Fillet and sirloin on the bone. A classic cut (when available)
Ribeye with Tiger Prawns in Garlic Lemon Butter
South African Mezze
South African Mezze
A true feast of flavours including a large selection of meats, vegetables, salads and sauces
The Perfect Place to Celebrate a Special Occasion!
IT ALL STARTS WITH THE DETAILS
EXPLORE THE LODGE
EXPLORE THE LODGE
THE LOUNGE BAR
Banquet tables, laid back leather couches and bar seating, all centred around our huge log burner. The perfect place to enjoy a relaxing drink before your meal. Book one of our huge banquet tables for your next function in the Lounge Bar.
The Terrace is a private spot where you’ll really feel like you’ve been whisked away to the famous game lodges of Africa. The terrace is a popular place to eat during the summer months so we recommend that you book in advance.
Our Indoor Dining area is fitted with luxury antique African furniture. The fusion of aromas emanating from the kitchen, accompanied by pulsating African rhythms, soft lighting and a candlelit backdrop make this the perfect romantic spot.
This is 1 of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. We come everytime we stay in paphos. The staff r fantastic & food is top quality.
Vikki K August 18, 2022
A tricky review. Overall I would recommend this restaurant!
We arrived with a reservation at 7pm and were seated in a corner of the restaurant. Ordered drinks (wine, beer... read more and a soft drink) and looked through the menu choices. Opting for beef one fillet one sirloin both medium rare and fish with prawns. The food was preceeded by some fried pitta and bbq dip which was great.
When our main course arrived each was accompanied by some well cooked and seasoned chips (we had a choice). No other veg or side salad. The steaks were ordered with peppercorn sauce and monkey haunch which is a smokey bbq sauce. The steaks were well cooked and good cuts. The fillet was perhaps a little under MR but great. The fish was excellent with a spicey dressing as were the prawns. We finished these and looked forward to a dessert. Sadly the waiting staff numerous but busy elsewhere didn't return for some 45 mins. I suspect this was due to our corner position and the table was allocated for the evening so actually no need to rush. We decided not to stay for a further course.
In summary the restaurant has a great menu and the food is well cooked. The service may feel a little slow but if I am correct in assuming tables are for the evening then this allows diners plenty of time to enjoy the atmosphere. This would be worth considering for future reservations.
118€ for 3 drinks and mains as described
Tour40826832479 August 17, 2022
Had a meal here with the family last night as we are not happy with the hotel offerings and wow what a meal! 3 out of 4 went for the... read more Australian fillet steak and we have to say, it was one of the best steaks we have had worldwide. The blue cheese sauce was also up there with the best. Thanks for a great meal
kevinhsarahh August 17, 2022
The food was fantastic in quality and flavours. My partner, a South African ex-pat, was definitely back on the mother-ship!
The decor is very ‘South African Safari Lodge’... read more with some very quirky art. All of the staff are extremely friendly and attentive and, at the same time, highly professional and efficient.
The chicken wings in Piri-Piri sauce starter, while no problem for curry afficionados, definitely left a pleasant tingle in the mouth. I ordered a full rack of ribs I would have needed to starve for 48 hrs beforehand to have any chance of finishing them but I am informed this is what to expect if you go to a Saffa braai! The rib glaze was excellent and the char-grilled flavour just added to the overall flavour-bomb.
For the wine, we went for a bottle of Laborie Sauvgnon Blanc at Euro 25 which, for the quality of the wine, was excellent value for money. So, while I’m definitely no expert when it comes to the South African vineyards they get their wine from, I am guessing the rest of their wine list is equally as impressive.
On our first visit to this restaurant we were a little troubled by cigarette smoke from adjacent tables (as were a few other guests). We came back a second time anyway, because the food is so good, to find that the restaurant had taken on board the comments of a number of customers and there is now no smoking in the dining area. This is clearly a restaurant that cares about the dining experience of its customers!
This isn’t the cheapest restaurant in Paphos, but if you’re looking for great holiday memories and some of the best food you are going to come across, I think you will be hard–pressed to find better overall value for money anywhere else.
Fredd111 August 14, 2022
Well no words can describe truly how magical and stunning this restaurant is.
After looking into recommended restaurants in Paphos this was top of the list so had to venture... read more out to see for myself.
And was not disappointed no siree.
A short walk from our hotel,we arrived at the lodge 15 mins early
We had made a reservation upon being recommended to and were greeted by a lovely host.
We were taken to our seats out in the courtyard area of the restaurant and it was beautiful
The restaurant interior was truly South African and very cultural
As the restaurant had been described it was spot on.
Our drinks order was swiftly taken and complimentary Deep fried pitta bread with a traditional African dip was served shortly after.
Such a wonderful welcome with attentive staff.
After browsing the menu online previously to our visit.
I knew what I was ordering
The reef and beef
A succulent fillet steak with an abundance of fresh seafood.
I was informed the fillet was a different cut of meat than advertised and would be 6 euros more.
I was happy to pay this and was salivating
My bf ordered the pinko roll-steak sandwich and chips
When our order arrived my dish was accompanied by African red rice and just looked the absolute bomb
A large dish with a rich sauce,but so delicious and full of flavour.
I was given a separate plate for the seafood debris and warm wet wipe for my hands.
My bf dinner looked fabulous too.
Full of colour and flavour.
We wrte checked on regularly and nothing was too much trouble.
The waiter kindly took a lovely picture of us both as we sat under the moonlight enjoying our food.
From start to finish being transported to South Africa whilst in Paphos Cyprus was just 1 memorable experience and my favourite restaurant visited.
5* all the way
Thank-you The Lodge
You were fantastic
Mitchy3821 August 14, 2022
Visited while on holiday. Pre book as the place does get busy.
Lovely steak and great recommendations from the staff. Will definitely visit again when in Paphos.
lucymI3327HW August 14, 2022
We had a fantastic dinner and evening here; my gf is South African and she loved it! It was booked as a surprise treat for her and she was delighted... read more with the food and the decor of the place too. And for me it was great to get her advice and that of the staff on what to go for. Ribs was the favourite amongst the 2 adults and 3 kids but we also had boerewers and mealiepop, and some wings, all of which great. The bottle of 7even Pinotage was seriously good too. Final thing is that its a family run place - so important I think - and we got the chance to meet and chat to the lovely owners for a bit. All round, I'd recommend this to anyone
dougala2016 August 10, 2022
Atmosphere, surroundings, service all suited to this brilliant restaurant. Staff have good knowledge of the food, sauces, origins and able to describe there personal choices. Desert and cocktails Brill, steak... read more star of the show.
joncolli August 10, 2022
The food was fantastic in quality and flavours. My partner, a South African ex-pat, was definitely back on the mother-ship! The Piri-Piri sauce, while no problem for curry afficionados, definitely... read more left a tingle in the mouth. I ordered a full rack of ribs I would have needed to starve for 48 hrs beforehand to have any chance of finishing them but I am informed this is what to expect if you go to a Saffa braai! The rib glaze was excellent and the char-grilled flavour just added to the overall flavour-bomb.
For the wine, we went for a bottle of Laborie Sauvgnon Blanc at Euro 25 which, for the quality of the wine, was excellent value for money. So, while I’m definitely no expert when it comes to the South African vineyards they get their wine from, I am guessing the rest of their wne list is equally as impressive.
The downside of the meal was that the outside area is walled-in. When we visited on a previous evening (they were full that day, so ths is a restaurant definitely worth booking in advance) the owners showed us around and when we asked about cigarette smoke we were told there was only a few certain seats people could go to, to smoke (that’s our recollection, at least). So, it was a bit of a surprise and disappointment to have a couple on the next table both light-up cigarettes while they ordered, and between every course, and at the end of the meal. With the tables so close together and the enclosed walling, the smoke was eye-wateringly thick. My partner raised this with the waiter who apologised, but also then went to get them an ashtray! (A few mixed-messages there, perhaps)
So, all those lovely food flavours marred by the smell and taste of cigarettes a shame for us and a travesty for all the chef’s excellent skills.
Would I go again? Yes, if only to see the look on the face of a South African who tells me this is some of the best South African food she has ever tasted.