5 Foodie Hotspots in Cesme

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We all want to have some good, authentic food when we travel and food is a major reason when we choose a holiday destination. Cesme, being one of the most beautiful destinations, is also famous for its restaurants, bars and cafes all offering a tantalising mix of traditional Aegean and modern Turkish cuisine. Check out our top 5 foodie spots all tried and tested by the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Cesme team. Bon appétit!

Ferdi Baba

Ferdi Baba -  which is the most popular restaurant of the town for the very right reasons - offers a top-notch seafood experience. It has 3 branches which are located in Alacati Marina, Cesme Marina and Alacati Town Center. You’ll get lured by the restaurant’s huge fresh meze station so don’t order too many if you also want to try their signature warm appetizers and deliciously cooked fish plates. They’ve recently opened a new pizza restaurant in Cesme Marina which should also be in your bucket list.


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Are you a pizza person? Now, we’re talking about some really good, thin crusted pizza made in a stone wood-fire oven. Kolburano’s is located in the small town of Reisdere which is only a 20-minute driving distance to the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Cesme. When you enter this cosy & spacious & tasteful old stone building which used to be a carpenter’s workshop, you feel that “local” feeling. Owned and run by a young couple, this place quickly became one of the most popular pizza places in the area. Their menu has Italian style pizzas, traditional casserole meals, and some really good wines as well.







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Eflatun is the Turkish name for the philosopher, Platon but also a color: lilac, which is the color of lavender (the color of Alacati). It’s a real hidden gem located in the narrow streets of Alacati, in Hacimemis district. They define themselves as “Unique Aegean Rustic Kitchen” and their motto is “Come hungry, leave happy!” which is definitely the case. They offer a genuine Aegean homemade food experience. Choose your daily made starters (mezes) from the wooden table inside and then order your main dish. Mussels with white wine and garlic is a must-try!


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Horasan Fish Restaurant

If you’re into some really good, fresh and local seafood in Cesme then this one’s for you! Horasan is a small and friendly restaurant located in Cesme Bazaar is run by the owners of the neighbouring fish shop. There are only six outside tables and three inside tables so you better book in advance. They have fresh mezes, daily fish and occasionally some seafood pasta. Remember to take some cash with you as they do not accept credit cards.




Owned by a master chef named Melih Teksen, Agrilia offers a very unique and experimental dining experience. Agrilia is one of the oldest restaurants in Alacati and while its menu could be defined as Mediterranean, it is much more than just that. All the ingredients are specially selected by the Chef himself and the menu changes seasonally. You should definitely try his smoked meat dishes, risottos and homemade pastas with a pairing local wine.


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Have we whet your appetite yet? Learn more about this perfect holiday destination by checking out our blog post on the top 10 things to do in Cesme.

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