If there’s one thing to shout about in Limassol then it’s the food and as with all areas of Cyprus, fresh fish, vibrant flavour combinations and great accompanying wines are all on the menu for you to enjoy.

But where to go?

Well, we’ve narrowed down the choices for you.

1 Danae Tavern

inside Danae Tavern in Limassol

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For a traditional taste of Cyprus cuisine then you can’t do much better than the lovely Danae Tavern.  It has a quaint and calm atmosphere about it, with a particularly cute outdoor eating area full of plants and trees, whilst inside is equally as warm. With wooden-panelled walls, polished floors and traditional artwork, there’s an inherent warmth to the Danae, and you can easily while away a few hours here with friends and family.

As we mentioned, the food is predominantly of traditional decent and delicious to boot. With incredible fresh fish and delicious options such as calamari and large succulent prawns, you’ll be spoilt for choice if you’re a seafood lover. Alongside the fish-based delights you’ll also find other classic dishes like succulent moussaka, souvlakia and shaftalia, to name a few. 

The staff are particularly lovely too and will try and make your evening as perfect as possible, so please do visit if you’re after a classic bite to eat in a fantastic atmosphere.

  • Location: Leoforos Amathountos 92, shop 05 | Agios Tychonas Community, Limassol 4532, Cyprus.

  • Price: Low to Midrange.

  • Additional details: Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options.

2 Dionysus Mansion

outdoor eating area at  Dionysus Mansion in Limassol

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Frequently described as one of the most beautiful restaurants in Cyprus, Dionysus Mansion is particularly stunning by night. The outdoor eating area is a wonderland, surrounded by trees and adorned in pretty lights during the evening. Inside is just as glorious to look at. With yet more soft coloured lights of purples and reds, naked stone walls and sophisticated angular lighting, this restaurant couldn’t be more romantic and is certainly the place to take your significant other if you’re looking for somewhere special to eat.

Luckily, Dionysus Mansion is more than just a pretty face and serves some truly great dishes. Favourites include duck breast with a chestnut purée, Greek-style black pork and the wonderful roasted pumpkin and baby spinach salad. 

Go, you won’t be disappointed (and you’ll earn brownie-points for being a romantic little so and so!)

  • Location: Nr. 5 | Next to Central Post Office, Limassol 3022, Cyprus.

  • Price: Low to Midrange.

  • Additional details: Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options.

3 Ousia

Lamb shank in Ousia

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Ousia is a restaurant with a whole lot of heart to it, the owners and staff are well-known as being passionate about what they do and a friendly bunch who will make sure you have a great night to remember.

The restaurant itself is a historic building, complete with beautiful naked stone walls inside and coupled with lovely wooden furniture that all makes for a low-key and charming environment. There’s also seating outside for you to enjoy the warm evenings on and the best bit? You’ll get a marvellous view of the great medieval castle that resides in the heart of Limassol!

And in case you wondered, the food is glorious. The Ousia philosophy on food is all about retaining the foundations of classic Cyprus cuisine while adding a new twist to it, making for some truly wonderful creations that the avid foodie will delight in. They are also big on providing fresh and healthy dishes, making them a particular favourite among vegetarians.

A few things you should try include fresh salmon with goma wakame seaweed, halloumi with orange and seasonal fruit and the moreish fresh pork souvlaki.

  • Location: 24 Irenes Street | Medieval Castle Square, Limassol 3042, Cyprus.

  • Price: Low.

  • Additional details: Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options.

4 Sailor's Rest Lounge Bar Restaurant

indoor eating area at the Sailor's Rest Lounge Bar Restaurant in Limassol

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If you’re looking for something extra special, then the Sailor’s Rest Lounge Bar Restaurant is the place to go. This Marina-front restaurant flaunts opulent and beautiful interiors, all harking back to the sea with sophisticated, shell-like chairs, rope lighting and mermaid hues of pale pinks, blues and purples.

Outside is just as breath-taking, with comfy leaf-printed seating that looks out across the marina and provides a great viewing point for some spectacular sunsets.

Then there’s the main event, the à la carte gourmet experience. The choice of cuisine is wonderfully diverse, with dishes from around the world all presented like works of art. Some top choices (though it’s hard to pick) would be warm foie gras, lobster florentine and vegan coconut curry.

For a special occasion this one is not to be missed.

  • Location: St Raphael Resort's Marina | Amathus Avenue, Limassol, Cyprus.

  • Price: Fine Dining.

  • Additional details: Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options.

5 Columbia Beach

Pool area at Columbia Beach in Limassol

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This is a restaurant to write home about. Firstly, there’s a fantastic outdoor area on the beach front complete with a stunning pool and plenty of comfortable chairs and loungers to relax on as you enjoy a drink and the vibrant atmophere. Secondly, you’ll spend the whole time being serenaded by live DJs and the subtle ebb and flow of the sea that's only a stone's throw away. By night, it’s even more glorious, with the pool lights sparkling and the faint violet glow of the indoor lights providing an ethereal feel to this beach paradise.

Inside is equally as upbeat, with slick furnishings and a vast selection of colourful bottle glinting at you from behind the bar. All this magic and we haven’t even mentioned the food yet.

The cuisine on offer is vast and calling from all cultures, while the food itself is simply stunning. Some examples we highly recommend you try would be the amazing mango duck salad, lamb pappardelle and the fantastic California king crab platter.

  • Location: 6, Promachon Eleftherias, Agios Athanasios | (next to Crowne Plaza hotel), Limassol 4103, Cyprus

  • Price: Low to midrange

  • Additional details: Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

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