NORTHERN CYPRUS RESTAURANT GUIDE
Dear readers, by adding a large variety of international dishes to their previous offer of Turkish Cuisine, our restaurants have evolved greatly in a very short period. Service, quality and taste have improved. We all know that the factors causing many guests to return to Cyprus over and over again are our friendliness, our hospitality and our delicious dishes.
Thus we created a catalogue for all those coming to Cyprus for the first time and for all returning guests. It shall answer their questions and fulfil their expectations. Its aim is to promote and introduce our members restaurants and to evaluate your our dear guests' wishes and complaints.
We highly recommend you try one of our restaurants, because we can guarantee that you will find a suitable one. You will soon agree with us.
From our restaurants with affection.
President Res-Bir (Cyprus Turkish Restaurateurs Association)
Kyrenia boasts a wide variety of hotels and guesthouses. It also offers an array of restaurants, both local and international. Local restaurants generally offer meze, which is a collection of small appetizers, followed by kebabs or fish. There are also some restaurants, which specialise in Cypriot home cooking serving local vegetable dishes such as molohiya and kolokas. Those who enjoy French, Italian, Pakistani, Chinese and English cuisine are also well catered for.
Famagusta has the usual selection of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. And with a large student population, Famagusta has a night-life rivalled only by Kyrenia. This area also boasts some of the best beaches on the island.
Iskele, which was originally founded as a small commercial port and fishing town, flourished in the 12th Century during the Lusignan period, and became an important trading centre between the East and the West. The golden sandy beaches of Gazimagusa are well known throughout the world and it is the most important centre of tourism.
Nicosia offers a number of good restaurants and cafes in the central area and a wide selection on jewellers, boutiques and shop selling just about anything from bathroom fittings to musical instruments. But despite being the capital city, Nicosia still bears the same laidback character as the rest of Northern Cyprus, only in an urban setting.
Guzelyurt(Morphou) is not a typical tourist destination, but is interesting to those who want to see parts of Northern Cyprus not in the least affected by tourism. Besides, Guzelyurt houses a history and archaeology museum, a covered market and some rather beautiful Orthodox churches.