Kumbaracı Yokuşu No. 57/6, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Singles, Great views / scenery, Nightlife, Romance, Trendiness
Best for Trendiness - Expert review of Leb-i Derya
A cool crowd comes to this hidden-away venue to enjoy sweeping views and solid food in a casually stylish atmosphere.
Italian and Asian influences predominate on the mixed menu of international dishes. There is also a full bar.
The forty-spice beef fillet with a saffron-flavoured sauce and potatoes au gratin is a firm favourite, while the parmesan-and-pancetta-crusted sea bass with sweet green pea puree and grilled asparagus tempts fish lovers like me. The weekend brunch is also popular.
There’s a definite lounge-y vibe to the sleek contemporary interior; the mostly local crowd is chic but relaxed.
Service is generally good but can either be friendly or a bit cooler-than-thou.
On a steep street running down from İstiklal Avenue and housed at the top of an unremarkable apartment building. You may think you’re in the wrong place, but keep going – up, up, up.
Main courses range from 17 lira to 28 lira.
If the weather’s nice, get a seat on the big outdoor terrace to best enjoy the view.
The offshoot in the nearby Richmond Hotel on İstiklal Avenue is more romantic and formal.
More information on Leb-i Derya:
- Price guide:
- Bar, Restaurant
- International, Modern
- Kumbaracı Yokuşu No. 57/6, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
- 0212 293 49 89
- Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Thu 4pm-2am, Fri 4pm-3am, Sat 10am-3am, Sun 10am-2am.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times