Over the past few months, the world-class Ayia Napa Marina has garnered a reputation as one of the hottest new spots for dining and entertainment on the island. And recently, two of the marina’s most talked about restaurants have been lauded by the esteemed Cyprus Eating Awards 2022; the island’s most prestigious annual culinary institution celebrating the country’s best restaurants. Organized for the past 17 years, the Cyprus Eating Awards pay homage to the island’s top dining establishments. Nominated restaurants are selected by a special committee formed of multiple members and consists of gastronomy experts specializing in dining.

In the lead-up to this year’s awards, the hip and dreamy Riva Beachouse has scooped a nomination for ‘Best Beach Bar/Restaurant’, while the glamorous gourmet L’Atelier Robuchon has been nominated in ‘Best New Entry’ category. The two establishments may be new kids on the Cyprus culinary block, but they have fast become the talk of the town, having earned a superb reputation for their unique atmosphere and fine cuisine. Despite having only recently opened their doors, the notable recognition pays testimony to both restaurant’s dedication to excellence and commitment to offering outstanding service and an all-round superior gastronomic experience. Here’s all you need to know about these two new culinary gems.

Ayia Napa Marina Riva Beachouse Eating Awards

Riva Beachouse – A world of fine flavours by the Med

Complete with sun loungers by the water’s edge and a sparkling infinity pool, Riva Beachouse is the ideal destination for chilled-out days by Ayia Napa’s azure seas. Paying homage to the iconic decades of the ‘60s and ‘70s, the destination has fast become a firm favourite with discerning locals and seasoned travellers looking to please their taste buds by the island’s east coast.

The venue’s sleek open kitchen has been specially designed to ensure patrons enjoy watching the Riva chefs in action, while the outdoor space has been created with relaxation in mind, complete with a shimmering pool and direct access to an organized beach. As for the culinary offering, customers have been delighting the palate with refreshing salads, light beachy snacks, meat, and fish grilled to perfection with a creative twist, as well as a selection of maki and temaki.

L’Atelier Robuchon – A true taste of star quality 

Bon vivants have been gravitating towards L’Atelier Robuchon in the heart of Ayia Napa Marina’s Commercial Village this past summer for a taste of the finest French-inspired haute cuisine. Continuing the legacy of the late Michelin-starred Joël Robuchon – the chef world-renowned holding the highest record of Michelin Guide stars ever awarded – his highly reputed restaurant is revered by gourmands across the globe and has also won numerous awards over the years.

Ayia Napa Marina L'Atelier Robuchon Eating Awards

At L’Atelier Robuchon in Ayia Napa Marina, each carefully crafted and perfectly presented dish is served in an iconic black and red environment that exudes refined glamour. Customer favourites include among other dishes, the Langoustine ravioli with black truffle and foie gras sauce, the Teppanyaki sole meunière and the milk-fed lamb cutlets.  Truly elevating gastronomic standards on the island, the restaurant offers diners an entirely novel experience, while the recent nomination further enhances the restaurant’s outstanding reputation.

Keen to support Riva Beachouse and L’Atelier Robuchon in the build-up to the highly anticipated autumn Cyprus Eating Awards ceremony? Place your votes online here or support the establishment by voting via SMS until 30 September 2022.

  • For L’Atelier Robuchon by sending EA13 YOUR NAME & SURNAME at 5588 (i.e., EA13 George Georgiou).
  • For Riva Beachouse by sending EA84 YOUR NAME & SURNAME at 5588 (i.e., EA84 George Georgiou).

Voting via SMS has an additional charge of €1.02 (including VAT, Νetsmart).

For more information about dining and entertainment at Ayia Napa Marina, please visit marinaayianapa.com/dining-entertainment