As work continues along Phase 3 of Fethiye harbour, the businesses that have set up along Phase 2 are starting to take root and embed themselves in the hope the hope of becoming a permanent feature of the Fethiye scenery. Competition is tough – there are a lot of restaurants – but, especially at weekends, there are also a lot of people and the harbour is a happy place to be when the promenaders are out in numbers.
Outdoor seating lines the marina’s edge and, inside, for evenings and when the weather isn’t so good, there’s a traditional wood-burning soba. These things work! Inside, a toasty cosy atmosphere has been created.
We haven’t eaten at Kuzey, but we’ve seen food coming out for other customers and it’s only a matter of time before we do try it out. Simple grilled or sautéed seafood served with salad seems to be their speciality, but they have typical burger snacks, ekmek (sandwiches) and the like on the menu too.
The next year or so is going to be interesting for Fethiye as a whole. There has been (and it’s still continuing of course) a lot of change, and 2013 is going to be the year where the new Phase 2 businesses that took much of 2012 setting themselves up, can take stock and see how how the land lies for them. Some are already established and very much on people’s Fethiye-harbour-radar. Others are just starting to push forward and make themselves known – and Kuzey’s winter, for example, has seen more customers than its opening summer.
Our 2013 blog posts will continue to tell the story of Fethiye and we hope we’re still writing about many of the same businesses this time next year. So, stick around for our regular Fethiye updates as well as our tales of food and travel elsewhere in Turkey. And, for more food stops and watering holes in Fethiye, don’t forget we keep a list of where we’ve been on our Fethiye Eating & Drinking page.
View the location of Kuzey Restaurant on our map of Fethiye.