The Aubergine Restaurant

The Aubergine Restaurant

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A unique dining experience in the heart of Kalkan at the marina.

Being the head chef and proud owner of this superb restaurant since 1996,Mehmet BILGIC has worked ten years in some of the finest restaurants in Europe. Here he gained an extensive knowledge of French and Italian cooking which he has combined with traditional Turkish cooking methods to create a more healthy and varied menu of new and traditional dishes.

Assisted by first chef Tuncer and second chef Mustafa, both of whom have over 10 years experience, Mehmet and his team invite you to share in the pleasure of Aubergine’s unique menu of Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine, at what is now widely regarded as one of the finest restaurants in the Antalya region.

Our menu offers a variety of freshly caught fish and seafood, meat, poultry and vegetable dishes all made using only the finest quality of local produce, most of which is organically farmed. Likewise, our wine list includes a wide selection of fine wines from various regions of Turkey and beyond.

It is said that the simplest thing in the world is to prepare baked aubergine stuffed with onions, garlic, tomatoes and sweet peppers. Yet, when the Priest, whose wife created this dish, first tasted it, he fainted! Hence, this famous Turkish dish is called “The Priest Fainted” or “Imam bayildi” and became the inspiration for our restaurant’s name, Aubergine.

Aubergine is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner or for just a tea/coffee & cake.

Our new open air Cocktail Bar is located on the marina front and is open nightly from 5 pm until open end.

We wish you “Afiyet olsun” or “Bon appetite” at

Aubergine (Patlican) Restaurant

Tel. 0-242 844 3332