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Arthur


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I thought it would be a good idea to give Baywatchers a guide to the places closest to SWB that we've found, and give our opinions [which of course might not match yours].

Yaman is a local restaurant, turn left on the main road, go up to the end of the surfaced road and turn left past the Mosque. Follow the road round to the right [signposted Kaplica] and it's a few hundred yards on the left. Don't be put off by the decor [or the Turkish music that sounds like someone is in pain on the toilet!!]. However the food is very good and very reasonable. The price for the main course includes mezzes and dessert. A typical meal for two including a bottle of wine will come out at 40-60ytl, depending on the choice of main course. On the whole, decor and ambience 2/10, food 8/10, value for money 10/10.

I'll do another posting for Stevie's Bar and the Moulos Inn.



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Stevie's Bar-

Turn right out of site onto main road, and turn right along coast road [towards Girne]. Stevie's Bar is situated on the Sweet Homes site a few kms along the road, at the first sign for the Moulos- thereafter there are signs. Food is more British style, but I have to confess that after a few days of going ethnic, I can murder a steak and chips!! Decor is far better than Yaman, and it's a real expat haunt [but I wish they wouldn't smoke themselves silly at the bar which leaves the restauarant table area smoky] Food is good, reasonable value and a choice of drinks is available. On the whole, decor and ambience 7/10, food 8/10, value for money 8/10.

I'll do another posting for Moulos...............



Arthur


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Forgot to say that a meal for two and Stevie's [maincourse plus bread and a bottle of wine] is about 70-90ytl.

Moulos Inn. Follow direstions as for Stevie's there's a few roads you can turn down to get there. It's a bit of a shack, and only does food on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and the lady who does the cooking is thinking of stopping Wednesdays because of lack of demand. It is essential to go there beforehand [a day or two ahead] and book, as she does a limited menu and caters for the number of diners. If you do go and get a table, it is well worth it. The prices are comparable to Stevie's, but it is the most gorgeous home cooked Italian food. We had bread & olives, main course, wine and dessert, brandy and coffee for 86ytl. For food of that quality an absolute bargain. Decor and ambience 6/10, food 10++/10, value for money 10/10.

I appreciate that these are my opinions, but at least it'll give Baywatchers a guide. Please add any I've missed or your own comments.



Arthur



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Hi Arthur very interesting. I wis someone would do it this side. Glad you enjoyed Moulos. we hav yet to get there. We know Jan as she buys the italian products from us.Going to have to get out that way and try these places you mention.



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Hello Arthur,



Thank for the reviews, always appreciate a heads up especially as we shall only be there for a week or so and we now have at least three locations close to Sweetwater where we can be fed and watered.



Much appreciated,



Alex.



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Arthur my sweet - you forgot to mention Mamma's Lemon/cream Liquor - it was devine. We are not resuarants critics but do know a thing or two about good food. We dine out quite a lot and do occasionally visit some swanky restaurants in London. Forget the decor though when in NC!!! I can recommend the sword fish when dining at Yaman.



Jackie



Arthur


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Just brought it up on the threads for my old mate Rocky.



BTW Andy, well done on the title. It would be a shame for you if you lose Tevez



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We want to try Moulous and Guido's when we are over at the end of June.

Sheila &Phil



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Is Stevie's still open on Mondays?



andy-f


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we arnt exactly blessed with places to eat at our end of north cyprus are we?



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BTW Andy, well done on the title.



What position does Andy play ???



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thanks Arthur I was looking for Yaman I will try that one



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stevies rest/bar open 7 days a week food served lunch & evening only bar all day



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Stevies rest:fridays live music Meze/bbq local sweet only 28tl

please book 05338494744

example from daily menu grilled hellim/mediterranean chicken/cheese cake 36tl app 15

draught efes 0.5 lt 4tl. glass wine 5tl



Arthur


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Just thought I'd put an update from our last visit back in June.



Yaman- still good value, and nice to sit outside and see the sun set over the sea.



Moulos- as good as usual, but booking beforehand is absolutely essential



Stevie's- good atmosphere, and in my opinion the food has gone from 8/10 to 9+/10. Stevie cuts his own hair- glad the food isn't like his hair cuts!!!! Really good for a Sunday roast when you're pining for Blighty.



There is another bar along the coast road on the way back to Girne, about 1 km before Stevie's on the left. Can't comment on the food, but when we stopped for a beer, the music was a bit noisy for an old fart like me.



It would be nice to hear from correspondents with their comments on these [as far as I'm aware the nearest to SWB], and any others you've found.



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Arthur - I think that bar you referred to on left side of road going to Girne, but before Stevies turn off, does have food on a Friday evening - fish and chips there very good, could recommend when we were out in May.



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hi everyone



just returned after three weeks in swb.



nice little place to eat out is turn left on to main road towards tatlisu just after petrol station on the corner at the half finished jct there is a small cafe which has a decent menu of fish , turkish pizzas , chicken/donna kebabs , chips etc.



we eat there nearly every night for four persons and average bill with drinks was approx 50tl , the food was of very good standard every time ,exellent service very nice staff.



some nights they brourght us bags of fresh grapes and figs to take home which were picked of trees as we enjoyed our meals.



it looks a little rough and ready from outside but couldnt fault it once in three weeks, they even do takeaways which we all eat for a total of 30tl.



think it is worth a look if you are going back over.



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morning,





when i went we ate in kyrenia one night ina place call niazi's (i think thats how its spelt) it worked out to 31 for 2 people and we had a massive meal of traditional food, halloumi and loads of meat rice chips salad bread dips etc.... aswell as 2 very larges wines a efes!!! really good food there, its just by the harobur.



Arthur


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Update from our visit-



Moulos doesn't seem to do food at the moment, which is very sad because Janet is a wonderful cook



Stevies overall a good standard, although our last meal wasn't quite to the usual standard. If you're feeling homesick, go for the Sunday roast- excellent. Despite being a Millwall supporter [& I'm a Hammer], Steve is a nice bloke.



Didn't get to try the restaurant by the Garage [can't remember the name], & we didn't eat at Metran- I think it has potential, but needs to work on a little bit of anglicisation.



Joya [at Crystal Bay View]. Really wanted to be positive about this as it's run by the boyfriend of Diane, who was the agent who drove a good bargain for us on our purchase. On the positive side, it's a nice building & they try to be upmarket and serve well. On the negative side, the menu is a bit 1970s, but our biggest complaint was the music & it's volume. When we arrived there was load church organ style music. TBC



Arthur


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[cont] To be honest, it was so loud that Jackie didn't want to order unless it was turned down. Typical TCs, they can't be told anything by women and assume that the louder the music, the better it is. After a couple of attempts to get it turned down, it was but it was still pretty loud. It then went from "church organ" to Dean Martin 1950s songbook, via a sound system which was very distorted. I appreciate that they had only just extended the sound system, but if it was that distorted why have it loud??? Basically I think it has the potential to be very good, but some harsh lessons need to be learned.

Although it's some distance away, I must make a mention of the Sultan, on the main road at Catalcoy. The place does fine food, is very reasonably priced, and you won't leave without being as full as a tick. Ask for the dessert of yoghurt, honey and walnuts- it's absolutely delicious.

TBC



Arthur


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Forgot to mention Yaman- the courses got less and less during Beyram [as they run out of stuff], but after Beyram some friends came over and we ate at Yaman and had all courses. Food very good and reasonable price. You can't do "ethnic" every night so you have to have a Stevie's every so often.



Finally, The Bay Inn [the bar at SWB] won't be doing much food, but should do some basic snacks. It's important for the SWB site that this becomes the focal point & I wish Mike every success.



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arfur is it realy being called the bay inn ? coz thats the name i told mike he should call it! hope its open for us when we get there october 25th for a week. is mike getting the footy channels ? i agree everyone should support this bar and mike should be applauded for taking it on himslelf at great expense im told



andy



Arthur


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The wall is already marked out for where the TV will go. I thought "Hursts" would be a good name, but for some reason "Bay Inn" it is- I've seen the artwork. I think you've got a fighting chance on the opening- Mike & his guys are working evenings to get it ready.

You will have to have a vicarious drink on my behalf.



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thanks arfur , ill pack loads of man u scarfs and shirts ect ect , it will be like boozing in " the village inn " at trafford park!



Arthur


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He doesn't need the Man U scarves & shirts, he's already got towels to go on the counter!!



I was vain enough that when I went in a pub three weeks ago, they had "Arthur's Day" beermats to celebrate 250 years of Guinness on 24th September, so I asked the barmaid for a few.



Hope my boys beat Sparky's lot, but I don't expect much



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Arthur ?



is an Arthur 7/10 the same as a Neg Nick 7/10 so we can syncronise.... ??



Arthur


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Don't know NN. I'd have to ask Gary Monger's missus- from what you say it would be unwise to argue with her.



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mess 27 - last time i argued with Garry Monger's missus was July 1973 just as the Maxi High Line came out....



Never Never again !



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Hi Arthur

Just back from the TRNC and visited SWB to do Andy f a video of his new step and landscaping.

The site is looking great but seemed quiet on the day we visited.

Six of us went to Joya last week and thought it was the tops excellent menu choices I accept its not traditional turkish.

The food was first class the service was excellent and the prices were very reasonable without going into further detail we eat out probably 10 nights out the 14 and the overwhelming opinion of all six was that Joya came top of the list followed closely by the old favourites of Esentepe Villa Hotel and Hattys her chips are awesome.



Arthur


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Hi Kenny- it is "horses for courses". My biggest complaint was not only the crap music, but the sheer volume- if you were sitting opposite someone, you had to talk very loud to be heard.



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been looking forward to having the bar onsite, just realised i am the closest to the bar!!! good for crawling home after a late one, not so good if were not out : (



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Kenny agreed Joya is Fab great food and service Tel 05338810111 Recommend you all try it for yourselves.



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Just as an aside

you said in message 2 about Stevies being very smokey, you will be glad to know that inside is now non smoking and is being enforced, all restaurants in the TRNC ar supposed to be non smoking inside, but many of them are ignoring it

A



Arthur


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Msg 2 was posted back in March, we've beenseveral times since & no longer smoky.



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We will be over this week and will be giving Joya try, we had family over at our apartment and they said Joya was one of the best meals they had of there holiday closely followed by Bo Thai which we will also give a try.

We have always enjoyed Esentepe villa hotel, Poppin, for a curry and also Stevie`s all very close to us and good food in all. We will also will try Guidos this time as I have heard nothing but good comments about it.



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Sinya Restaurant in Kucukerenkoy has also wide selection of local meals, vegetarian, fish and kebab menus. Give it a try to special fish menu Tuzda Levrek or Lamb oven Kebab.



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