If your like us and been coming to polis in cyprus for years then you get to know which eating place is best and we have to say that Karouzis Taverna which is just to one side of polis town on the road down towards the camp site has to be the best !
Chriss and his family who run this little peacefull but spotless and very well decorated Taverna do a 1st class job with all there food and really do go out of there way to make every meal or drink just perfect and give that home from home feeling that they actually do care about you ( unlike some we could mention ) .
There are a few more really good restaraunts around polis but if it`s something really special and cosy your after then pop down and see chriss at the Karouzis Taverna and mention Laurence and Rosanne from the uk sent you .
We stay at the natura beach hotel which is really nice indeed so the restaraunt is only about 10 mins walk from here ( right out of the hotel , walk down the road to the very end t-junction , turn left at elenas bar ( great bar ) then walk up towrds the town only about 50 yards and it`s on the right .
We hope anyone who is going to polis in cyprus wether there staying at The Natura Beach or in town to pop along and sample the exellent food and atmosphere at Karouzis Taverna as you will simply love it ! Yamas to all and enjoy .
Favorite Dish: Two dishes that Karouzis Taverna do that stand out are the Sizzling Feta Cheese, grilled w/ sliced tomatoes ( starter dish ) and the Local dish "kleftiko " which simply melts in your mouth giving you that grin that tastes oh oh oh sooooo good lol .
We particularly like to seek out restaurants which offer local cooking- most places do world dishes so you can get non local food if you want it, but we always want to eat the authentic dishes. The best restaurants we found were Archontariki (see separate review), Finikas (the meze was great and the Afelia also very good), Moustakallis ( Amazing Stifado - service a bit disappointing but grin and bear it!), Arsinoe's Fish Tavern (4 courses free which was amazing, and great King and Sword Fish dishes), and Miki's tavern was also lovely- really good Tavas. There is also a great little place on the left hand side on the road to the beach - it's just after the Bougainvillea apartments, before the corner- can't recall the name though.
All restaurants offer a good selection of local cypriot wines and we were amazed how good they were (though we only drink red so can't comment on the whites!)
For some reason we avoided the Old Town restaurant , which is said to be the best- probably we were unfair but we wanted to give other, less well promoted places a chance to shine! Also we went to the huge Chix Chox restarant in the main square but the food did not really excellent sadly.
Overall though we were extremely happy with the food in Polis and it is excellent value with most 2 course meals for 2 with wine coming in at about 25 Cyprus Pounds
This was our favourite restaurant in the town of Polis- it was a 2 minute stroll from our apartment and a 3 minute walk from Polis square! All the food we ate here was excellent- we sample the garlic prawns, humous , olives and dolmades as starters, and the kleftiko, stuffed chicken and 'Holy Father's secret Plate' as mains. We were never disappointed - the food is superbly cooked and presented. In particular the kleftiko was amazing; different to any we had had before; no feta, not cooked with anything else, just pefect, fall apart lamb. In addition the service is excellent , the atmosphere/ suuroundings authentic yet modern, and there is a good range of wines. Highly recommended.
Yes, more expensive than others, but only by about 5% I would say.
Favorite Dish: As above- the kleftiko is recommended- also the Holy Father's secret plate- a gorgeous chicken dish made with the local Kommandaria wine
Great selection of fresh seafood plus good wines at reasonable prices.
Better than any of the Latchi fish restaurants in my opinion.
Favorite Dish: All good. Ask to see the fish before deciding what you want - they'll happily walk you through the fresh seafood they've got in that day.
A definite must if you get the chance is a BBQ - great butchers (and cheap) next to the Bakers and opposite the football 'stadium' on the road out of Polis towards the Go Carting track.
Can plan ahead as well unlike Britain where it usually ends up raining.
Favorite Dish: Some nice restaurants in town but sometimes you can't beat a BBQ.
Never eaten the snacks but a great place to sit, have a cold beer (cheap) plus nibbles and enjoy the view. Friendly owner, very relaxed and cheap bar.
Favorite Dish: Cold Lager!
Restaurant has been here since the year dot. Local people running the restaurant.
Traditional Greek Cypriot cooking.
Favorite Dish: BBQ meat dishes and the Kleftiko.
Great jacket potatoes.