Restaurants

Top Choice Mediterranean in Datça

Culinarium

The three-course set menu (₺65) is a gourmet experience at this Turkish-German restaurant, its wraparound bar gazing at Bozburun and Symi. Favourite dishes are zucchini flowers stuffed with fish and prawns and a bon…
Top Choice Cafe in Datça

Café Inn

With its nose poking into the surf from Kumluk Plajı, this breezy and chilled hang-out with beach-house furniture serves a decent cappuccino and dishes from a full range of dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) to börek a…
Turkish in Selimiye

Bülent'in Mutfağı

From a tiny kitchen next to Migros supermarket at the marina, Bülent serves al fresco diners cuisine that combines the joys of home cooking with İstanbul-style mezes. Go for any of a dozen olive oil–drenched goodies…
Desserts in Selimiye

Paprika

The name and the Julius Meinl shop sign outside this tiny gleaming-white cottage facing the marina might have some thinking they'd arrived in Macarıstan (Hungary). Not quite… This all-Turkish establishment focuses o…
Steak in Bozburun

Osman's Place/Gordon Restaurant

One of the more reasonably priced waterfront options, this double-moniker restaurant offers Lavazza coffee, shop-made cake and a range of Turkish and international mains. Steaks, the owner-chef's speciality, include…
Turkish in Datça

Zekeriya Sofrası

The pre-prepared and made-to-order dishes in this bright eatery on the main drag allow a great-value sampling of Turkish home cooking. The steam trays contain all sorts of meat and vegetable creations from as far af…
Seafood in Bozburun

Bozburun Restaurant

A favourite of Bill Gates, who visited in 2006, this decades-old restaurant has a great harbourside location near the customs office and lighthouse, with outside seating to enjoy it. Dozens of different mezes are pr…
Turkish in Selimiye

S.U.P.

This new waterfront restaurant-cafe serves locally sourced 'gourmet fast food' – ızgara (grilled) dishes like köfte and chicken şiş – village bread and homemade lemonade. But its real raison d'être is to rent out st…
Turkish in Selimiye

Falcon

This old standby has a stone oven for delicious pide (₺11 to ₺16) and a tile one for lamb and chicken dishes. The Falcon has never stopped talking about the day in 1999 when a Greek boat disgorged Princes William an…
Seafood in Selimiye

Aurora

Set in an antique stone house on the seafront, Aurora is serious about mezes and seafood. Some 50 mezes are produced every day, along with a multitude of fish mains and charcoal-grilled steaks. Hosts Hüseyin and Suz…