After a long day walking around the Blue Mosque it's easily to say that you will be tired . Istanbul is a wonderful ,cultural place but can be very tiresome on the feet and legs if your over the age of 20. . Saying that we decided one late afternoon after a lot of sightseeing to just sit and relax at the closest cafe we could find . We tried the Dervish cafe opposite the Blue Mosque ,next time I think I will walk up to the McDonald's . This is a prime location but the food lacks something oh I know what it is Flavour and heat . Everything that seems to come out of the kitchen or bar areas was cold and tasteless . My son ordered Bolognaise , hmmm this plate came up and it was not what we expected ,it looked like a ton of tomatoes was dropped over the pasta spaghetti not much meat and cold . Luckily I ordered chicken on skewers ,very dry and also cold but manageable . Like most people I can get with my turkish but the slight problem you have is the waiters drop the meal and walk off so you can't complain to anyone . The biggest problem
We had was the waiter serving us took our order dropped off the food and left to go somewhere, when it came to ordering drinks interestingly our bill had for missing we were honest tourists and recited our whole menu and drinks order back to them so we could pay and leave the place . I agree with other tourists who have reviewed this place ,there is little choice on the menu there are other places to eat which have amazing authentic food not to far from this tourist trap The cost was not bad a bit overpriced for the basic food they gave you . One thing I found to be a big trick was they boast at this cafe they have the whirling dervish on certain nights ,we were there until 9.30pm and no sign of the whirling dervish and any other night we passed by . Personally if I go back to Istanbul which I'm sure I will as the place is breathtaking not only in the sights but also for the shopping I'm not so sure I would visit this place again ,not the cheapest place to eat also but certainly not the most exciting in taste . Very bland and cold . The best things on the menu were the puddings it even then there is a shop not more than 50 metres away on the Main Street that did rows of puddings any sane person would want to try and cheaper .
Overall this place needs a little more work , ok if your on a flavour starved diet .
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