This is one restaurant you have to put into the ‘exquisite’ category … it’s right in the heart of Ayia Napa’s bustling tourist centre, and without a doubt, one of Cyprus’ premium eateries. In fact, Sage has been impressing me with their culinary flair for years, with a strong emphasis on quality, fulfilled with passion, that you’ll notice from the moment you arrive and are greeted by their charming Maître ’D …
Recently completely renovated, that new façade is well cool, it sort of tells you you’re in for something very special, and quite unique, and just wait ’til you see the stunning interior … You can choose to dine inside or under the stars on their elegant terrace. The Menu is full of enticing gastronomic delights, and the attentive and discrete service is exemplary, gaining it’s reputation as one of the most exclusive restaurants on the southeast coast of Cyprus, hmm, tbh, I’d say the whole island.
Inside, you’ll find warm honey-tones, crisp monotones and contemporary designer touches married with natural elements, including fresh accents of greenery that extend out onto their beautiful terrace, where you’ll savour your evening enjoying the balmy Cyprus climate, and cool Mediterranean breezes …
You have to try the Passion Salmon Tartar, it’s Fresh raw salmon tartar, with lime, sesame oil, soy sauce, spring onion and passion fruit on a bed of garlic avocado salsa accompanied with wakame seaweed salad or the one of my faves, the Confit Duck with dry figs and Prosciutto, sprinkled with sesame and Teriyaki, sounds delicious? try it, it really is ! … Guy’s if you really want to impress the love of your life, order the Marennes Oysters served with fresh lemon and sweet chilli sauce on crushed ice!
If you fancy Pasta as your main, the Crab Meat Ravioli is just something else. Ravioli filled with crab meat and asparagus served in a light cream Abalone sauce. Or, just as delicious the Polo e Penne, Penne with chicken, cream, garlic, bell peppers, tomato sauce and mushrooms, btw, I can’t get enough of it!
The Mongolian Style Seafood Platter is a must for Seafood lovers is; Prawns, tuna, sea bream, mussels and calamari served with a warm oyster sauce it’s so hard to resist! … but not as hard as the King Prawn ‘5 Spice’, it’s stir fried king prawns in sweet and sour sauce, basmati, wild rice and vegetables, it’s a taste bud explosion!!!
Meat and Poultry
One of the best steaks in town it’s so hard to choose, but the house special, the ‘Sage Beef Fillet’, is prime fillet of beef with apple, pineapple and ginger finished in a cream port wine sauce … it’s just divine! Or, if you fancy something a bit different, then why not try the Saffron Chicken, it’s to die for !!!
They also have Vegetarian options, Corn Tacos, and Vegetable Risotto, but my fav has to be the homemade Vegetable Spring Rolls, with rice vermicelli flavoured with sesame oil and served with ginger soy and sweet and sour sauce.
Let’s just say, make sure you leave some room for afters, because they are all homemade and all I can say is … omg !!!
This is a family restaurant so you’ll also find a large, fun, Children’s Menu including The Humpty Dumpty, small pieces of golden fried chicken served with French fries and salad or the The Three Mermaids, three fried fish fingers served with French fries and salad … oh, btw, the kids will love it here !
Fine food deserves a befitting drink to accompany it, which is why Sage offers an extensive wine cellar of carefully selected vintages that will complement your meal, as well as cocktails, spirits and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Their Sommelier will guide you on making the right wine pairing, ensuring that your selection enhances your dining experience with them. Their Wine Menu features both award-winning Cyprus and international vintages from large producers but also from independent boutique wineries.
It’s always good to hear opinions, so you just have to check out their reviews on Trip Advisor … but do go and experience for yourself, a higher-calibre of dining for all the family and tbh I don’t think I’ve ever heard a bad thing about them !!! … Check out the Menu before you go …
Open long summer season
May ’til October/November
Daily from 5 pm ’til 11 pm
You’ll find them at 10 Kryou Nerou, Ayia Napa, running east off the little roundabout by the monastery, its just after Liquid Café, and near the Municipalities Thalasa Museum and trust me, it’s really is a ‘must try’! … See map below …
GPS: 34.988206, 34.001610
At Sage, fine taste is an attitude !