This evening was our last in Istanbul and we were not disappointed. We visited the restaurant in person the night before to request a seat in the huge glass windowed area. We wanted the incredible view of the city to be right by us. When we arrived we were seated right in the front with the beautiful view of the old city in front of us. It was dark and the view was stunning, showing in the distance the old town and the mosques in all their glory. (slightly out of view by a modern building, but nevertheless, we could see them for what they were).
The ambience of the restaurant was exactly what I always wish for in a restaurant. Very stylishly designed, with understated style and glamour. Dimmed lighting with gorgeous ambient candles on the tables. The attention to detail in this respect was stunning and we commend the interior designer. Why can't every restaurant be like this? it is so perfect for a romantic meal.
The food was extremely exquisite. My husband had the prawn starter with leek and white sauce and for second course I had the lamb and plum kebab whilst he had the Lamb and chicken kebab. Both were cooked to perfection sitting on the most delicious bed of flavour. To finsh we had a semolina pudding, but the like I have never had before - a total reinvention of flavour and style. The white wine was chilled and crisp and complimented the meal perfectly.
The service was absolutely first rate. The waiter was professional, efficient and discreet. I can honestly say that this is one of the best eating experiences I have ever had, (and I have travelled a lot).
I would eat there every week if I lived in Istanbul. It was totally wonderful and stunning. I cannot praise it enough. Thank you to all the staff at this restaurant for making our experience truly memorable.
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