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...]

Çarıklı Et Restaurant, Fethiye – Everything But The Moo…And The Baa

To all of our fellow carnivorous fans of Fethiye out there, this post is (mainly) for you! There are oodles of places to eat around Fethiye, serving all manner of international and Turkish dishes, whether they be meat, seafood or vegetable. Some restaurants serve a happy mix of everything. And we … [Read more...]

Kukina Caferia, Fethiye – A Bit Of Urban Mediterranean In Town

Young people introducing new places and business ideas. That's what we really love to see in Fethiye - and Kukina Caferia is one of those ideas. A couple of years ago, the beginning of this story would have a been slightly more difficult - trying to explain to you where Kukina Caferia actually is … [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...]

Seçkin Restaurant, Fethiye – Lokanta Dining Heaven

The traditional Turkish lokanta - one of life's great eating pleasures! And, fortunately for us, Fethiye has a good few lokantas to choose from where you can go and fill yourself up on any combination of comforting, homemade Turkish dishes at prices that don't make your eyes water when you ask for … [Read more...]

Kırkpınar Restaurant – Good Mountain Village Grub

As you know, if you read this blog often, when we have friends or family over to visit in winter, we're quite partial to a little drive up into the mountains beyond Üzümlü to Kırkpınar. This is especially fun in the winter months because you can sometimes be thigh-deep in snow. But it doesn't … [Read more...]

Seafood Meze At Denizatı Restaurant – Easy On The Bread!

This is a post for seafood lovers everywhere. Turkish meze is, for us, the best way to eat - small portions, some of which arrive to the table over a period of time so as not to fill you up too quickly. Leisurely dining at its best, where food, conversation - and often alcohol, too - blend together … [Read more...]