Even if you stay in an all-inclusive resort, you should not miss the opportunity to eat outside the hotel complex from time to time. You will find amazing Turkish food and local Antalyan food to taste in the Antalya Province.
There are countless restaurants and pubs that are worth a visit and provide an authentic atmosphere.
We have put together a small selection for you here.
1. Seraser Fine Dining (Antalya Kaleiçi)
Located in Kaleiçi, Antalya's old town, Seraser Restaurant is considered to be the best fine dining establishment in Antalya. The courtyard of the 300-year-old Ottoman house is ornamented with tall palm trees and flowers and orange trees stand in front of the old stone walls. The tables almost disappear into the greenery.
The interior of the restaurant is nicely decorated with chandeliers, sculptures, ornaments, and hand-carved furniture, giving it a cozy elegant flair reminiscent of days long gone.
Turkish and international cuisine of the highest standards are served in a very special atmosphere. An ideal place for couples (or those who want to be), small business events, and meetings.
Address: Tuzcular Mah. Karanlık Sok. No:18 Kaleiçi, 07100 Antalya
2. Ulupınar Fish Restaurant (Çıralı)
Even in midsummer, the water from the small river that comes from the Taurus Mountains is freezing cold. At this restaurant, wooden benches and tables are placed under trees in the middle of the greenery directly on the shore of the river and some are even built on stakes in the river. The atmosphere here is casual.
The sound of the river and the chirping of the crickets are the background music in this fish restaurant. Fresh fish in all imaginable variations is served. The fish are bred in fish farms right next to the restaurant. If you want, you can take a look at them. A romantic place where nature lovers get their money's worth. This place offers a welcome cooling in the high summer heat.
Ulupınar Fish Restuarant is located in Olympos Beydağları National Park, which was established in 1972 and covers almost 34.5 hectares, near Kemer close to Çıralı.
Address: Ulupınar, Ulupınar Köyü Yolu, 07980 Kemer, Antalya
3. Berberoğlu Restaurant (Ormana)
In the middle of the forest adjacent to a small mountain village, Berberoğlu Restaurant is located about 70 kilometers north of Manavgat. Vegetables are grown in the garden, and the herbs come from the neighboring mountains. Ecological cuisine is the priority here. Turkish specialties are cooked with organic ingredients from the surrounding area. The lamb is particularly recommended. Those who come here for breakfast are well-fed for the rest of the day. The Serpme breakfast served here is so varied and rich.
The restaurant is located in a 300 year old button house, built of only stone and boards without nails or cement. The button houses of Ormana are now protected monuments. On the way here, it's worth visiting Altınbeşık Cave. Perhaps you would like to go mushroom picking in the mountains? The morel, the second most expensive mushroom in the world after the truffle, can be found here.
The relaxed atmosphere alone is enough to make you forget the stress of everyday life. Yoga lessons and small events are held here from time to time.
We recommend renting a car to get to Ormana. If you don't want to do that, you can join one of the organized tours that start from Belek or Avsallar.
Address: Ormana, 07691 Ibradı, Antalya
4. Harbor Restaurants (Kaş)
The picturesque little village of Kaş is located about 180 kilometers southwest of Antalya. Until the 1970s, this small village was only accessible by a donkey path and there was no tourism. However, Kaş used to be an important fishing port and is still frequented by boats and yachts. Directly opposite is the easternmost inhabited Greek island, Kastellorizo. The trip to this island takes only 30 minutes by boat. Due to the proximity to Greece, restaurants serve Greek dishes, as well as Turkish.
The entire downtown area of Kaş with narrow, cobblestone streets and typical Greek houses is now a protected area and offers dreamlike scenery in front of the harbor. Numerous restaurants and pubs have opened here, offering a fantastic view of the sea.
Address: Liman Sok. No4, Kaş, Antalya
5. Selected Resort Hotels
All beach resort hotels have their own restaurants, usually offering an open buffet. Many resorts have additional a la carte restaurants, some all inclusive hotels even have 8 or more.
Among other things, Turkish, Ottoman, Italian, and French cuisine are usually offered in these resorts and the concepts are often developed by Michelin star chefs. These include the Barut Collection of Hotels and the Max Royal, Kemer.
In beach resort hotels, only those who stay in the hotel are allowed to dine.
6. Famous Kitchen (Antalya Kaleiçi)
Antalya's old town will enchant you with its old, winding, cobblestones streets. The houses themselves are partly from the Ottoman era. During your stroll through Kaleiçi, you will quickly discover that there are numerous cafes and small eateries hidden among the sights and souvenir stores here.
Kaleiçi is famous for its midiye, fried mussels on a small wooden skewer. It should be enjoyed with an ice-cold beer. If you like, try some dolma, or stuffed grape leaves.
Address: Kaleiçi Antalya
7. Varuna Gezgin Cafe (Antalya Kaleiçi)
Surrounded by the mystical atmosphere of Kaleiçi, Varun Gezgin Café is located in an old Ottoman house. Tall bookshelves cover the interior of the café and bougainvillea grows in the garden in between the shady trees.
Simple tables with colorful tabletops and color-coordinated chairs stand on the stone floor in the garden, creating a feel-good atmosphere that backpacker especially appreciate.
Varuna Gezgin Café is best known for its rich breakfast selection. In addition, small dishes of Turkish and international cuisine are offered, and gluten-free options are also available. If you like, just have a beer, a glass of wine, or enjoy your rakı with some appetizers or mezes.
Address: Kılınçarslan, Zafer Sk. No:30, 07100 Muratpaşa, Antalya
8. Al Abir Live Lebanon (Belek)
Al Abir is an Arabic female name and translates to the aroma or scent of flowers. This restaurant at The Land of Legends will take you to the world of Lebanon. On this journey, discover the endless variety of Lebanese cuisine and taste flavor combinations unfamiliar to the European taste palate.
The atmosphere inside is in tune with the overall concept. Oriental lamps reflect subtle light on the small Arabic tables and make the place feel authentic, almost as if you are in another country.
Address: The Land of Legends, Kadriye, Atatürk Cad. 515-1, 07500 Serik, Antalya
9. Dimçayı Pınarbaşı (Alanya)
Dimçayı is a small river that winds through the mountains in a narrow valley, north of Alanya. On its banks there are numerous restaurants, wooden benches and tables are placed under trees in the middle of the greenery right on the bank, some are even built on stakes in the river. Here the atmosphere is casual. Seating areas are carved into the hillside, providing welcome cooling in the summer, when it's 40 degrees.
The restaurant serves farm-raised trout and a variety of appetizers. The gözleme is especially good with a glass of tea.
Those who wish can also swim in the river, but it's ice cold. From Alanya, bus line 10 goes to Dimçayı every hour between 07:00 and 20:00. To explore more in the area we recommend renting a car, then you can also visit Dim cave and the dam.
Address: Dim Çayı Mah Baraj Yolu Cad. 9.Km, 07450 Alanya
10. Nensie's Boutique Hotel (Antalya Kaleiçi)
This small boutique hotel in Kaleiçi, Antalya's old town, will impress with its authentic atmosphere. Huge chandeliers throw decent light on the vintage-style interior. Understated luxury is everywhere, including the wine and tapas bar, where Turkish appetizers or mezes and wine are served. Those who wish can sit in the green guest garden under trees and colorful flowers.
The charming couple that operates this family-run restaurant describes its motto as "emotional luxury"
Address: Kılınçarslan, Hıdırlık Sk. No: 18, 07100 Muratpaşa/Antalya
11. Mini Mutfak (Alanya)
In this small restaurant in Alanya's city center, everything tastes just like home. Turkish home cooking is lovingly prepared and skillfully served here.
The selection of dishes is almost unlimited and the prices are moderate. The cozy atmosphere makes the restaurant popular with locals, expats, and tourists alike.
Address: Şekerhane, Kalgıdım Sk., 07400 Alanya
12. NEMO Restaurant & Lodge (Belek)
In this restaurant, the walls and ceilings are mirrored, huge glass columns rise from the marble floor, and semicircular benches in discreet shades of pink and green frame the metal tables with glass tops.
The centrally positioned round bar is the first eye-catcher. Immediately afterwards, your attention is drawn, however, to the huge aquarium that completely covers one wall. The mirrors reflect it into the whole interior and you might feel like you are sitting among the fish in the water.
This restaurant offers modern Eurasian cuisine with an emphasis on fish and seafood, accompanied by interesting flavors. Children will be delighted by the restaurant's decor and, for a date, it offers an interesting atmosphere.
Address: Belek, Atatürk Cd. 515-1, 07500 Serik, Antalya
13. Oburus Momus (Kaş)
Directly in the Kaş marina lies this cozy restaurant. Simple wooden tables and benches stand under mulberry trees. The view of the harbor is enchanting and even reaches to the small Greek island of Meis, which lies directly opposite Kaş.
Oburus Momus is a vegetarian restaurant and some vegan dishes are also available. Turkish and international cuisine is served here.
Address: Andifli, Andifli Mah Sahil Güvenlik Arkası, Hükümet Cd. No:10/1, 07580 Kaş
14. Arma Restaurant (Antalya Kaleiçi)
Arma Restaurant is located high on a cliff overlooking the entire harbor. The view from here is incomparable as you are practically sitting above the sea and the ships.
The building was constructed by the Italians at the end of the 19th century and was formerly used, among other things, as a storehouse for corn. Due to its fantastic location and impressive panorama, Arma Restaurant is a popular place for engagements and wedding ceremonies, as well as other festive events.
You will find Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine and high level service here. Especially recommended is the bonfile with morel sauce.
Address: Selçuk Mah. İskele Cad. No:75 Kaleiçi Yat Limanı, Muratpaşa, Antalya
15. Beycik Panaroma Restaurant (Kemer)
A straight, hilly road leads to the village of Beycik, which is located 16 kilometers southeast of Kemer at the foot of Mount Olympos with an altitude of 450 meters. Beycik stretches along the side of the mountain facing the sea and is known for its fantastic views.
Beycik Panorama Restaurant serves a rich breakfast with regional products from the area and also offers hot dishes. The lamb chops are said to be particularly good.
Minibuses run from Kemer to Beycik. If you want explore more in the area, we recommend renting a car in Antalya.
Address: Beycik Mahallesi Başören Cami Arkası Gelin Dıran Mevkii, 07982 Kemer, Antalya
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