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“Avoid at all cost. Waste of a night!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kings Garden Restaurant

Kings Garden Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 401 Restaurants in Fethiye
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Altrincham
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Avoid at all cost. Waste of a night!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2011

Currently staying in Fethiye and heard some mixed reviews on here but thought we would give it a go.

We hadnt booked a table but on arrival we had a table setup on the adjoining patio next to the restaurant. We were told it was a nice spot and they liked putting couples on there as its out of the way of large groups in the main place. There was no lighting so we sat in the dark all night feeling pretty stupid.

We were sat on patio furniture so very soon we were hot and uncomfortable. We decided to both order the "Sunset set meal", and both opted for the lamb as the main course.

We ordered a bottle of the house white wine and a bottle of water. The water arrived and was luke warm, the wine was even worse. It tasted like it had been out all day and was closer to being tea/coffee temperature than your average white wine. The taste was something like watered down vinegar. Maybe its meant to be nice when its cool?!?

So we asked for an ice bucket (every other restaurant in Fethiye gives you one as standard without asking). we soon found out why they dont provide them....they dont have any! Instead the waiter brought out a pot from the kitchens full of tap water (needless to say it was warm) with a bottle of frozen water in it. Funnily enough with the heat of the evening and the warm water the ice bottle soon melt, rather than cooling down the surrounding water, so ill never be able to tell you if the "wine" would taste nice cool.

The starters arrived (Meze for 2) and everything on it was rather bland and didnt taste very fresh at all. Ive had around 5 Mezes at other restaurants in my stay and all have been infinately better than this one was. The portions were very small and nothing of note was very pleasant.

The mains arrived some 30 minutes later (ok for some but too long for me) and the sides were rice, potato salad and what seemed like a tomato/pepper combo. The rice tasted warmed up and was in one solid luke warm lump. The potato salad was ok and the tomato dish was edible but nothing more. The main part of the meal, the lamb slow cooked in a clay pot in the oven was horiffic. We ate about a third of it between us just because we were so hungry. The lamb was almost certinaly mutton. It was chewy, extremely fatty and was a lot dryer than lamb should be.

By the time desserts came out we were defeated and just wanted to go home. The dessert for the record was Baclava and ice cream. My girlfiend said the ice cream tasted like soil which was a fairly accurate description. The Baclava was ok but nothing like the ones you get over in Greece.

The final nail in the coffin was the bill, it came to 107 TL. We have eaten like Kings whilst in Turkey and to date our largest bill was 85TL. So the price more sickening than the food we had just eaten.

Oh actually there was one more nail, just for good measure. We asked if we could get a lift back to the hotel and were told that both buses had just left and we would need to wait 45 minutes for the next one. Both buses had actually left whilst we were waiting for our bill so they knew we were ready to go. It really was a joke of a restaurant and how it has been so highly recommended by others astounds me.

We ended up paying the bill and walking home....via the kebab shop :)

  • Visited July 2011
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Berkshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Wonderful views, good food, warm welcome”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2011

We have enjoyed the warm welcome, the wonderful views at sunset and the good food at the King's Garden restaurant for a couple of years, and can recommend it. Get there before sunset and try to chose an evening when it's less busy to enjoy the experience. You can even climb up to the Lycian rock tombs above as a pause between courses if you've got the energy.

  • Visited June 2011
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Views Poor Food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2011

Visted Kings Gardens for a special occasion there were 4 of us we got picked up at our villa on time and went straight to the restaurant .upon arival we were shown our table we sat there for 30 mins before we got a menu we ordered water and when it came it was warm we then ordered our starters 2 soups and 2 shrimp cocktails the soups were very nice, both shrimp cocktails were warm,discolored and tasted odd. our main course was beef stroganof which was ok,stir fry lamb which was tough and inedible,also chicken stroganof witch tasted like rubber,for dessert we had the :famous apple crumble and chocolate sauce which had no apple in it and the sauce was sickly.the bill came to about 185 lira [75gbp]which included a bottle of wine. the best part of the night was the ride home i would not recommend kings garden restaurant food over priced and of very poor quality

  • Visited June 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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“beautiful beef”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2011

wonderful food and atmosphere lovely setting in front of ancient tombs first class service the owner will even collect u! so u basically get a free journey excellent food and unrivalled food it is a must if in fethiyhe will be going again in september cant wait :-)

  • Visited April 2011
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“Great views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2011

Went here one evening during our stay in Hisaronu.

Our tour rep for Thomas Cook arranged with the restaurant for them to collect from our hotel.
Mini bus arrived on time & we collected from another couple of hotels on the way to Fethiye.
On arrival views where absolutely stunning.
Our orders where taken and after starters we where able to go & view the rock tombs. This you where left to do on your own - no explanation of the history just had to read the poster in the locked kiosk.
The remainder of the meal arrived which on the whole was ok but it was not the best meal we had during our 12 night stay.
However I would recommend going just for the views alone as I don't think there is anywhere else that could compete!

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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