The healthy eating bug has seems to invade us all every once in a while, and its great to see restaurants accommodating these culinary tastes.
Located in the heart of the city centre, in Heroes square, Theta prides itself on being the first gluten and dairy free restaurant in Cyprus, and pairs that with a relaxing atmosphere that promotes calmness and tranquility – all elements that help promote an enjoyable dining experience.
On opening the menu, I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into all the dishes. Being a lover of all things unhealthy, I was amazed at how tasty healthy could be.
The first thing I had were the tofu mushroom rolls. The marinated Portobello mushrooms, a longstanding cult fave, combined with tofu, avocado and coleslaw and jasmine rice, made an appetizing beginning for the meal. It was refreshing, and the combination of all the flavours made me look forward to what was to follow.
The roll was followed by the delectable fluffy quinoa salad. I’ve had my fair share of quinoa in Cyprus, some overcooked, some undercooked, most failing to impress, but here I was actually impressed. The salad is paired with baby greens, avocado, peppers, corn, onions and topped with a lime mustard seed vinaigrette. The topping was a perfect complement to all the ingredients and brought out on a bittersweet taste that was divine.
It was time to look at the burgers section of the menu – I could not resist. The burger is homemade, and with each bite there is a burst of flavor. The burger is additionally topped with cheese and a mustard and cashew sauce that added another flavour to each bite.
The great thing though about all of the above meal options is that you can add chicken, or prawn, or sirloin fillet (depending on the dish) for just a fractional cost.
Although the healthy tag might deter a few, it shouldn’t. It accommodates all tastes, and is most importantly gluten free for those who do actually need to have a good dose of gluten free products. Regardless, it has nothing less than any restaurant in Limassol and it should be added on this spring’s to do list either for lunch or dinner.
SPECIALTY healthy, gluten & dairy free
WHERE Theta, Andrea Drousioti, 9, Heroes Square, Limassol
CONTACT 25 013738