An Illustrated Review
This place was nestled between Cappadocia’s incredible rock formations known as ‘fairy chimneys’ and tucked away behind its adjoining hotel. We dined alone in the restaurant, watching the sun set over the stunning moon-like landscape of Göreme before a wonderful food experience was presented to us.
Food: We all ordered the ‘Pottery lamb kebap’, (yes, with a P) thinking we would end up receiving something cooked in some kind of casserole dish. Much to our delight, three clay pots arrived (along with the head chef) which we then individually cracked open with a small hammer to reveal the most heavenly slow cooked lamb in a rich tomato based sauce, obviously cooked over a long period of time in a traditional Turkish pot. It came with complementary salad, the softest Turkish bread, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Atmosphere: European influenced stone architecture, covered in vines with lots of little nooks (caves) draped in Turkish rugs. Some funny tacky elements but overall pretty nice for the location. We sat on the balcony as the sun went down, overlooking the unique landscape of Göreme.
Staff: very friendly and accommodating.
Value: moderate to low cost for a huge amount of food – worth every penny!
Verdict: this place is TOTALLY underrated. We only found it because it was attached to our hotel, and we were the only ones in the restaurant at that time. It was the best food we’ve had so far in Turkey with an amazing view.