Monthly archive March, 2013
Leb i derya Istanbul

Leb i derya Istanbul

Leb i derya Istanbul Leb i derya was one of the first rooftop bars and restaurants in Istanbul. 5. Kat (5th floor) was the original restaurant located in a tiny side street of the famous Istiklal Caddesi. The second Lebiderya restaurant was opened a bit further but also in Taksim, on the sixth floor of...
360 Istanbul

360 Istanbul

360 Istanbul 360 Istanbul has 3 restaurants in Istanbul located in very different areas with different atmosphere and setting. These are 360 Istanbul East located in Kadiköy (Asian side), 360 Istanbul Suada, located in the Bosphorus (yes in the water) and finally 360 Istanbul in Taksim which this post is about. 360 Istanbul restaurant is a...
Sade Kahve

Sade Kahve

Sade Kahve Sade Kahve, which means Only Coffee in Turkish, is a charming little cafe in Istanbul along the Bosphorus waterfront road, at Rumeli Hisari in the Sariyer district. Although it is often very busy on Saturday and Sunday, Sade Kahve is a great cafe for brunch to celebrate the weekend. They have only outside...
Big Chefs Tarabya

Big Chefs Tarabya

Big Chefs Tarabya Big Chefs Tarabya restaurant is part of a chain but feels unique because of its Bosphorus waterfront location and stunning terrace. Big Chefs in Tarabya is a bit further away from the city center but the trip along the waterfront is worth it. They offer international food which you can enjoy while sitting...
Sensus Wine Bar

Sensus Wine Bar

Sensus Wine Bar Sensus Wine Bar & Cheese Boutique (or as the Turkish would say “Sensus Peynir ve Sarap Butigi”) is a cosy wine bar hidden in a small side street next to the Galata tower. In the historical Galata neighbourhood, Sensus might be one of the best places in town to taste some local Turkish...
La Mancha Restaurant

La Mancha Restaurant

La Mancha Restaurant La Mancha Restaurant in Kuruçeşme is a great place to go for tapas while enjoying, yet another, amazing Bosphorus view. La Mancha also offers a rich wine list with more than 100 international and local wines. The restaurant has a mixed cuisine of Spanish, Italian and Moroccan style prepared dishes. So besides the tapas La...
Up Lounge Istanbul

Up Lounge Istanbul

Up Lounge Istanbul Up Lounge is located in Asmalımescit, Beyoğlu and is a great place for some delicious Mediterranean food or to taste a variety of classy cocktails. The Asmalımescit area is, especially during the summer months, always a dynamic and busy neighborhood. So when you are bored here, you can always go to many of the...
Club Reina

Club Reina

Club Reina Club Reina is part of the Su Entertainment Group and is known as the elite entertainment venue where the Rich and/or Beautiful dance the night away under an open sky. A location where businessmen sign agreements worth billions of dollars and where world stars enjoy their meals and the entertainment with a colorful...
Kartalkaya Ski Resort

Kartalkaya Ski Resort

Kartalkaya Kartalkaya ski and snowboard resort is just a 4 hour drive from Istanbul and so definitely worth a weekend or day trip. Not a very adventurous area for experienced skiers but if you enjoy being on the slopes for a day or two this is a great city escape. Slopes are open between December...
Assk Cafe

Assk Cafe

Assk Cafe (Aşşk Kahve) Assk Cafe or Aşşk Kahve in Turkish, which literally means Love cafe, is one of our favourite breakfast and bruch places in Istanbul. ”To See & be seen” is probably the most suitable description for this fabulous hidden restaurant. With a terrace on the Bosphorus waterfront, a trendy crowd and a romantic garden setting the...
Çengelköy villa Bosphorus

Çengelköy villa Bosphorus

Çengelköy Villa Bosphorus Villa Bosphorus is located on the Asian side of Istanbul with a spectacular view of the Bosphorus bridge. They offer a delicious seafood menu and a wide assortment of quality wines. Probably best during summer nights when you can sit outside and gradually see the lights of the Bosphorus bridge go on to perform their magical show....
Official Holidays Turkey (National Holidays)

Official Holidays Turkey (National Holidays)

Official Holidays Turkey 2014 Like every country, Turkey has it’s own official public holidays. These holidays can basically be grouped into religious and national holidays.  You can find a list of all official holidays in Turkey here below:   Weekday                 . Date             . Holiday...