Are you looking to impress your next business partner? Then you have to organize a special meeting in a fancy, sophisticated atmosphere. What about dining at an elegant restaurant, in a relaxed atmosphere?
What about enjoying a spectacular meal and a glass of wine? Finding the perfect location may be stressful when you have an important business meeting. That is why we’ve gathered the five best business dining restaurant in Istanbul in the list below.
Located on the roof of the fashionable Marmara Pera hotel, its sublime views over Istanbul include the Hagia Sophia and the Topkapi Palace. With retro chrome furniture and a bar made from wooden railroad ties, Mikla is urban, sleek and stylish. The unique menu reflects the Turkish-Scandinavian background of Chef-Owner Mehmet Gürs, who pioneered the contemporary restaurant scene in Istanbul. Gürs skillfully merges Turkish and Scandinavian cooking techniques, producing delicacies such as raw grouper with olives and lemon, and a Turkish coffee vanilla slice with raspberry sorbet. The roof terrace bar of Marmara Pera is perfect for pre-dinner drinks. Take in soft jasmine scents and sip on a generously measured martini as you watch the sun set on this historic city.
Sunset Grill & Bar
Located on a hilltop in Ulus Park with spectacular views of the Bosphorus Bridge and Asian shoreline, Sunset Grill & Bar is the ultimate romantic restaurant in Istanbul. There is a wide-ranging menu of Turkish and international cuisine with a strong Japanese influence. A sushi bar opened here in 2000, in 2006 Japanese Master Chef Hiroki Takemura joined Sunset Grill & Bar, introducing a selection of new Japanese cuisine, and in 2015 Director of Culinary Innovation Chef Fabrice Canelle joined the team, bringing the finest examples of Mediterranean cuisine to the menu. The cellar includes some of the finest rare wines in the world, from Petrus to La Tache, Château Latour to Sassiccaia, and Opus One to Château d’Yquem. Sunset Grill & Bar has been named as one of the best restaurants in Europe by Zagat, and Time Out Istanbul declared the restaurant of the best in Istanbul.
Contemporary Mediterranean cuisine served at a tranquil modern terrace overlooking the Old Town, Prince Islands and beyond. Couple Chefs Kaan and Aylin head the kitchen, reinterpreting classic flavors with a light and modern touch. The contemporary array of dishes is designed around seasonal produce and changes accordingly. Choose from the six-course Discovery Menu or the seven-course Nicole Menu for dishes like summer salad with watermelon, tomatoes with lent cheese and lamb with kidney beans. Nicole’s wine cellar includes chateau style local wine producers from Aegean, Thrace and Anatolia regions as well as imported varieties.
Once an Ottoman police station, Feriye’s building is a rare example of 19th-century classical Ottoman architecture. An advocate for Turkish gastronomy, Feriye holds regular seminars and special food presentations. The restaurant draws on Ottoman cooking techniques from the 12th to 19th century and includes such delicacies as spicy cured beef and manti (filled dough pockets). Feriye can host a wide range of events: the à la carte restaurant caters for cocktail parties and sit-down dinners, and in summer the huge terrace can accommodate up to 2,000 guests.
With Istanbul wedged between Eastern and Western influences, Banyan’s motto of “food for the soul” describes the Asian fusion fare it serves. Healthy cuisine with Asian roots is savored on the top floor of a historical building, offering striking views of the city below. Dishes like Sichuan pepper steak, duck satay and dim sum are just a few of the options on order to be enjoyed with tea, fresh juice or a cocktail. Whether dining indoors or outdoors, the lights of surrounding Istanbul are sure to dazzle from this local favorite.