With the arrival of Pure Cyprus, Greek Cypriot cuisine has found a solid mooring along Finsbury Park’s Goodwin Street, providing the lucky residents of north London with delicious Mediterranean fare in a relaxed atmosphere that’s about more than just food. While superior kebabs, delicious seafood inspired by island cuisine, authentic Greek delicacies and more tempt from the menu, Pure Cyprus also hosts regular live shows featuring top Greek showbiz performers.
Pure Cyprus’ name might, in the end be a little bit of a misnomer – after all, there are plenty of options here beyond purely kebabs. That said, what kebabs are on offer are superb, with traditional and beautifully prepared and presented sheftalia, loukanika, pastourma, chicken souvla and more. Reflecting the sun-kissed island provenance of this north London Greek and Mediterranean restaurant, there are also a host of delicious grilled seafood options: grilled sea bass Cyprus-style, marinated and battered calamari, and chargrilled octopus tossed in olive oil, garlic and Greek mountain oregano. Those looking for even more traditional Greek dishes are advised to book a table at this Finsbury Park eatery down Goodwin Street and explore the menu further.
Again, Pure Cyprus’ title is betrayed by the other specialty on offer. On regular evenings, this north London restaurant tucked down Goodwin Street in Finsbury Park, moments from the station, transforms into a venue, hosting top Greek musicians such as the world-famous Haris Alexiou. Finish your traditional Greek feast and snug up with a Cypriot coffee and watch the show. And remember, special deals abound here: students get a big discount, and Pure Cyprus runs a fantastic catering service for the next time you want to break a few plates in celebration.
Fantastic food and a really warm welcome. It’s like walking into a family that’s really pleased to see you. Can’t fault the quality, quantity or cost. Just lovely.
Super friendly staff, the food was great, however it is a little pricey - would be there a lot more if I could afford it!