Around sunset in summer there are few places more (literally) dazzlingly spectacular to have a drink than Nuteras, a smooth, ultra-cool bar atop an elegant seven-storey, 19th-century building in Pera. As if designed with an astronomical precision that would put the architects of Stonehenge to shame (the owners may have just struck lucky, of course), Nuteras is perfectly aligned with the setting sun so that as it falls it spills out, reflecting on the sleek, smoked glass bar and the shiny tabletops. Accordingly, it’s one of the few places where sunglasses are actually a medical necessity rather than a fashion faux pas. DJs spin away as you sip your cocktails and watch Istanbul’s beautiful crowd file in. Nuteras is more than a bar, though, being the summer berth for an al fresco restaurant that dishes up sharing platters, pizzas, dips, organic breads and chops, which makes it hard to leave even after the sun has set.