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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.

A Rooftop Pool Bar for Cocktails and Urban City Views

When Istanbul is bathed in sunshine, there’s no better place to be than Lounge 6. Here, cool shades of white and cream create a fresh canvas for vivid summer memories, of mornings spent lounging with your loved one or afternoons in the pool with the kids.

The glittering turquoise of the split-level pool deck is mirrored by the towering glass skyscrapers of the city skyline, while the large projector screen on the lower level is made for aquatic movie nights. In between swim sessions, quench your thirst with one of Long Bar’s signature cocktails or order delectable light meals to be savoured poolside. This is emotional luxury at its very best.

Memorable Private Dining Amidst Vintage Champagnes

Raffles Istanbul has more than its fair share of exceptional event venues, some of which are designed for society parties and weddings of up to 1,200 guests. If your requirements are somewhat more intimate, however, the sophisticated Champagne Room is available for private dining experiences that are as exquisite as they are exclusive. Located in between Isokyo restaurant and the vibrant Long Bar, this enchanting space affords your party privacy while using floor-to-ceiling glass panels to ensure that you don’t miss out on any of the adjacent action.

Walls lined with shelves of rare and vintage Champagnes resemble a jewellery box filled with precious emeralds. Ask the sommelier for recommendations regarding the best bottles to try, or order one of Long Bar’s signature cocktails instead. A selection of specially curated appetisers adds the final touch to the festivities, whether you’re celebrating a special birthday or family occasion, or wining and dining important clients. The Champagne Room is capable of accommodating up to eight guests.

Istanbul’s Answer to the Legendary Long Bar in Singapore

Step past the busts of three strikingly powerful, masculine angels and into one of the most remarkable drinking establishments in the city: the Long Bar at Raffles Istanbul. A contemporary reinvention of the iconic Long Bar in Singapore, the space is a celebration of Turkish creativity rendered in shades of seductive red. Curvaceous female portraits catch the eye in one direction, while hundreds of crystal spinning tops hang above the bar in an echo of Turkey’s famous Whirling Dervishes. The bar itself is a masterpiece of another kind: a shining, mirrored pathway from the Long Bar to the private Champagne Room.

The artistry of the Long Bar goes far beyond the decor, however. A glimpse at the cocktail menu reveals an entirely unique collection of bespoke cocktails, designed especially for Raffles to pay tribute to the brand’s Asian origin. Some are inspired by classic Asian recipes, while others add a sense of playfulness by updating traditional blends with unexpected Turkish ingredients. Order a Topkapi Palace, for example, and discover a genius combination of West Asian cumin tincture, bourbon and distinctively Turkish baklava syrup. Each cocktail is a work of art, and a starter for conversations between old and new friends alike that last late into the night.

Long Bar has an extensive shisha menu and its own DJ set-up for some of the most unmissable nights out that Istanbul has to offer.

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.