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“Lovely food and great cocktails”
Review of West Cafe & Bistro

West Cafe & Bistro
Ranked #1 of 57 Restaurants in Gocek
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Lovely food and great cocktails”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

A perennial favourite with the family for frozen lemonade, delicious burgers and wraps. A pleasant environment with lovely big fans that circulate the sea breeze, and a great view of the harbour with some lovely boats. Great sunsets to be seen from this bar, which is totally enjoyable. Free wi-fi makes it a popular destination for i-phone dependent teenagers!

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“August 2013”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

We looked forward to going back to this restaurant this year and were not disappointed. Excellent food and value for money.

Mandy, Mark and Family

Visited August 2013
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Thank Amanda P
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Ampthill, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“cool bar”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

we stopped here for a couple of lovely Efes after a very hot boat trip, lovely bar with Wifi, perfect

  • Visited October 2012
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic Drinks”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

I visited the West Cafe three times during my two week stay in Gocek, and each time was equally delighted with both the drinks and the service. I would highly recommend the "frozen strawberry", "strawberry lemonade" and "nature lover" drinks, which were wonderful and very delicious. The aesthetics of the cafe are stunning, with wooden tables and comfy chairs under a shelter of trees overlooking the bay.

Initially the drinks prices may seem high (9 or 10tl), but when conversion back to GBP is considered, you would be hard pushed to find drinks of a similar standard for the same price in the UK. Although we didn't eat at the restaurant, the food other customers ordered looked and smelt delicious.

The staff were friendly and helpful, and there was always a staff member to assist with your needs. The toilets were also impeccable.

Just remember to check your bill - on one instance a bill which should have amounted to 18tl actually came through at 20tl.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank ap-lever
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Turkey
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“A regular 'special' breakfast venue”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

West Cafe is well situated down by the marina at Göcek. There are huge trees which provide cool shade during the summer, and the kids can play there safely too, giving the rest of us some time to relax and enjoy the food.

It is not cheap. For example, Turkish breakfast is 18TL, rather than the normal 15TL elsewhere, and that does NOT include çay or other drinks. However, the quality of the food is simply quite apart from the general standards offered in this part of Turkey (we live here). The jams are all home made, the cheeses are better and not just the standard types, they use the best grade olive oil, the salad, veg and fruit is always fresh, and of a high standard. In addition, the cutlery and crockery is better too. So all in all, every now and again, we like to splash out at head to Göcek for a special breakfast, or a lovely salad lunch during the winter.

Drinks are also pricey, but they are the real deal. Latte, cappuccino, çay and Turkish coffee are all excellent, well presented and worth it in my mind. You'd have to go a long way to beat their latte.

Service is fine. Sure, it's laid back, but that is Muğla province for you. As far as some dishes being cleared before others have finished; well that is just the normal Turkish way, so please don't be offended (cultural differences).

If you appreciate quality, this is a place to visit. Put it this way, we always take our visiting parents or international visitors there.

  • Visited August 2013
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