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Bodrum: Where To Dine

Visiting the beautiful Turkish coastal resort this summer? Here is our pick of where you need to eat.

by Damla Kellecioglu

 Il Riccio Restaurant


A glorious import from the Italy's Capri, Michelin-starred Il Riccio's Bodrum branch welcomes its guests in a spotless blue and white atmosphere. Serving the 10-room boutique hotel, Il Riccio offers delectable Mediterranean dishes with homemade pasta and fresh seafood. Save some room for guilty pleasures – Neapolitan desserts are a highlight at the end of dinner in the Temptation Room.

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A pop-up branch ofthe world-famous, authentic yet not traditional Japanese restaurant offers poolside dining at Palmarina Yalikavak. Zuma’s Bodrum restaurant boasts breathtaking Aegean views and mouth-watering Asian tastes.

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The summer spot of Fenix Istanbul, one of the stars of Istanbul’s culinary scene, is located in Palmarina Yalikavak. It was designed by famous Turkish architect Zeynep Fadillioglu. Chef Mert Şeran and his team have created an unusual menu for their guests: marinated duck with plum sauce is a must. This year’s specialities will be largely inspired by South American cuisine.

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Savra Bodrum

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At the very heartof Bitez, Savra Bodrum is a cool and cosy 8-room boutique hotel created by interior designer Ahmet Tolan, and has the most remarkable boutique restaurant of the peninsula. Using vegetables that come straight from their orchard, chef Cihan Beyit and his team use local and Mediterranean ingredients as highlights of a perfectly balanced and surprisingly rich menu. Before dinner, sit by the pool and have a sip of your outstanding Savra Pine Julep.

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For more inspiration on how to Do, Dine and Spend in Bodrum, Turkey and beyond, visit our Destinations pages.