TOP RESTAURANT IN PROTARAS
PROTARAS RESTAURANT REVIEW BY ANNA-MARIA ATHANASIOU
A Top Restaurant in Protaras – I have not been to Protaras for over twenty years, and this particular trip was unscheduled and a complete surprise, especially as we found a true gem of a restaurant called Siko Seaside. The trendy restaurant is nestled on the shores of the famous beach of Fig Tree Bay in Paralimni. My family wanted a beachside restaurant, and Siko Seaside offered the perfect location with its fresh beachside décor, light, comfy couches and eclectic tables. Casual yet stylish, with a friendly vibe and a beautiful view of the crystal blue waters and golden beach below.
I was glad that there were four of us for lunch because the choice of dishes was huge and none of us could decide what to eat! So, while we mulled over the main courses, we decided to order a few starters. What I enjoyed about this menu was the mix of local produce incorporated into an international menu. We chose two fresh salads, the Goat Cheese, which had figs and pears that complemented the cheese, and Mixed Leaves, which had a carob and honey dressing. Both were huge and delicious.
In addition, we were intrigued to try the Salmon Tartar Tacos, which were light and crispy with just enough lemony tang, and the Chicken Liver Commandaria, a heavenly combination of a slightly sweet and rich dish. We also ordered some crispy Panko Prawns and three helpings of the Goat’s Cheese Flutes, a twist on traditional Greek cheese pie.
With our appetites well and truly whetted, we were ready to order our main course. Truth be told, we were already pretty full, but I was personally looking forward to trying the Pork Fillet Commandaria, and it didn’t disappoint! I rarely order pork, but I’m so glad I did; the sauce was sublimely rich and a little sweet with figs. The Salmon Fillet Teriyaki we chose was light, with the aromatic sauce being the perfect match.
We also decided to try one of the many sandwiches, and here again, Siko Seaside didn’t disappoint. The Steak Sandwich was packed with steak strips in a Dijon mustard sauce and served with homemade chips, always a huge winner for me. In fact, all the dishes were huge portions and beautifully presented on heavy earthenware plates with immense attention to detail. Unfortunately, we never managed to order dessert because we were all full after eight starters and three huge main courses!
THE DRINKS & WINE LIST
Siko Seaside boasts an extensive drinks menu. There is an array of iced coffees and refreshing smoothies to start your day by the beach. Although the wine selection has a mix of local and international wines, I chose a pink Prosecco as an accompaniment to lunch, as I was the only one drinking. The cocktail selection was extensive and were all beautifully presented. With such a beautiful backdrop, Siko Seaside is the perfect location for those sundowner cocktails before dinner.
The staff at Siko Seaside were both warm in their welcome and professional in their service. They were knowledgeable and happy to suggest dishes off of the menu. With the boho-chic vibes, it is the ideal place to visit. Whether you’ve been down on the beach and need to quench your thirst, having brunch with friends or just kicking back, enjoying cocktails and indulging in a Shisha while taking in the stunning coastline as the sun sinks into the blue, I am so glad we stumbled on this gem; it will definitely not be twenty years until I make the trip out to Protaras again!
THE SIGNATURE DISHES: Goat’s Cheese Flutes – wrapped in filo pastry and served on a bed of beetroot relish and Pork Fillet Commandaria – Sweet wine, rosemary and dry figs served with baby potatoes and vegetables.
- RESTAURANT ADDRESS: Dimitri Lagiou 7 Protaras, 5310
- TO BOOK, CALL: 96 370 610
- OPEN: 7 days: 9:00 – 02.00.
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Published by Cyprus in Style Magazine | October 2021 | #InStyleBusinessNetwork | Top Restaurant in Protaras
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