I've always enjoyed good food in Ürgüp, at least during the warm months, but it was always pretty simple: the standard, reliable, delicious, inexpensive cafeteria meals and grills of the workers' table such as we luckily find in nearly every Turkish town of any size.
During the cold months my memories of long-ago meals are best forgotten. And as for the more delicate cuisine and manners of the city, these were nowhere to be found.
Not any more!
Now Ürgüp has a number of good restaurants:
The perfect place for that delightful Turkish possibility: a meal of meze (appetizers), light or heavy as you wish. Add a drink and a long conversation on one of four open-air terraces in fair weather, by a cozy fire on chilly evenings. Bonus: an artist's boutique. More...
Muti, one of Ürgüp's finest restaurants,has moved to Ortahisar. More...
Just down the hill from the Esbelli neighborhood, Dimrit has a full menu of food and drinks, indoor and open-air seating areas, friendly service, and spectacular views of Ürgüp and the countryside. More...
With tables right on the main square, this venerable eatery is a moderately-priced choice for any meal.