Beyti kebab at the Kebab Hospital

What we ate in Gocek

We spent the first few days of our holiday in Gocek, near Fethiye. 

We stayed in the Gocek Arion Hotel, on a bed and breakfast basis. It's a small, family-run hotel set in beautiful gardens - much of the produce used in the meals comes from their own garden, and the buffet-style breakfast included home-made jams and preserves. You could have omelettes or various types of egg cooked freshly too. 

We had read good reviews about a restaurant near the beachfront called the Kebab Hospital - and we weren't disappointed. Despite the strange name, it serves good, fresh Turkish food. On our first visit, we had a Beyti kebab and karisik (mixed) pide, which - along with ayran and water - came to 78TL (£13). The food was excellent.
(Note: as the exchange rate was roughly 6TL to the £ while we were there, that's what all calculations are based on).

On our second day, we ventured into Fethiye, but as the heavens opened, we dashed into a little kebab place near the fish market (Balkon Kebab) to take shelter. Two chicken wraps (served with chips) along with ayran and water cost us the princely sum of 18TL (£3). Dinner in the evening was at a place called Ege Manti Evi, which we had seen advertising a promising-looking set menu. Unfortunately, that was only available at lunchtimes. Instead, we had two pides with our usual ayran and water - nice, but definitely more average than some places. The bill was 58TL (just under £10).

Dinner on our final.night in Gocek was at the Kebab Hospital again - liver and kofte guvec, served with salad and kisir. 98TL (£16). Oh, and in both places, we had the balloon bread and mezes to start with.


Our second meal at the Kebab Hospital

Chicken wraps at Balkon Kebab, Fethiye