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Bar review: G and T’s Monastiroui on the Hill, Paphos

By Bejay Browne

A new café-bar/restaurant has recently opened in Kallepia village in Paphos and its well worth a visit.

About a 20 minute drive from Paphos, G and T’s Monastiroui on the Hill offers spectacular views over Paphos and is set in the grounds of an old monastery.

The venue is run by friendly husband and wife Garry and Tracy Larman, who previously owned a café in Tsada village. Their new venue is a vast improvement and possibly one of the best out of town locations in Paphos.

G and T’s is open seven days a week from 9am until 10pm and serves breakfast, snacks, drinks, lunches and dinners. The café/bar transforms into a fine dining experience in the evening.

This is family friendly venue in the heart of the village and home cooked dishes and a substantial traditional Sunday lunch are offered (make sure you ask for gravy separately.)

The new G and T’s is set in a renovated traditional stone building with ample outdoor and indoor seating. A large parking area is found just below the restaurant. Outside, there is also a view point with picnic style table and seating on one level and stone steps leading up to a wooden pagoda, where you can enjoy the stunning view and a drink before lunch or dinner.

The owners are offering a number of live music evenings and a quiz night on Thursdays. It is already poplar with Brits and other expats who make up most of the clientele.

A flavour of France is evoked by the surrounding tall pines and games of boules played in the church grounds next to the venue, in an area laid out by Garry. The experience is pleasantly reminiscent of similar picturesque villages dotted around France.

Guests can enjoy a game or two before a drink or meal, working up a thirst or an appetite.

Sunday lunches are proving the most popular offering so far, so booking is essential.

The interior tables are well spaced with ample room between each and chairs are high backed and comfortable. There is both an outdoor covered area and another where guests are open to the elements.

The food is good and value for money and the local wine served in carafes at the table is drinkable and pleasant.

Overall, a visit to the new G and T’s is a pleasurable experience and well worth the trip. Whether you go to enjoy a coffee or tea, soft drink, a glass of wine, a snack, or a full meal, it would be hard to find better surroundings.

G&T’s Monastiroui On The Hill
When: seven days a week 9am-10pm
Where: The Old Monastery, Kallepia Village, Paphos
Contact: 26 642727

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