.
Restaurants we like are the Veranda in Alsancak and the Cabin on the main rd in Lapta or for good fish the Red Lobster - turn off main rd by Merit hotel just 1/2 mile down the rd towards Girne/Kyrenia . All very close to the sea. All meals cost around 20-30 Turkish Lyra (£15). Take English money, everyone accepts, change given in TRY.
Jacky is very helpful. more