Feriye Lokantası

Price guide: Expensive

Çırağan Caddesi No. 40, Ortaköy, Istanbul, 34347

Price guide: Expensive

Feriye Lokantası

By Jennifer Hattam, your Istanbul expert

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#17 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Istanbul
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.7
4.7
Location:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Celebrity spotting, Great views / scenery, Romance, Special occasions, Trendiness

Best for Romance - Expert review of Feriye Lokantası

Posh waterfront restaurant serving refined contemporary Ottoman cuisine.

Diners at Feriye may feel like they’re at a sultan’s garden party, being waited on hand and foot while eating modern takes on Ottoman specialties at a table right on the Bosphorus waterfront.

Food and drink: 

Among the first restaurants to lead the Ottoman culinary revival, Feriye serves up a seasonal menu of recipes culled from hundreds-of-years-old cookbooks. Though modified for a modern palate – more olive oil, less lard – the primarily meat and seafood dishes are still decadent. It has a full bar, including good wines by the glass.

Recommended dishes: 

Specialties include pastırma (spicy cured beef) wrapped in vine leaves, grilled kalkan (turbot) with saffron, and lamb fillets with eggplant. The lavish Sunday brunch is also very popular.

Ambience: 

Posh, romantic and very formal.

Service: 

Service is extremely attentive without hovering over the table.

Location: 

Though the 19th-century building that houses the restaurant proper is beautifully redone, with large chandeliers and intricately painted ceilings, the action in the summer – the time to come – is on the massive outdoor pavilion, where you can enjoy alfresco dining directly alongside the Bosphorus.

Price advice: 

Main courses range from 40 lira to 65 lira. Seem a little steep? Grab a bite at the affiliated café/bar, which also has Bosphorus views.

More information on Feriye Lokantası:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Bar, Café, Restaurant
Food:
Traditional, Turkish
Address:
Çırağan Caddesi No. 40, Ortaköy, Istanbul, 34347
Telephone:
0212 227 22 16
Website:
http://www.feriye.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Every day noon-3pm, 7pm-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential

Have you been to Feriye Lokantası? Would you recommended it?