Leb-i Derya

Address: Kumbaracı Yokuşu No. 57/6, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
Telephone: 0212 293 49 89

- Mid-range

4.4

Hip rooftop spot with a great view and good international fare.

A cool crowd comes to this hidden-away venue to enjoy sweeping views and solid food in a casually stylish atmosphere.

Food and drink
4.2
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Service
4.2
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Food and drink
4.2
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Value for money
4.2
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Ambience
4.3
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Location
4.3
90%

Food and drink

Italian and Asian influences predominate on the mixed menu of international dishes. There is also a full bar. 

Recommended dishes

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.

Ambience

There’s a definite lounge-y vibe to the sleek contemporary interior; the mostly local crowd is chic but relaxed.

Service

Service is generally good but can either be friendly or a bit cooler-than-thou.

Location

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.

Price advice

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.

Branches

The offshoot in the nearby Richmond Hotel on İstiklal Avenue is more romantic and formal.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Singles
  • Great views / scenery
  • Nightlife
  • Romance
  • Trendiness

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