Demeter Bar and Restaurant is more than a great place to eat and drink, its like visiting old friends. You can eat in the candlelit garden or on the terrace. I've tried all the Turkish dishes on the menu, tasted the pizzas, tried the steaks, enjoyed the European dishes and never had a meal I didn't enjoy, but you would need a month to try everying on the vast menu. The staff are so polite, friendly and entertaining you end up spending your whole night there and some early morning hours too ! This will be our third year returning to it and that pretty much speaks for itself ! You will find it next to the Delfi Hotel and accross from the Turkish Baths on Dere Street. Check the photos out on the website to see Curly, Mustafa, Chris, Barish and Speedy the Chef !!
Favorite Dish: The Ottoman Kebab, rich, meaty and very filling
demeter bar & restaurant
is proud to welcome you in their garden filled with the fragrant of mandarin trees
and serve you with the traditional Turkish hospitality.
We are serving all day and night in the summer.
You can relax by sipping your drink in our garden,
which is in the centre of Bodrum, but peaceful as well.
Please don?t leave Bodrum before you have visited us..
You can enjoy the best delicious Turkish traditional courses and
unequalled Aegean tastes, fish- and steakdishes and
Chickendishes on our charcoal barbeque every evening..
You can't leave, once if you tried our breakfast or dinner.
You cannot say you have been in Bodrum if you didn't visit the Bodrum Castle,
If you haven't been on a boat trip and if you haven?t had any of our dishes..
Favorite Dish: steak dishes are cooked on charcoal bbq and presented very succesfully,also grilled Bodrum' s fresh fishes
This is my experience in a terrace restaurant on the harbour of Bodrum. I'm sorry I can't remember the name of the restaurant any more. There was a minaret behind the restaurant. Anyway, be careful when you order something. Write down the price of your meal because the check can be everything but correct! First, the lousy meals were cold and the other meal was something else than ordered. Then, the price of the meals and two beers were something else than listed. Third, we didn't have enough Turkish money because of those risen prices but luckily it's possible to pay in euros in Bodrum, so we decided to pay in euros. Well, now we got a new check and -surprise, surprise- the prices had risen again. Fourth, they tried to give wrong change. I gave 40 euros to the waiter and he should have brought me 15 euros back. He brought only 4,50... We were quite mad and after yelling loudly the waiter brought 10 euro. After more yelling he brought the missing 50 cent. We warned other customers loudly and left the terrace. Unbelievable!
A stone-cobbled courtyard, nestled between two traditional stone houses, is the setting for yet another of Bodrum's atmospheric quality restaurants. Start with the buffet of cold mezes, stocked with an interesting variety of salads and fritters, but don't go overboard. The kitchen puts out an ample plate of grilled calamari, and the catch of the day is prepared as you like it . There are also some classic Ottoman dishes like the Hunkar Begendi (lamb or beef stew served atop a purée of eggplant, cheese, and béchamel), which are perfectly complemented by the upper-story cumba and ancient candlelit olive press in the middle of the courtyard.
Favorite Dish: Hunkar Begendi, Imam Bayildi..
This typical lokanta is a down-to-earth trucker-type place, with the food out in large pans where you can get a look at it. Fresh bread fills the plastic canisters on the tables; it's great for wrapping around a kebap or sopping up the tasty stews, rice, and beans. Get there before the local lunch crowd packs both the indoor and outdoor tables around 1pm. Credit cards are not accepted.
Favorite Dish: Soups..
the best place to enjoy typical Turkish kitchen, it's called 'Et-Lokantasi' (Meat Restaurant). Situated on the outskirts of the town (towards Ortakent) you will need a taxi or dolmus to get there. It is worth the effort. You will be welcomed as a first serve with the Turkish balloon bread, (called 'Lavash'), then non-stop they will bring you all the delicious starters and best grilled meat, but leave some space for their unique Künefe, a sweet with cheese. Always a Turkish coffee is from the house then.
Favorite Dish: all kind of kebab
This place has brilliant staff who are very welcoming, the food is great and the atmosphere is great! What more can you ask for? It has tables right on the beach for that romantic feel...
Favorite Dish: Chicken breast in a mushroom and onion sauce.. yummm!!!!
Now and again when you are miles from home, it’s good to let the kids have what they want. This was it and I shouldn’t have been surprised that there was a Domino’s Pizza in Bodrum.
Favorite Dish: The Domino’s standard that we have come to expect.
Now in its 6th year, has one of the best reputations in town and are to be found down a small street opposite the Marina. The tasty food prepared by the English owner\chef, Helen, is Mediterannean.
Favorite Dish: The sort of dishes you are likely to find are frogs legs in garlic, moules marinieres, grilled goat's cheese with tapenade, lamb with garlic, chicken with wild mushroom risotto, baked sea bass followed by their famous chocolate nemesis, creme brullee or rose icecream. The comfortable chairs in the romantic garden allowing you to sit for hours enjoying every last morsel down to the home made chocolate truffles.
A cute and little restaurant with a great Turkish cousine and the best cook I've ever met. You can both read your book and chat with the other guests as they sit so close to your table. The stuff and the owner are very cute, lovely people.
Favorite Dish: Lentils, Turkish Sarma, Potatoes Salad, Borek
Cheap and cheerful - opposite the marina. Best Pizza and meeting point of the town. It is always crowded with locals and the sailing crowd. If you venture on to the roof terrace there are tremendous views over the Harbour towards the castle. The personality of the place reflects the local well-known owner.
Favorite Dish: Try 'Çökertme', that's thin sliced meat on a layer of very fine grated chips with yoghurt.
It is owned by a Dutch lady who has high standards and loves to entertain her guests with renditions on her flute. Also art exhibitions are added to your enjoyment. It is a quiet civilized place in old town Bodrum that serves traditional Aegean cuisine. The lamb is to die for.
Favorite Dish: lamb lamb lamb:)
What a little gem this place turned out to be. We visited the small restaurant on our first night, and came back each night of our stay. The staff were uber friendly, and the food and drink was not not only gorgeous but also ridiculously cheap. Hevaily, heavily reccomended!
Another place, which is good for people watching, is Karadenis pizza and pide saloun. It is a busy place in the evening and it is situated by a small square just where the shopping street going east along East Bay begins.
They have different kebabs and pide, pizza and spaghetti. As
I had been eating kebabs for several weeks and no pasta
I ordered spaghetti with a cheese and mushroom sauce. It turned out they didn’t have that sauce (but they didn’t tell me) but they served me one with ham instead, without asking.
I did not want to have ham so they quickly made me a delicious tomato sauce instead.
The pasta and a beer, plus service tax (it was the first and only restaurant I ate at in Turkey that added extra service tax to the bill), was 10 500 000 TL.
Down by the harbour there are several cafes where it is nice to sit in the afternoon to watch people and have a tea, or something else to drink.
Tea and freshly pressed orange juice: 5 000 000 TL
Coca-cola: 2 500 000 TL
Ice-cream: 4 000 000 TL
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