Therapia is stunning. Set at the side of the Bosphorus, the terrace has the most amazing views, and the private valet parking is invaluable! We walked in off the street with no idea of what to expect, and the staff greeted us like long lost friends. We took a table by the window, and whilst there were other diners in, we were made to feel like royalty. Each table had its own drinks waiter, food waiter - and even the chef came out to say hello!
There was absolutely no sign of a menu, which was slightly disconcerting - but now that we've eaten there we can honestly say that we'd trust the waiters to choose for us. Enjoy it - it's all part of the experience. We chose a selection of meze from the tray offered to us, but the chef supplemented these with another 4 dishes that he thought we should try. For mains, we had grilled sea bass and huge tiger prawns in garlic sauce. And for dessert we shared the Therapia Special. I won't spoil the surprise, but it was absolutely divine, and well worth waiting 15 minutes for. The food was of an incredible standard - certainly some of the best fish we've ever eaten - and beautifully presented.
The whole atmosphere makes you feel special, and the restaurant feels exclusive - though we were not dressed up at all, and neither were any other diners. Even the bathrooms are unbelievable (including the gold swan full of toothbrushes!). We were slightly worried about the cost, given that we hadn't seen a menu - but a 3 course meal, including beer & mineral water, for 2 of us cost us just over £60. And it really was worth every penny, and more.
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