Kalyon Restaurant, Kennedy Caddesi Sahilyolu 34, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122. + 90 212 517 4681 email
Anjelique, 5 Salhane Sok., Ortaköy, Istanbul. +90 212 327 2844 Part restaurant, part nightclub, Anjelique sits on the Bosphorus waterfront in a three-story mansion. Located in Istanbul's Ortaköy area—known for its nightlife—the glossy restaurant serves Asian cuisine on the first floor and Mediterranean fare on the upper two levels. The airy space on the sea level opens up onto an outdoor deck and dance floor with a long fire pit, and inside, massive windows give you ample opportunities to check out the lights of the city's skyline and the water below.
Pool Grill, Four Seasons Hotel Bosporus, 28 Ciragan Cad., Istanbul 34349. Turkey Right on the Bosphorus. Lunch – Lite fare with Asian and Mediterranean inspirations. Dinner – Turkish charcoal grill with taste of mezze and traditional sweets. 12 noon–5.30pm.
Vogue restaurant, 92 Akaretler Spor Cad., BJK Plaza A Blok K:13, Besiktas, Istanbul. +90 212 227 44 04 Located on top of the Besiktas Plaza office building. The restaurant's floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto views of the Bosphorus and the LED-lit Bosphorus Bridge outside. Reserve a table outside on the terrace—which seats 80—during the summer months for a slight breeze off the water. Daily 12 noon–2pm. Pazar Brunch 10.30am–4pm. One of the finest Bosphorus views.
A'jia, Ahmet Rasim Pasa Yalisi, 27 Çubuklu Cad., Kanlica, Istanbul 34812. +90 216 413 93 00 A'jia hotel is situated on the banks of the Asian shoreline on the outskirts of the city (about 40 minutes from downtown, in the suburb of Kanlica, accessible by shuttle boat) this yali (a word for the wooden residences along the Bosphorus) houses an elegant restaurant with an outdoor terrace serving up Mediterranean and Italian cuisine with the sparkling strait as a backdrop.Sunday Brunch 7am– 3.30pm. Breakfast, lunch and dinner between 7am-10.30pm. Brunch on Sunday that continues until 3.30pm, A'jia presents an exceptional alternative for people who would like to have a view of the Bosphorus amd enjoy the historical charecter of Ahmet Rasim Pasha Mansion in a minimalist new setting. email
Osman Han Hotel, Akbiyik Caddesi Cetinkaya Sok. No:1 Sultanahmet, 34122 Istanbul. Sea of Marmara and Blue Mosque views.
FIRUZENDE RESTAURANT Anemon Galata Hotel, +90 293 2343 Clear view of historical sites like the Spice Market, Topkapi Palace and St. Sophia.
Mikla Restaurant, The Marmara Pera, Asmali Mescit Mh., 15 Mesrutiyet Caddesi, Tepebasi, Istanbul 34430. +90 212 293 5656. Rooftop restaurant in the heart of the old city with its outstanding view including a birdseye view of the main historical peninsula on the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus. Ask for a terrace table. email
360 Istanbul, Misir Apt. Kat 8, No: 311, Istiklal Caddesi, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34330. +90 212 251 1042. For the pinnacle spot to take in the exotic sights and sounds of Istanbul, check out 360. Amazing panoramic views going from St. Antoine's church, across the Hagia Sofia, to the Sea of Marmara. Restaurant/Bar by day later nightlife scene.
X, 5 Sadi Konuralp Caddesi Deniz Palas, Sishane, Ihane, Istanbul 34433. +90 212 244 7101-2 MAP
Set Ostu Cay Bahcesi, Through Gulhane Park. Terraced tea garden. Spectacular water views.
Veranda Grill & Bar, Hilton Istanbul, Cumhuriyet Caddesi Harbiye, Istanbul 34367. +90 212 315 6000 Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Also Borporus Terrace Restaurant Daily 6am-11.30pm.
Hisar Turistik Tesisleri, Rumelihisari, Yahya Kemal Cd. No:40/1, Sariyer, Istanbul. +90 212 265 5546
Setustu Cay Bahcesi, Cankurtaran Mh., Fatih, Istanbul 34122. Gulhane Park (no road). Great place to sit and watch the boats sailing along the Bosphorous while sipping tasty Turkish tea.
Gizli Bahce Antalya, 1 Dizdar Hasan Bey Sokak, Kaleiçi, Antalya, Turkey. +90 242 244 8010 High up in Kaleici looking over the lovely Antalya Harbour. email
Kale Bar, 2 Mermerli Sokak, Yatlimani (Kaleici), Muratpasa, Antalya. +90 242 248 65 91
Terrace Bar, Hadrik Sokak, Antayla. Magnificent views.
Teras Cafe and Restaurant, Büyükhasbahçe Mh., Alanya, Antalya Province, Turkey 07400.Stellas Manzara Restaurant, 40 Eski Lara Yolu Manavoglu Parki, Lara, Muratpasa, Kaleiçi (Altstadt), Antalya. +90 242 316 3596 Fantastic terrace views. email
Kral Sofrasi, 35 Kaleici Yat Limani, Muratpasa, Kaleiçi (Altstadt), Antalya 07100. +90 242 241 2198 Waterside.
Mermerli Restaurant, 25 Banyo Sok., Yat Limani, Kaleiçi, Selcuk Mah., Antalya. +90 242 248 5484 Unbeatable harbour views.
Hisar Turistik Tesesi, Cumhuriyet Meydani Tophanealti, Muratpasa, Kaleiçi (Altstadt), Antara 07100. +90 242 241 5281 Housed in the vaults of the castle above the marina with a great view.
China Garden Restaurant and Bar, Konyaalti Caddesi, 544 Atatürk Parki, Içi Bahçelievler Merkez, Antalya 07100. +90 242 248 7835.
Kizkulesi / Maiden's Tower , +90 216 342 4747, Üsküdar Salacak Mevkii, 34668 Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey http://theculturetrip.com/europe/turkey/articles/a-taste-of-turkey-istanbul-s-best-cultural-restaurants-and-eateries/
Rooftop Restaurants and Bars