Let’s start, what can you eat in Belek for a daily or touristic visit?
It is not a secret that Turkey is a country with The Cult Of Food. Modern Turkish cuisine is based on the Ottoman palace cuisine, which is a perfect blend of Greek, Central Asian, Caucasian, Jewish, Middle Eastern and Balkan cuisines. There are countless cold and hot appetizers – meze, all kinds of kebabs, Turkish pizza – pide, baklava, and helva for dessert … And so on and so on …But that’s not all! In Belek, you also will find European and seafood restaurants, the best Indian restaurant in Antalya and beloved by all children in the World – Burger King.
Before I start let me clarify: it is not a rating post. All those places we love and all of them different and each one has our favorite dishes. So, the numbers are just to count not to rate. No to the business:
1. ISTANBUL Restaurant and Cafe: European Cuisine.
One of the best restaurants in the city! Each dish is super tasty, prepared from scratch, without pre-cooking. We have a few favorite dishes here! It serves the best steaks, juicy shrimps in a creamy garlic sauce and the most delicious Belgian fries on the coast. They also have proper English breakfast and a very fun Thursday’s Karaoke nights.
You can visit the Istanbul Restaurant for daily eat in Belek.
📍Go to Istanbul Restaurant
2. Pinokyo : Italian Cuisine, Pasta, Gelato.
Restaurant of Italian cuisine, serving delicious pasta and lasagna, and real homemade ice cream. Large portions, the freshest products, a pleasant atmosphere, and friendly owners – what else are you looking for? Their wonderful garden is filled with scents of night flowers at sunset.
📍Go to Pinokyo
3. The Aroma Restaurant: Authentic Eastern Restaurant.
The chef is from Srilanka and he cooks really delicious far Eastern food.
Each Friday they have an open buffet Indian food night (50 TL per person).
Curry, garam masala and mango lassi… The customers from Antalya, Kemer, and Alanya coming to Kadriye especially to have dinner in this restaurant.
📍Go to The Aroma Restaurant
4. Sunset Restaurant: The Oldest.
Literally that is the oldest restaurant in Belek. Locals jokes, that first there was The Sunset restaurant and then Belek has formed around it. Sunset offers nice food, there are always people but… watch the bill! They have a few versions of the menu, you will find a difference just in prices. The Turkish version is cheapest for eat in Belek 😉
📍 Go to Sunset Restaurant
5. Belek Beach Ocakbasi: Turkish cuisine.
The restaurant at the municipal beach.Wonderful Turkish cuisine: pide, lahmacun, kebabs, shish kebabs, meze … there is everything very delicious. Not expensive. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Besides, it has a sea view and evening, live music band. Isn’t it great that you can have your meal without leaving the beach? Our favorite here is Mixed Grill with a selection of kebab, shish, chicken wing, etc.
📍 Go to Belek Beach Ocakbasi
6. Tuwana: The Lifesaver
This is a lifesaver 🙂 They cook very delicious traditional Turkish dishes: kebap, shish, pide. Very fast delivery! They not actually English speaking but they have a takeaway menu with pictures (And they got used to the foreign accents 🙂
📍Go to Tuwana
7. Belek Balik Evi: Fish Restaurant.
There are two “Balık Evi” fish restaurants in Belek. One is on the municipal beach, the other is in the city center on the main road. Both places serve delicious fish and seafood and a wide variety of meze starters. Prices are moderate. Without alcohol even cheap. Best for dinners, daytime there might be no chief cook so food could be so so.
📍 Go to Belek Balik Evi in Center
📍 Go to Belek Balik Evi in Beach
8. Deniz Restaurant: Home of Europeans
Here are very tasty steaks and seafood. This restaurant is famous and popular, not a bad alternative to Istanbul. Moreover, these places are located next to each other. European food, clients mostly Europeans.
📍Go to Deniz Restaurant
9. Yaz Restaurant: Master Of Chicken
Delicious Turkish food. Have you ever eaten a chicken cooked in such a way that it is taste exactly like pork rib? Try their “Chicken kelebek”! Salads, pide, and pizza, casseroles… all is very, very nice! Everything is cooked in a wood fire oven.
📍Go to Yaz Restaurant
10. BURGER KING: Fast food, burgers.
If you want to have quick ordinary food but not kebab something… One of the World’s most popular fast-food chains opened a branch for eat in Belek. Delicious burgers are made of high-quality ground beef on the open fire grill. Also, there are juicy chicken nuggets with a hint of curry, crispy, crispy onion rings, soft ice cream, and other fast food snacks.
📍 Go to Burger King
11. The 19th Hole Bar: Like a U.K
Full English breakfast and Fish&Chips, few curries, beer, and game translation. This is a place of gathering for UK people.
📍Go to The 19th Hole Bar
As you see, you won’t stay hungry in Belek. 🙂 There are many other places, but I just wrote you down a list where my family and I go and where we meet with other Turkish Property Consultancy team members and friends.