Run by the owners of the superb fish restaurant Doga Balik and located on the top floor of the same building, Leyla is a new addition to the fast-growing list of restaurants and bars in Istanbul’s Cihangir area.
Like most places nearby you can come here to graze lightly at any time of the day or to eat properly. An Italian menu offers very acceptable pastas and plenty of snacking options too.
The smoothly decorated interior, white walls and light wood-touched off by pretty patterns of coloured glass, comes alive when the sun shines in through the extensive windows. At night the elliptical bar becomes the focal point as local trendies descend en masse.