We booked this restaurant on the basis of very good reviews from a variety of sources online. We spoke to them before we came and they were helpful, especially as two of our party didn't eat shellfish. We ate there on a Friday night - it was 3/4 full with a fairly upmarket clientele. We took advantage of their complimentary taxi service to and from our hotel which was prompt and courteous. Giritli is a bit off the beaten track so worth taking advantage of this. The four course set menu is what is on offer and it was delicious and different. The first course a set of 20 different fish and veggie meze dishes. Lovely and unusual tastes - you don't expect to like them all but we loved nearly all of them and there were some really different ingredients used. Not your usual homous and pitta type thing. The second course was a smaller set of hot appetizers. Squid and calamari are the main events. Our friends said it was excellent. We don't eat it so were given grilled haloumi, smoked mackerel and cheese and herb flat bread instead. All yummy. Main course is a choice of 3 -4 fish of the day, served simply with salad. The seabass was excellent although by then we were stuffed! Dessert was two very unusual dishes - mini sugar donut type cakes and an unusual pudding made with tahini. Not too sweet but still lovely. Finally a home made cherry liquer and hot drink of your choice. The unlimited wine, beer and water was attentively refilled. The service was friendly and attentive without being obtrusive. They seem very proud of what they do at Giritli and rightly so. Give it a try! We loved it.
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