Eating out

We will be posting a few of our personal recommendations for eating and drinking in and around Turunc.  (Please note that most bars now have free wireless access if you need it).  As many bars and restaurants change each year we will try to keep up, but let us know if anything has changed!  There are dozens of places to eat and drink!
If you have a favourite Turunc restaurant you would like to recommend, send us some details and we will add them here!

fidanFidans Restaurant and Fidan's bar
Walk right to the centre if the village and it is on the right of the path to the sea front, on the opposite side of the path to the Mosque.  Good food, moderately priced, and friendly service from a team led by the ever helpful Ramazan.  Fish is a speciality - choose your own from the chiller cabinet. (Currently very good value!) In addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner they also serve drinks on the beach in front of the restaurant, and offer their customers the use of their pristine changing and shower facilities.  The bar, managed by Mehmet Fidan on to the restaurant is a great place to drink or play pool into the early hours!  They also have live entertainment several times a week. 
Some of the best bread in Turunc!  Really good food  and in peak season you may need to book.  They offer some interesting lunch dishes (I recommend their seafood salad - delicious!)  Their Turkish specialities are not only delicious, but portions are very generous too!  The quality of food is maintained across the whole menu.
At the far end of the village, this restaurant is very slightly more expensive, but the food is fantastic.  Having said that, we ate fish soup followed by grilled octopus and swordfish kebab, both served with fabulous salads, a glass of wine and large bottle of water for a total of £25!!  Their fish shish are to die for, and their Turkish Restaurant both enormous and delicious.
More good food! Their mixed grill offers more meat than you could ever reasonably expect on one plate, and their mixed seafood platter is highly recommended by both of us. Expect consistently excellent service from Orcan and his staff.
mehmet pascha
Consistently fabulous food and service from another of our favourites.  In addition to great Turkish meat and fish dishes, this is the place to get an authentic curry!  On market day (Mondays) you can get an 'all you can eat' buffet style breakfast.  This is the only restaurant in Turunc which guarantees to stay open all year round, and you are guaranteed a warm welcome from the manager Mehmet (who has more than a passing resemblance to Peter Andre), and his team. Mehmet and his lovely wife have an adorable little boy.
Set by the harbour, another restaurant with an extensive menu including some interesting specialities.  A lovely place to sit and watch the world pass by for a while.  The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and the food is delicious.
Pallet Bar
Walk along the main street towards the harbour and you will come across a small bar with pictures painted on every available surface by a local artist, Joshua.  A lovely place for a relaxed drink. 
Meydan Bar
Mehmet runs this bar offers fantastic music, pool, healthy snacks and the best service in town!  (They also show major sporting events on their big screens.) Whilst you're there, you could pop next door to....
Habit bar
Run by our friend Cihan, a great place to while away an evening!  Great cocktails and home-made traditional snacks and possibly a good place to get your pudding on the way back from the village!
Tapas Mapas
Tapas mapas
Small portions of delicious foods.  The fishcakes and calamari are personal favourites, but take the opportunity to try something new.  They also offer lunchtime sandwiches and a take out service.  The joint owner of the restaurant, Musti, also has a gorgeous boat if you fancy a trip! (Details in info book at the Villa).
Paradise Pide
Pide is the local version of pizza, and you can have pretty much anything you like as a topping.  They also have kebabs, salads and a variety of other take away foods and their prices are excellent!
Pancake stall and supermarket
On the way into the village, is a small supermarket (Irma's), with a shiny kitchen and wood burning oven, where a lovely lady will cook pancakes to your personal requirements, either to eat in or take away.  Really delicious, especially when she sends someone to pick the spinach fresh from the garden!  You can also buy casseroles to take away - you may need to order earlier in the day in peak season as demand is high.  (They aren't cheap, but they are good quality, generous portions)!  Look out for the local olive oil, sold in plastic water bottles, home made jams and local village eggs - divine!
Serifa's Kitchen
 A great breakfast plus a full menu of other goodies including pancakes!
Vanilla Bar
Run by Kath and her husband Murat who have furnished with funky animal prints! Watch out for Tea and scones, curry nights and other specials.
Slightly further afield
Asparan breakfast restaurant
Located on the road out of Ichmeler towatrds Datcha.  Eat the most delicious full Turkish breakfast in a paradise setting.  Feast on a selection of traditional cheeses, variety of olives, delicious bread, dried and fresh fruits, nuts, boiled eggs, tomato, cucumber, salad leaves, jams and honey and freshly brewed turkish tea (chay) and water.    There is a children's play area and a collection of pets (including a young camel and 2 ostriches, who are well away from the eating area!)  Sit by the stream and watch frogs, fish and terrapins enjoying the cool clear water.  Stunning dragonflies dance around the water and the rose beds.  They also have an ENORMOUS swimming pool with water slides, so this is now a fabulous place for the whole family to visit.  You really do need a car to go here (or arrange a trip for your party through Ali).
A delightful restaurant located in a small bay along the peninsula in Selimye (ask at J & M  for directions).  Specialises in fish, although we can highly recommend their mixed salad, calamari, meze and chips, which provided a filling lunch for 4!  Stunning views onto their private moorings (you'll see some fantastic yachts here), and out onto the sea.  Just beautiful!
The Roundhouse
On the main road as you enter Marmaris, this restaurant specialises in traditional ocakabasi grilled meat.  Lamb chops are plentiful and tender and the chicken kebab is frankly enormous, tender and delicious.  Really good value too! The mixed meze starter is probably the best we've had anywhere and would be a worthy banquet for the vegetarians in your group.