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“Wonderful food, extremely friendly staff, great setting”

Wallabies Aquaduct Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 105 Restaurants in Selcuk
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Turkish
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed October 1, 2012

We had an excellent dinner on the outdoor patio at Wallabie's. The location grabbed our attention... the restaurant has outdoor tables, set up on a platform overlooking a quaint street lined with shops and other outdoor restaurants. The platform is next to a fountain, with a view of the ruins of the ancient aqueduct. The aqueduct is topped with several stork's nests, although the birds had already left for the season during our mid-September visit.

The host/server who seated us was very friendly. Three of us were dining, and he explained several dishes to us. I had a glass of the house red wine, which was very good, and reasonably priced. I ordered a traditional chicken kebap (kabob in the U.S.) and it was absolutely delicious. My friends enjoyed their meals also, although I don't remember exactly what they ordered, because we had so many good meals in Turkey. The chef, Chef Jeff, came out to talk to us and told us a little bit about how a restaurant in a small town in Turkey ended up with an Australian name. The restaurant is connected to a small hotel, named Wallabie hotel. Everyone was extremely friendly and made us feel very welcome. There was a small sign on the side of the building that said the restaurant had been rated #2 in Selcuk on "Tirp Adviser." Chef Jeff told us that was a recent improvement, and that he is currently gunning for #1. We ate at the #1 rated place the following night, and although the food may have been a half-notch better, the atmosphere, service and genuine friendliness at Wallabies made it my favorite of the two.

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Reviewed October 1, 2012

We had diner sitting by the fountain that the mayor refuses to turn on (along with lighting the aquaduct and the castle) but with a nice view of the aquaduct. Food was excellent - we both had the surprise but found the size of the meals daunting. A hungry beast would relish this but I suggest many mght be pleased just to have a starter.

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Reviewed September 28, 2012

The food was really good, fresh, and portion was huge and reasonably price. Recommend chicken crepe, and fresh grill fish, served with fresh salad, mashed potato and rice with corn and butter. Well worth trying! Had a satisfying dinner after a long journey.

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Reviewed September 26, 2012

The food here was excellent. We ate here once for lunch and once for dinner. I'd recommend the stuffed chicken.

In addition, while we were staying at the hotel, my wife threw out he neck. The staff was nice enough to let us store frozen bags of peas in the restaurant freezer. So oddly enough, I've been behind the curtain and can attest to the fact that the kitchen is clean and organized, and the cook is a very nice guy.

Thank Scott D
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Lovely setting and the staff seemed welcoming and polite. The food was OK but we weren't terribly adventurous in our choice. The big disappointment came at the end of the evening. We asked for the bill, which came, and we paid with 100 TL note. When the change came back to table we were 50 tl short. When we queried this, there was no argument or questions at all, the waiter simply pulled out a 50tl note from his pocket and placed it on the table. We were left with a nasty feeling that perhaps he was trying it on? No real proof, but we were not happy, no apology, which also made us think. Will not be returning.

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