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Restaurant review: Shakespeare Pub & Restaurant, Limassol

A taste of Britain

By Stephanie Robb

After a long day at work, sometimes what is needed is a little taste of pub food, a little taste of England. This is where the Shakespeare pub comes in, since you surely couldn’t get more British than that.

Shakespeare offers quality pub food at quality prices and those who venture deep into the tourist area to find it are not left disappointed. And with the summer now in full force the huge outdoor dining area keeps everyone satisfied. Furthermore, to those worried about how to entertain their toddlers while at a restaurant, Shakespeare also offers a solution for that with a small playground.

In typical pub food fashion, Shakespeare has a lot of deliciously greasy grub that are sure to put a smile on your face, starting with its serving of English breakfast. This consists of two fried eggs, two slices of bacon, English pork sausage, baked beans, two slices of toast, butter, jam marmalade and an additional option of scrambled or poached eggs. This huge portion is sure to make a great start to anyone’s day. If this doesn’t sound appetizing but you are willing to try Shakespeare for breakfast dishes you could go for the equally appetising Cypriot/Greek Breakfast or the Special Breakfast Grill.

Yet the breakfast menu is not the only thing on offer. Aside from a variety of burgers and jacket potatoes, where you can go as far as filling them with jacked potatoes, there is a large variety of main dishes on offer. You can opt for the British classic, a delicious homemade Shepherd’s pie, made for those who miss that taste of home, or for those who want to try an original taste of Britain. The Bangers and Mash might also do the same trick. Moreover, you could try the Gammon and Pineapple or egg. This is a great dish, especially as a decent dish of gammon is hard to come by.

If a taste of England is not for you, you could always try the traditional Mousaka or the Cypriot dish of the day. However, my recommendation is that these are best left to the traditional Cypriot taverns.

Which brings me to the highlight of the pub, or highlights to be more exact. While sifting through the menu I was excited to find a Sunday carvery on offer. The carvery offers roast potatoes, gravy, veggies and Yorkshire puddings in addition to the roasts. The other mouthwatering highlight are the fish and chips, one of the best you can find in Limassol.

Another interesting side to this restaurant, is that it offers quality Indian dishes, something you don’t come by quite often in Limassol.

All in all, if pub food is what you are craving, look no further than Shakespeare.

WHERE George A Str Potamos Yermasoyias, near Londa Hotel
CONTACT 99 615372
PRICE €15-20 per person

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