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is it cheap to eat out in turkey???

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is it cheap to eat out in turkey???

is it cheap to eat out in turkey im going with my 15yr old daughter and am unsure weather to go in all inclusive or self catering

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1. Re: is it cheap to eat out in turkey???

Eating out really can be as cheap or expensive as you want. Where in Turkey are you staying? A problem with the all inclusive is that it tends to get repetitive and boring. I suppose it depends on how much the difference is between the AI and SC costs - some people go AI and still eat out as they reckon they will still save on the drinks, etc.

If it was me (and it doesn't apply to me any more as we have our own house in Gumbet) I would always go self catering 'cos I think you miss too much by not trying the Turkish cuisine. Hotels tend to cater for the masses and the food can be a little bland.

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2. Re: is it cheap to eat out in turkey???

We have just returned from Turunc, near Marmaris and yes, we considered it very good value eating out. We are a family of 4 with 2 teenagers and a typical evening meal for the 4 of us cost between 60 - 66 Turkish Lira (main course and drinks).

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Never done AI but on occasions have gone HB to other countries and whilst food quality has gone from abysmal on 1 visit to not at all bad on others I most missed long leisurely dinners and this is something I do not really feel you will get with AI unless you go upmarket with consequent up market prices. Had your daughter been much younger I suppose this would not matter but 15 year olds these days seem ever more sophisticated and she may much prefer a restaurant lifestyle.

What resorts like Gumbet and Icmeler have going for them is that they have plenty of great value and good quality hotels and apartments, allied with cheap eating, so you do not need to lose out in the overall price stakes. Much is made about cost savings on drinks on AI but beer is not expensive although wine can be but remember that competition between restaurants is fierce so with a bit of haggling you can get a drink thrown in with a meal, even wine.

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