With a dramatic skyline of historic districts, crowded with minarets, bridges and wide waterways, it was only a matter of time before Istanbul enjoyed a boom in rooftop establishments. Ranging from posh to casual, we’ll help you identify the right spot to sit back and enjoy the views with a glass of something refreshing in hand.
There’s more than one venue going by the name of Leb-i Derya in Istanbul. The one we’re referring to is accessible through the Richmond Hotel on Kumbaracı Street, just off Istiklal. A casual summery atmosphere adorned with a picturesque skyline make this place an excellent setting for a romantic dinner or enjoying one of the bar’s signature creations. Winters see the terrace turn into a heated indoor space, creatively closed off by glass walls taking nothing away from the surrounding views.