A popular summer holiday destination in Turkey, Antalya offers the complete package – gorgeous beaches, traces of Ottoman history and great restaurants that cater to the most diverse and sophisticated of tastes. Eating out in this seaside resort is a culinary adventure offering not only the best of Turkish delicacies, but also international cuisines. Our curated guide explores the top ten restaurants in Antalya.
Seraser Fine Dining
Located in the historical center of Antalya, in a 300-year old house, Seraser Fine Dining is one of the most exquisite restaurants of the city. Committed to offering its guests a memorable experience for all five senses, Seraser takes full advantage of its impressive decor featuring sculptures, hand-crafted furniture and authentic ornaments. Live piano music and a splendid Mediterranean garden are extra perks that come with dining here. The rich menu, offering international and Turkish recipes, completes the experience with highlights such as homemade pastas, fillet steak with gorgonzola sauce, sea bass wrapped in wine leaves and tempting desserts.
Karanlic 18, Antalya, Turkey, +90 242 247 6015
Castle Café Bar
Offering a gorgeous panorama over the Gulf of Antalya, the Castle Café Bar is a splendid location for those wanting to contemplate the great outdoors while sampling delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Located in the old city of Antalya, on the edge of cliffs overlooking the sea, the Castle Café Bar is a trendy location, renowned for its ambiance and good service, and makes for a great stop during hot summer days. The menu is typically Mediterranean with diverse pasta options and tasty bite-size snacks available.
Kılıçarslan Mahallesi, Hidirlik 48, Kaleici, Antalya, Turkey, +90 242 248 6594
Big Chefs Café and Restaurant
Big Chefs is a well-known restaurant brand in Turkey with 18 locations in six cities across the country, including Antalya. The venue opened for the first time in Ankara in 2007, and has since become a favorite culinary establishment for both locals and tourists. Big Chefs’ menu is rich and surprising with a diverse selection of Turkish and international dishes. Visitors have many tempting options to consider from the large array of delicious, local recipes and generous, buffet-style breakfasts.
Fener Mahallesi 307, Lara, Antalya, Turkey, +90 242 324 1528
Just a few kilometers from the city center, 7 Mehmet enjoys a magnificent position on a lush green hill overlooking the Konyaalti Plaji beach, offering superb views over Antalya. This is one of the most famous restaurants in Antalya, and one that respects its fascinating heritage; it was founded years ago by chef Mehmet, who started his life-long culinary adventure at an early age as a kitchen helper in order to support his family. 7 Mehmet is an unmissable gastronomic attraction for all those who enjoy tradition, Turkish recipes with grilled meat, fish and meze, and beautiful scenery while enjoying their lunch or dinner.
Ataturk Kultur Parki 201, Antalya, Turkey, +90 242 238 5200
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