About Taste Of Cyprus
Founded way back in 2002 (remember Blair-mania? No? Us neither...) the Taste of Cyprus Greek restaurant on Croydon Road in Kent’s Beckenham quickly became a mainstay of the area’s dining scene. Serving the energetic food of Cyprus and the Greek mainland, this is a local eatery with plenty to offer regulars and dilettantes alike. Taste of Cyprus invite you to bring your friend and family to taste the Cypriot way of eating – heed the advice.
- Monday Closed
- Tuesday 17:00 - 23:00
- Wednesday 17:00 - 23:00
- Thursday 17:00 - 23:00
- Friday 17:00 - 23:00
- Saturday 17:00 - 23:00
- Sunday 12:00 - 21:00
The team behind Taste of Cyprus Greek restaurant on Croydon Road in Kent’s Beckenham are rightly proud of their restaurant’s commitment to traditionally prepared Cypriot and Greek food, served generously in their comfortable dining room. Moments from London, Taste Of Cyprus has turned its back on the fripperies of the capital’s dining scene and returned to classic, Greek dining instead. Expect a warm welcome and affordable menus, London doesn’t matter here.
The Taste of Cyprus dining room is reminiscent of family meals when you were a kid. There’s tablecloths, candles and waiters keen to learn your name. The menu covers all the classics of Greek dining: kleftiko, stifado, dolmadakia, moussaka and some less familiar fare for the bold. Croydon Road in Kent’s Beckenham is an unlikely spot for a family-orientated restaurant of the Taste of Cyprus’s character, but their winning formula has been rewarded with a legion of loyal fan. A short drive from London, this is the kind of laidback restaurant to take all the family out for a pleasant meal and a taste of Greek culture and cuisine.
Service is excellent as is the food Accepts taste card at weekends as well Michael the owner is always on hand to welcome you and say goodbye
Lovely food with good sized portions. The service as always was very friendly and competent and we will continue to return there in the future.
Excellent food and service, just a bit loud. This maybe due to the high ceilings. We will most certainly go there more as this was our first visit.
Good food, plenty of it, had no room for dessert. Lively atmosphere there was music but could not hear it. Staff friendly. Local restaurant worth revisiting to try more of the menu.
Went here on Saturday evening as an early mother's day treat with my son and his wife as it was halfway between where we live. The restaurant was full at 6:45, a good sign. The first thing I noticed, however, on a cold evening, was that the temperature inside could have been a couple of degrees warmer. Also we felt the lighting should be a little bit brighter. Service was a little bit slow at first, we arrived 15 minutes early but our son was about 10 minutes late, we sat down but were not offered a drink for over 10 minutes, after that service was much better, efficient and friendly. We all felt the food was "nice" but nothing special, my starter of spanakopita was very substantial but lacked flavour, to me it could have done with more spinach, onions and garlic and a bit less cheese. My lamb chops were delicious. My wife felt her kleftiko main course was a very tender piece of meat but tasted more of wine than the traditional herbs and lemon, she has eaten it many times, including in Cyprus, and has never seen wine used in the traditional recipe. Our son's swordfish and daughter-in-law's chicken were good but the charcoal flavour did not really come out. We shared desserts of cheesecake and chocolate cake, neither of which were particularly Cypriot but were very good all the same. All in all we felt this is a good local neighbourhood restaurant but would not necessarily rush back.
I went here about a year ago and had a lamb dish that i really liked. So, i decided to go back as i have a tastecard and this time i took a good friend of mine - we are both pretty choosy about food quality. After some deliberation, we decided to share the Fish Meze and a bottle of Merlot. It's a shame because we both like good wine and the Merlot wasn't good at all in our opinion. The overall quality and flavor of the food ingredients was poor unfortunately and some of the fish was under-cooked and i had to ask for it to be further cooked. The small portion of rice that came with the main meal was luke warm - and with the restaurant being a bit chilly and rain outside, it wasn't very encouraging to have no hot food served. The only things i liked a lot was the homous and the whole sea bass (which was well cooked). I've always liked the owner who has a great manner and welcoming heart. However, our waitress kept asking us if everything was alright which was basically annoying. I think the chef might have changed or something since last time because the overall quality just seems lower - or, perhaps the food suppliers have changed.
Michael (The Manager) made us feel like old friends although this was our first visit. The waiting staff were efficient and courteous. We will definitely be returning. It wasn't packed out with tables to maximise on turnover but was subtlety placed apart giving a sense of 'space'. Although we don't smoke there is and outside courtyard to the front with some tables and chairs (great for summer dining) where smokers can have a sly drag. This restaurant actually made you feel as if you were in Cyprus. For those wine aficionados out there may I highly recommend the light fruity red Wine of Cyprus 'Troodos red dry' Don't care how much it costs - just buy it! You'll love it!
Easy to book, reminded of booking the day before. Nice welcome on arrival, good choice of inexpensive wines. Excellent starters that were well presented. Good gap between courses. Main courses were really good and inexpensive, the fillet steak we rated very highly. The staff were very polite, in particular Michael. The restaurant appeared full, deservedly so. When departing, the affable Michael shook our hands and held the door for us. Our friends were very happy that we had booked A Taste of Cyprus and we will certainly make further bookings. Greek hospitality at its very best.
The restaurant is well laid out, the staff are very friendly and the food is excellent !! There is a good choice on the wine list, the prices aren't too frightening either.. A Cyprus red went down very well with our lamb .. We never felt rushed by the staff, also we didn't feel we were waiting for courses.. Timing was just right, even on a busy Saturday night.. For a friendly relaxed meal with delicious food , not overpriced, it's a great place to go.. Give it a try 😋
I visited the restaurant yesterday evening with my husband, and once again was not disappointed, excellent customer service from beginning to end. We were running late and I called the restaurant at 19.00 to make them aware, and they immediately demonstrated their flexibility in enhancing the customer experience and was happy to alter the time between 19.15 and 19.30 without no problems. The food was brought out on time and was absolutely delicious, the staff was attentive to all our requests when required, excellent local restaurant worth visiting.
First time at Taste Of Cyprus, and good first impressions. Looked like a lot of local people were eating there, they obviously enjoyed the ambience and good food, hence the reason they come back. I've just come back from Cyprus on holiday and it felt like I was back there again.
I was taking my Gr-Grandson to dinner. I was most impressed with the layout of the restaurant. The service was 100% . The food was excellent. I can't rate this place high enough. I have been there before and I can assure you that I shall be going again and again. As a demonstration of my words. The owner is extending the Restaurant into the next property. If this is not proof of the success of their endeavour I don't know what is.
The staff were so welcoming and did their best to make us comfortable throughout our visit. The food and drinks were delicious and we really enjoyed it. All of their cutlery and glasses were clean. The premises are very clean also, including the toilets. We couldn't fault Michael and his team, they truly made sure everything was of a good standard, and we look forward to going back!
This restaurant is fantastic! The food is excellent with a good mix of typical Greek food and popular English dishes. The service is also very good. All the staff are really friendly The prices are very reasonable for the quantity and quality of the food. It's usually busy which speaks for itself. I would highly recommend anyone to give Taste of Cyprus a try!!!
Nice clean restaurant owner and staff very friendly had a voucher for £30 of food bill had small meza for 2 for starters there was 1 small pitta bread cut into 4 pieces (2each) which was not enough for the tarra humans & tazikie so ordered more pitta was charged £2 for small pitta beers very expensive £6.85 for a bottle ,wine cheapest was £16.95 bland salad which come with main course which was just ok bill was £78 + £30 voucher off bill was £48+ for what we had not good value for money
The manager and staff were very warm and polite. The food was well displayed, decent size portions, very tasty menu. I was part of a party of 8 adults, and we all have a great evening. Please improve on the quality of your ice creams, it was not great, but that did not spoil the lovely food and experience.......well done guys! Thank you Taste of Cyprus, we will be back .......
We go to Taste Of Cyprus regularly to have the Fish Meze l. It's absolutely amazing. Great value if you're using a Tastecard. Micheal the owner is lovely
We had a lovely Mothers' Day lunch at Taste of Cyprus on 26 March 2017. The atmosphere was great, the food was very tasty and well presented and the service was spot on. We will definitely go back again and would recommend. It would have been a 6 if they had opened the door for us on leaving (it's the little things that get the top marks)!
Went to the Taste of Cyprus for a girl's night out, we all had the set fish Meze and all of us were thoroughly impressed. The quality of the food was amazing and the amount of food was more than enough. The service as usual was very welcoming.
Got a warm welcome when we got there was seated straight away. Within minutes we offered drinks and given a menu, there was a excellent choice and our food was brought to the table in good time. The food was excellent and the service even better.
Had a fantastic meal, great food, great wine and great service. My new favourite restaurant. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends. Ps if your looking for a quiet romantic place, this is not for you, it's not noisy, just lively and comforting.
I booked a table for my daughter birthday with Quandoo, arrived at taste of Cyprus, Micheal the manager was waiting to greet us, & explained the menu, we had meze starter, it is tasty & filling had no room for the main mixed grill had to ask for container to take home.
A bit disappointed on arrival as they were unable to find our booking for 8 people to celebrate our golden wedding anniversary. Once this was resolved and the kindness of 4 diners moving tables, we were then able to enjoy the evening. Service and meals were of a high standard
Hadn't been to Taste of Cyprus since shortly after it opened (15 years ago!). Pleased to say it still represents the best in Greek food. The restaurant is airy, clean and pleasant and the food nicely presented. Couple this with the friendly owner and you have a good dining experience.
We had a party of 10 booked for birthday celebration. We had very friendly service - the food was very good quality and served quickly. We had a very enjoyable evening and I look forward to going back again sometime soon.
Good staff very helpful and very nice seroundings,the manager Micheal was very cheerful and recemended various dishes . We settled on meat mazes all different dishes we can only say they were delicious. We have been back and it is always fresh and at a reasonable price.Good Food !
Excellent evening, food was very good. I was not a lover of the house wine, (that was just me) so had the NZ Sauvignon Blanc which was great. Staff were all very attentive. Would recommend and will visit again.
This was a lovely Sunday lunch. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The food was good with complimentary bread and olives to start and all the meat was tender and well seasoned. Many thanks, We will visit again.
we took our grandson to taste of cyprus for his birthday,there were five of us the service was very good, had our food in no time , witch was very good.we all would rate taste of cyprus quite high
We had a lovely meal everyone was happy with their choice from the menu. The staff were attentive but not in your face all the time. I would happily book to eat there again and recommend it.
Delicious food, welcoming atmosphere. It didn't give my elderly parents indigestion, which is no mean feat in this day and age. I recommend the kleftiko - the meat is so tender it practically melts in your mouth.
Michael made us very welcome. The food and ambience is excellent, so much so that we visited on Tuesday to celebrate our wedding anniversary and returned on the following Sunday with friends. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Excellent food and service, we have been a few time now and never had a bad meal or service. We also use the voucher deal that out at present which saved you £15 off the bill.
Food was really yummy place is a bit dated needs to be updated and the heating to be turned off but can't not fault the food. Didn't have a dessert as none them look appealing on the menu The mixed grill was brilliant
Very friendly welcome From all staff . The restaurant is always busy with a casual atmosphere book a table or you may be disappointed . The food is always fresh and served in good time . We return regularly , we love Greek food and this reminds us of our holidays in Greece
It was amazing in every way, the food, the service and the price. One of the best restaurants I have ever been to. I would strongly recommend going there. We will definitely be going back
the place was packed , yet ample staff to cope, so quick service from very pleasant staff and the food was wonderful and authentic - had meze(what else!) - just great and reasonably priced too!
The table was ready when we arrived . There was a good selection of wine at a good price. The service was great. The food when it arrived was pretty good. Overall a fantastic experience.
I had a wonderful Mother's Day lunch with my daughter. Michael was very attentive and friendly with a complementary drink before we left. Would definitely recommend A Taste of Cyprus to all friends and family.
Great service, attentive without rushing you. Olives and bread were provided on arrival. We had the fish mezze which was very tasty and just the right size to leave a little room for dessert
Very nice family run place. Really attentive service (water brought to our table as we were sitting down). Good food and excellent value for money with generous fish Meze at just £21 per person.
Lovely restaurant which has the ambience of Cyprus, good food, good friendly service, but pricey (e.g. £21.50 for a bottle of £5 Mateus Rose). Restaurant for aniversaries not weekly visits, but worth the visit!
Booked restaurant as my family had held my 70th birthday here in October. I took my elder daughter and granddaughter as Good food, friendly staff and a great atmosphere made an enjoyable evening.
We celebrated Mothers Day at Taste of Cyprus and all had an excellent meal. Great selection of food; friendly and efficient staff . this was our first visit but will return again soon
Booking was fine and the restaurant were expecting us. Table fine service excelllent Cost fair certainly not cheap. Wine was good so had 2 bottles. Our sober daughter drove us home. will return
Observations, this is a place that gets many returning customers. We have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed. Slowly working our way through the menu Great food and great service.
Michael is delightful. His staff are amazing and they ALWAYS make our family welcome. We've had our daughter's christening meal there and numerous birthdays and they have always delivered excellent food and service.
Great food which is always supremely cooked, presented and is plentiful. Warm, comfortable surroundings, attentive service and a wonderful dinning out experience makes the Taste of Cyprus the best restaurant in Elmers End.
Love this place. Reasonably priced, great food, great buzzy atmosphere, friendly staff. Have eaten here on a Sat night and restaurant is always fully booked. No long waits for food. Free on street parking. Try the meat Meze :)
A relatively small menu that allows the chefs to focus on the quality of each dish. Tasty charcoal grilled meats are the highlight of the meal. Good service and a lively atmosphere make this a local to return to.