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“Excellent location, atmosphere and drinks, food so so”

Pierre Loti Roof Pub & Restaurant
Ranked #481 of 13,724 Restaurants in Istanbul
Price range: $13 - $64
Cuisines: Diner
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Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
Description: A special place with a great view of the city, decorated for your comfort and in different tastes for you to enjoy. The Pierre Loti Roof Pub is located in the main street known as divan yolu in Sultanahmet… The Terrace garden is the ideal location for any function with a capacity of up to 100 people being catered for at any one time with a great modern feel with a glass ceiling,it gives the best uninterrupted 360° views of the city whilst offering a great selection of food and drinks.
Arnold, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
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“Excellent location, atmosphere and drinks, food so so”
Reviewed February 16, 2012

Stopped in beverages and then decided to come back for lunch a few days later. Staff were excellent and professional. Only issue I had was that a staff member (waiter I think) was standing out an open door smoking and the smoke was wafting back into the bar area. Pierre Loti tries to be an upscale alternative to the traditional kebab and coffee houses in the area, and this type of activity seems to be unbecoming of what this establishment is trying to be. Cocktails are expensive (20 TL for the cheapest) but the bartender knew how to make them well and I think it would be hard to find a better drinks menu anywhere in Sultanahmet. The hospitality was wonderful. Lunch was a different story..Food was uninspired and pricey. Come here to have a drink or two and soak in the beautiful view, but save your money and eat elsewhere.

  • Visited February 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“What a disappointment.”
Reviewed November 11, 2011

Chose this restaurant, because restaurants next door were in the same price range, so why not have a nice view? Incredible view, although it was raining, nice atmosphere in a small restaurant. Drinks were incredibly expensive, 4 TL for water, 5TL for cola. My boyfriend order "Margarita Pizza", quite disappointing. Cheese on frozen pizza crust. I ordered Lentil soup (delicious ) and chicken, mushroom, soybean sauce wrap. SO SALTY! it was hard to finish, and we didn't want to pay for another drink to help wash it down. Maybe we are cheap, but we expected a much higher quality of food for the appearance of the terrace in the hotel. I also think 16% gratuity included in the bill is quite high. We have had much better food, at the same price range, with a large water bottle (for 2TL) all over turkey.

  • Visited November 2011
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Darlington
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“Best Restaurant in Istanbul !”
Reviewed October 20, 2011

We celebrated our 40th Wedding Anniversary at the this Rooftop Restaurant. The dining area was dimly lit enabling diners to appreciate panoramic views of the city at night. Ambience perfect for a romantic meal. The excellent food was served by charming attentive staff. In fact we enjoyed it so much, we returned there for the 3 remaining nights in the city.

  • Visited October 2011
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East Germany
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“Great view of Sultanhamet's best attractions, great service!”
Reviewed May 7, 2011

Very nice place to sit down, enjoy a glass of wine and view the old city of Sultanhamet. The service was great, the waters gladly entertained our daughter while we had a meal.

  • Visited April 2011
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Cyprus
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“Great view, shame about the food”
Reviewed August 27, 2010

We visited the restaurant at lunchtime and had the terrace to ourselves. There is a fantastic, panoramic view of the Bosphorus. Our food arrived about an hour after ordering and was very disappointing, one dish bearing no resemblance to it's description. Certainly worth going for drinks and the view.

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