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Restaurant review: Cabana Beach Bar and Restaurant, Paphos

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Cabana Beach Bar and restaurant is the place to go this summer in Paphos and is hugely popular due to its fantastic location, great food and stylish vibe.

Found on Geroskipou municipal beach, (it’s the last building on the righthand side of the seafront road,) it has fast established itself as a ‘place to be seen,’ and an Instagram favourite with the fashion conscious under 35s, who make the most of the beach area.

Bronzed, toned bodies recline on wooden sun-loungers, large comfy chairs and day beds. Live DJ’s often play here, usually during the afternoons, and a dedicated Facebook page keeps followers up to date with all the action.

It’s not all about the younger crowd though. Cabana eatery also attracts an older crowd, particularly as the sun goes down. The level of music drops and a more chilled out atmosphere takes over. The open-air restaurant is a great place to soak up the beach vibe and savour a well-made cocktail, glass of Prosecco, wine or a coffee, or tuck into a tempting menu.

Well-spaced wooden tables and chairs stand atop a wooden deck and ample shade is provided by roped canopies

We were led to our table by amiable, professional front of house staff and well-polished glasses and cutlery were placed before us, along with a couple of menus.

Cabana is a ‘high end’ beach venue. Staff are efficient and the venue’s design has been well thought out and executed. For a seaside venue, it exudes an air of glamour.

There are different menus available depending on the time of day you visit and a delicious breakfast/brunch dish to try is well worth €8.50: poached eggs on a crispy brioche bread. It comes with avocado, Italian ham, truffle oil, anari and a green salad and is delicious. The eggs were cooked to perfection The ‘breakfast’ menu is served until 12.30.

A little later, we ordered some ‘little bites’ off the menu, which included baked mushrooms stuffed with tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil and truffle oil at €9.50, it is rather steep but worth it.

‘From the Sea’ offerings include slow cooked octopus,(this fell apart and very tasty) crab cakes and baby friend prawns. A dish of fresh sauted mussels with lemon, white wine, garlic, ginger and dill costs €12.50.

All sorts of fresh, vibrant salads, pizzas, burgers, fresh pasta, steak, salmon and chicken dishes ensure that there is something for every palate.

Food is served on an assortment of earthy coloured plates and as this is a busy venue, service can be slow during busier times.

Local white wines include offerings from Vassilikon, Petritis Kyperounda, Zambartas and Fikardos.

Cocktails are at a premium but worth it. A Mojito (Strawberry or passion fruit) will set you back €9 and a Pornstar martini €10.

Reservations are essential for both the beach and restaurant seating.

This is a really lovely venue in a prime position and a great way to while away the hot summer evenings, unless you prefer something more high octane, in which case, daytime visits are for you.

 

During the summer opening hours are: 9am until 1am and Sundays 9am to 9pm.

Cabana Beach Bar, Geroskipou municipal beach, Paphos Tel : 96 201717

 

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