The Best Local Istanbul Restaurants

It is impossible to visit Istanbul without tasting the most classic flavours of traditional Turkish and Ottoman Cuisine during your stay at some of the best local Istanbul restaurants. But, what are traditional Turkish dishes and where do locals savour the delicious flavours of their homeland? That’s easy if you know where to go! In … Read more

The Sweet Taste of Katmer

White plate on table with fresh katmer sprinkled with ground pistachio next to knife and fork

Sweet taste of Katmer. When we ask our guests to name their favourite foods from their walks with us, one food pops up again and again… and again…. and again!  But it’s no wonder! What is deliciously flaky… … indescribably indulgent… … and quintessentially Turkish? Why – it’s katmer, of course! Katmer is an ancient … Read more

Types of Turkish Kebab – A Kebab Discovery in Turkey

Chef beside large doner kebab meat on rotisserie being cooked by wood in istanbul restaurant kitchen

For most people, thinking about Turkish cuisine generally conjures up in the mind countless images of delicious meaty kebabs. But for the most part, these imaginings are limited to the standard döner kebab and shish kebab that the western world are accustomed to. But in fact, the types of kebab available in Turkey are countless, … Read more

Gastro Istanbul

I hope this is what heaven smells like. I could smell it even before I could see the entrance. A wave of delicious aromas wafting through the air and I immediately knew I would be happy on the inside. And happy I was! For five blissful hours I smelled, ate, learned, watched and discovered all … Read more