for lunch i visited one of the most luxurious places of istanbul by the name @cpkempinski ciragan palace
?food & drinks. i had duck satay. presentation was very nice & appealing. duck was very delicious, soft & tender. cooked vegetables were served in crispy dough which was very oily. menu is very limited. drink list was limited as well (they even don’t have draft beer which is ideal for daytime in hot weather). menu itself is hard to read.
?service & ambience. service was quite good. staff was attentive, pleasant, but not very helpful. i asked about internet access & i explained, that i’m in flight mode & i’m not able to get access code via sms - they couldn’t find solution. i asked about lighter/matches for cigar - it never came. so, i was not satisfied at all. especially if to consider their prices & luxury ambience. talking about ambience, i need to say, that hotel & restaurant are located in a palace with great history on the shore of bosporus with a beautiful view. gazebo lounge is a terrace with sea view. this restaurant has inside seating as well. before or after u can walk around & enjoy the architecture of the palace.
?music. classical piano music.
?location. far from sights & public transport. means, u can only take taxi as to reach it or, if it’s a good weather & u feel walking, it will take u 30-40 mins.
?rating. 3 out of 5.