Restaurants

Top Choice Mediterranean in Kayaköy

İzela Restaurant

This lovely restaurant is located in the lush grounds of Günay's Garden, with its poolside bar for aperitifs. It specialises in Mediterranean cuisine, with more than a tip of the hat to modern Turkish, and serves ge…
Top Choice Turkish in Kaplan

Kaplan Dağ Restoran

One of our favourite restaurants in provincial Turkey, Tiger Mountain, offers superbly prepared local dishes with lashings of olive oil and wild herbs. Seasonal mezes like fish in soya oil and stuffed zucchini flowe…
Top Choice Turkish in Western Districts

Asitane

This elegant restaurant next to the Kariye Museum (Chora Church) serves Ottoman dishes devised for the palace kitchens at Topkapı, Edirne and Dolmabahçe. Its chefs have been tracking down historic recipes for years,…
Top Choice Turkish in Kaş

Hünkâr Ocakbaşı

For a quick but quality lunch, local foodies recommend this clean and friendly eatery serving everything from light lunches (the bijou ₺2 lahmacun might be the smallest pizza you ever see) to kebaps, mixed grills an…
Top Choice Turkish in Çıralı

Yöruk Restaurant

Just after the bridge into Çıralı, the village's best restaurant feels like a Yöruk nomad camp with its central fire and tented section. Behind a counter heaving with mezes and seafood, the open kitchen turns out el…
Top Choice Turkish in Kalkan

Mussakka

With its pink theme and wood burner, this casually elegant eatery offers sea views, good service and dishes from champagne and scampi risotto to the recommended house moussaka, cooked saç kavurma (stir-fried) style …
Top Choice Seafood in Bodrum Town

Orfoz

Often cited as one of Turkey's best fish restaurants, this restaurant next door to the landmark Zeki Müren Art Museum, named after one of Turkey's greatest singers, serves delectable seafood such as oysters with par…
Top Choice Seafood in Fethiye

Hilmi

This stylish little eatery with blue and red chairs at white tables allows you to experience the buzz of the Fish Market without purchasing from the fishmongers. The delightful mezes and mains include calamari, octo…
Top Choice Seafood in Dalyan

Kordon

Dalyan's long-established (since 1987) fish restaurant, Kordon has a riverside garden with a commanding position near where the excursion boats moor. Ichthyophobes can choose from a large selection of steaks and gri…
Top Choice Turkish in Fethiye

Paşa Kebab

Nearly always bustling, and with a menu that's something of a novella, Paşa does a fine line in Turkish staples. If you're hungry, try the Paşa Special, a gigantic and delicious kebap concoction of beef, tomato, bul…