Top Choice Modern Turkish in Eceabat

Kilye Suvla Lokanta

Suvla's 60 hectares of certified organic vineyards are located near Kabatepe on the opposite side of the peninsula, but its winery, complete with an ultra-stylish garden restaurant, tasting room and produce store, i…
Top Choice Tapas in Tekirdağ

Umurbey Winehouse

This eatery near the oceanfront in Tekirdağ belongs to Umurbey Vineyards. Located around 800m down the hill from the bus station, the main focus of the menu is shared tapas – try the tasting plate (₺17) or the local…
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Barba Yorgo Taverna

A good time is assured at this atmospheric village restaurant overlooking vineyards and the 1780 Ayios Yioryios church. The menu includes goat stew, wonderfully tender octopus and platefuls of meze, all washed down …
Top Choice Seafood in Çanakkale


On the corner of the Aynalı Çarşı, this no-frills place named in honour of a plentiful local fish (sardalya means sardine) serves everything from superfresh balık ekmek (fish sandwiches) to tasty plates of midye tav…
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Mustafanın Kayfesi

Look for the free-standing bell tower of the Ayia Marina church to find this welcoming cafe, which is tucked into the adjacent garden. The village-style breakfast is delicious, and the Turkish coffee is the best on …
Turkish in Gallipoli Peninsula

Doyuranlar Aile Çay ve Gözleme

The village women in charge of this roadside eatery and çay bahçesi (tea garden) midway between Eceabat and Kabatepe serve up huge breakfast platters, köfte (meatballs) and menemen (eggs scrambled with white cheese,…
Sweets in Çanakkale

Babalık Peynir Helvası

Peynir helvası (a dessert of flour or semolina, butter and sugar) is the showcase dish at this family-owned business. Try it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (₺5) as an essential mid-afternoon snack.
International in Çanakkale

Cafe du Port

The restaurant at Hotel Limani is popular for good reason. The glass-fronted building on the kordon (waterfront promenade) is stylish and inviting; the chefs are the most versatile in Çanakkale; and the service is b…
Cafe in Gökçeada

Nostos Cafe

Established in 1860, and still run by descendants of the original owners, this cafe in the Greek hilltop village of Zeytinli is a brilliant spot for a bracing cup of robust dibek coffee. The house-made lemonade is v…
Turkish in Edirne

Balkan Piliç

The piliç (chicken) roasting in the window signals the house speciality at this extremely popular esnaf lokanta (eatery serving ready-made food). Order a porsyon (portion) with a side order of pilav (plain rice or r…