Latest news and staying informed with Gossip Bistro
You’ll find our latest news and regular updates about our new developments and promotions that we will be running at Gossip Bistro – Gündoğan throughout the year.
From snacks and drinks to our lunchtime specials, all the information you will ever need will appear on this page.
From time to time, we will also display important information for tourists who are visiting the Bodrum Peninsula and especially Gundogan.
12th January 2018
Gossip Lounge – Gundogan was sold in December 2017. The business will no longer trade under this name. Thanks to all of our customers since it opened in 2013.
18th December 2016
Both Carmen and Volkan would like to wish all of our lovely customers and friends wherever you may be in the World, a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
31st October 2016
With Halloween fast approaching, we would like to wish all Ghouls, Ghoulies, Ghosts and all things that go bump in the night – R.I.P!
We hope you all have a wonderful time at this year’s celebrations; from all of us at Gossip Bistro – Gundogan. 👻😱🕷🎃⚰💀🏚
20th October 2016
Dear Customers and friends,
The 2016 holiday season has now come to an end for us and we now look forward to our well-earned rest.
We would like to say a big thank you to all of our lovely customers and friends for making yet another successful season for us despite a very difficult time in the tourist industry.
We very much look forward to welcoming you all back to Turkey, and of course Gossip Bistro – Gündoğan for the new season in 2017.
With our very best wishes to you all,
Volkan, Carmen and the team xXx
27th September 2016
Freshly brewed Italian Coffees and Delicious Cocktails to die for…
Coffee time + Cocktail time = Gossip time
9th September 2016
Welcome to the weekend…
Today is the start of the forthcoming celebrations that will run through until next weekend here in Gündoğan.
News update 30th August 2016
Dear UK customers and friends, this was your last bank holiday weekend until Christmas. It’s not to late to come back and visit us this year and top up your tans…
Update 27th August 2016
This cartoon is for our lovely customers from the UK – “Good Game, Good Game!”
Update 17th July 2016
Dear customers and friends, thank you very much for your kind messages of concern. It’s “Business as Usual” for all of us here at Gossip Bistro – Gündoğan.
We look forward to welcoming you all back soon.
Latest News Update 5th July 2016
Iyi Bayramlar 2016 – The management and staff would like to wish to all of our lovely customers and friends from across the globe – Happy holidays
Dear Customers, Visitors and Friends
We are extremely proud to announce that we have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence for 2016 by tripadvisor®
We are extremely humbled to receive such an award for the 2nd year running and our special thanks go to every customer who voted for us again this year.
Carmen, Volkan and the team.
Latest News Update – Gossip Bistro’s 4th Season
We are pleased to announce that we are re-opening for our 4th season on 28th March 2016
We are open from 10:00am through to 1:00am – Monday to Sunday and look forward to welcoming our loyal customers and friends soon.
Wake up and smell the coffee!
Freshly brewed Italian Coffee every time – the best in the whole of Gündoğan, just ask our lovely customers!
Catch up on those emails and the news back home with our Free Wifi and the splendid views of our lovely harbour overlooking the bay and the Aegean Sea.
Update 30th August 2015
We have just been told by some of our lovely customers that in the UK this is your last bank holiday weekend before Christmas and that the weather in London is currently 19c and cloudy.
Commiserations people …
News update – 18th July 2015
Happy holidays to all of our customers and friends from across the globe.
News Update – 13th July 2015
Now that we are at the start of the high season, we have extended our opening hours from 10am through until 2am from Monday to Sunday.
Latest News – 21st June 2015
Meet the Gossip Bistro Boys.
From left to right: Ahmet, Gürçay and Osman. Ready,
Powerful & above all friendly…
Latest News – 20th May 2015
8 June 2015, is the date chosen by the UK Government to abolish the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence and this will not be valid.
This change does not apply to those drivers with a driving licence issued in Northern Ireland, or for drivers still holding the old style paper part.
How will this effect you if you want to hire a car?
Like all changes to current practices worldwide, it is not yet known how foreign car rental companies will react to this news.
However, there is now an option available to you – by keeping a note of your National Insurance (NI) number and using this in conjunction with your UK driving licence number, an electronic record can be displayed giving you and your rental company the information held on the DVLA database.
The web link for this free service is: www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence
Our best advice to you is to check with your rental company what information they require before you leave the UK so as to prevent any nasty surprises and make sure that you enjoy your holiday. As a tip, don’t request the electronic record copy too far in advance as the link will expire after 21 days from the date of issue.
News Update – 13th May 2015
Via: Free Advice Centre Turkey
Update on Resident Permits
Having visited Bodrum Police at the Port again today, we were informed that the office was closed and will be until Friday.One of the police who usually deals with the permits was there outside the office, advising people the same as what they had told us yesterday – that they must now apply to the Mugla office (Orhaniye Mahallesi Papatya Sokak No:15) starting from 18th May.
Any persons who are renewing their permits now I would advise you not to take a trip into the Bodrum office at the port as it will be a wasted journey.
We will be visiting the Mugla office on Monday to see how this new application system will work. For now, here are the links which we were given, the website which can be found on (DGMM web-site) providing you with all the necessary requirements for all types of visas.
Family Residence Permit:
Long Term Residence Permit:
Short Term Residence Permit:
The new application form can be found and downloaded from the website:
News Update – 2nd May 2015
It is our 3rd birthday today and both Carmen and Volkan would like to say a big THANK YOU to all of our customers and friends for making Gossip Bistro – Gundogan so successful. We love you all…
News Update – 21st April 2015
The holiday season is now upon us and we are pleased to announce that we are now open until midnight from Monday through to Sunday. We look forward to welcoming you all back to see us on the Bodrum Peninsula soon.
News Update – 10th March 2015
We have been very busy tasting a number of wines from across the whole of Turkey and are pleased to announce that we have selected two fine Turkish wines grown and produced on the Bodrum Peninsular. Our chosen varieties are a 2013 Shiraz and a 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Rose. We will be showcasing these for the 2015 season. Şerefe!
Latest News Update – 24th October 2014
As the holiday season is coming to an end, we are closing tonight in readiness for our well-deserved break. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal and faithful customers both old and new and look forward to welcoming you all back in 2015.
News Update – 10th April 2014
The Sun is shining, the temperature is rising daily, and the charter flights are now coming into Milas-Bodrum International Airport from all over Europe. More importantly, our loyal customers are already coming back to see us again and to sample our freshly brewed coffees, ice cold beers and chilled wines. We look forward to greeting all our customers both old and new and wish you all a safe flight back over to Turkey and Gossip Bistro – Gündoğan.
8th April 2014
Spring has finally arrived here in Gundogan, and after a long winter, we are pleased to announce that Gossip Bistro is once again open for business today from 10:00am until 10:00pm Monday to Sunday.
Volkan, Carmen and the team are looking forward to welcoming back our loyal and faithful customers, both old and new at Gossip Bistro – Gundogan.
Carmen has been busy during the winter month’s trialling new recipes for our delicious home-made Austrian cakes. So, why not come down and pay us a visit where you can enjoy a cup of freshly brewed Italian coffee, sumptuous cakes or a cold beer or two.
With free wifi and some cool tunes to relax to, what more can you want? And don’t forget, when the sun goes down we have our new all-weather glass enclosure to keep those elements at bay.
6th March 2014
Opening soon for the new season
The start of the new season here at Gossip Bistro is nearly upon us and both Volkan and Carmen have been busy getting ready to re-open for business.
We will be announcing our opening date on our Website, Facebook and the latest addition to our Social Media sites – Google +
Lastest News – 6th February 2014
Changes to the Turkish Tourist Visa
From 10th April 2014, the Turkish Government are changing the method of obtaining visas for foreigners. Tourists and foreigners will have to obtain a visa online before they can travel to the country. It is uncertain as to what will happen if you arrive at Immigration without the e-visa, so in order to save time and embarrassment, you can obtain your e-Visa by clicking here.
28th October 2013
We have installed our new all-weather enclosure with sliding glazed panels to protect our customers from the elements. Coupled with the retractable roof, you can relax in comfort and still enjoy the beautiful views of Gundogan Harbour whilst enjoying a drink and listening to our relaxing music.
Now that we are in the winter season here in Gündoğan, our activities have been scaled back to allow our team to re-charge their batteries after a busy season here at Gossip Bistro.
What’s on during the coming months
From food and drink to our lunchtime specials, the latest news all the information you need will appear online in the New Year.