Babzen Kebab – A Welcome Sight In Çalış

It was late winter and we were walking down the street into Çalış, one day. As we turned the corner and peered over the wall that was once Lokal, we saw a few guys in discussion. A shout of hello and a guy we've known for some time came running over. It was owner of King's Garden Restaurant, Salih. … [Read more...]

Fethiye March News – Spring Has Sprung

It's that time again where we look back on what's happened during the previous month. Our Fethiye news for March is packed, as usual, and, for once, it's a tad late on purpose. A little break from the laptop over the Easter weekend - and very nice it's been, too. It's a bit of a cheat as I've still … [Read more...]

Babadağ Kafeterya – Perfect Snack Food Simplicity

Eating; most definitely one of our favourite pastimes. We cook Turkish recipes at home and we also love to eat out, too. Yeah, we love us a posh treat every now and then: a seafood feast at Girida, perhaps, or a steak at Çarıklı Et. But Fethiye is also blessed with oodles of places from where you … [Read more...]

Charcoal Palace – Mangal Saray Restaurant, Çalış: Our Guilty Pleasure

You wouldn't know it was there, if you didn't know it was there. And we don't just mean the restaurant we're going to write about; Charcoal Palace - Mangal Saray in Çalış. We're talking about its location, too. Bedesten Bazaar, the little square where Charcoal Palace resides, is not the type of … [Read more...]

Begonya Ev Yemekleri, Çalış – Turkish Kitchen Meets English Tearoom

Update 2018 - Begonya Ev Yemekleri has moved since we wrote this article. They’re now on a side street near the state hospital in Çalış, the road facing Alo 24. All the same pretty furnishings and daily menu of traditional Turkish foods... So, what's going on with the title of this post, then? … [Read more...]

Sarge’s Place, Çalış – Pub Grub & A Cosy Atmosphere

It's been a relatively short career, so far, our time at Sarge's Place in Çalış. It's not the sort of place we'd go to usually - well, we don't live in that area, and, if we are around there, it's usually to go Sunday food shopping at the market, followed by a hello and a catch up with friends at … [Read more...]

Lukka Cafe, Restaurant & Bar – Another Taste Bud Tempter Along Çalış Beach

There's a bit of a back story to the Lukka Bar Restaurant & Cafe scenario, so we guess we should start there, really. You see, Lukka is this bar/restaurant that's been there, sat at the end of the main stretch of Çalış Beach for quite some time. Five years, actually, when we asked owner, Aydın, … [Read more...]

Lighthouse Restaurant – Simple & Colourful Dining Along Çalış Beach

Lighthouse Restaurant Pide and Pizza, Çalış Beach - a new one for us (or, at least it was when we first wrote this post). Springtime always sees us trying out new places. Why? Because... The mild winter has meant that Spring has sprung early in Fethiye. And, whenever that happens, it's nigh on … [Read more...]

Çalış Kebabs & Dürüm – A Favourite Fethiye Kebab Haunt

"When we eat out, where would you say we go most?" "If we're in Fethiye, Popeye's boat or the kebab place if we're in Çalış." "Yeah, I think that, too...so why have we never written about the kebab place in Çalış?" This was a little conversation between me and Barry a short while back - and … [Read more...]

Calisto Pizza & Beer By The Sea – Don’t Mind If We Do

Çalış Beach in winter always interests us because you get the odd business or two that seem much more lively in the daytime than they do in the busy summer season. Yeah, we know it's the change in weather and all that but you just get used to seeing quiet day times. Then, all of a sudden, there's … [Read more...]