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“Relaxing Atmosphere, Friendly and Hassle Free (Scenic Location)”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Nigels

Nigels
Ranked #29 of 66 Restaurants in Altinkum
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish, Bar, European, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Cleveland
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Relaxing Atmosphere, Friendly and Hassle Free (Scenic Location)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Nigels isn't quite in Dolphin Square but it is close enough not to argue about it. This is only the second time that we have traveled to Altinkum but the first time of trying Nigels as a quiet drinking spot. I have to admit that we didn't eat there as we were on an all inclusive package at our hotel.

For those of us who don't need music pumping out at mega decibel level and glasses bouncing around on the table in time with the 'in-beat' this could be just the right place for you to relax and take in the local vista.

Set on the promenade overlooking the beach, in the shade of some magnificent tall palm trees you will find this wonderful and charming little restaurant and bar. We were greeted by a rather charismatic young man (who chose to call himself Jimmy Cricket? - that is where the similarity stopped) whose cheeky, quick banter draws you to the bar. Unlike so many nearby, Nigels bar is more relaxed offering a softer, more 'tasteful' music, soothing the ear as opposed bashing your ear drum to bits and spending the night in the local ENT department.

We found all the staff friendly and polite. At the drop of a hat they would take a minute or two out of their schedule to perform a quick inpromptu dance which would only serve to encourage other local passers by the join in with them on the esplanade.

Having ventured in to Altinkum on 4 occassions within our short one week stay we made a point of having a drink or two with Nigel each time as it became a relaxing place to unwind and watch the world go by (if only for an hour or so). It was also an ideal place to meet with friends due to its locality and the fact that you could hear yourself speak.

Nigel is a lovely man who took the time to enquire about our holidays, our lives and share his own family history and experiences.

If you are looking to go to Altinkum this year (or any for that matter) and you are looking for a reasonably quiet place to sit, relax in pleasant surroundings and have a drink or two this could be up your street. If not, then travel a little further along and go in to Dolphin Square where you will be spoilt with a plethora of bars but don't be suprised if you leave with perforated eardrums.

Enjoy your hols from a very satisified Nigels customer. Thanks Nigel and staff.

  • Visited July 2013
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  • English first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“excellant food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

Cheeky Charlie is a really nice guy and has a chat with you and makes you feel welcome. They also do ciders (didim beach doesnt) so this makes a great change. They don't hassle you like some places if you do not want to eat there.

Food was fantastic you could not fault it

Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Laura S
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Fakenham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

We only went to Nigels for lunch and found the staff very friendly and relaxed. We would get a paper order a coffee and sit for an hour reading. One of the waiters would ask us to read him his horoscope and would sit with us far a chat. I can understand some people would find this irritating but we enjoyed it. We would normally stay for lunch and always found the food good apart from the BLT which had plenty of B but no T. We just liked the place for its relaxed atmosphere but this was at the start of the season I don't know what it would be like in peak times.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Kenneth H
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not very good”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

The carvery was all outside in the sun and they ran out while we were there and had to wait for them to bring more food it was'nt the best and the drinks are very small and over priced so runs your bill up when you have kids as that get very thirsty in the sun

Visited August 2012
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Thank Craig M
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dundee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“nigels restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

me and my family have been going to altinkum for the past 9 years and each time we go we always go into nigels once or twice during the holiday. it is a family run business and we get on really well with nigel and his wife. the food is really good and the staff are always friendly as well. the prices are a little higher than other places but its worth paying as you get a delicious meal for a good price. nigel always asks how you are and if everything is ok for you which doesnt happen in some other places. if you are wanting a smaller portion they are always happy to cater to your needs.

overall when we next go back to altinkum we will definitely be going for our tea here again

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank tracey n
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