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Excellent small restaurant opposite the Pera Palace hotel serving beautifully prepared mezez in well - decorated surroundings. Here tradition takes on a new lease of life. Turkish favourites are prepared with real flair; clever taste combinations and well chosen ingredients make this place stand out.
                                                                                  Blue Guide Istanbul

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#30 Meze by Lemon Tree
While other restaurants have tried to dress up and gastronomify the classic Turkish meyhane experience, Meze by LemonTree has stayed true to its origins with homely service and a few much-loved rituals.
You select cold starters from the counter while the waiter intones each by name - sea bass ceviche, peppers packed with sweetly seasoned rice, fiery antep ezmesi (diced tomato salad)- to be followed by the restaurant's signature warm humus scattered with slices of sujuk sausage or calamari cooked in a walnut sauce. Be sure to peruse the pared- down but well-chosen Turkish wine list too.- CL

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10 OF THE BEST HIGH-END RESTAURANTS IN ISTANBUL

Inside the airy single room of Meze, the kitchen crew – often doubling as waiters – look as serious as monks quietly shuffling around in their black chefs' jackets. But in their whimsical presentation of the food and generosity with the raki bottle, it's clear these guys are just food nerds having a great time. Leave the choice of starters to chef Gençay and you'll experience a northern Aegean tour de force featuring sautéed seasonal greens like nettles and dandelions. As the meal progresses toward a grilled whole fish, or the succulent loin of baby lamb, you'll quickly realise there is more to this place than just meze.


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Mezze by Lemon Tree 'Small, tasty plates. Based on mezze obviously but with a nod towards modernity. A Small place, very laid back.
Peter Gordon


 
0212 252 83 02
 
Asmalımescit Mahallesi
Meşrutiyet Caddesi

83/B Beyoğlu

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