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“Wonderful Setting, Good Service but Poor Food”
Review of Gebora

Gebora
Ranked #233 of 479 Restaurants in Bodrum City
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 15 May 2014

What a let down! We wandered along the beach looking for lunch and this place seemed spot on as I don't eat meat and Maggie hates fish and the extensive menu seemed to have all the options that four of us needed. There were tables where one could almost dangle your toes in the sea under a pleasant awning on a glorious day.

The service was snappy and our drinks came quickly - while we waited for our meals we were brought tasty warm bread and spread - it all boded so well.

Then our meals arrived. I had gone for a fish kebab with 'bluefish' and grouper... new experiences for me. The skewer was generous and the peppers & onions tasty, but the grouper turned out to be a rather fishy fish, a little strong for me, but that was my lookout. The salad was rather below average (nothing tempted me to try it) and the chips a bit too 'french fries' for my liking, but hardly an issue.

However, Maggie's chicken shish looked overdone on the surface but underdone inside and she could not eat it being very wary of under-cooked meat of uncertain provenance. She had to make do with the fries... as there was nothing else gracing her plate.

Josh had the same although his chicken had been cooked just a little longer so was edible if nothing to write home about.

Julia's shrimp bolognese was weird. She had expected a tomato based sauce with traditional spaghetti, what she got was more like a carbonara with shrimps replacing the ham... albeit rather dried up shrimps and pasta somewhere between spaghetti and macaroni.

When we paid we did an un-English thing, we complained about the two three quarter full plates we returned (Maggie's and Julia's).

To give them their due the restaurant immediately and without fuss took off the price of their two meals.

Judging by other reviews we must have picked a day when the chef was not himself!

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Reviewed 29 December 2013

We have stayed at Güzel Hotel next to Gebora Restaurant and had an early dinner at about 5pm on Sunday 29th of December.The weather was fine and seating on the beach was possible.For December,a temperature of 18 celcius was more than good.As usual,they had fresh fish and mezze,
We ordered Levrek/Sea bass about 950 gr(60 TL per kg) for 2,mixed salad,white cheese,melon,a bottle of 35cl Tekirdağ Rakı and paid TL.150.-
including tips.For such a good quality food and ambiance,this is ok.We liked te service and the way of cooking the fish.Strongly recommended.

3  Thank junior1907
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

Typical fish restaurant with mezes and fish selection. You can find many kind of mezes. very tasteful. it is family run place, very friendly by the beach with a great view

1  Thank Sema66
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

We were a group of 18 and we have been very well served with no delay or mistake... Sea side tables are very popular so call for reservation in advance... You should try "levrek marin" and "midye dolma"... Place is clean and prices are reasonable but I always recommend to set fish prices before you order... Ask for the guy called "shishman" and he will sort things out... Love from Istanbul...

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1  Thank Serkan A
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Reviewed 10 June 2012

Local Turkish mezes are garceous. For seafood No.1 at Ortakent.

1  Thank ZEFA1012
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