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“Poor timing on our part - if you visit next year - watch out!”

Arsinoe Fish Tavern
Ranked #4 of 41 Restaurants in Polis
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Arsinoe Fish Tavern is located in the centre of Polis, just opposite the small church of Agios Nikolaos. For almost 30 years, our family does their very best to make you enjoy an unforgettable evening being our guests! From the beginning, it was our aim to serve fresh food at reasonable prices. In combination with our high quality dishes, this let us gain a lot of regular guests visiting our restaurant whenever they visit the town. People come as tourists and leave as friends! We invite you to experience the difference!
Northants
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“Poor timing on our part - if you visit next year - watch out!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2012

Having read good reports we decided to dine here fully intending to have the fish meze. Unfortunately it was 2 days before the owner went on his summer holiday so his stock was low and to his credit he was totally honest and admitted he couldn't do it justice.
Instead we chose from the standard menu. My husband had the sea bass. I had the red mullet. Priced at €11.95 each. Served with couscous, griddled pitta and the most amazing home made chips (chips we try and avoid as they tend to be served with every meal but don't miss these!).
Whilst chatting to the couple on the table next to us we decided to have king prawns to start too and as we were obviously disappointed to miss the meze we were given complimentary calamari.
The prawns - all 2 of them - were expensive for what they were. Nice but pricy. The calamari was a large portion though and extremely good, very tender.
The sea bass was lovely, so different to that I buy at home. My red mullet was not a success. I wanted to try something I didn't usually eat and was given 4 fairly small boney fish. They were cooked well but not to my personal taste. That however was not the fault of the restaurant.
To finish we were given a piece of semolina cake, some watermelon and a brandy each. A pretty common touch out here and always appreciated.
What was nice was the mix of tourists and locals, both Brits and Cypriots. We will eat there again on our return next year and 'probably' not bother with the meze as to be fair it woud have been too much food unless we'd starved for the day.
I would suggest you try it.

  • Visited June 2012
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Preston
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“Fish meze treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2012

We dined here for our Wedding Anniversary on 16th June 2012. We chose the fish meze, having dined here many times on our last visit to Polis 10 years ago! At 18 euros it was excellent value for money and the food was excellent, there were cold mezes with a large bowl of salad then a seafood meze then fish steaks followed by sardines, etc... and a bowl of chips, too much to eat really. Definitely recommend this restaurant, and judging by the crowds of people enjoying this cuisine, it is advisable to book, as we did, and enjoy the experience. The owners are very friendly and curteous and we could not fault it at all.

  • Visited June 2012
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Preston, United Kingdom
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“loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2012

the best sword fish we have ever had,friendly service great food.

Visited June 2012
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Herts
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“Excellent Fish Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2012

Arsinoe's is a small family run restaurant in the middle of Polis. The customers are a mix of local people and tourists. You can get meat dishes but it is really all about fish. We ate there four times and each time it was superb. The owner was friendly and welcoming and made recommendations.

Cannot recommend it too highly

  • Visited May 2012
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Yorkshire
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“Never disappointed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2012

We have rented a villa in Neo Chorion for around 10 years now. We were recommended Arsinoes by some locals and have never been disappointed. The fish is beautifully fresh and cooked to order, menu being dependant on what has been caught by Dimitrios's father-in-law. If you are a fish lover, you won;t be disappointed, simply cooked with side dishes of chunky home made chips and pasta, they will do you a village salad if you prefer.
P.S. I don't know what went wrong to get a 1 star review below, I'd take it with a pinch of salt (No pun intended!)

  • Visited May 2012
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