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“Pretty Good. ”
Review of Cafe Chimera

Cafe Chimera
Ranked #23 of 272 Restaurants in Kyrenia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Turkish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Pretty Good. ”
Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

We ate here for lunch. My wife had a mixed kebab which wasn't massively big. I had sea bass, which was a large fish and a better portion size. A fresh salad, portion of French fries, some nice rice and bread made up the rest. We are by the harbour. Service was cheerful. With a coke each the bill came to 75tl. We didn't try starters or desert as only a lunch. Our food was nice. I wouldn't put anyone off here, and rated it 4/5 as it lacked a wow factor, that hard to distinguish ingredient that makes somewhere really special. Perhaps if we tried in the evening it would be a different experiment. This restaurant was recommended in the Rough Guide hence our visit. Review summary: Good but not "special" on this occasion.

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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
South West Scotland
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“returned”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

We ate here one evening and returned again as food was very good and very reasonable. The service was excellent and the waiters were very happy and sociable. The location is beautiful and you can see the kitchen. They offer a complimentary drink at the end of the meal. On our second evening two big groups were also in but this did not detract from the service or the food. A great little find.

  • Visited April 2014
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“O.K.”
Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

Nice for drinks, especially late afternoon when other outside areas are losing the sun. The fruit platter is also good, however pay in Turkish Lira as when we paid in Sterling the exchange rate given by our waiter at the restaurant was only about 75% of what we would get in the Kyrenia Main Street!

Visited March 2014
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“disappointing snacks”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

The cafe viewpoint and position are perfect - on the edge of the harbour. We chose snacks (a toastie and a club sandwich) and this was the mistake, as the food was very indifferent, with little taste - what a pity we hadn't chosen salads or fish as they looked good.This was the only low point in our stay in Kyrenia

Visited March 2014
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chippenham
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Our Favourite”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

We've been coming to the Chimera for the last 4 times we've been to Kyrenia. It is not the cheapest, but then it's not over-priced.
What you are getting is a fantastic meal in a 'to die for' location.
You're sitting on a single row of tables, with the harbour to one side, pedestrians strolling past on the other, and the Harbour Fort in front of you. Eat there in the evening and watch the sun set over the harbour, then the lights switch on to light up the fort. Simply Stunning....
And the bar staff are so friendly. After 4 years they genuinely could remember our names! Well done to Cengiz and Bayram - it's a pleasure to say we have real friends out in Cyprus.

Visited March 2014
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