Eating out is so much more that just ‘eating’.

It’s an opportunity to sit and savour a relaxing meal.  No pressure, a selection of options to choose from (no staring into the fridge wondering what to have for dinner), your meal served to you and no dreaded washing up afterwards – time for a quality evening with loved ones or friends, or both.

The Yakamoz Hotel Restaurant offers all of the above and so much more…

The Yakamoz Restaurant

The restaurant consists of an indoor area, very traditional in appearance with a log fire for those chillier autumn evenings. For the hot summer evenings, there is a outside terrace shaded with vines.

Yakamoz Hotel - "let's eat out tonight"
Photograph courtesy of the Yakamoz Hotel

Owner, Mehmet Güven, is justifiably proud of the menu, which is essentially Turkish mixed with some international cuisine. Many of the dishes are unique to the Yakamoz and every year, award-winning chef, Kenan creates new dishes to add to the menu. The restaurant also caters for vegetarians.

Yakamoz Hotel - "let's eat out tonight"
Photograph courtesy of the Yakamoz Hotel

Browse the menu at your leisure. When you’ve made your choice, your server for the evening will take your order.

Can I take your order?

I’d like the Somon (Salmon) Fume to start.

Somon Fume – pieces of smoked salmon marinated with dill (fresh and seeds), served on orange slices and topped with sour cream.

Yakamoz Hotel - "let's eat out tonight"

Followed by Garlic Mustard Steak

Garlic Mustard Steak – fillet steak spread with garlic, mustard and thyme, pan fried and topped with slices of fried tomatoes.

Yakamoz Hotel - "let's eat out tonight"

For dessert, I’ll have the Sticky Toffee Pudding

Stick Toffee Pudding – with hot toffee and walnut sauce.

Yakamoz Hotel - "let's eat out tonight"

Yakamoz recipes revealed

If you enjoyed your meal but fancy eating in for a change, here are the genuine Yakamoz recipes for you to make it yourself. If you’ve ever watched a professional chef at work, you’ll know they rarely measure anything as they work by taste. If there isn’t a quantity against an ingredient, we suggest you start small and add to taste.

Somon (Salmon) Fume

Ingredients

75gr smoked salmon

1/2 spring onion

Fresh dill

Sour Pomegranate sauce (Nar Ekşisi Sosu) to taste

Grated lemon pith

20 gr sour cream (ekşi krema)

Black pepper

3 slices orange (peeled)

Method

Slice the salmon into small pieces and mix in a bowl with the onion, dill, pomegranate sauce, lemon pith and black pepper.

Place the orange slices on a plate. Arrange the salmon mix on top of the oranges (you can use a mould to shape the salmon mix*)

Put the sour cream on top of the salmon mix, drizzle with pomegranate sauce and serve.

Yakamoz Hotel - "let's eat out tonight"

*molds available from Topaloğlu hardware shop by the fish market.

Yakamoz Hotel - "let's eat out tonight"

Garlic Mustard Steak

This dish is a firm favourite at the Yakamoz and was one of the first on their menu over 20 years ago.

Ingredients

220gr fillet steak (marinated in olive oil, ground whole black pepper, fresh thyme and marjoram)

For the sauce:

3 tomato slices

3 lemon slices

1 teaspn grainy mustard

1 teaspn fresh lemon juice

2 sprigs of thyme and marjoram

1 clove garlic

Black pepper and  salt

Small amount rosemary

Olive oil

Method

Fry the tomato slices and lemon slices in olive oil

Add lemon juice, add other ingredients and cook for a further couple of minutes.

Spread some mustard on the steak and grill/pan fry to your taste.

Add the steak to the sauce and simmer for a few minutes.

Place the steak on a plate. Add the sauce and sliced tomatoes and lemon.

Serve with seasonal vegetables or salad.

Yakamoz Hotel - "let's eat out tonight"

Sticky Toffee Pudding

The Yakamoz have their own recipe for Sticky Toffee Pudding which is a closely guarded secret – well they’re not going to give everything away! You’ll have to go along and try it for yourselves – we can confirm it is just as delicious as it looks!

Yakamoz Hotel - "let's eat out tonight"

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