Leb-i Derya Richmond
Not content owning one of Istanbul’s restaurants with the most stunning views, the proprietors of Leb-i Derya have just opened a second establishment with the same views of the Bosphorus and old city that seem to be just slightly wider and therefore better.
Located less than a street away from the first venue, this new restaurant sits atop the Richmond Hotel and for now at least offers a quieter and more refined approach to dining. Intimate tables for two are placed right up against the floor to ceiling windows giving the impression that one is sitting on top of the city.
The menu boasts Ottoman fancies and a variety of unusual fish dishes, but it is the expansive oval bar and cocktail list that shine out as Leb-i Derya Richmond’s winning features.