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.
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.
Food was ok, a bit salty in my opinion Service was ok
Excellent food good choice large portions and staff great ! Good wine menu and nice looking place . Authentic dining will definitely be going back .,.again and again ...
Excellent service. The food was lovely and the environment was made very comfortable and inviting by the staff. This is our second time here and it was just as good as the first. We would strongly recommend them.
Lovely food, lovely staff, really enjoyed our evening. Great place to meet with a few friends for a great mid week get together. Will go again
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.