Grapevine is one of the few cosy Cypriot restaurants that remain in central Girne.
The owner named Jimmy has more or less always been there. He rented out the restaurant for a short while but came back a few years ago now, which his regulars are really happy about. It is a very social place where people gather for a chat with familiar faces.
Old stone arches, antique furniture and wing teams of yesteryear hanging on the walls give the place a very cosy and relaxing atmosphere.
When I and the photographer Maria from New Cyprus Magazine sat down for lunch there one of the guests says that the building is over 200 years old and back in the day travellers with horse and cart would come from the harbour to spend the night before they went on to Buyuk Hann Lefkosa, where they would sell their goods.
The food is of a high standard and consists of dishes like, pork chops, liver, escargot, salads, fish and much more.
Opening hours are for lunch are from 11:00-15:00, dinner from 17:00-00:00 and closed on Sundays.
Directions; if you come from the Lefkosa roundabout, in Girne and drive down towards centre, Grapevine is next to the first petrol station on your right. It can be tricky to find parking there but it’s not a long walk from the harbour where there is ample parking.
Phone: +90 392 815 2496