Istanbul is a city that has much to offer but the most important part is that it always has been a romantic city no matter the date. You can find a love story from the past in every corner of Istanbul. Also songs about Istanbul to express the cities beauty and how elegant it is. So if you are in Istanbul or want to do something different this Valentine’s we have just the best restaurants for you.
1- Çırağan Palace Kempinski
The palace has two restaurants, Tuğra and Laledan. These restaurants will be serving a special Valentine’s Day menu. This is the place for you if you and your valentine would like to dine like a sultan. With its Bosporus view, delicious meals and amazing atmosphere, this Valentine’s Day will be an unforgettable one. Çırağan Caddesi No. 32, Beşiktaş; T: (0212) 326 46 46
2- Veranda Pera
Veranda Pera is a restaurant that will bring you the traditional meyhane culture in a modernised way. With its view of the city, good music and delicious meals, Veranda Pera can be the best Valentine’s Day spot for you and your valentine. I personally recommend the Haydariye from the meze section. It is just soooo delicious! Meşrutiyet Caddesi No. 84, Tepebaşı; T: 0546 233 44 50
3- Trattoria Enzo
If you want to keep it simple but have a delicious meal this Valentine’s Day then the address is Enzo! It is inside a shopping city called Akasya on the top floor so you won’t get much of a view but it has a balcony where you can dine and it is one of the best Italian Restaurants in Istanbul. Anyway being romantic on the inside counts, not the view right?
4- Mia Mensa
This is another Italian restaurant in Istanbul, Mia Mensa is located in Ortakoy- Kurucesme just beside the Bosporus. For an elite Italian dinner and a lovely atmosphere with the Bosporus right next to you Mia Mensa could make your Valentine’s Day dreams come true. Kuruçeşme Mh. Muallim Naci cd. No:64 Kuruçeşme; T: 0212 327 53 80
5- Viktor Levi
Viktor Levi is one of the best wine bars in Istanbul and it is actually located in a historical building. The atmosphere of the two-story mansion and its garden is indescribable. There is a wide selection of wines made from grapes collected from several grapevines all around Turkey. Viktor Levi also offers an international cuisine. Moda, Caferaga Mah. Damaci Sok. No:4; T: 0216 449 93 29
6- Incirli Saraphane
Incirli Saraphane is an amazing wine bar which offers a wide selection of both Turkish and imported wines. It is just the best place to be on Valentine’s day with its authentic cellar. The good news is you will be sipping your wine while gazing towards the Bosporus. Muallim Naci Caddesi, 107, Kuruçeşme Mh.; T: 0212 257 11 29