Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Ankara

Balıkçıköy

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 …
International in Ankara

La Gioia

This ever-so swanky cafe-bistro at the heart of the embassy district looks seriously Parisian – as do much of the clientele. If you're in need of a break from the endless kebaps of central Turkey then you'll enjoy t…
Seafood in Ankara

Marmaris Balikçisi

At this well-regarded, and very fairly priced, seafood restaurant, with its suitably blue-and-white oceanic theme, you can pluck your creature of the deep off its bed of ice and have it quickly grilled or fried up a…
International in Ankara

Leman Kültür

Named after a cult Turkish comic strip – and decorated accordingly – this is the pre-party pick for a substantial feed and for spotting beautiful young educated things. The food is generally of the meatballs, burger…
Kebap in Ankara

Ata İskender

If we're in the mood for Urfa kebap or İskender kebap (or Bursa kebap; döner kebap on fresh pide and topped with tomato sauce and browned butter) in Ankara, this is where we head. It's nothing fancy, just a typical …
Turkish in Ankara

Kınacızade Konağı

This Ottoman house serves up a range of typical Turkish kebap dishes alongside cheaper pide and delicious gözleme (savoury pancake). The shady courtyard, enclosed by picturesque timber-framed facades in various stat…
Desserts in Ankara

Elizinn

You like sweet and naughty things? Then you, alongside zillions of locals who pour in here every afternoon, will love Elizinn and its irresistible range of pastries, cakes and other sugar-coated treats. It also does…
Burgers in Ankara

Big Baker

Gourmet burgers have hit Ankara and this place is one of the best in town to sink your teeth into one. There are Mexican-style, goat's cheese, and BBQ burger options or for a truly Turkish take on the humble burger …
Italian in Ankara

Mezzaluna

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 Ankara

Mangal

For over 20 years this neighbourhood star has been churning out perfectly prepared pide and every kind of kebap or grilled meat you can think of as well as many you can't. It's fairly smart, which makes the decent p…