A guest’s comment
Besides the sun, warmth and occasional earthquakes, there is something else our land has to offer in abundance, and that is food complexes.
These can be cafes, restaurants, bistros, buffets, kebab shops, pide shops, pizzeria or any place we can come across on almost every corner, from Çalış to Karagözler, from Üzümlü to Hisarönü-Ölüdeniz-Kayaköy triangl.It’s like where the eater-to-population ratio is highest.
It seems that the more food complexes there are, the more people will descend (from where?) and some will actually eat more than once because there will be more complex.
The truth is that there are plenty of complexes and Fethiye residents as well as Turkish and foreign guests often dine out. It is possible to find affordable meals in some of these complexes (three-species Turkish meal for under 10 TL, usually under the name of the Special of the Day for lunch). Although some of the complexes in Fethiye less than ideal, most of them can pass in.
Unfortunately and frustratingly, there is an increasing Customer Hunt. At the complexes especially in the coastline and the fish market, they almost approach you and say: Please eat here, What do you drink, Where are you from, The food is good and cheap. Me and Karen try to stay away from this kind of places as much as possible because we are surrounded so roughly.
In some facilities, there is no compliance. Meatball master chefs can be introduced to you as experts of Italian Pasta, Indian Curry or Chinese Sweet and Sour sauces. Maybe one day a kebab master from Adana will be preparing Sushi for us but of course there are good and excellent ones too.
In this category Yengeç Restaurant in Karagözler is the first (not to offend others please) Yes Marina is the second as quality.
The scenery and serenity can not be completed. An ideal place to relax for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Watching Karagözler Bay and the boats anchored in Yes Marina with a cold drink is really satisfying, especially for a sailor like me.
If it is good, the potential can surpass itself indeed, especially under the management of Selahattin Aydemir and they had made Mod Cafe in Ece Saray Marina one of the most cutting-edge complex.
Fish is the name of the big game at the Crab Restaurant, but the menu is also very diverse. Meat and chicken varieties are also offered. Prices are extremely reasonable for a place of this quality. Wine list is also good.
It’s not a detailed restaurant observation that I’ve made, just a comment, my view is revealed because of their good friendliness.
Yengeç’s place is great, the right managers are in charge of, but the final decision is of course to the customers.
* Hilmi Toros
A visitor to Fethiye since 1980, a resident of Fethiye since 2006, The Associated Press correspondent and United Nations Press Manager, I have tasted food as a cautious forecaster at more than 1,000 complexes around the world and currently the owner of the website ‘maisondesovalye.com’