Havuzlu Restaurant, Fatih
Located within the Grand Bazaar, Havuzlu Restaurant is a historical esnaf lokantası (tradesman restaurant) that has been in operation for almost half a century. The restaurant is named after the small marble fountain pool in front of it (Havuzlu means “with pool” in Turkish). Find a wide range of authentic Ottoman-Turkish food options here, including vegetable dishes such as eggplant moussaka, chickpeas and dolma (stuffed green peppers); and meat dishes like Iskender kebabs, döner, lamb skewers and meatballs. It is possible to enjoy several dishes here for around 20 TL (£2.70) per person, but keep in mind that food service ends in the afternoon.