Istanbul had proved a really welcome break from the slightly hectic first couple of weeks of adventures in Copenhagen, Berlin and Budapest.
Istanbul has always felt like home since the first time I arrived there, not least because I always stay with friends rather than in a hotel, and those friends are basically family.
With batteries suitably recharged most notably from a fabulous breakfast to celebrate the Turkish festival of Bayram, I headed to the airport and was in need of a snack before jetting off to Kazakhstan.
I stopped at Kitchenette which looked a pretty decent bet. The menu quickly revealed it was in the style of many Turkish restaurants in offering every dish under the sun.
I quickly settled on their four cheese pizza and added a pint of Efes which – believe it or not – was the only drink I had during my stay in the city. I enjoyed it.
The pizza arrived promptly and looked much as expected. It was a decent blend of mozzarella, local cheese, gorgonzola and parmigiano and the base was light and crisp. It chased away hunger with little fuss.
So overall, Kitchenette fed me in good style before I set sail to the East. If you’re passing through Istanbul airport and have a diverse set of dining requirements to satisfy I’d recommend that you give it a look.
Blythe scores Kitchenette
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14.5/20
I ate: four cheese pizza
I drank: Efes
I wore: beachwear
Total bill: 72 YTL
Address: Istanbul Ataturk Airport