By Stephanie Robb
There aren’t many places where it feels as if you are dining at home, however if you look hard enough there are such gems located around Limassol. One of these is Ryan’s Bar and Grill. Located shortly after the salt lakes, the restaurant might be a decent drive out of the centre of Limassol but it’s a drive worth taking.
The restaurant boasts a relaxed atmosphere and a great view. But central to the outlet’s success is surely the impeccable service. The staff go out of their way to ensure that your experience is unforgettable. With friendly smiles in abundance and a high levels of customer care it is almost worth taking the trip for this alone.
However, the amazing food really should not be committed to a back seat. With a large variety of dishes, even the fussiest of eaters will find something to satisfy their appetites. For starters we went for Beef Carpaccio, Ryan’s Chicken Wings and the Ryan’s Mushrooms. The Beef Carpaccio provides a light starter option for those who want to leave plenty of room for the main course. The carpaccio is served with fresh rocket, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, horseradish, fresh grated ground pepper and Gran Moravia flakes; an utterly delicious option.
The chicken wings are served with barbeque, spicy and Roquefort sauce, while the mushrooms are cooked in garlic butter and tomato sauce with melted cheese.
There is a large variety of main dishes to choose from but the steaks should not be missed. The house specialty is the Ryan’s steak, cooked with prime steer beef tenderloin on the charcoal, flamed in brandy, cooked in red wine sauce with mushrooms, onions, fresh cream, cheddar cheese, garlic and parsley. The creative combination of these ingredients provides the customer with a mouthwatering dish.
Another great steak option is the pepper steak. Even though it’s a common dish Ryan’s provides an amazing example of it that will leave you impossibly full but still wanting more. Alternatively you could choose the Mexican steak or the Roquefort Steak, which also sound great options.
Pork shanks are marinated in herbs and beer and slow roasted and served with potato wedges, mustard sauce and salad of rocket leaves, feta and tomatoes. Or, slow cooked lamb shank is cooked in commandaria wine sauce, served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. The shanks are cooked to perfection.
On the poultry side, Stuffed Chicken is pan roasted stuffed chicken breast with spinach and mushrooms topped with a creamy mushroom sauce. Accompanied with vegetables, rice and potatoes.
SPECIALTY Grilled food
WHERE Ryan’s Bar & Grill, Akrotiri, Limassol
CONTACT 25 952562
PRICE €20-40 per person (including drinks and starters)