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Some help please

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Some help please

I have read the much bumped up post of places to eat in and around Fethiye and I am still confused. I am staying in Ovacik and plan to make a trip into Fethiye with my family for a meal. I love my food so I am not that interested in places with a view (unless the food is excellent) just good food so this rules out Kale Park. I have heard people taking about The Duck Pond, Megri, Arena Terrace, Yacht Restaurants. Anyone have any experience of these. What I realy would like is something by the harbour if possible? What is a pide?

Thanks for your help.

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1. Re: Some help please

Hi Wanderlust

Heres my opinions

The Duck pond, nice ducks, slow waiters, so-so food in comparison with its neighbours.

Megri, food and service much better.

Arena and Yacht, sorry never eaten there.

Near the harbour, a big choice, most are obviously going for the tourist trade, but take a look at some of the less fancy ones, you will see a lot of Turkish people in them, thats where to go.

And lastly Pide, pizza would be the nearest and best comparison, the basic toppings are Cheese or mince but diferent places will have more options.

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FF is spot on - I would say Megri for example over Duckpond easily. And neither do I have zany experience of the others - Arena and Yacht. If you want good Turkish food by the harbour there is a place which name escapes me (!!) but I think is Marina Restaurant - it backs on to the carpark at the side of the Carrefour/Gima supermarkets. A bit upmarket, but excellent Turkish food and service, and a lovely garden sort of setting at the side of the harbour (if you want a harbour view). But really I wouldn't worry too much - if you like your food (and fish) go for a meal in the fishmarket, or any of the other places recommended on the thread you have read. And then maybe as you are actually staying in Ovacik and won't want to be going to Fethiye to eat so often, ask for recommendations for good food on the Ovacik forum!

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Hi Wanderlust, if you have a pide (pizza) the cheese may not be cheddar, so best to ask first. There are so many waterfront restaurants in Fethiye, everyone has their favourites. We have not had one bad meal in Turkey through 5 visits.

Good luck

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Thanks guys for your replies, I think Megri sounds good, or the Marina Restaurant??. Its just last time I made the wrong choice and the food was awful it was our only bad meal in two weeks.

Pide sounds good, I'm sure my kids would love it.

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Hi Wanderlust

Attagul & FF spot on re Megri (pronounced Merry) - Theres 2 sites: main restaurant bang in middle paspatir, old town square) which has really nice ambience or more casual Megri Lokanta at west lane of same area (next to Duck pond) for any time of day. Both serve excellent food, for a special dinner try the main one. They have a huge chilled cabinet with excellent starter (meze) choices. The lokanta serves ready prepared steam plate food (so you are able to point to it and choose what you like the look of - great fun and the waiters are normally very patient too!.

Attagul - Marina restaurant is the one, yes I agree upmarket & nice food. I have eaten Fish there twice not to be disappointed. Wanderlust if you go on a Friday or maybe Saturday eve there's Belly dancing show & Dinner, you are advised to book and its one price for dinner and show.

The Arena sits in a lovely position, elevated, at opposite end of the old town. Menu looks wonderful but I have never tried it, I am sure it would be a nice one.

For basic anytime eating, a nice restaurant opposite Post office (PTT) and further along Ataturk street is SULTANAHMET - Food very tasty (hot plates / kebabs / grills) and much choice. Also they have a stone oven so will cook you a nice turkish pide (peeday).

My favourite pide place is out of town near large Migros supermarket - a cafe called SAHIL LOKANTA.(if you have to do any food shopping you could go try it) They cook super fresh flat village bread too with soup or meals. There is also NEFES Pide, specialising in pide, in old town which is convenient for you and lovely to sit in the old lanes.

I am sure you will love turkish pide - for me, its more an informal meal - Here's the types in case you interested to try them and not in english on menu:

Beyaz peynirli - with white village cheese

IspanIk - spinach (normally mixed with above)

Kasarli (kashaarly) - melted cheddar type cheese

Kasarli kiymakli - as above with half seasoned minced meat / half cheese (this is nice one to start with!).

Kasarli sucuk (kashaarly soochook) - melted cheese with turkish sausage.

Etli - meats and herbs.

Lahmacun (laammajan) thinner crispy version, requires 2 pcs - but very cheap - spread with paste of chilli, herb and minced meat! Delicious and normally a tad on the hot side!

Mantar Kasarli - Cheese with mushrooms.

Karasik (karrashiik) - This has mixed topping. Very filling!

Finally, if you are in Ovacik you should definitely take a trip to KAYAKOY to one of their garden kebab restaurants, about 9 km, catch a dolmus (minibus) at main road in Ovacik, It goes to Hisaronu and turns onto country road over to Kayakoy valley. There is a special feeling of relaxation eating here and if you try a kebab salon restaurant it is much fun,for a family group - you can have mini BBQ at your table side with lamb, beefsteaks, chicken or shish kebabs.Try CIN BAL. Check out their lovely website www.cinbal.com There are also two lovely restaurants to experience called LEVISSI and SARNIC. In Sarnic gentle music plays in the beautiful garden, well worth a trip at early dusk,

Have a lovely time enjoying all types of Turkish foods! So you will need to ask for the bill sooner or later. OK, easy - say "hesap lutfen" (= hessap loootven.)

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CC

Now I am hungry.

Last month the Marina Restaurant was still closed, as its been getting a major make-over since the start of the year, hope its the same people running it as before.

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Thanks FF, Marina - lets hope so as it was good before!

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Thanks Cosy Carol for the detailed reply, I am now so looking forward to my trip, I have already noted Kayakoy and will on my list to visit. I have decided to go to Sarnic on my husbands birthday. I will also try Cinbal I am sure the kid will love it.

I also may have to make a couple of trips in Fethiye now.

Thanks again.

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