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“7 current photos. Brunch at Mangerie is a must for 'insiders' in Istanbul.”
Review of Mangerie

Ranked #307 of 14,283 Restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: International, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Besiktas
Description: Mangerie, is a bistro-café which took its place as an indispensable classic in the social scene of Istanbul and Bebek since it opened six years ago. With its extensive menu, a terrace with stunning views of Bebek Bay and professional yet sincere service, Mangerie offers a unique culinary experience all day.Mangerie, is a sure choice for weekend brunch and weekday lunch breaks. Mangerie’s extensive wine and liquor list completes its dinner menu as well an evening drink on the wonderful terrace.Mangerie is open 7 days, between 08.00 – 24.00, reservations are taken for dinner.
Reviewed August 4, 2013

The easiest way to get to Mangerie is to ask the cab driver to take you to the Starbucks in Bebek. From there, Mangerie is about 2-3 blocks North of Starbucks on the opposite side(from Starbucks) of Cevdet Pasa Cad street. While the corridor leading up to Mangerie is difficult to find, ask any young person on the street and they will point you in the right direction. From street level, walk up 3 floors and you will see the Mangerie sign posted(see picture). Given how popular this place has become, expect to queue to get a seat in the restaurant.

Bebek is a chic little neighborhood where young and beautiful Turks and expats hang out and have fun. Having the Bosphorus University nearby gives the area a distinctly collegiate feel similar to Princeton or Cambridge. The mix of trendy shops and the cool river breeze throughout the day makes this place really special in Istanbul.

The clientele of Mangerie is a microcosm of Bebek. Upwardly mobile locals, students with cash and expats getting their regular fix of sausages, eggs, and waffles.

Mangerie offers a complete Western Brunch from pancakes to omelets, cupcakes to salads. The restaurant is small and hosts at the most 15 tables which makes for an intimate setting. They show real pride in their food and the service is fast and efficient. I have included a couple of pictures of their open kitchen and bar in this review. During brunch on Sunday our party also decided to have Bloody Marys with breakfast and a couple also had Sangrias. You can imagine the speed and flow of the conversation after.

Besides the good food, Mangerie also offers a stunning view of the Bosphorus from its terrace which holds about 4-5 tables. Expect a longer queue if you want a table on the terrace.

Instead of talking about going to Golden Horn or the Grand Bazaar - there is much more brag value if you tell your Turkish friends that you had brunch at Mangerie in Bebek. My Turkish friends were impressed when I told them that I had brunch there - and many had their own stories to tell and also a favorite dish on the menu. Expect to hear many times that Mangerie's Sangrias are "to die for."

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

We were recommended to come to the trendy and lively Bebek for dinner and Mangerie was a great find. it is nestled down a lane and up a few flights of stairs, with stunning views of the Bosphorous when you get to the top. The menu isnt huge but the food was very tasty and well priced. Apparently breakfast is great here, unfortunately our time is up in this fabulous city, so we will have to leave that for next time.

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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Had pancakes and lamb chops at a rooftop with a white setting on the terrace. Perfect place for brunch in trendy bebek.

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

Located on the top floor of an appartment building in the trendy Bebek district, this is more a cafe or lounge than a restaurant. Some limited sea view. Fresh food with some interesting combinations but dont expect a gourmet meal.Service very friendly. Serves brunch on the weekends which is loved by the hip young crowd.

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Thank fkhk
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

I'm a resident of the city and i can proudly say Mangerie has the best brunch in town- the last peaceful spot in Bebek at a terrace where you can enjoy the view of Bosphorus over the rooftops. You need to climb the stairs though but definitely worth it! You may share a mangerie breakfast and taste the amazing scrambled eggs as well-if you are 2. Or just enjoy your coffee at the terrace-simple as that. It's better to arrive early, as the locals fill up the place around 10 am and you may need to wait at least half an hour for a table-lucky if you are earlybird.. Besides the brunch, you should try the top notch cocktails and fresh sandwiches as well, they never dissappoint. The head of service-Ms.Sevgi- is such a lovely lady, she makes sure you enjoy your time to the fullest. Just make sure you visit Mangerie during the weekdays or early in the weekends-otherwise the place is packed and louder than it really is. They also have a good taste of music and a library about cuisine indoors.

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