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Dinner at Vangelis

May 18, 2019

With the closure of Nicolas Tavern serving traditional Greek-Cypriot cuisine, Vangelis a very poor second choice.

I had eaten in Vangelis last year or maybe the year before, and noted thenn very poor choice compared with Nicolas Tavern or Restaurant Plaka in Athens.

When Vangelis first opened in Protaras it was an excellent restaurant. Had it improved from when I last ate there? Sadly not.

Chicken soup weak, insipid and watery. Very poor compared with Nicolas Tavern.

Pork souvlaki, very poor compared with same dish in Athens.

Service also very poor.

Sitting outside, pollution from passing traffic, smoke blown in face from diners, and moronic noise from nearby bar.

Why serve water in plastic? It could and should be in a glass bottle the bottles then recycled, or at very least, the glass recycled.

Restaurants in Protaras are not busy, most are nearly empty, several have closed, they cannot compete will all-inclusive hotels and lowering quality is a race to the bottom.

Dinner at Vangelis

October 13, 2015

Last night, dinner at Vangelis.

Excellent tomato soup. Different to last time, no added potato. A big improvement.

Huge pork chop, and this  was small.  Succulent and tasty.

Greek salad. Not as good as Nicolas Tavern, but still good.

To drink water and a local beer from a microbrewery.

Complimentary sweet, a small cake.

I was later than usual. Before nine noise not too bad from rough bar Bell’s. After nine noisy and later very unpleasant. Loud moronic music, moronic DJ in love with his own voice shouting, drunks screaming and shouting. I would have sat in the garden out the back, but others had had the same idea.

There are two excellent traditional Greek-Cypriot tavernas in Protaras, Nicolas Tavern and Vangelis Taverna.

Vangelis Taverna is s long established family business. This summer first year in Protaras for the summer season. In a couple of weeks they will close and return to Paralimni.

Dinner at Vangelis

October 10, 2015

Mushroom soup for starter.

Pork kebab, with pitta bread, grilled vegetables and chips.

To drink water and a small bottle of Leon.

My dinner shared with a cat and four kittens.

Tonight packed with Cypriots. I sat in the garden out the back.

Vangelis is one of many businesses being impacted by the noisy bars. Maybe when everywhere is closed the mayor and police will finally act.

Vangelis Tavern is a  long established family business. During the summer they close in Paralimni and open in Protaras. This is their first year in Protaras.

Dinner at Vangelis

October 8, 2015
loaf of bread

loaf of bread

loaf of bread

loaf of bread

Excellent mushroom soup.

Most places serve a roll, maybe a slice of bread, some even charge as extra. In Vangelis, a loaf of bread in a wooden box, covered with a cloth. Butter mixed with garlic, herbs and dried tomatoes.

King prawns, served with grilled vegetables and chips. A mistake on my part, as I did not enjoy the king prawns.

I did not have to order a dessert. I was served  a dessert without asking.

Vangelis opened this year in Protaras. Vangelis are a long established fifth generation business, established in Paralimni in 1948.

Dinner at Vangelis

October 7, 2015
Vangelis

Vangelis

Tomato soup, served with a small loaf. The loaf in a wooden box, covered with a cloth. A more sophisticated version of garlic butter, with herbs and dried tomato.

Followed by pork chop, grilled vegetables and chips. Although not requested, a bowl of salad.

I thought the pork chop was large at No 1 last week, but it was dwarfed by this pork chop. And it was of far superior quality. I had asked for a small pork chop.

Followed by a sweet, though I had not requested.

I sat at the side, overlooking the street.

The noise from Bell’s across the stret, especially the moronic DJ, not pleasant.

Not busy, few people passing in the street. The sunbeds are empty, and yet, the hotels are full.

I did not appreciate how large Vangelis, until I went inside to pay the bill. And there was seating out the back (far nicer than the front).

Vangelis is a long established family business, though only recently opened in Protaras. The obvious comparison is with Nicolas Tavern. Both serve Greek-Cypriot cuisine,  the emphasis on quality.


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