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 these guys really know 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 😉 He named it ‘Sonny’s, after his son, so I suppose it was inevitable he’d join his dad sooner or later, together they make an unbeatable team!
It looks lovely as you arrive, through the stone pillars, is a spacious restaurant with rustic décor, solid wooden tables and chairs, a log burner at each end for those chilly winter evenings and a delightful covered terrace running along two sides and etched with crimson flowers, overlooking banana bay, just a perfect way to enjoy lunch or a romantic sunset dinner! … Check out my recent Video …
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 Black Angus Rib Eye and Sirloin and Prime Australian Fillet, naturally cooked perfectly to your taste and served with an amazing selection of sauces to make those taste buds explode.
Brunch & Lunch
It’s a wonderful choice if you just fancy a nice coffee and a piece of Cheese on Toast, some Scrambled Eggs on toast but one of my favourites has to be either the Steak Bruschetta or the Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Eggs on Toast … oh, and the eggs are Free-range btw! Mmm!
Choose just a salad, much as I should say just … or Fish & Chips or one of their famous Platters for two or more. Everything freshly cooked using very local produce. In fact even the Sea Salt is hand harvested from the Akamas Nature Reserve. 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.
I’ve never tasted Chicken Liver Pate like Chris’ served with fresh rocket salad and toasted mini baguettes, but the Troodos Smoked Trout Fillet on the top of the list of starters is up there for a very good reason … and many locals go there just for the Sardine Fillets …
Even the choice for their vegetarian clients is cool … Sonny’s Spinach & Halloumi Curry so tempting and I must say original, but the Spicy Three Bean Burger I’m told is unbeatable!
Well I think it’s pretty much everything on the menu, but the Rack of Ribs, are finger-licking good, but my fav is their pies. Chris is a master at making Suet, one of granny’s recipes, so if you fancy a perfectly steamed pie look no further, omg!!!
Banana Bay Prawns
This has to be my absolute fav and I’d say quite unique, a delicious creation of grilled prawns, wrapped in banana leaves and then slow-cooked until it’ll just melt in your mouth … and a must try 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 a fabulous selection of seafood … but Sonny prefers to get seafood orders the day before to be absolutely sure he serves it as fresh as today’s catch, so give him a call today and choose the Seafood Platter for tomorrow … OMG!!!
The boys cook a wicked Sunday Lunch with one of three starters, Vegetable Spring Rolls, or Stuffed Mushrooms, but mine’s the Chicken Liver Pate, followed by Traditional Slow Roast Roast Beef, Lamb or Pork served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and a selection of steamed vegetables … for only €12.95 for two courses!
Ha!, those were the old days … hmm ;), now you’ll find the naughtiness in the wonderful desserts, all homemade, the Lemon Cheesecake, tingling with citrus, the Bailey’s Crème Brûlée, it’s soooo Moorish, maybe the Treacle Sponge and custard mmm! and if there’s still room, you must try just a small slice of their world famous Chocolate Cake with a delicious Pizarro Coffee and a complimentary aperitif.
Why not check out their Trip Advisor reviews here … Boasting a Certificate of Excellence for consistently receiving excellent reviews, I highly recommend you try this eaterie and it’s that good I’m certain you’ll go back! … oh, and just wait ’til you see their Christmas Menu …
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, with ample off-street parking available … See Google map icon below … and check out their Facebook Reviews here
GPS: 34.831164, 32.392924
Created by a pure passion to cook!