Food and dining

Cuisine on board our luxury gulets is sheer pleasure. Each yacht’s crew includes a skilled chef whose expertise ranges from haute cuisine to regional Aegean and Ottoman specialties, and promises satisfaction for the most discriminating palate. Seafood is served Mediterranean style, with organically grown fresh herbs and seasonal vegetables and fruits, ensuring the finest flavors.

Dining becomes a timepiece for guests on our gulet cruises as the pace of life takes on a completely new rhythm on the sea. With the fantastic climate of southwest Turkey, guests prefer to dine al fresco on deck while overlooking the dazzling surroundings. Between the thrill of sailing, dropping anchor to swim, hiking into the hills, exploring the rustic charm of a sleepy fishing village and simply relaxing on board, food brings everyone together to share feast after feast.

Turkey is a fabulous destination for food lovers, with a culinary heritage shaped by diverse influences from the many cultures that have passed through and settled here. Specialties from the Ottoman court, traditions from the Anatolian heartland and a vibrant Aegean and Mediterranean kitchen contribute to a truly unforgettable culinary experience.

During a Neyzen yacht charter vacation, menus on board can be pre planned and discussed with guests. Our chefs accommodate special dietary requirements and provide alternatives for guests with allergies or intolerances. Meat in Turkey is Halal, and Kosher preferences can also be catered to.

sample dishes

Turkey top food lovers’ destination


A Selection of small dishes served in the Mediterranean, Middle east and Balkans

Dining on board private charter yacht
  • Stuffed Red Capiscum with rice, ricotta and pine nuts
  • Carrot salad with yogurt, garlic and dill

Olive Oil Dishes

Typical Turkish dishes cooked in olive oil and usually served cold

Healthy traditional Turkish recipes
  • Imam Bayildi 'The Imam Fainted' - Eggplant stuffed with onion, garlic, tomatoes in olive oil
  • Green beans braised in olive oil with tomatoes and garlic


A great variety of meat based dishes

Culinary adventures in Turkey
  • Sultan’s Delight- Lamb ragout with cheesy eggplant puree
  • Spicy Cig Kofte- Minced lamb, bulgur wheat, & tangy spices and herbs

Fish & Seafood

The day's catch from local fishermen

Authentic Turkish- Mediterranean cuisine
  • Calamari stuffed with spicy eggplant pilav
  • Sea Bass marinated in herbs and spices


One of the most imaginative desert cultures in the world

Cuisine on board luxury gulet yacht Turkey
  • Sticky apricots stuffed with clotted cream
  • Harem Navel- small syrup-drenched doughnuts