We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“FINE DINING IN KAS'S PRETTIEST COURTYARD RESTAURANT”
Review of Floret Restaurant - CLOSED

Floret Restaurant
Restaurant details
Reviewed July 21, 2014

Good restaurants are a dime a dozen in Kas. There's a sweep of family-run, open-air places in the main square serving excellent and well-priced Turkish dishes. Then there's a cluster of slightly more up-market establishments along Suleyman Sandikci (walk up Uzun Carsi - Kas's iconic cobbled shopping street - and turn right at the top) which features the likes of Rui Bey (you have to order the Milky Fish at least once in your stay) the Ikbal Restaurant (famous for its Friday-night-only roast shoulder of lamb) and Bahce Fish (widest choice of seafood). And for the best lamb manti in town head for Mama's Kitchen (opposite Deja Vu - the only bar to be in at sunset).
However there's a new kid on the block, a small restaurant which opened in early June and has raised the bar a notch or two. It's called Floret and to find it you have to walk up the Uzun Carsi again and, instead of turning right, keep straight on past the Tiramisu restaurant and there it is right next door to the Nautilus Dive Centre. Go in throught the gates and you're into a magical courtyard fairyland of tiny lights, exotic plants, twinkling decorations and even a tiny waterfall.
The owner/chef is a remarkable man called Adnan. Apart from being a talented cook he also has other accomplishments. He designed the restaurant, hand-built all the tables and chairs, arranged them on differing levels in hideaway corners, rigged up the waterfall and the lighting and, for an encore, set up a snazzy cocktail bar. His delightful sister Dilek is responsible for all the delicate, sexy touches and probably makes the most charming and caring front-of-house lady in the whole of Turkey.
OK, so much for the romantic atmosphere, what about the food? It's probably best described as modern Turkish with an international twist. Starters range from heaven-sent mezes to delicious garlic shrimp, while mains include lamb chops, stuffed chicken thighs. kofta and sea bass. If you're up for desserts try Adnam's very-own baclava or the fabulous chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream. Every course is brilliantly cooked, stunningly presented and the nearest you'll get to fine dining in Kas. And where else would you get home-made wholemeal bread with tapernade while you're perusing the menu and stuffed vine leaves to nibble on between course?
Choice of wine when we were there was a little restricted, either house red or white, but if you have a favourite Turkish wine Adnam will get it in for you.
Floret is only open for dinner, although you can pop in during the afternoon for tea or coffee with melt-in-the-mouth cinnamon biscuits.
Gaby and I had dinner at Floret three times during our stay in Kas. Our only regret is that it wasn't double that number. Thank you Adnan and thank you Dilek.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank James B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviews (41)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

12 - 16 of 41 reviews

Reviewed July 17, 2014

What a fantastic quaint atmosphere, the service was very friendly and helpful, the food was amazing with a mixture of traditional and modern Turkish food of high quality and the atmosphere made you want to stay all evening. I would highly recommend this place to everyone.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank Pinar A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for a quite,amazing ambiance Floret is probably the only place to go.Sitting in a garden under a tree decorated with lightballs , looking down from a slight hill to the old town.Most important for me is that Floret is not in the crowded center of Kas but also only 2 minutes far.
The food is more than delicious and there is a big variety of choice.
Bottom line:if you are looking for very good food and a place full of harmony don't look anywhere else...

1  Thank Tayfun O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 3, 2014

It is not only the food is amazing also the ambiance and the friendship you will find here is amazing.We went there for a late afternoon drink but couldn't leave the whole night. Music and service was superb. The prices were moderate. Im sure this place will be one of the hot spots of the Kas soon. I recommend the apple cake..Well I thought it was just an apple cake but by the presentation of the food I realized it is something else. I wasn't wrong..It was more than a cake by its nice and fresh flavors of the season..Congrats to the chefs…Ahh before I forgot maybe only negative point that there were not daily and weekly reading materials..I thought it would be nice to have corner for reading here especially in the quite afternoons...

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank ugurbudak
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 20, 2014

we were chatting to another couple who told us about this place, we decided to give it a try, it was very quiet so we were a little worried, we should not have been the reason was because it had only been open 10 days and its sign has not been done yet,also no reviews on here.
it is located a few feet above the kings tomb at the top of the main pretty street it shares the same entrance as natural blue activities, its a very lovely little place lit by lights in the trees on a night, they are at the moment only open for dinner, not sure if this will change.
so to the food... excellent presentation, lovely flavour at a great price, not a massive menu as it is all cooked fresh, the fish was beautiful and the chocolate souffle and the apple dessert were awesome! go you will love it the couple who run it are very lovely too.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank Dibblydabs
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Floret Restaurant also viewed

 
Kas, Antalya Province
Kas, Antalya Province
 
Kas, Antalya Province
Kas, Antalya Province
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing