, United Kingdom
November 5, 2003
First, the "French" restaurant in the main hotel. Dinner was very average, but very pretentiously described and served. The accompanying vegetables would be identical whatever you ordered, and got very dull after the third night. No sign at all of all the lovely local produce we saw in the markets at Limassol. Dessert was of the rather elaborate, but tasting of plastic foam variety I'd not enjoyed in bad B&B's in England 10 years ago. Also despite being on half board we were still charged for every single drink (oh yes, even the water again, and tea or coffee) with the meals, which ran up quite a bill because we REALLY NEEDED that wine or beer!
Lunch in the casual bistro: a major source of amusement was trying to guess which elements of the dish as described on the menu would be left out, as nothing ever turned up exactly as advertised. When we requested the missing items we were met with a degree of incomprehension and hostility. Standard of food (pizzas, burgers and salad type stuff) was very slightly better than that offered by motorway service stations in the UK.
From journal Le Meridien and Limassol - Just Don't!!