• Sal Schmidt

Elie Restaurant - Istanbul

Èlie Restaurant - Three visits


Elie restaurant is a must-visit, hidden oasis in the trendy neighbourhood Beşiktaş, Istanbul. It is a new gem on the block but fast becoming the place to be.

Mature olive grove trees and greenery will surround you, the tables are set beautifully, and no detail is left unturned.

You can understand why they are so popular as the food is exquisite and the service is impeccable and very attentive. A big thank you to Ziya and Sevil for making us feel so special on each dining occasion.

After three visits, we have sampled many dishes, and they are all bursting with flavour and made with love. A favourite is the homemade Agnottli, and be sure to try the delicate and delicious desserts, oh and the hand-made chocolates are a treat.

Outdoor dining boasts a lounge bench chair that extends the entire outdoor area, perfect for large groups and private functions on the terrace, along with a beautiful indoor dining space for more intimate moments.

The Elie team are super friendly and welcoming. They all work seamlessly together (front and back of house) to bring a smile to your face on arrival, along with making you very comfortable during your dining experience. Be sure to follow their lead on the cocktails, they are impressive.

Recommend Elie we have visited three times during our month-long stay in Istanbul, the quality and consistency of the service and food are exceptional. You won't be disappointed.