On the main Paphos to Coral Bay Road, right on the fork to Kissonerga, excuse the pun, overlooking Potima Beach, aka Banana Bay, and one of my favourite views in Paphos, is this delightful find; Sonny’s looks good the moment you arrive, and then it just gets better! oh btw this guy really knows how to cook !!!
Coming outta Shepherds Bush in London, Chris with over 30 years experience, and catering in his blood, following in his father’s footsteps, in 2012 he finally sealed the deal to buy the old Banana Cabaret Bar in Kissonerga, better known for its sauciness than its sauces 😉
It looks lovely as you arrive, through the stone pillars, is a spacious restaurant with rustic decor, solid wooden tables and chairs, a log burner at each end for those chilly winter evenings and a delightful terrace running along two sides, covered and etched with crimson flowers, overlooking the bay, just a perfect way to enjoy lunch or a romantic sunset dinner!
Truly International with a traditional English twist, Chris has created a menu from a selection of his favourites, boasting some recipes that have been passed down from his granny. So, let’s start with the steaks, tender Rib Eye and fantastic Black Angus fillet, cooked perfectly to your taste and served with a selection of sauces to make those taste buds explode.
Choose Fish & Chips or one of their famous Platters for two or more. Everything freshly cooked using very local produce. The homemade pies are awesome, especially the Chicken, Gammon and Leek, a compliment to the best potatoes in the world. The Pork fillet in mushroom and garlic sauce is exemplary and hard to resist.
Well pretty much everything on the menu, the Rack of Ribs, finger-licking good, but my fav is the pies. Chris is a master at making Suet, one of granny’s recipes, so if you fancy a perfectly steamed pie look no further, really!!!
Banana Bay Prawns
This has to be my absolute fav, and unique, a delicious creation of grilled prawns, wrapped in Banana Leaves and slow-cooked until it’ll just melt in your mouth, a must try, at least once!
There’s always something different on the menu, with daily specials and seasonal favourites. Just check on the way in, or on the blackboards … oh, and I often pop in just for a soup of the day, coz this guy makes an awesome broth …
Naturally being on the coast you’ll find an awesome selection of seafood, but Sonny prefers to get seafood orders the day before to be absolutely sure it’s as fresh as today’s catch, so give him a call today and choose the Seafood Platter for tomorrow … OMG !!!
Hmm, those were the old days, hmm?, now you’ll find the naughtiness in the awesome desserts, all homemade, the Lemon Cheesecake, tingling with citrus, the Bailey’s Crème Brûlée, it’s soooo moor’ish, maybe the Treacle Sponge and custard mmm! and if there’s still room, maybe just a small slice of their world famous Chocolate Cake with a delicious Pizarro Coffee and complimentary aperitif.
Why not check out their Trip Advisor here … Boasting a Certificate of Excellence for consistently receiving excellent reviews
Open all year
11 am ’til 3 pm and 6 pm ’til 11 pm
Credit Cards Accepted
You’ll find them on Chrysoneras Street, just set up off the main road from Paphos to Coral Bay, it’s just on the fork to Kissonerga Village, ample off-street parking is available … See Map Below … GPS: 34.831164, 32.392924
Created by a pure passion to cook!