Beyti Güler is a legend in his own lunchtime, probably the only living Turk to have a kebab named after him (the Beyti kebab, obviously – minced lamb with garlic and peppers served in filo pastry). His family opened their first restaurant in 1945, quickly gaining a reputation for serving a nicely done bit of meat. Beyti launched his current establishment in the 1970s and it is, in kebab terms, the Holy of Holies, a 3,000-square-metre palace of carnivorous pleasure with 11 dining rooms and five kitchens. Other places grow their own vegetables; Beyti rears its own lamb. It’s not the substantial taxi-ride to reach the place (it’s out near the airport) that has charmed the world but the establishment’s lovely tender chops, which you should make a point of trying. Beyti also does a nice line in faded politicians. Two of his most famous customers have been Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter. An essential stop for enthusiastic meat-eaters (unless you’re an aspiring US president).