Leb-i Derya, Istanbul
A jury of daily Hurriyet newspaper composed of food writers, journalists and those who enjoy life have evaluated the terraces. Editor's note: Evet on warm days, don't forget to take a small shawl with you at nights.
This is the terrace of an old building on Kumbaracı Yokuşu near Tünel, and is the most famous terrace of the season. Since the top is covered with glass, it begins to serve at 17:00 in summer. Cihangir, Üsküdar and Sarayburnu spread out in front of you… We suggest you make a reservation 3 or 4 days prior to the moonlight.
Vogue is located at Beşiktaş Plaza and has three terraces where you can view Istanbul from different angles. Lunch is served between 12:00 and 15:00 and you can dine from 19:00 to 24:00. Then it serves as a café until 02:00. Vogue also offers brunch on Sundays between 10:30 and 16:00.
This place is located on Meşrutiyet Caddesi and is open from 19:00 to 02:00, on weekends until 04:00. Beyond argument it is the most beautiful place from which to view the Golden Horn. Reservation is requested for dinner.
You can dine on the terrace of Sultanahmet Armada Hotel from 19:30 onwards, facing Haghia Sophia and Sultanahmet Mosque. Don't forget to make a reservation.
Bilsak 5. Floor
This is one of the most popular terraces in Istanbul and is located on Soğancı Sokak in Cihangir. It also serves lunch and is open until 02:00 on weekdays and 04:00 on weekends. It is all but certain that you will not find a single seat.
It is in Reina Complex in Ortaköy and serves dishes of Greece Cuisine. The jury was most impressed by the marvelous Bosphorus view. A reservation is needed.
Boxer By Wok
You face a beautiful panoramic view of Ankara when sitting on the top floor of Wok restaurant. It serves as a restaurant between 11:00 and 24:00 and as a bar until 02:00. A reservation is needed.
Anemon Hotel is located in Galata and has a view of the Golden Horn, with the Galata Tower rising just next to it. It serves lunch between 12:00 and 15:00 and dinner between 19:30 and 23:00. The bar is open until 02:00. The site serves brunch on Sundays from 07:30 to 12:00. Reservation is required on weekends.
This restaurant has recieved the admiration of the jury thanks to its green forest panorama. It is located on İzmir Bornova exit and is open everyday from 11:00 to 02:00, except Sundays. The dishes are mainly of Turkish cuisine and the terrace has a capacity of 300.
It is located in Ortaköy and gives priority to its members as regards reservations. Anjelik Buz is open from 18:00 to 04:00. The dishes are mostly Mediterranean cuisine. You can dine with a stunning Bosphorus panorama.
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By mymerhaba team 3.11.2006
Please note that this is not an advertisement page. The article was translated into English from a Turkish daily newspaper by mymerhaba editors.
By huncarioca 2.11.2006
where is the article? Before or after the commercial?
By pkrajovic 1.11.2006
Not about the article but about the date of the full moon - I be4lieve it´s Sunday, the 5th.
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