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“Gentle balm for the palate and the soul”
Review of Fidanka

Fidanka
Ranked #112 of 222 Restaurants in Kalkan
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Reviewed June 1, 2017

My wife Judy and I have been going to Fidanka restaurant intermittently for some 15 years since we built a villa in Kisla a few hundred yards away on the opposite side of the bay from the resort of Kalkan, Once in a kind of crow's nest location at the highest point of the charmingly individualist holiday hotel, the restaurant was artfully sited closer (but not uncomfortably close) to the kitchen about three years ago. Like the hotel rooms, the restaurant is a repository of country artefacts and quirkily pleasing motifs. Çunet the owner personifies the character of the restaurant and hotel, with a solicitous, smiling calm much like the chief waiter Bulent, who recommended a couple of days ago we try a Turkish "sardine" dish. This "sardine" was much larger and meatier than the UK equivalent. Totally delicious, bathed in a simple tomato sauce with potato slices. Coupled with a Likya wine from an estimable winery nearby it was a great way to start a visit. A pineapple ice-cream with chocolate sauce (one helping between two) to close. Perfect. Whata great way to spend three sunset hours near the Mediterranean. Enough commendation. Just try the restaurant and i defy you to be disappointed.

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Reviewed October 19, 2016

I have eaten here years ago but this visit (Sep 16) was the most recent. The tables used to be near the pool, but they have moved further along – you are still among the plants and there is a lovely view across the bay (in daylight!!) but even in the evening you can see lights across Kalkan bay.
The staff are lovely and friendly and the main of fish in a creamy sauce that I had was amazing. We shared borek to start and that was delicious too.
It's such a quirky little place, rustic, eclectic and intimate. We always pay a visit when staying in Kalkan.

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Reviewed August 12, 2016

Very quirky and relaxed resturant with pleasant waiter service. The resturant tables are tucked amongst large plants with views over the sea making for a lovely setting. The Meze course was very good but I felt the main courses where quite average. It took around 50 minutes for the deserts to arrive which was too long for us. The price was comparable to eating in Kalkan town centre - as the resturant's out in the sticks I expected better value. Would recommend for a romantic meal or if your local but it's not worth a special trip.

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Thank Daniel B
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Reviewed August 9, 2016

We are actually staying next door to this hotel and thought we'd eat here last night even though we didn't have far to travel!! I'm so glad we did because it was such a quirky and interesting place, the service was excellent and both of our meals were delicious! Great place for vegetarians because although there was only several vegetarian meals on the menu (both pasta) I asked if the aubergine meat dish could be made 'sans meat' and it was no problem. Had this with a green salad and it was perfect. We shared the meze to start and would definitely have this again. A great atmosphere, great view over the bay and just a lovely place to eat. We will definitely eat here again!

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Thank 807Zoe
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Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Wow wow wow. If you visit Kalkan this beautiful Bohemian boutique hotel is for you. We popped in for breakfast which was laid out in true Turkish style. Cheeses, meats, olives, fruit. Bread selection etc etc. Greeted by gorgeous Seline who was adorable. Coming here for dinner tonight so report on that tomorrow.

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