The latest incarnation of Ulus 29 Lounge features a new menu, a warm, art-filled, chocolate-brown interior by acclaimed architect Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu and a comfortable atmosphere likely to ensure its popularity as a happy-hour spot.
Under its new name, 29 Food Bar, the lounge is run by Ayşe İncili, with the food in the skilful hands of chef Mert Şeran, who has created a menu of both main dishes and cocktail-friendly appetisers. Start off with the asparagus tempura with curry and mustard sauce (23 TL), or pair a glass of wine with the charcuterie plate (47 TL) of imported cheeses, prosciutto, chorizo, smoked pork, smoked duck and bresaola.
Old favourites like the club sandwich and meatballs are still served until late, while notable new additions to the menu include the crab sandwich and Pekinese duck rolls. The ambitious list of main courses features baked veal bone marrow (27 TL), grilled lamb ribs (48 TL) and tuna tartar (46 TL) among Şeran’s signature dishes. All mains come with a choice of sides, including French fries with truffles, stuffed potatoes and fresh peas.
The dazzling drink selection includes both cocktails such as a Bloody Mary (30 TL) and healthy alternatives such as cabbage, apple, lemon and ginger juices (17 TL). Finish off your meal with the crispy white chocolate éclairs, served with nutty chocolate sauce – then see where the rest of the night takes you.
|Venue name:||29 Food Bar|
Yol Sokak 1
|Opening hours:||Daily 12.00-23.00, bar open to 02.00|