A guide to the best restaurants in Ortakent

Ortakent is a luxurious and elegant resort on the Bodrum peninsula. Many flock to the area for Turkey holidays every year to sample the great food and drink of the area, or engage in some invigorating watersports. If you’re hitting this hotspot this year then make sure you check out these restaurants for the best in local cuisine.

Re-energise at Ayana Restaurant

A Med-style restaurant which sits idyllically on the edge of an ocean-side walkway, Ayana Restaurant offers incredible mezze meals of seafood, veg and locally-reared meats, which leave its guests smiling and full of life.

Music to yours ears at Rokka Beach Restaurant

Another of Ortakent’s incredible beach restaurants, Rokka serves up delicacies from all over the Mediterranean alongside Turkish specialities from great local chefs. The open courtyard seating is particularly recommended, especially when there’s a live band playing.

A local legend - Kefi Restaurant & Bar

Turkey has amazing traditional pizza, which puts a fascinating and tasty spin on the Italian classic. Each guest has the option to sit out on the jetty to eat their food, making for an incredible environment to eat their even more incredible food.

Home and away at Vira's Restaurant

A lively tourist spot in Ortakent, Vira’s Restaurant is lit with colourful lights and filled, night after night, by enthusiastic tourists and locals to sample the fantastic local cuisine. Vira’s specialises in Turkish steakhouse dishes, but there are international options too, including a Full English each morning.

Feel the love at Erenler Sofrasi

This romantic spot in Ortakent will strike the mood for you and your special someone in no time. The food is magnificent, with delicate patterns and exquisite tastes that’ll have your tastebuds tingling. The flowery surroundings cast a luxurious scent over the meal, and the views are fantastic.

A Turkish fish dish at Yahsice Restaurant

Set on a huge jetty by the sea, Yahsice Restaurant is an atmospheric joint that specialises in incredible fresh fish and seafood. The grilled octopus is a particular favourite, but there’s such a huge range on the menu that you’ll definitely find something to make your mouth water.

Live the good life at Viva Restaurant

This petite spot on the Ortakent coast is a great place to come and kick back on your Bodrum holiday, pure and simple. The bar offers karaoke, British food and traditional Turkish dancing. The owners are friendly, and always up for a laugh with their guests, so make sure you bring your best jokes.

The price of sharing at Kosem Restaurant

Kosem has a great selection of freshly-caught seafood which you they sell by the kilo, and then cook for you. This means you can get very reasonably-priced sharing platters for you and your friends. Before that though, make sure you try their garlic shrimp starter – it’s out of this world.

Get back in touch with nature at Bahce Restaurant

The fresh blue and white decoration of Bahce Restaurant gives every meal here a refreshing atmosphere. The food too, is a revitalising affair. Expect piles of fresh Mediterranean salads and lightly-seared fish fillets, all served in the midst of trees which grow from out from the patio seating area.

Artistic cuisine at Mu Art Cafe Restaurant

This beachside bar and restaurant is a great place to come and sit, just to watch the people go by. The light-lunch options are gorgeous, a mix of Turkish and European dishes, and you can wash it all down with a local coffee or cold beer. Mu Art Cafe also has one of the most friendly owners anywhere in Ortakent, always up for a dance or a game of backgammon.