The Best Restaurants in Paphos

Having spent a fair amount of time in Paphos this year, we were lucky enough to dine in some amazing places. It can be really difficult to find a good place to dine out. You can spend ages wandering around the town, walking past several restaurants, glancing at menus and dodging staff who try their best to lure you in.

If you’re visiting Paphos and staying Bed & Breakfast or half board, continue reading for our list of the best Paphos restaurants. Each location has excellent Tripadvisor reviews!

Our Favourite restaurants in Paphos

1. Windmill Restaurant

View map location  |  Website  | TripAdvisor Rating 4.5/5

Cost: Moderately priced €€ – €€€

Rated number 5 on Tripadvisor, this family-run restaurant is located just outside of Paphos town in a residential area. The restaurant serves traditional Cypriot food and there are plenty of choices to choose from. The food portions are very generous, and you definitely won’t leave dissatisfied. We ordered the seabass, which was delicious and incredibly tender. The waiter even de-boned the fish for us.If you go for a fish dish, be aware that there may be some smaller bones to look out for!

2. Oniro by the sea

VIEW MAP LOCATION  |  WEBSITE  | TRIPADVISOR RATING 4.5/5

Cost: Moderately priced €€ – €€€

Whoever said you can’t have both great food and a great view?! Oniro by the sea is located just outside of Coral Bay, a 20-minute drive north of Paphos Town. It’s a chillout bar with spectacular sea cave views, overlooking the Edro 3rd shipwreck. Oniro by the Sea offers a wide range of food options, from fresh wraps to cold chicken teriyaki noodles for lunch. You then have some excellent steak and fresh fish options for dinner. The food is moderately priced, but slightly more expensive than other placesdue to the location. We think it’s worth every penny!

3. Porto Bello

VIEW MAP LOCATION  |  WEBSITE  | TRIPADVISOR RATING 4.5/5

Cost: Affordable €€€

Whilst it’s sometimes nice to experience the country’s cuisine to really immerse yourself in the culture, it can also be goodto return to familiar territory.Porto Bello is just the place to do just that. Rated as one of the best Italian restaurants in the Paphos, it offers an extensive list of traditional Italian food; pizza, pasta, calzone.. You name it, they have it! We recommend reserving a table during the busy months (June – September), which you can do through their website to avoid disappointment. Don’t forget to sample a glass of wine at the Porto Bello, as they’re all homemade!

4. Sail at castle

VIEW MAP LOCATION  |  WEBSITE  | TRIPADVISOR RATING 4.5/5

Cost: Moderately priced €€ – €€€

Located just a few minutes from Paphos Archaeological Centre, Sail at Castle is one of the best Paphos restaurants due to the variety of meals they have on offer. It’s more of a traditional place to eat and is popular with tourists ( (maybe don’t mention burger after mentioning it’s traditional! haha!) They have both indoor and outdoor seating so you can dine with a view of the marina. Whilst it can get a bit chilling in the evenings during the cooler months, they have outdoor heaters for those who want to take in the fresh Cypriot air and have views of the sea.

5. Sienna restaurant

VIEW MAP LOCATION  |  WEBSITE

Cost: Affordable €€€

The Sienna Restaurant is located between Paphos and Coral Bay. It has a world class chef who was trained at Harrods, the famous department store in London. That’s sure to guarantee an exquisite quality food. The fresh cuts of meat served in Sienna are seasoned with herbs grown in the restaurant’s own herb garden.. Sienna is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and even serves cream tea.

6. The lodge steak

VIEW MAP LOCATION  |  WEBSITE  | TRIPADVISOR RATING 4.5/5

Cost: Expensive €€€€

Owned by a South African couple, this fantastic steak house will leave you wanting to come back for more! The Lodge Steak offers a variety of different types of steak for you to choose from. Worry not if you aren’t a huge steak fan and fancy something else, they also offer a variety of seafood and ribs. The inside of the restaurant is dimly lit and has a real romantic feel to it, so why not treat your loved one to a special meal at this wonderful spot in town?

7. Agora Tavern

VIEW MAP LOCATION  |  WEBSITE  | TRIPADVISOR RATING 4.5/5

Cost: Moderately priced €€ – €€€

Situated in the centre of Paphos near the traditional marketplace and right opposite the old police station, the Agora Tavern is easily accessible and has parking available just outside the restaurant. It’s a traditional Greek/ Cypriot restaurant, where you will have the opportunity to try some authentic dishes from the region. This wonderful little place also offers live Greek music during weekends, so you can experience a true, authentic Cypriot evening!

8. Notios at the Almyra Hotel

VIEW MAP LOCATION  |  WEBSITE  | TRIPADVISOR RATING 4.5/5

Cost: Expensive €€€€

If you want a luxury fine dining experience and love sushi, this is the best restaurant in Paphos. Notios has both indoor and outdoor seating, but it’s advised to book early if you want to dine outside, especially in the summer months. As with many fine dining restaurants, dining pricesare quite expensive here, so expect to spend more than you would on a standard evening meal. The portion sizes aren’t as big as other restaurants – so make sure you select more of the filling dishes if you don’t want to leave feeling hungry!

9. Suite 48 bar and grill

VIEW MAP LOCATION  |  WEBSITE  | TRIPADVISOR RATING 4.5/5

Cost: Moderately priced €€ – €€€

This trendy, vibrant bar and grill restaurant is located next to beach and is one the best Paphos restaurants for an upbeat atmosphere. From its moody, dimly lit surroundings to it’s delicious food, no wonder it’s one of the top rated places to eat! We read on Tripadvisor that their chicken souvlaki was incredible- and we were not disappointed! It’s not just a place to come to for food – you can simply come here for drinks in the daytime or the evening! It can get quite busy, especially after 8pm, so try to arrive bit early to avoid waiting for a table.

10. 7 St George’s Tavern

VIEW MAP LOCATION  |  WEBSITE  | TRIPADVISOR RATING 4.5/5

Cost: Moderately priced €€ – €€€

If you’re a fan of Meze, then this is the place for you. Located in Coral Bay, this family-owned meze bar caters for all of your dietary requirements. The meze dishes include well-seasoned meats, fish, vegetables and a variety of dips. It’s a great place to dine if you like new and exciting flavours!

11. Gabor restaurant

VIEW MAP LOCATION  |  WEBSITE  | TRIPADVISOR RATING 4.5/5

Cost: Expensive €€€€

If you want to go all out for your last night in Cyprus, then the Gabor restaurant is the place to go. Located directly on the seafront, you’ll watch the tide come in whilst dining at this sophisticated French restaurant. Experience your meals being cooked right in front of you, either inside or outside on the terrace. There are many menu options to choose from, including fresh seafood, meat dishes, and of course, crème brûlée.

Our top tips for eating out in Paphos

It can be quite overwhelming when it comes to at the best restaurants that Paphos has to offer, especially when there are so many to choose from. Here are some of our top tips for eating out:

  1. Read reviews on Tripadvisor/ Google
    • More often than not, if the restaurant has a website, it doesn’t really give much away in terms of photos of the food and reviews. We think these are the most important when it comes to deciding where to eat. Research on Tripadvisor and check the Google Reviews of nearby restaurants to help you decide!
  1. Have a look at the menus beforehand
    • This is especially important if the restaurant has a lot of food to choose from. Otherwise, you may get to the restaurant not knowing what you want, and worse yet, not fancying anything from the menu!
  1. Compare restaurants and see what’s better value for money
    • Holidays are about enjoying yourself and spending money (within reason), but you don’t want to spend more money for the sake of it. Do your research online, as there are Some great restaurants that provide excellent value for money. Being expensive doesn’t always guarantee good quality!
  1. Check out the restaurant’s location
    • This is especially so if you haven’t decided to rent a car and there aren’t many public transport options nearby. Taxi is another option, but you don’t want to be spending 30 minutes + travelling to a restaurant every day, . A pleasant stroll along the harbour is much more appealing!

We hoped you enjoyed our guide on the best Paphos restaurants. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below or email us 🙂 Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed eating out in Paphos and carefully selected our restaurants based on recommendations and reviews. It always pays to do your research and now you can go and enjoy your holiday! Bon appetite!

By Susie

Author bio:

Susie is a passionate traveller that loves a sunny beach holiday, but also appreciates the cultural side to a trip and checking out undiscovered destinations. She’s the go-to Toucan Traveller for great holiday stories, cool photos and foodie recommendations.

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