Food is a staple of any Turkey holiday, and in Gumbet they make the most of local ingredients such as the wonderful fish. You should try the fried calamari with local beer Efes. Otherwise the mezzes – consisting of pitta bread, a variety of dips, and small dishes – are plentiful, and similar to Spanish tapas.
Located in a white stucco building there's indoor space and an outdoor canopied area at Peter's Place. Here you can enjoy Turkish or international food, freshly sourced and cooked daily to suit most palates. The Turkish mezze is delicious, the just-caught seabass is a must-try if you like fish, and the cokertme kebab is also popular.
This romantic restaurant is a must if you want to sit and watch the sun set over the Mediterranean on your Bodrum holiday. Located in a windmill, it boasts a great outdoor terrace elevated above the village. They serve Turkish and international food, such as Turkish stew, pasta, calamari and other local fish and seafood.
This restaurant is located right on the beachfront. At Carpe Diem you can relax in the canopied outdoor area with unpretentious wooden tables and chairs. This is a magical spot to have a cocktail or Raki, as well as some great food – and they make a delicious steak and chips.
Annalivia's chocolate souffle is to die for, but all the food here is recommended. A mix of international and Turkish cuisine, other dishes include Turkish boureka* – pastries filled with feta cheese – and succulent lamb chops. If you want to enjoy entrancing views across Gumbet and the Mediterranean, find a table on the covered terrace.
Hidden in a side street is Divers Restaurant, and as soon as you walk in they're keen to help in whichever way they can. Find a table under the leafy canopy to enjoy the plentiful food, which includes kebabs, king prawns and mouthwatering desserts.
The Royal's neon sign will draw you in and once you've found a table indoors or on the outdoor terrace, you'll be overwhelmed by the choice of food on the menu. Indian, Italian, Chinese, Turkish – it's all on there – plus English fish and chips. Then you can finish off with an Irish coffee.
Red Dragon is a popular Chinese restaurant also serving Turkish and English food. It's located fairly near to the shops and bars, making it convenient to get to. The classy red-and-white interior is decorated with lanterns and there's an outdoor terrace located on the street.
This restaurant offers what it says – you can choose any steak with a drink for a set price and all the food is freshly prepared. Windy Bay also has its own pool and play area – and you can watch football with an ice-cold beer, so it's an appealing family option.
Located close to the beach and Gumbet's popular Bar Street, this venue is run by Adam and his friendly team. They put on fantastic Turkish nights with belly dancers – as well as BBQs with drinks included – and serve very tasty local dishes.
A little hidden away, this venue is right on the beach, as the name suggests, and offers fantastic views to Gumbet's bay. Stop off for a snack, cocktails or dinner. You can try the catch of the day while relaxing on the terrace to soak up the lovely atmosphere.