Classy & Extra Trimmings
Finding this excellent eaterie when they first opened was easy, from the outside, I just love the facade, and the interior decor is sort of warehouse-like, classy with industrial tones and extra trimmings, pallets hanging from the ceiling, guitars on the walls, cool lighting and an awesome looking bar with more bottles than you can count … 7 years later the massive repeat custom says it all … and I can’t recommend The Malthouse highly enough!
Launched by the owners and brothers, maitre’d Giorge Kolokoudias and head chef Theo because of their passion for good food and high-quality beers. They wanted to give you what’s already there but in their own different way … so, Malthouse leans towards an American style diner, bringing the word ‘casual’ to eating out in Protaras. I had a chat with Theo’s partner, the gorgeous Sophia who pretty much runs the show, and she brought me up to date with what’s on this year at The Malthouse …
They promise that quality comes first, searching for quality ingredients, that Theo experiments with, often up to 3 months, until they find the best they can offer starting with their Cyprus Potatoes that come straight from Theo’s Papoo’s Farm, and as for their Burgers, no frozen stuff here!, they are handmade, fresh every day, using the best cuts of beef and pork from local butchers mixed with herbs and spices, to Malthouse Burger perfection!
On the Menu
Everyone’s fav is the BBQ Burger and the top-selling Giant Burger served with a creamy cheese sauce, mushrooms, and sun dried tomatoes. My fav has to be the BBQ Ribs, they’re so popular they sell out every night. Marinated, oven cooked for hours, marinated again and served with their secret homemade BBQ Sauce … mmmm! it’s just a taste bud explosion!
The menu is changing again in July, but I had a sneak peek in June, and the Salmon with Commandaria sauce sounds yummy but the Grilled Fillet of Chicken, marinated in Cajun spices and glazed with a homemade Commandaria sauce served with mash & grilled vegetables sounds absolutely delicious … oh and they make delicious homemade soups that change daily …
Gluten Free & Vegan Selections
This year they’ve introduced Gluten Free and Vegan selections, the ‘Beyond Meat Burger’ according to Theo is the first plant-based burger that looks and, cooks and satisfies like beef without gluten, soy or GMOs, served on a basil roll, with vegan Cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, gherkins, onion and vegan pink sauce, with I’m sure is going to be a big hit in Protaras.
Behind the bar expect a bit more than the norm; you’ll find just over 100 speciality, craft beers and rare beers, a few from a local Microbrewery, and some specifically selected from all over the world including; Real Ales and Ciders … with 13 Beers on Draught; including San Miguel, Staroprramen, Kozel Dark from the Czech Republic, and Hobgoblin to mention but a few, so if you like beer you’ll be in heaven … I’ve tried the Brewdog, well cool, and The Elvis Juice IPA, unusual, but on my last visit Theo gave me a bottle of Pivo Hoppy, made by a Microbrewery in Nicosia … it was Pasteurized, traveled and remained refrigerated and must be enjoyed fresh, I have to say it was different and absolutely delicious! … Go on ask them for their ‘Beer of the Week’ and be enlightened! … oh and if you want to serve yourself grab one of the Carlsberg Beer Stations over to the left, brilliant 😉
It’s an Art
And if you don’t like beer, you’ll be in paradise, because they’ll mix your cocktail with extra special attention to detail … in fact, Theo say’s “to them it’s an art” … and tbh when you taste them you’ll understand why !!!
Mixing it up
You really must try the Mojitos and my fav their own unique mix of Pain Killer a blend of 4 different Rums or the Zombie, be warned it’s got a strong kick … now their own idea on the Porn Star a blend of Prosecco and Passion fruit, shaken not stirred? … oh and just wait ’til you see the size of their Margaritas 😉
Live, Music & Sports
In here you’ll find a bit of classic rock, alternative and pop rock, mixed with some upbeat summertime throws, and often twisted into a Rock ‘& Roll atmosphere! .. Playing all the greatest hits from the 80’s ’til today’s, syncing up with the the videos on the big screen TV’s, and regular live music every Thursday and occasional Fridays, with spices of rock naturally, oh and as they have big TV’s, they’ll never miss the footie and all the live sports.
Open Almost all Year
April ’til October
Daily: 10 am ’til 2.00 am
November ’til March
Daily: 12 noon ’til 11 pm
Closed: Mid December ’til Mid February
Do check out their excellent reviews on Trip Advisor … and I normally finish with a tagline, but it just has to be their Moto, which says it all and is just one of the many reasons I highly recommend you go …
Beer, Food and Rock ‘n’ Roll!
You’ll find them at 16, Protaras Avenue, aka Hotels Road, Protaras … it’s on the main strip, almost opposite the turning to the Odessa Hotel … see map below …
GPS: 35.016777, 34.049955