Best hotel brunches in Istanbul

Best hotel brunches in Istanbul

Gizem Aydoğdu
October 21, 2016

When it comes to brunch, Istanbul has oh-so-much to offer. Whether you’re craving a seafood menu with champagne or a vegan experience, Swiss classics, Spanish appetizers or a Turkish menemen - our city has it all. The abundance of choice may overwhelm, but no need to fret. Here’s a list of the best hotel brunch spots in Istanbul, all set up for a perfect weekend.

Çırağan Palace

Best brunch in Istanbul

Why? Omelets, pancakes, toasted pastries, croissants, seafood, salads, olive oil dishes, sushi, sliced meats, shrimps, grilled beef medallion, fresh out of oven börek varieties, appetizers prepared with seasonal fish and vegetables, and international delicacies like Spanish paella; we know they all sound mouthwatering and they all are waiting for you in an imperial palace by the Bosphorus for a Sunday brunch. What’s more, the hotel’s Laledan Restaurant uses 80% organic ingredients. They have also turned the İznik Room, full of ceramics and a crystal chandelier into a chocolate room, for you to indulge yourself after the brunch – or at all times. Enjoy all, while drinking your Bloody Mary or something from fresh juice corner.
Who? Istanbulites, youngsters, and families. Little visitors can have fun at Laledan Restaurant’s playground.
When? 12:00pm-4:00pm, every Sunday
How much? 195 TL
Aged 0-5 free of charge, aged 6-11 50% discount

Four Seasons Bosphorus

Aqua Restaurant, Four Seasons brunch

Why? A gorgeous environment and a wide range of seasonal tastes, a famous döner kebap station, oysters, Italian and Turkish Cuisine and more. Paired with live music performance, just nearby the Bosphorus in the Aqua Restaurant.  Raw and vegetarian options are not to be skipped.
When? 12:30pm-4:00pm, every Sunday

Who? Especially visited by families with or without kids. Aqua Restaurant has a playground for small guests, which is filled with colorful toys.

How much? 265 TL

children aged 0-6 free of charge, aged 6-12 130 TL

Raffles Istanbul Zorlu Center

Raffles brunch, photo by Merve Göral

Why? Raffles embodies the full sense of two little words: luxury brunch.  In addition to classic Western flavors like cured meats and a wide range of cheese, you’ll also find sparkling seafood, grilled meats and fresh pita bread from the hot oven stone. Should your heart desire, you can have a sophisticated brunch of oysters (flown in from France) and champagne, or perhaps just hang out by the elegant dessert bar...
When? 11:30am-3:30pm, every Sunday

Who? Kids will have playground and join workshops to make cakes as they wish; so this brunch is perfect for families.

How much? 225 TL (with champagne)

Shangri-La Bosphorus

Shangri-La Bosphorus brunchWhy? If you love lobsters, Shangri-La is a must-brunch (lobsters come from Maine and Canada and award winning chef, Oliver Pistre, will cook them with many tasty ways). You’ll also find sushi, crab, shrimp and clams to accompany. Don’t forget the traditional breakfast and kebab!

When? Noon-3:00pm, every Sunday

Who? With a playground and special menu for kids, Shangri-La’s brunch is perfect for families.
How much? 165 TL (unlimited soft drink)

185 TL (unlimited liquor)

children aged 0-6 free of charge, aged 7-12 have 50% discount.


Swissôtel The Bosphorus

Swissotel The Bosphorus brunch

Why? Toast the Bosphorus views with a glass of champagne and fresh seafood, along with classics from the Swiss chalet and a chocolate waterfall. Pair with the live music and mesmerizing views, and you’re sure to be on your way to paradise.
When? 12:00pm-3:00pm, every Sunday

Who? Parents be at ease; while your kids enjoy the specially-prepared buffet in the playground, you can watch there through a monitor.
How much? 175 TL

children aged 0-4 free of charge, aged 5-12 have 50% discount