Where to eat in/ around İzmir

Begendik Abi Slow food at its best in a pretty village square. Camiatik Mh, Tatarcamii Sk 12, Malgaca Pazari, Urla, 00 90 232 754 2071,

Dalyan Fish, fresh off the boats served at quayside tables. Liman Caddesi 161, Çesme, 00 90 232 724 7045,

Deniz The best of all the fish restaurants on the Kordon. Atatürk Caddessi 188, Alsancak, 00 90 232 464 4499,

Floryali Güzelbahçe Here you char-roast your own meat. Really good fun. Between the seafront and the coastal road, Maltepe Mah. Mithat Pasa Caddessi 19, Güzelbahçe, Izmir, 00 90 232 234 0075

La Cigale Part of a very popular restaurant complex at the Levent Marina. Haydar Aliyev Bulvarı 4/A Üçkuyular, 00 90 232 259 0090,

Pepe Rosso Nice spot for an early morning feast. Atatürk Caddessi. 202/B, Alsancak, 00 90 232 464 9663,

Cafe Reci's Nice cafe at Göztepe seafront . Reasonable prices. Güzelyalı Mahallesi, Mithatpaşa Caddesi, No 1096/A, Konak, 00 90 232 224 08 31

Sakiz This unpretentious bistro dishes up some exquisite dishes. Opposite the Swissôtel, Sehit Nevresbey Bulvarı 9/A Swissôtel Grand Efes Izmir Convention Centre karsısı, Alsancak,

Tavaci Recep Usta For classy kebabs, Atatürk Caddessi. 364, Alsancak, 00 90 232 463 8797,

Topçu Part of a small brasserie group that has some of the best lunchtime mezze and impressive kebab selections. 3/B Pasaport, 00 90 232 484 6261,

Rumeli Pastanesi in Çesme bazaar for some of the best ice cream you’ll ever eat, roughly 60p per scoop.

Ayerya Organic Café A few doors away from Begendik Abi in Urla. An incredibly chic hideaway in this out-of-the-way village. Highlights include the goats’ milk ice cream and olives. 00 90 232 754 4526

Kumrucu Sevki in Çesme is the go-to place for Kumru, the famed cheese sandwich. 00 90 232 723 0093, with branches in Karsiyaka and Ilica too.