The beachside resort of Alanya has a huge array of delicious restaurant options. Alanya has seen a major tourist boom the last few years, and because of this, cuisine from all over the world graces its shore. You'll find all types of establishments here from cafes to burger joints and steak houses to takeaways. But eating in Alanya wouldn't be as authentically Turkish without some of the country's most popular dishes on the menu. Stuck on which restaurant to check out first? Here's a list of some of the best and most popular places to eat in the city.
For a little European class come to Vintage Brasserie and Winehouse. This popular establishment has a diverse menu including Turkish tapas as a starter and seafood pasta, salmon, burgers and steak as mains. Pair your meal with a glass of local Turkish wine – the waiters will only be too happy to tell you which one compliments your dish best. Afterwards you can sit outside on their sunny patio and enjoy a refreshing bowl of homemade ice cream before you leave.
This husband and wife run restaurant is located on a corner street in the centre of the city, so is easy to find. Meals here focus on catering towards European tourists and the menu is full of classic dishes with items like prawns, pasta and tenderloin steaks. The creme brulee is also a must-try during your visit.
If you're looking for a fun night out on the town head to Bistro Bahama. You can order yourself a glass of Turkish red wine or one of their famous cocktails to start your meal off right. Bistro Bahama has large TV screens often playing the football and there's karaoke and dancing every week. Meals here are filling and make for some great comfort food, like their fajitas, chicken curry and kebab dishes.
This lively restaurant and bar serves up some fantastic fruity cocktails along with their mix of European and Turkish food. You can drop by for happy hour and stay for the authentic Turkish tradition of water pipes and shishas. The next morning you can drop by for their famous fry-up breakfast.
You'll get a real taste of modern Turkish cooking at Green Heaven. Meals here start off with Turkish bread and the traditional selection of olives, garlic butter, red salsa and yoghurt sauce. You can watch the football at this restaurant while trying some of their tasty kebab, steak and lamb dishes.
Booking ahead is essential at this upscale restaurant. You'll be welcomed by attentive staff as you enter Seasons Restaurant, and seated at tables with linen cloths and napkins. You can order from their a la carte menu or the set five-course meal. Dishes are of the highest quality and beautifully presented, with items including sushi, lamb, steak and beef.
Just a short walk from the beach is this small but tasty establishment. Meals here are a mix of classic Turkish cuisine and Mexican. There's also a children's menu for any little eaters in your group. Dishes here are to everyone's liking including pizzas, pasta, fish, steaks and burritos.
Ravza Restaurant serves up local Turkish and Middle Eastern food at competitive prices. The menu has plenty of options to choose from including Turkish pizzas, kebabs, chicken in mushroom sauce, prawn dishes and grills. Traditional Turkish dishes are brought to the table already cooking on their own individual flame – a great photo opportunity.
Off the main tourist path just a short walk from the beach is this authentically Turkish restaurant. Locals are known for eating here and ordering classic Middle Eastern food like mixed grills and barbecued meats. If you're not sure what to order, the extremely friendly waiting staff will be able to offer suggestions and explain the menu. Make sure you stay for dessert afterwards, which is often complimentary.
Visitors come from all over to experience the incredible view at Red Tower Brewery Restaurant. Make sure you get a seat outside on the deck and as you dine you can look out over the city, citadel, castle and the hillside. Dishes include European and Turkish cuisine such as calamari and seafood platters. If you still have room for dessert the baklava is rich in flavour and lip-smacking with honey.