Columbia Restaurants is an experienced company which began its journey in 1998, following its establishment as the restaurant division under Schoeller Holdings. It has since developed to become a leading company in its own right within the catering industry of Cyprus. Since 1998, Columbia Restaurants has had the exclusive franchise rights to operate PizzaExpress, an international restaurant chain with over 500 restaurants across the UK and around the world, whilst adding to its portfolio in 2001, the Marzano concept in Cyprus.
Columbia Restaurants are also responsible for Columbia Plaza, one of the largest and most reputable multipurpose centres, unique to the island of Cyprus. Columbia Plaza offers state-of-the-art entertainment, dining, business venues and town houses right in the centre of Limassol’s old town.
Since opening its doors to eager crowds in November 2008, it has filled an important niche in the Cypriot market offering an array of dining and event venues in one easily accessible location. These include the award winning Columbia Steak House, La Boca Italian restaurant, the Plaza Café, 7 Seas Music Bar, the multi-functional Venue Centre, which acts as a banqueting hall and is also a Certified Training Centre and the Plaza Gallery. The modern architecture and innovative interior design coupled with businesses offering diverse and affordable services make the Columbia Plaza a bustling cosmopolitan meeting place. With its own unique multi-level townhouses and car park with a beautiful courtyard terrace with seating, it is truly an oasis in the heart of Limassol.
A milestone in the company’s history came with the development of the Centralised Kitchen, warehouse facilities and corporate offices. Through the central kitchen and warehousing facilities the company has the capabilities to supply not only its own restaurant venues but also others within all cities of Cyprus. The central kitchen also provides outside catering for events as well as working closely with the Columbia Hotels.