A guide to the best restaurants in Tekirova

Outside the hotel complexes in Tekirova you’ll find a mix of traditional Turkish restaurants frequented by locals and magical venues nestled by rivers. Dine in the treetops, and keep yourself surrounded by spectacular scenery on your Turkey holiday.

Treetop views at Panorama Restaurant

This atmospheric restaurant offers fantastic views of Mount Olympos and the Mediterranean Sea. Dine among the trees on a series of wooden platforms, each individually furnished with comfortable sofas, and enjoy the simplicity of the Turkish food on offer. Tuck into fresh trout, chicken and vegetables grilled over a woodfire, a selection of traditional mezze and shish kebabs.

Dinner on the river at Selale Restaurant

Nestled above a series of waterfalls, with tables on wooden platforms in and adjacent to the river, dining at the Selale Restaurant is truly a magical experience. As it benefits from its own fish farm, expect your catch to have come almost straight from the pond.

Italian cuisine at La Rosetta Restaurant

Located within Hotel Rixos, La Rosetta offers an Italian a la carte menu in an elegant and contemporary setting. Treat yourself to a gourmet experience on your cheap Turkey holiday as you eat in the intimate dining room, or enjoy the delightful sea breeze on the terrace outside.

Enjoy natural surroundings at Sundance Restaurant

The restaurant sits in a beautiful scented garden surrounded by trees and offers fresh, homemade dishes including grilled fish and meats, mezze, pasta dishes and some great vegetarian options. Enjoy the pure nature of the place, watching wild horses roam around the grounds and views of the mountainous countryside.

Stop on the roadside at Meydan

Venture down into the secluded valley and you’ll discover wooden platforms leading to elegant shaded tables under the trees by a sparkling river. Ducks and rainbow trout will swim by as you tuck into freshly-caught fish, beautiful salads, grilled meats and homemade bread, and the hospitality of the staff matches the wonderful location.

Turkish pancakes at Yuksel Gozleme

This roadside diner enjoys a small courtyard shaded by trees and grapevines with a few raised seating areas where you can relax on cushions and sip apple tea. Tuck into these traditional pancakes with a choice of savoury and sweet fillings from spinach and feta cheese, ground beef or chocolate and fresh fruit which are cooked right in front of your eyes in the open kitchen.

Beach side dining at Sun Marina Restaurant

Sun Marina Restaurant serves up dishes overflowing with gorgeous Turkish flavours and a great selection of fresh seafood in a beach side setting. On a balmy evening, dine in the ambiently-lit garden, choosing from freshly caught lobster and seabass, traditional grilled meat and vegetables, homemade mezze and balloon bread.

Haute cuisine at Residence Garden Restoran

Located right in the heart of the village, this restaurant is part of the Residence Garden Hotel but has made a great reputation for itself in the area with its outstanding French-inspired cuisine. Enjoy outdoor dining in the terrace area between two towering lime trees and delight at your wonderfully-presented plates worthy of a Michelin star.

Dine with the locals at Dallas Restaurant

The friendly staff produce a wide range of national dishes from traditional mezze to lahmacun, flatbread topped with spicy minced lamb or beef, and pide, Turkey’s very special take on pizza and grilled meat. Grab yourself a carton of the locals’ favourite yoghurt drink ayran, or opt for an ice-cold beer.

Dine 24/7 at Canerin Yeri Restaurant

On the street side in the centre of Tekirova sits this typically Turkish cafe and restaurant. By day, sit in the shade under the veranda with an ice cold drink and a quick street snack such as a durum, meat or vegetable-filled wrap, and by evening enjoy the cool evening breeze with a table of mezze, grilled meats and perfectly cooked lamb kofta.