has a range of fine restaurants and simple eateries
to satisfy nearly everyone’s preferences, serving
delicious ethnic dishes, the ubiquitous international
cuisine, fast food or slow food, as your heart desires.
The merits and activities of Slow Food in Bodrum are
discussed elsewhere in this magazine; here our staff
writers have composed a short list of places recommended
for a pleasurable dining experience. Clearly our list
is far from being complete since the Bodrum peninsula
has hundreds places to eat, many of which deserve some
degree of recognition. What we have prepared for you
are just a few thumbnail sketches of restaurants where,
we believe, your taste buds will find delight –
the others you can discover yourself.
The west side of the Bodrum harbor, where the Bodrum
Marina is located, has come into its own as an area
of fashionable restaurants.
Popular with many sailors but open to all, and also
located in the marina, is the Marina Yacht Club, a restaurant
with a claim that the chefs are numbered among the “national
top ten”. Great view, friendly service and Italian
as well as Mediterranean dishes served here.
Old Bodrum aficionados are well familiar with the Denizhan
restaurant in Konacik, virtually on the outskirts of
Bodrum, for years now serving excellent mezes and specializing
in steaks and other meat dishes. Now Denizhan has a
Café and Restaurant at No. 92/B Neyzen Tevfik
Street, right in the heart of Bodrum. Specialties of
this elegantly decorated venue are seafood, Italian
dishes, cakes and desserts – all top notch.
We would be remiss if we ended our quick overview without
mention of Kavakli Köftecisi, a simple eatery in
Yalikavak that serves only meatballs and a local beans-and-onions
salad but is so renowned that it is patronized by the
“Who’s Who” of Turkey. You don’t
need an address, just come to Yalikavak and ask anyone.