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Five O’Clock at Raffles Istanbul

The sweetest spot in town is now open at Raffles Istanbul!

Five O’Clock the leading Patisserie shop in town has finally open its doors at Raffles, bringing you a wide selection of exquisite sweets, savories and baked goods, freshly baked for you.

In addition to a unique variety of signature products, customized cakes, refined chocolate selection and many more to amaze your eyes and taste buds.

Sitting in a striking and contemporary venue designed as a jewelry box, discover the mouthwatering treasures that Five O’clock has to offer and immerse yourself into a world full of colors and refined flavors.

The Private Dining Room in Isokyo is a whole unique experience by itself. Featuring live cooking by the Chef within the integrated kitchen, the Private Dining Room is designed for the most memorable and intimate events and dinners between family and friends, for up to 13 guests. Promising a unique dining experience in an stylish and contemporary setting with an interactive menu and a vibrant atmosphere enhancing the dining pleasure.

The contemporary, unconventional twists and creative presentations of both dishes and cocktails will complement the unique flavors creating a memorable dining experience.

Legendary Sunday Brunches and Fine International Cuisine

Fresh-made pasta, premium steaks and irresistible small plates made for sharing with friends and family. These are the seasonal Mediterranean temptations that bring you to Rocca Restaurant, the main dining venue at Raffles Istanbul. In summer, celebrate the fair weather with languid lunches on the sheltered terrace, or choose to sit inside where the scent of roasted sea scallops and baked brie fills you with a sense of anticipation for the culinary experience to come. Tubular chandeliers cast a delicate glow across your table and those of your fellow diners, and reflect off grand partitions constructed entirely from shimmering glassware.

Above all, Rocca Restaurant is famed throughout the city for its Sunday Brunch. An Istanbul event and beloved Raffles ritual, it sees the restaurant brought to life by themed live cooking stations featuring plenty of seafood and other local and global delicacies. Lobster rolls are a particular specialty, and while you’re savouring yours, the kids are kept entertained by special Art Lab Workshops run just for them. In the background, live musicians render their versions of popular international songs to the accompaniment of the restaurant’s grand piano. Pair your selections with a craft cocktail or bottle of wine from the extensive drinks menu.

Lobby Lounge With Fascinating Artworks and Exquisite High Tea

Lavinia Lounge is the beating heart of Raffles Istanbul. Located in the middle of the light-filled lobby, it is a place in constant motion – a place to meet friends over cups of fragrant coffee and sugar-dusted Turkish delight, before wandering arm-in-arm through the connected walkway to the Zorlu Center. Or, choose to linger awhile over a healthy quinoa salad and a classic club sandwich, or succulent meats fresh from the grill. As you watch the ebb and flow of your fellow guests arriving and departing through the lobby, take a moment to unwind and appreciate the incredible artworks that make Lavinia so special.

The centrepiece is French photographer Jean-Francois Rauzier’s hyper-realistic interpretation of the Dolmabahçe Palace. Some aspects, such as the vast chandelier gifted by Queen Victoria and the crystal balustrades of the grand staircase, you may recognise from your own wanderings through Beşiktaş’ most beautiful Ottoman palace. The lions, jaguars and flamingoes, however, are fanciful additions inspired by Rauzier’s own Dream of Istanbul. Other artistic highlights on show at Lavinia include Martin Dawe’s abstract bronze sculpture while the gilded, geometric patterns on the walls and ceiling are influenced by motifs from Turkey’s historic Seljuk Empire.

Lavinia Lounge becomes Istanbul’s place to be every afternoon during the decadent High Tea, an authentic experience not to be missed. Accompanied by Five O’Clock finger sandwiches, cakes, scones and signature sweets and served with a refined selection of artisan teas and coffees.

In addition to our city famous Afternoon High-Tea, we are also offering a ” Tipsy High Tea” to amaze your eyes and taste buds…

 

Pan-Asian Cuisine With an Innovative Turkish Twist

At Isokyo, sleek wood-panelled floors, gossamer fabrics, tropical plants and mirrored columns set the scene for a culinary journey across Asia from Istanbul to Tokyo. In this seductive, contemporary setting, peruse a menu that features pan-Asian dishes inspired by the quarter of a century Raffles Istanbul Executive Chef  has spent exploring the continent. The intense umami flavours of Japan, Thailand’s elegant balance of sweet and spicy, pickled and fermented delicacies from Korea and age-old Chinese recipes. All of these and more are showcased in exceptional style at Isokyo, and given their own unique twist with the introduction of beloved Turkish ingredients.

Our award-winning Istanbul restaurant is a place for connoisseurs to indulge in traditional flavours, and to discover and fall in love with new ones. Imagine wild seabass steamed and drenched in ginger soy sauce, or beef tataki dressed with cilantro and honey. Many dishes are designed for innovative social dining experiences, from traditional dim sum to sushi in shapes and flavours you’ve never encountered before. Each mouthful is a revelation, accompanied by the drama of dry ice and inventive plating. When you want to eat al fresco, the heated terrace with its abundant greenery and floral-patterned sofas is a sanctuary for all seasons.

Isokyo has its own private dining room, with an integrated kitchen designed for Chef’s Table events for up to 13 guests.