When it comes to making a splash, restaurants should take notes from Frankie Istanbul, the restaurant quickly becoming one of the city’s most popular hangouts. Situated on the rooftop of the Sofa Hotel, Frankie Istanbul is sophisticated, elegant, and perfectly placed within the heart of Istanbul’s fashion and art district, Nisantasi. Views of the city are fantastic, as is the impeccable service and buzzing atmosphere.
Available for lunch and dinner, Frankie Istanbul offers a menu that combines Mediterranean cuisine with Aegean and Turkish flavours, expertly created by Executive Chef Symeon Triantafyllou. As well as the delicious food (we can’t get enough of the beef cheek and jasmine rice risotto), there’s an extensive and considered wine list to work your way through – we wouldn’t expect anything less with the number one wine sommelier in Turkey in residence.
Head over to the lounge area for regular DJ and acoustic performances supervised by legendary singer/songwriter Sezen Aksu, or the separate smoking lounge which transforms into a stunning open-air terrace when the weather calls…