As a popular tourist town, Göreme has
a number of cafés and restaurants where
you can dine well, whether you just
want a simple traditional Turkish lunch
of beans and rice or lamb stew, or
an elaborate dinner inspired by Ottoman cuisine,
smoothly served in posh surroundings.
Here are three:
The finest, most reliable restaurant
in Göreme, and perhaps in all Cappadocia,
Seten is the creation of Kelebek
Hotel owner Ali Yavuz, and
is among my favorite places to dine
in all of Turkey. More...
The Orient Restaurant in Göreme has been serving travelers and locals since 1986. The atmospheric dining room or terrace is the perfect spot to enjoy traditional Turkish cuisine or, if you're a steak-lover, their large beef bonfile steak is served on a hot marble slab: order your steak az pişmiş (rare) and, if you'd like it cooked a little more, cut a slice and let it cook on the tile for a few more seconds. Their wine list is quite satisfying. More...
This atmospheric restaurant
started out well, fell on hard times,
but is again recommendable,
with fine cuisine, presentation, service
and decor that matches many in far
larger cities. More...