Palatium Cafe & Restaurant
Palatium Café & Restaurant is one of the best restaurants in İstanbul for both its quality of foods and its location. It is in Old City, stated 200 meters away from Hagia Sophia and 250 meters away from Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. It offers variety of authentic Turkish cuisine, cooked with traditional Turkish cooking styles. It is considered one of the best restaurants in İstanbul and it won certificate of excellence from restaurant related websites. Palatium Café & Restaurant selects its ingredients for their food cautiously from local farmers, and their principle is always to serve guests with fresh and good quality products. Their menu ranges from classical Turkish cuisine like appetizers and salads, vegan friendly cuisines, widely flavored pides and to different kinds of kebabs.
Palatium Café & Restaurants’ beauty is not limited to its top-quality food. In 1996, they found part of an old Byzantine palace complex under their restaurant. Called Palatium Magnum, this place served as the main royal residence for Byzantine emperors for over 600 years. It took those 4 years to remove the dirt and clear the palace, and now with a glass floor attached, you can enjoy your meal above this magnificent view. Restaurant also allows guests to go down to palace and explore it.
Both with its rich menu and its closeness to many Byzantine and Ottoman relics, Palatium Café & Restaurant is an excellent opportunity to color your Istanbul visit. It offers a taste for many different preferences and eating above a Byzantine palace is a powerful experience.