Located on the first floor of the historical Çırağan Palace with a breathtaking view of the Bosphorus. The word ‘Tuğra’ describes the Ottoman sultans’ calligraphic signature, used like a letterhead or imperial seal, and the restaurant has specially designed plates incorporating this elegant motif. For a real taste of this world, look no farther than the hotel’s Tuğra Restaurant, which serves Ottoman and Turkish dishes to accompany glittering Bosphorus scenery. History is more than an image for Executive Chef Sezai Erdoğan, who has taken inspiration for his menu from recipes recorded in the archives of historic sites such as Topkapı Palace. Take coconut kadayıf, a popular dessert served to foreign palace visitors in the 1890s, or akıtma sakız böreği, inspired by the thin pastry that Turkmen women roll with dexterity in their homes. View our extensive Dessert Menu here. During your leisurely meal, drink the spirit of Istanbul while seated among century-old marble columns on the terrace, as the evening sun sets the Asian shore ablaze with rosy light.