When summer arrives in the city no one wants to stay in. Everybody wants to feel the breeze, and the best way is to choose the rooftops. And as an added bonus Istanbul’s magnificent Bosphorus view is available from most rooftops in the city where you can sip a drink with your friends or enjoy an unforgettable dinner with your partner. With that in mind, we’ve collated a list of the best rooftops in Istanbul just for you.
1. Spago – St. Regis
Spago is a pioneer of the gastronomic world. This is the first Spago located outside of America and allows you to sample the city’s brand new taste.The extensive menu serves lunch and dinner, with wines from California and across the globe. It also has a wonderful cocktail menu with a mix of classic, provocative and modern drinks. While enjoying the wonderful view, why not try one of the desserts that complement the main menu.
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At 360Istanbul, which has many international awards, a breathtaking 360-degree view of Istanbul welcomes you on the top floor of this historical and ancient Egyptian Apartment. It serves food from around the world along with modern Turkish cuisine and has an outstanding wine and drinks menu. 360Istanbul, which hosts famous artists and DJs from abroad, transforms into a club at weekends with live shows. This concept is the perfect harmony of its 4 basic elements; food, atmosphere, entertainment and ambience.
3. 16 Roof
16 Roof Swissotel’s roof offers a spectacular view of Istanbul. 16 Roof is a popular place with a rich menu offering lunch and dinner, as well as Asian food. Or just relax with a drink and take in the panoramic view from the historical peninsula to the Bosphorus Strait.
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4. Alexandra Cocktail Bar
This tiny bar is warm and friendly with soul-touching music and great tasting drinks. Famous for its cocktails, Arnavutköy is one of the most popular. Alexandra is a trendy, lively place to enjoy an evening while enjoying a cool drink and a gourmet snack. It’s the perfect place to soak up the scenery, sip cocktails and socialise.
Ruby is proud of its food and its impressive view. In addition to Mediterranean cuisine, they serve salads, sushi, and fish. The lobster linguine is a taste sensation and a must for all seafood lovers. In the day time, it’s a restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious meal, after midnight it turns into a spectacular nightclub.
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