A guide to the best restaurants in Antalya

As the largest city on Turkey‘s Mediterranean coastline, Antalya has a cosmopolitan vibe and this is reflected in the range of its restaurants. Expect to sample international dishes with a twist as well as traditional delicious and home-cooked Turkish fare during your Antalya holidays, including all kinds of sweetly exotic pastries and other goodies. For an awesome gastronomic experience simply wander around and see where your senses take you.

Fine Italian fare at Il Vicino Pizzeria

If you’re looking for a pizza or some refreshing gelato, take a break from exploring the winding streets of the old town on your Turkey holiday and relax at Il Vicino Pizzeria. From the fiery Bomba pizza to the more traditional Margherita, this restaurant has a wide selection of dishes.

Turkish traditional food at Sim

From corbalar, soup to kofte, meatballs, this restaurant specialises in home-cooked Turkish traditional food and is to be found close to Antalya’s Byzantine walls. If you want to navigate your way around Turkish cuisine you’ll find the restaurant’s mezze a fantastic introduction. With moderate prices and a family-friendly atmosphere, this restaurant is great for anyone wanting to sample authentic Turkish cuisine.

An eclectic mix at Vanilla Lounge Restaurant

With delicious cocktails, a wonderful location and stunning decor, a meal at Vanilla Lounge is a treat to be savoured. The menu is a mixture of traditional Turkish and contemporary international fusion dishes. From wild-mushroom tagliatelle to fantastic seafood, the ingredients are all fresh and the meals beautifully presented.

Sea views at 7 Mehmet

Overlooking the stunning Konyaalti beach, this traditional family-run Turkish restaurant offers wonderful fresh salads, dreamy desserts and a fantastic array of main courses. Vegetarians are well catered-for and children are welcome.

Snacks and more at Cay Tea's Lunchroom

When you’re in search of a light snack and refreshing cup of tea, then Cay Tea’s Lunchroom is the place to go. With its fantastic array of succulent pastries, its creative decor, its refreshing soft drinks and its pasta dishes, this venue is competitively priced and an excellent choice for a light meal.

Cool contemporary vibe at Big Chef

Open all day and until late in the night, this wonderful restaurant serves stunning pastries, and a wide range of Turkish dishes as well as many international favourites. The meals are beautifully presented, the wine list extensive and the decor is stunning.

Value for money at Can Can

Wonderful kebabs, a child-friendly ambience and competitive prices means that this restaurant is perennially popular. The flatbreads, or pide, are a house speciality. The mezze is also wonderful.

Stunning seafood at Lara Balik Evi

Situated on the seafront, Lara Balik Evi is the place to go to sample the very best Turkish seafood dishes. You can select your fish from a daily produce display and then be prepared to enjoy a fantastic feast.