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we are welcoming you to GARDEN 1897 RESTAURANT for your lunch & dinner. We serve the best Turkish, Ottoman & International delicious foods . At GARDEN 1897 RESTAURANT you feel the hospitality and eye savor before the special taste & flavors . With great honor and pleasure waiting you between us .
PRICE RANGE
£0 - £6
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Turkish, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Fusion
FEATURES
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
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The food was excellent. Our waiter, Kadir, was very helpful and his English was great. We will go again. The servings were generous and the complimentary tea was lovely as was the bread .

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent food and service by BARIS, he was very helpful while ordering and catered very kindly :) will return specially because of service

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The place is nice service is very good Kadir was really nice and friendly all the staff were nice I just don’t know their names , food was good a bit expensive, but overall very nice experience we all enjoyed everything.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My family loved our visit to Garden 1987. The entire staff was fantastic but our server, Kadir, was particularly excellent. The staff there went above a beyond. We had such a great time that we went back for a second visit. The moutanjana was delicious...and the presentation of the pottery kebab was top notch.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this for dinner after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor and we weren't disappointed. The previous evening, we went to dinner at The Hidden Garden - we suspect they are part of the same chain (clue in the 'garden' title?) - as the...way the food was served, the menu, even down to the plates etc was identical. No complaints though - both good. We had: Stuffed peppers Shrimps in butter - delicious, if not a little odd with the mushrooms! Mains: Chicken casserole - tasty but came with nothing else - no carbs! Spagetti alla napolitana - daughter did not like it! Filet mignion - tasty, if a little over cooked! Two alcoholic drinks each (just beer and wine) and bottled water The food was delicious, the service was attentive and friendly. The atmosphere was fabulous. It was pricey though - £100 for 3 of us. We would definitely go back.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a hidden gem! We were welcomed by Emin, who was a really friendly host and greeter outside the restaurant/hotel. We ate here twice during our 4 night stay in Istanbul. Both times, the food was exceptional, from the warm, complimentary Turkish bread, the Lahmacoun,...the food from the grill and the complimentary baklava to finish off with! Our waiters, Umit and Kadir were fantastic and so warming. They served quickly and with a smile and kept us topped up on the bread!! Would definitely recommend and so glad we found it! Thank youMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly and peaceful atmosphere, delicious food (I recommend the vegetarian casserole), and attentive staff. Special thanks to Umit for his efficiency and kindness.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is great, so is the personnel. Liza, the waitress, is very kind and friendly.I recommend this place, if you want to have great gastronomic experience in Istanbul

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, really friendly staff, good food. Recommended for families and couples. Location is near Sultanahmet mosque

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was lovely. Kadir was our server, and was awesome, talked with us and gave us advice on the best dishes to get. Outdoor seating is very pleasant and the food was delicious. We recommend the lentil soup and Adana kebab, and katmer for...dessert. Complimentary olives and fresh lavash before we ate. Also had a nice cat join us!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel staff highly recommended this restaurant and we went for lunch after exploring Balat in the morning. There was a big rave about the fish dishes so we ordered a sea bas , a sea bream , a cream chicken pasta and a mushroom...soup. The fish dishes did not disappoint and tasted excellent. We like the pasta too but the mushroom soup was a tad disappointing and taste blend. We paid the bills which I thought was really good value and highlighted to Baris (the one who serve us) about the shortfall in the soup. He immediately informed his manager who came and apologized to us profusely and even refunded us the charge for the soup. We “reluctantly” accept the refund and was pleasantly delighted about the level of service at this restaurant. I want to express my admiration to Baris and his manager for their excellent level of service. I will not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Istanbul.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent. Great atmosphere, delicious food, impeccable service, acceptable prices. Unfortunately, I only managed to go twice, but if I end up in Istanbul again, I will look to come back with pleasure. Deserve. Try it and you won't be sorry!!!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Third time having dinner there. The food is just amazing and very tasty. The staff is very helpful, kind and nice! Baris was our waiter and made sure that the food was good and everything was going well. Definitely recommend it!!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Picked this restaurant due to the ranking on Tripadvisor. And there are a lot of good things about it, but I left a bit underwhelmed. The good things are the space and location, with bot indoors, glassed veranda and outdoors. The service is lightning fast...which can be good, but also a bit stressful. The food was well prepared but average and I had better ones during my Istanbul stay. I went for seafood options, but I wouldn’t aim for that again if eating here again. I would say that seafood might not be their main forte.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On my recent visit to GARDEN 1897 Restaurant, I had a wonderful experience. The service was very attentive; the waitstaff were friendly and accommodating. The menu offered a wide variety of options and presented delicious meals. Additionally, the chef's special sauces were truly remarkable. The...atmosphere provided a warm and inviting environment, enhancing the dining experience. The prices were quite reasonable and aligned well with the service and quality provided. I definitely plan on visiting again.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Garden 1897 Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5