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We have never been to Northern Cyprus and are a little concerned about restaurant prices - for this year we are keen to stay Euro free but nevertheless don't want to get stung - anyone got a good quote for quality restaurant meal prices for a family of 4 with wine

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hi

we were there last year and although we didn't think eating out was cheap, we did feel that it was very good value. we ate out every night for 2 weeks and had some excellent food. we paid in the region of £50 for a decent meal for 4 inc drinks. wine is very expensive in the restaurants, so we stuck to beer, with the occasional bottle of the turkish equivalent of champagne. the harbour front restaurants are pricier but not out of the question, unlike some tourist hotspots we,ve visited, and worth the occasional visit purely for the setting. If you like currys then you're in for a treat as there are many indian restaurants and they are much cheaper than the uk.

have a great time!

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Realistically, you are only going to get kebab type meals and pizza for a budget of less than £40 including wine ( £10 for local OK wine in a restaurant ). If you are after fresh fish or other more interesting "quality" cuisine then expect to pay upwards of £75 for 4 people, starter and main course with 2 bottles. Having said that you can get great food at places like Rafters and Courtyard ( Mediterranean and Pakistani menus ).

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We find the best value meals are to go for the full meze or for grills. Here is the list of restaurants that we and guests at our holiday villa recommend

Cenap, Alsancak, Tel: 0392-8218417. Centre of Alsancak village on the left. Fantastic mezze, very popular with the locals. No menu – just sit down and they will start bringing the first of endless plates of hot and cold mezze, salads, kebabs and finally fruit. Very good value for money. Evenings only.

Café/Fast Food, Alsancak. Opposite Cenap. Best kebabs in the entire area, if not North Cyprus! Also very popular with the locals. Many different kinds of kebabs but their donors are home made and terrific. Open from about 11am until they run out!

St Tropez, Alsancak, Tel: 0392-8218324. French cuisine – flambees and soufflés are a speciality. 5minutes drive on the main road towards Karaoglanoglu. Quite rich and not as cheap as the others but goood value.

Dragon Restaurant, Girne, Tel: 0392-8160711. The very best Chinese Restaurant here in the TRNC. Cantonese/Pekinese plus Sushi Bar. Not cheap but excellent food and service. The restaurant is situated within the Rocks Hotel on the seafront in Girne, west of the Dome Hotel.

Stonegrill, Karaoglanoglu, Tel: 0392-8222002. Popular restaurant where you can cook your own food – steaks and seafood – on hot stones. Right hand side of the main road as you enter Karaoglanoglu.

Ambiance. Karaoglanoglu. Tel: 0392-8222849 A sea front restaurant in Karaoglanoglu – signposted at the turning beside Tempo supermarket. Wonderful seafront location. Very romantic. Good for grills and steaks. Very good value

Kervan Terrace. 0392-822 2702 Another good but very casual seaside location under vine covered awnings. Very very popular with locals and expats. They serve grills and pizzas. To find them, go down the hill and turn towards Kyrenia. When you see the Stonegrill Restaurant on the right, turn left into a small road opposite. You will find the Kervan Terrace on the left opposite a large hotel.

The Address, Karaoglanglu. 0392-8223237 Our absolute favourite restaurant on the island. Fantastic seafront location, very romantic and a good range of food reasonably priced. The full meze is 32 YTL (2008) for a groaning amount of food. Very near Ambiance.

Archway, Zehtinlik. 0392 816 03 53 A very atmospheric traditional Cypriot restaurant up in the hills. Dine on a beautiful terrace served by waiters in traditional dress. The full meze from cold starters to liquers and sweets is 40 YTL(2008). In the centre of the village.

Niazis, Kyrenia. 0392 815 2160 Opposite the Dome Hotel. Excellent and always busy Cypriot style restaurant specialising in kebabs. Good value.

Di Figaro. 0392822 4040 In Karaoglanglu. Near Ambiance. Wonderfully ornate restaurant with a lovely outside terrace. Good for steaks .Good value.

We think that dining out there is very very good value compared with the eurozone. Its not as cheap as say Florida, Thailand or Goa but it's a heck of a lot cheaper than Spain, France and Italy.

Allie

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Hi branstonimp, Allie has given you a great selection of restaurants from the very casual to the more "dressy". If you tell us where you are staying then we can probably come up with lots more.

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Thank you for your recommendations, Allie. We are off to Alsancak in a month's time and will try your recommendations - if we can find them - as it will be our first visit to Kyrenia!

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Well, you will find Cenap very easily as it is in the village!!!!

Ambiance, The Address and Di Figaro are all within about 200 yards of each other just off the main Kyrenia/Lapta road in Karaoglanoglu - look for the Tempo supermarket and you will see them signed to the left if you are going towards Kyrenia.

Niazis is easy - right opposite the Dome Hotel in Kyrenia.

Archway is trickier. I dont think I could give you directions really but you can get them from the restaurant. Basically you come along the main road towards Kyrenia and then turn right up the hill around Karaoglanoglu. I can drive it, but I can't describe it!!! Worth the trip though - very unusual, but do go hungry.

Stonegrill and St Tropez are both right on the main road to Kyrenia, you can't miss them, quite near Escape Beach.

Have a wonderful time. Remember - stick with local food and local drink and you will eat reasonably. This is especially true of locally branded spirits. If you drink vodka, whisky, gin, brandy or white rum with mixers ie not neat, then use the local brands and save yourself a fortune. You'll see what I mean when you see the prices.

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Thanks for the help, Allie. Can't wait to go!

We will be arriving in Alsancak some time after 6.30pm. Do you happen to know what time the supermarket/s close, as we will need to stock up.

Thanks

lanzafan

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Most supermarkets are open to at least 10pm. There is one in Alsancak itself just off the main turning called Atakara so this will probably be the easiest for you to use.

Another great, reasonably priced restaurant in Alsancak is Acmenya. Been there a couple of times recently and have really enjoyed it. Also, if you like a curry and are not too fussy about your surroundings, you could give the Taj Mahal a go. It's in Alsancak but on the main road not the village.

Enjoy!

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Try this: www.thebuzzbook.com for Kyrenia restaurants.

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Hi

The other thing I would recommend you do - assume you are staying in a villa - is to give the villa owner a shopping list and ask them to get enough in for you for the first night. They could put some beers, wine, pizzas, salad, bread etc into the fridge for you. We always include a grocery pack for our guests anyway (check with your villa owner)to provide at least a first supper and breakfast.

Otherwise you will find plenty of supermarkets as already supplied. We tend to go to Starlings which is just down the road from us or Tempo which is on the main road towards Kyrenia but the ones already mentioned will be nearer for you. They all stay open till late.

Re: meat and kebabs: most of the supermarkets will have a fab fresh meat counter which supplies legs of lamb, either herbed or plain, and a variety of kebabs and sausages. They tend to come in every day fresh at a particular time and when they're gone, theyre gone. Worth checking with the supermarket near you when that time is. The legs of lamb and kebabs are absolutely superb on the bbq. Some of them look a bit wierd cos they are wrapped in a "web" of fat but fear not as this dissolves as they grill and just keep the meat lovely and moist. YUM!!!

Don't forget - for best value, eat like the locals.

allie

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