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“A hidden backyard peacefully paradise.”

Gambilya Natural Cuisine
Ranked #33 of 439 Restaurants in Bodrum City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$17
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: As the first slow food restaurant in Bodrum, in Gambilya Natural Cuisine we are cooking local and natural food with the ingredients we buy mainly from the local producers. We are also prepearing old recipies from the Ottoman and Anatolian cuisines. Gambilya Natural Cuisine is in the center of Bodrum, but in a silent area behind the main road.
Oslo
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“A hidden backyard peacefully paradise.”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

We had a simple lunch, but it was worthwile.
Nice good, tastefull Turkish cousine.
Very friendly staff.
No tourist hassle, genuine Turkish hospitality.

  • Visited July 2013
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Mugla, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best in town”
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Small restaurant with lots of delicious food. Very friendly athmosphere in a hidden garden. Also very good for vegetarians.

  • Visited June 2013
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“excellent! Relax with blues and taste organic foods..”
Reviewed 29 June 2013

difficult to find, but eorth to be here! Nice atmosphere and hospitality..evetything was natural.. menu is very limited but completely organic..taste it

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank surengonul
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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Slow Food is best!”
Reviewed 21 June 2013

The owners of this charming restaurant have embraced the Slow Food Movement. All food is locally sourced, and supports the local economy. Food was fresh and delicious; owners gracious. The outdoor seating area is a really pleasant place to eat; Restaurant is away from the hustle and bustle of the port area, but well worth the short walk to get there.

Visited May 2013
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Picton, Canada
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“A Hidden Slow Food gem”
Reviewed 20 October 2012

Just when we felt that we could not possibly fend off another kebab restaurant seller on the street we were wandering back to our hotel through the back streets and spotted the Slow Food sign. So we went in and spoke to the co-owner and decided to return the next day for lunch. Be forewarned it is a bit off the beaten track. If you are on Neyzen Teyfik Street, it is in an alley parallel right behind the town hall. So do yourself a favour and go down Turkkuyusu St, and turn left on Eski Hukumet St. to No. 62.

We went for lunch on a Sunday and were well received by our host, Selo, and wife-chef Lale. They had had a pre-wedding party the previous night and had made a traditional village dish of pounded wheat with chickpeas, we were lucky enough to have some of the leftovers and they were the ultimate comfort food. We also had fried zucchini blossoms stuffed with cheese, roasted red peppers in olive oil and kufte with cinnamon and beautiful potatoes. We were too full for dessert although we were given a complimentary treat, sort of like a hard meringue and we finished with wild lavender tea.

Everything here is natural, sourced from local farmers, using healthy ingredients (their manti are made with whole wheat flower). You sit in a little terrace which seems miles from the hurly burly of the bazaar and we listened to Billy Holiday.

Don't come if you want the choice of all the kebabs and fish etc. being hocked on the main street. Do come if you would like something different, natural, local and authentic.

  • Visited October 2012
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