Turkey's best lahmacun (Arabic-style pizza) restaurants reputedly huddle in Gölbaşı's labyrinth of lanes, and the 'White House' is a great place to try plate-covering pizza sprinkled with spicy ızot. Head upstairs t…
Informal streetside ciğer salonu (simple eateries serving grilled meats) are easy to find throughout the city. Grab a cornerside table at Ikiler, and tuck into a mini-feast of grilled lamb, chicken or liver, served …
The dining room is carved into a rocky bluff overlooking Gölbaşı, but the lovely terrace for dining alfresco beats the cavernous interior. Try the içli köfte (ground lamb and onion with a bulgur coating).
With excellent meze and traditional Turkish mains, the licensed restaurant at the Manici Hotel is an elegant affair framed by paintings of Ottoman Sultans.
Razor-sharp waiters and salubrious surroundings combine with a pictorial menu of grills and local dishes with English translations. For dessert, try the şıllık.
Food is only so-so – the real draw is live music and the view over Gölbaşı from the upstairs terrace.
Skip your hotel's breakfast and instead wolf down gooey honey, pekmez (grape syrup), jam and kaymak (clotted cream) on flat bread. Wash it all down with a large glass of çay or ayran – all for around TL10.
Death by pistachio baklava and pistachio sarması ('vine leaves').