Situated on the top of the Beşiktaş Plaza, this restaurant has stunning views of the Bosphorus and the Asian side of town from three terraces (two of which form part of the restaurant itself, and one of which is devoted to an excellent bar, featured on the World’s Best Bars website). The restaurant offers a great range of Mediterranean and international cuisine, including a sushi bar, and has won Best Restaurant” from the Zagat Survey, among other accolades. Sunday buffet brunch is a particular favorite with regulars, with a full Turkish breakfast as well as continental options The bar is what’s really in Vogue, though; it features classic and innovative cocktails as well as wine list comprising over 200 wines, alongside a cigar list. It is open til 2am, so take full advantage of the combination of dizzying drinks choice and vertiginous view.
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