Hamdi Meat Restaurant;
A favourite İstanbullu haunt since 1970, Hamdi’s phenomenal views, overlooking the bustling Golden Horn and Galata, are matched by some of the city’s best kebaps. Ignore the meze menu and choose from the meze platter presented with a flourish by the waiter: the şuksuka (roasted eggplant and tomatoes) and haydari (yogurt with roasted eggplant and garlic) are resolutely to-die-for. The kebaps are all so good it’s impossible to choose, but luckily you don’t have to with the excellent mixed kebap (€6). Book ahead and request a spot on the terrace.