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
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
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
Named for the central fireplace (şömine) in
its main dining room, Şömine has a
central place in Ürgüp: overlooking
the main square. More...
With tables right on the main square,
this venerable eatery is a moderately-priced
choice for any meal.