Located in a prime position overlooking the beach, Korsan Meze, established in 1979, was one of Kalkan’s first restaurants and remains a firm favourite with residents and holidaymakers from all over the world.
Korsan Meze offers a wide and varied menu and is particularly well known for its selection of traditional Turkish meze and tasty lamb dishes, as well as its fresh seafood and vegetarian choices. Our extensive menu also includes traditional kebabs (the best in town!), succulent chicken and fish dishes plus the best fillet beef and lamb.
The atmosphere at the Korsan Meze is inviting, warm and relaxed. Here you will meet and chat with friends old and new. Our staff provide an excellent service and do their best to ensure you have a wonderful evening at Korsan.
For those evenings when you want to stay in Korsan Meze offers a take-away and home delivery service.
Tel+ 90 242 844 3622 (local calls 844 3622)
Korsan translated to English means pirate, a pun on the fact that the owners of the Korsan Restaurants, the Bilgutay family, have always had very strong associations to the sea with three generations of the family serving in the Turkish Navy.
In the mid 1970’s my father, Gurkan Bilgutay, who knew the Turkish coastline like the back of his hand retired from the navy and, looking for a change of life style and pace, opened a restaurant and a small pansiyon in his favourite sleepy fishing village. The village was Kalkan and that restaurant was Korsan.
This was the beginning. In his youth my father had also been a musician and with three other musicians formed Turkey’s first Rock’n’Roll band. The band’s notoriety and connections with Istanbul meant friends started to visit this little known place on the Mediterranean and tourism was born. Before long my father was accommodating the first foreign visitors and Kalkan was officially on the map.
I took over from my father in 1990 and in 1992 my wife, Claire, joined the family and the business.
Korsan Ltd has expanded greatly since those early days in the 1970’s and we now have two restaurants; The Korsan Meze and The Korsan Fish Terrace as well as the Korsan Apartments, The Korsan Suites, The Patara Stone House, Korsan Koy, Korsan Property Development and Korsan Villa Maintenance.
We are most definitely a family business with my two sons, Patrick Ömer and Oliver Eren, both working in the Korsan Restaurants during their school holidays …… the tradition continues!