Nestled neatly between the Square, the Monastery, the middle of town and the nightlife is probably one of the biggest and most stylish venues in Cyprus ... Serving premium spirits, a delicious Snack Menu and specialising in freshly made Sushi ! By day it's pure chill out by night its pure party !
Over a delicious cappuccino, my old friend 'Tommy' explained: "We wanted to set the ambiance something like you're sitting in a vintage style cafe, on the Kolonaki in Greece, the music relaxed, Mykonos style, with a little live sax now and then and the menus half Greek, half Cypriot, inspired by the irreplaceable chemistry of two top chefs ...
The bar is open from 9 am to 2 am, so you can pop in for breakfast, brunch, lunch, gorgeous coffees in the afternoon with a naughty slice of cake, maybe a romantic dinner for two, or just evening drinks and a catch up with friends, whichever you choose, this is an awesome place to go. They provide a great menu from their hearty breakfasts to amazing platters or grilled main meals to amazing homemade desserts.
By rule of thumb if its quiet in here, it'll be dead everywhere else ... Gary's Bar & Grill is without doubt one of the best eateries in Napa, recently awarded a Certificate of Excellence 2014, by Trip Advisor. It's famous for its full English breakfast with Absolute Radio piping out to the aroma of good old British bacon but they also have a great brunch, lunch, snacks and dinner menu.
I asked Solomos for the reason behind their success, and he said "for us everything we do is unique, we give our best to assure each guest leaves here happy", even if all you want is a coffee, afternoon drink, share an exotic flavour, or a little snack, while you watch the match on one of 7 big TV screens.
The Wild West Saloon offers an extensive selection of delicious meals, just check out the boards out front ... There's everything from the starters like the Baby Spare Ribs with BBQ sauce, omg! or the Flame Grilled Steaks, maybe if you're really hungry a variety of Cypriot Meze, including Fish Meze and Seafood Platters, Cyprus Specialities like Kleftico, or a must the Tex Mex Selections! naturally they also have vegetarian dishes, burgers, pastas, pizza and as it's all geared up for the kids, with a really cool Children's Menu.
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, newspaper collages on the pillars, 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!
The first impressions were the different design, open-fronted, industrial with minimalist tones, steel pillars, raw concrete and polished wood, high ceilings, really cool lighting, comfy seating, designer signs and the menu, 'different' to say the least but let's say it's more of a diner than a cafe ...
... They definitely don't sell fast food here, they sell really good food as fast as they can and the menu is truly international, carefully prepared by Emma, ably assisted by 5 top chefs, headed up by Gavin and Andrew who conjure up a menu of international culinary delights to suite absolutely every taste, using only fresh local produce and imported delicacies ... and whatever you do you really must leave some room for dessert, or just go for desserts ... mmmm!
Naturally I had to ask why Mambo’s, I joked, nothing to do with Nando’s?, he smiled and said "maybe" … explaining “if anything, we wanted to bring a new concept to the area, with a hint of a Mediterranean fusion with South America” … But I love the name, the décor very cool, the little touches here and there tells you know they mean business. There’s a lovely long terrace on the sunny mornings side of the road, and indoors spacious for your parties … or those chilli winter nights …