Nusret

Nusret When Nusret first opened in Etiler, we were there shortly after its opening and really enjoyed their pricey but high-theatre meaty delights.  Since then owner Nusret Gökce has become the international phenomenon that is #saltbae and they now have restaurants all over the place. These have not been universally successful or acclaimed and saltbae’s …

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Tiryaki

Tiryaki With my friends Hande, Emir and Kerim off to attend to some business, I was left to my own devices in Tarabya so wandered along the Bosphorus to Yenikoy with its abundant cafes and eateries. After a stop in Sedona Concept for espresso, I headed just next door to a well-regarded kebab shop called …

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Özsüt

Özsüt Istanbul! My arrival in the city where Europe meets Asia marked the completion of my circumnavigation of the globe. It had taken me the best part of five months and had been entirely glorious. As usual, my time in the city was mainly focussed on catching up with friends so I spent rather more …

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Kitchenette 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. …

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Coffee in Istanbul My experience of coffee in Istanbul down the years has been a very mixed bag. The famous traditional Turkish coffee is an extraordinary concoction with an inch of coffee grains at the bottom of each cup which you inevitably end up swallowing the first time you try it. Aside from that, which …

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