• Sal Schmidt

Lokanta 1741 - Istanbul

Updated: Oct 27

Lokanta 1741 - One visit


A fine dining establishment that is a hidden oasis away tucked away in a 300-year-old Hamam, and from the intensity of the bustling city.

While upstairs is graced with a view of the old brickwork, downstairs also is perfect for the colder winter Turkish months by the cosy log fire.

Traditional Turkish food, simple but cooked to perfection, think melt in your mouth lamb and the Pides are a must. All accompanied with a great wine list.

Be sure to follow with the rice pudding. It was divine! Thank you to the team for the lovely surprise and a Haman farewell gift, it is a nice touch.

The perfect ending to your meal is sampling high-quality cocktails they have on the menu. It seems the cocktail scene is growing, and this place was exceptional.

Friendly team, and upstairs you can watch the chef and his team in action.

This restaurant will definitely make its mark next summer season. It has so much to offer. It is the most idyllic rooftop to relax and enjoy a long lazy lunch or a romantic dinner.