With over 30 restaurants, there is no shortage of good and relatively inexpensive places to eat in Turunç. For a three-course dinner for two, with a bottle of wine, expect to pay (2009 prices) between £25-30. You could go mad and visit one of the two ‘high-class’ establishments – ES or Pieces (both of which we recommend) which might set you back ~£40 for the same dinner. Just about all restaurants serve you free local bread (often a sort of giant nan-bread) to begin and many also bring you a free fruit plate for dessert. Like everything, restaurants stay open late - certainly until 11 pm - but the most popular time for dinner is around 8 – 9 pm . To be sure of getting into a particular restaurant, or even of securing a “special” table – just call in the day or morning before and they’ll reserve it for you.
As well as dinner, there are loads of inexpensive places to eat out at lunchtime and even for breakfast – Turkish breakfast less than £3 and “full English” for about £4.
Some of our favourite restaurants are (in no particular order) are:
Kőrfez - on the front, next to the Tea Garden, very popular and consistently very good
Şahin – on the main street, great for people-watching if you get the right table and the best filet steak in the Village (his brother is the butcher)
Fidan – on the sea front, good food and ambience and a chance to rub shoulders with the local ‘aristocracy'
Bonjuk – on the way out of the village on the road to Marmaris, take a bit of finding but worth it
Obam - new this year, at the far (top) end of the front - famous for his 'meat-in-a-crock' dishes
Şerife - a little cafe on the back street (next to Pasha) run by a local lady - real home Turkish cooking
You will no doubt find your own – so please do share these with us.
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