Food and drink
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.
Tables to book
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.
- Culture vultures
- Great views / scenery