Lucca’s long-awaited sister venue Cantinery has finally arrived, blending a traditional dining hall with a canteen and infusing it with bistro culture. Its décor is courtesy of the famous design office Roman & Williams, who previously designed iconic New York locales such as The Standard Grill, Lafayette, Boom Boom Room and The Standard Hotel. The result is a dynamic, spacious and flavorful meeting place where the focus is on blending local flavors with global gastronomic trends to create something unique in each plate.
In Cantinery’s open kitchen you’ll find Lucca’s talented chef Pelin Çakar, who leads a colorful and noisy team of Turkish and foreign chefs. Here, they add the essence of Istanbul to different tastes from all over the world. In addition to a seasonal menu of only local and fresh ingredients, Cantinery serves a side menu of dishes decided upon each day based on the shopping done that morning. As a result, everything on the menu – including the breads and truffle butter served before the meal – is as original as it gets. Let’s also note that Cantinery’s bar specializes in “craft” cocktails created by award-winning mixologists to go along with the food. Gözde Yolaç Savaş
What to eat?
Some of the can’t-miss flavors at Cantinery include the lobster burger, hamachi ceviche and meat sashimi from the cold bar, smelt tempura, gold fish gyoza, oven-roasted salmon and cheesecake with mastic. To wash them down, we recommend two of Cantinery’s special cocktails, the “Victoria’s Secret” with passion fruit or the “Lemon Pie” with cucumber.
Zorlu Center, Boulevard Level 62, Zincirlikuyu
|Opening hours:||Daily 10.00-01.00|