After ducking and diving through a few doorways and passages off the steep slope of Yenicarsi Caddesi, you’ll find yourself in the very pleasant, big back garden that is Limonlu Bahçe – the Lemon Garden. The atmosphere on a sultry summer eve is divine, like stepping into a tranquil Moorish garden. Comfy pillows and cushions, hammocks and casual (in every sense) staff – which present an excellent haven from the noisy bustle of Istiklal Caddesi – no doubt assist the scene. A cool crowd in their 20s and 30s fills the place in the evenings and weekends, though it’s generally quiet on weekdays. Though an increasing trend, gardens are pretty rare in this quarter of Istanbul, and Limonlu Bahçe is particularly nice. But be warned: it may be lovely for a drink, but the food won’t win awards anytime soon.