Restaurants

Top Choice Turkish in Eskişehir

Avlu

Avlu restaurant should be your go-to spot if you're only in town for a night. Its hotel location within a beautifully restored Ottoman mansion in Eskişehir's Odunpazarı historic district is elegant; the kitchen turn…
Top Choice Köfte in İznik

Köfteci Yusuf

This friendly local chain is famous for its plump and juicy köfte (meatballs); it even has its own brand of ayran (yoghurt drink) and an on-site butcher. Accompany your köfte with another meat such as kuzu şiş (roas…
Top Choice Seafood in Eskişehir

Mezze

Aegean style comes to Anatolia at the excellent Mezze. Whitewashed decor brings to mind lazy lunches along Turkey's western coastline, and the shared meze plates and seafood are excellent. Sit back with river views …
Top Choice Kebap in Bursa

Kebapçı İskender

This refuge for serious carnivores is famous nationwide – it is one of two eateries in Bursa claiming to be where the legendary İskender kebap was created in 1867. The wood-panelled interior with tiled pillars and s…
Top Choice Anatolian in Afyon

Mihrioğlu Konağı

Set in an Ottoman house in the old town, Mihrioğlu offers a menu of Anatolian classics: zeytinyağlı (olive oil) based dishes, börek (filled pastry), saç kavurma (stir-fried cubed meat dish), çöp şiş (şiş kebap serve…
Seafood in Bursa

Sakarya Caddesi Fish Restaurants

In the former Jewish quarter, about a 10-minute walk from Ulu Camii, cobbled Sakarya Caddesi is a busy lane of fish restaurants. Crowds wander between the al fresco tables, joined by waiters carrying trays of rakı (…
International in Eskişehir

Cafe Del Mundo

This cosy and colourful bar – created by travellers, for travellers – is the friendliest spot in town. The cheery yellow building near Barlar Sokak is splendidly decorated with assorted international memorabilia (li…
Barbecue in Afyon

Bolu Dağı Mangalevi

Part of an Anatolian chain, and a fun and well-priced place to dine. Tasty köfte, chicken, steaks and skewers are all grilled to perfection for local families in a modern ambience with a touch of mountain-style deco…
Cafe in Uludağ

İnkaya Tarihi Çınaraltı Çay Bahçesi

For a break from the city in cooler climes, head to this tea garden in İnkaya village, 7km from Bursa towards the mountain. Enjoy çay, snacks and views under the abundant foliage of the village's celebrated 600-year…
Turkish in Sagalassos

Sagalassos Lodge & Spa

Options at this recently opened hotel include relaxing in the view-friendly dining room, or celebrating Anatolian mountain sunshine outside around the swimming pool. The menu veers towards kebaps and köfte, but meze…