One of İstanbul’s most forefront neighborhoods is Bomonti, found in Şişli, gained momentum in popularity due to the surplus of nightlife dominated venues that have opened throughout this lively district.
Bomonti is well-known for its unique food experiences however, Türk by Chef Fatih Tutak is second to none. Its new ascension into the Michelin Guide through its commendation of two Michelin stars has increased the number of visitors to Bomonti.
The philosophy behind this iconic restaurant is utilizing local and seasonal ingredients of Turkey and transforming them into edible works of art. Another trending location is Hilton İstanbul Bomonti Hotel, in which individuals may experience The Globe restaurant that serves a blend of Turkish and Ottoman cuisine. The Hilton also serves some of the best quality sushi one can find in Istanbul at its rooftop restaurant, Cloud 34. This hotel also serves as a multifunctional conference center where a wide range of events can be organized within its 35 differing meeting room spaces which can accommodate over 200 guests. While the Grand Ballroom can host over 3000 individuals.
Additionally, Bomonti is a central hub of culture and arts, most notably the Ara Güler Photography Museum. This museum presents numerous acclaimed photographs from the lens of Ara Güler, a legendary Turkish photojournalist also known as Istanbul’s Eye. Amongst the renowned photos, guests may also observe the cameras, typewriters and journals he utilized. Also inside Bomonti is the vast Ferikoy Antiques Market that takes place every Saturday and offers a diverse selection of 100% organic produce from all over Turkey, including vegetables, fruit, honey, cheese, jam, and more.
Last but not least, Bomonti is home to the distinguished brewery, The Populist found inside Bomontiada. Bomontiada was formerly the headquarters of this real craft beer founded during the Ottoman Empire, but now it has been renovated to encapsulate a variety of cafes, shops, contemporary art galleries, and concert events. Here, travelers are recommended to enjoy Istanbul’s original IPA beer, a one-of-a-kind dense brew that may be savored in a venue with a truly special ambience!