Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Taşucu

Deniz Kizi

The kind of fish restaurant you hope for when visiting the Med, the 'Mermaid' does superfresh fish, simply and with real generosity of spirit. Housed in a lovely, solid stone building by the waterfront, with a rooft…
Top Choice Anatolian in Antakya

Hatay Sultan Sofrası

Antakya's premier spot for affordable tasty meals, this bustling place is just the ticket to dive into Hatay's fusion of Middle Eastern and Turkish cuisine. The articulate manager loves to guide diners through the m…
Top Choice Seafood in Narlıkuyu

Narlıkuyu

Spanning a lovely terrace on one arm of Narlıkuyu's little cove, this seafood restaurant of the same name is a delight. Seafood meals come complete with huge piles of salads and scrumptious meze, including pickled k…
Top Choice Kebap in Adana

Öz Asmaaltı

This local favourite may look like just another Adana kebap salonu, but the mains and mezes are a cut above. This is the place to try Adana kebap, and you'll get mezes, salad and perhaps kadayıf (dough soaked in syr…
Top Choice Kebap in Antakya

Çağlayan Restaurant

Döner kebap places may be a dime a dozen on Hürriyet Caddesi, but Çağlayan's dürüm are in a league of their own – spectacularly tasty and so packed full of goodies that one is a feast all by itself. Make sure to ord…
Top Choice Turkish in Alanya

İskele Sofrası

Three generations of the friendly Öz family run this restaurant, uphill from the harbour. There are never less than 10 mezes on at once – perhaps girit ezmesi, an unforgettable mash of feta, walnuts and olive oil. A…
Kebab in Kızkalesi

Zeugma

The best in a row of welcoming mangal (barbecue)/pide places on the main strip, Zeugma does spot-on mercimek çorbası (lentil soup, served with bread, herbs, pickled chillies, lemon and a drizzle of chilli oil – a li…
Turkish in Silifke

Tekin Ali Usta

Just what you want from a classic lokanta (eatery serving ready-made food) and kebap salonu: friendly owners, bang-on renditions of lahmacun (Arabic-style pizza), mercimek çorbasi (lentil soup served with bread, her…
Anatolian in Alanya

Sofra

Sofra is a rare and refreshing thing in central Alanya: a traditional Turkish lokanta (eatery serving ready-made food) with unfussy, home-cooked food made by people who make you feel genuinely welcome. Ottoman veal …
Turkish in Antakya

Anadolu Restaurant

Popular with families, the local glitterati and the expense-account brigade, Antakya's culinary hotspot serves a long list of fine mezes on gold-coloured tablecloths in a splendid al fresco garden where the palm tre…