We don't eat out very often. If we do, we tend to use the Turkish fast food establishments that serve pide (Turkish pizza) or kofte (meat balls) which are delicious and very good value for money, and only occasionally do we eat at restaurants, usually when recommended by friends.
On Friday my daughter and I did a day trip to Bodrum, and she had insisted on treating me to lunch for my birthday. She wanted us to find a restaurant that overlooked the sea, where we could eat fish and drink wine for a leisurely couple of hours.
I've had a few bad experiences in the past when eating in restaurants in the busy tourist areas. You need to be very careful because it's so easy to be ripped off by unscrupulous restaurant owners out to make a fast buck.
However, it is possible to find restaurants that serve good quality food at reasonable prices.
Most restaurants will provide a set menu. They don't always advertise the fact, because naturally they will earn more if you choose from the a la carte menu. But ask and invariably they will be happy to give you a fixed price. It's particularly useful if you want to eat fish, because this is sold by weight if you order a la carte, so a fixed price set menu is ideal.
Don't be afraid to ask the prices of everything before you order. Much better than getting a nasty shock when the bill arrives.
On request, the owner was happy to provide a set menu of sea bass, salad, rice and chips, and a beer or soft drink for 22 lira each. We had a good selection of mezes to start with. Far too much for the two of us, and this was just 15 lira for the plate. We had a decent bottle of Doluca white wine at 29 lira. So the total bill amounted to 88 lira. The exchange rate on Friday was 2.82 lira to the £, therefore the total bill was less than £32.
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