Our hotel recommended this place to us. We were looking forward to a good seafood meal with live turkish music to spice up the atmosphere.
Arrived at around 630pm. Nice shuttle service pickup from hotel. Place had one other table of customers, two German chaps. I think we were a bit early for a Saturday night.
Waiter was nice enough. Brought tray of around 16 different appetizers. We chose the red peppers, spinach, and yoghurt dip. Pretty good. I liked the dip. Basket of bread came with herbed butter. Also pretty good. Bottle of water. Did not order the water but no matter.
Waiter recommended the seafood platter (70TL) for two. He said it was good. Ordered a bottle of white Wine - decent (30TL). Asked when the musicians would start - told 7pm. Waited 40 minutes for food to arrive. No problem as we were not in a hurry, but I did end up eating waaaay too much bread while waiting for food to arrive. No music started at 7pm.
Platter arrives 715pm and I have to say we were underwhelmed. 2 shrimps, 1 fried calamari ring, 4 deep fried smelt or anchovies-like fish, a half sea bass filleted, a whole fish I could not distinguish, couple of half lemons, tomatoes, and a smattering of French fries.
I wasn't actually concerned about quantity as I had eaten a lot of bread while waiting. More important in my mind is quality, freshness and most critical - TASTE.
Too bad Fener didn't check those boxes.
I've had alot of different seafood in many different places in the world. In many different styles.
This would rate on the lower end. Not because of price. But because of taste, quality, and overall value.
Maybe I'm being too critical, but I've paid less and gotten much better taste, quality, and quantity. Also paid more and gotten much better than Fener.
Total bill was 139TL. More expensive when compared to some other places close by which we checked out afterwards. Atmosphere at other places was also a lot livelier - some had the live music I was expecting from Fener.
I will say the service was good and attentive. And free shuttle to/from hotel was nice too.
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