Istanbul Eats (Part 2): The Best Lunch Spots

We are here for the second part of Istanbul Eats. Of course there are lots of beautiful places to eat in Istanbul, but this list includes the restaurants where we love to eat.
Here are the best points to eat lunch:
Lokanta Maya
The materials used in the food comes from its sources. For example, cheese from Ezine, pomegranate syrup from Antakya. In every bite you take, you feel these details. It’s a place with dim lighting, located in Karakoy and the wine menu is also quite successful. Tip: Taste olive oil which comes from their own olive trees in Amos.
Rotisserie Noir
Are you interested in meat? Ok, It’s the right place to eat filling lunch. They are also famous with their starters such as brown butter and melted goat cheese. But be careful, you can be sated just with these refreshments. For main dining, the meat called Lokum will be the right choice. The place is located in Suadiye, Kadikoy.
Pandeli Lokantası
Queen Elizabeth, Robert McNamara, Bill Richardson, Audrey Hepburn, Tony Curtis, Robert De Niro..These are some of the famous names who had come to Pandeli Restaurant. You can taste everything here but we advise to eat lamb shank with vegetables and sea bass. With its blue tiles, Pandeli is located inside the Mısır Çarşısı (The Spice Bazaar) in Eminönü.
Feriye Lokantası
Located on the shore of the Bosphorus, with views of the Ortakoy Mosque and the iconic Bosphorus Bridge, this restaurant includes an a-la-carte restaurant, cafe and bar. It has two separate restaurant venues for summer and winter, with a large outdoor seating area. The menu, too, varies with the seasons, a result of the chefs’ uncompromising focus on the use of natural and seasonal ingredients.
Cafe Feride
If not for anything, you can visit Cafe Feride, located in Kabatas, just for its lovely owners. You will find a varied menu every day in lunch service. Especially we advise you to taste wraps, cold yogurt soup, vegetable borek and lentil patties. Feride is located in Kabatas.
Karaköyüm Cafe Restaurant
Karakoyum cafe & restaurant is located at top floor in Kemeralti Cad. You have to take the elevator entering the building at No.8 and reach the top. The menu is rich of different proposals including pasta, meat, fish and salads explained in details, we recommend their Karakoyum seabass, a very tasteful while delicate fish meal.
All Sports Cafe
With its small and lovely garden, All Sports Cafe is becoming very crowded especially in lunch time. The main reason why people visit here is their salads. The menu at All Sports include salads, sandwiches, pastas, main courses – yasai and toriniku nabe, desserts, soft drink. Tip: Taste Roast Beef Salad and Kuinoa Salad.

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