The bar at Mikla stuns with epic views above Istanbul and exotic drink combinations. To get there, you weave through tiny side streets filled with locals and then take the lift up (way up) to the bar. Try the pomegranate Cosmopolitan.
Turkey has one of the world’s great cuisines, and rarely is it treated with as much reverence as at this special place atop the slick Marmara Pera hotel. Scando-Turkish chef Mr Mehmet Gürs goes to great lengths to rediscover and resurrect lost or forgotten ingredients from all over the country, before presenting them in clever yet unfussy dishes. The restaurant terrace has stunning views over the Bosphorus to one of the most eye-catching skylines going.