Top Choice Anatolian in Konya

Konak Konya Mutfağı

This traditional restaurant is run by well-known food writer Nevin Halıcı, who puts her personal twist on Turkish classics. Grab an outside table and dine beside vine-draped pillars and a fragrant rose garden. The t…
Top Choice Seafood in Ankara


Ankara's favourite seafood restaurant. Take the waiter's recommendations for the cold meze, then take your pick of the fried and grilled fish – the fried whitebait is a favourite – all perfectly cooked and quick to …
Top Choice Anatolian in Sivas

Sema Hanımın Yeri

The welcoming Madame Sema serves home-cooked food such as içli köfte (meatballs stuffed with spices and nuts) to a packed audience of young locals in this small restaurant snaffled down a backstreet off Inönü Caddes…
Top Choice Kebap in Tokat

Ocakbaşı Mis Kebap

Ask a local where the best Tokat kebaps (and pretty much any other kind of kebap) can be found and there's a good chance they will send you to this bustling, upmarket restaurant with smartly turned-out waiters and o…
Top Choice Anatolian in Konya


Rekindling old recipes from the Seljuk and Ottoman age, this restaurant uses the finest ingredients and cooks everything with panache. Staff are happy to advise on dishes and the setting inside a carefully restored …
Top Choice Anatolian in Safranbolu

Atış Cafe

Safranbolu has cute cafes dishing up regional cuisine aplenty but Atış is our favourite for its genuinely friendly management and solid home-style cooking. Dig into local dishes of peruhi (pasta parcels drenched in …
Italian in Ankara


The capital's classiest Italian restaurant is busy busy busy, with chefs crafting some of Ankara's best pasta and slapping pizzas on the counter for apron-clad waiters to deliver. The choices include antipasti, riso…
Turkish in Amasya

Amasya Şehir Derneği

Beloved by a suited-and-booted clientele, this restaurant has a menu of typical Turkish grills.The balcony is the place to be, especially in the evening when the river views provide a respite from the live music ent…
Turkish in Amasya

Taşhan Restaurant

Built in 1758 as a caravanserai, and now fully restored and remade as a hotel and restaurant, the beautiful Taşhan is Amasya's top ticket for fine dining. The menu is thoroughly traditional Turkish and the ambience,…
Lokanta in Konya

Şifa Lokantası

Super-fast service makes this cheap and cheerful restaurant a favourite with the lunchtime crowd. The pide is filling, fresh and tasty, the kebaps are decent and there's always a couple of veg dishes on offer.