Seasons Restaurant is located in the Four Seasons hotel in Fatih, Istanbul. It’s steps from the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.
The restaurant is tucked away from the Sultanahmet Square. The area is a landscape of Byzantine architecture and it could be the center of Turkish culture. It’s a wonderful feeling to marvel in the signature pillars of the mosques and walk through the old Turkish capital before it moved to Ankara. The hoards of big bus tours and tourists among the locals engulfing themselves in the Turkish scene. Seasons Restaurant Istanbul
Seasons Restaurant was on my agenda for breakfast. I stay at the Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel, which was a five-minute walk to Sultanahmet Square and a seven minute walk to Seasons Restaurant. The Four Seasons had a security guard on duty and a mental detector to deter attacks. It’s a comforting feeling for tourist who are afraid of the multiple terrorist attacks occurring throughout the region. It’s definitely a step up from the Hard Rock hotel I stayed at in Chicago, which wasn’t bad. However, it wasn’t the Four Seasons.
I was greeted by the hostess and seated by a window. The restaurant was empty when I arrived at 9 AM; however, it was perfect for me since I’m a type of person who enjoys solitude and while I have my morning coffee. Seasons is a gorgeous restaurant with a glass pavilion, a courtyard, outdoor terrace and a garden. It provides an oasis when its a few blocks from the hoards of tourists and Istanbul sightseeing landmarks. Restaurant Istanbul
The first thing I ordered was my coffee as I looked over the menu. I decided on the Turkish breakfast cause there was no way I was going to have an American or English breakfast while I was in the Gateway to the East — Istanbul. The Turkish breakfast came with the following items: Seasons Restaurant Istanbul
- Turkish Eggs – The Turkish style eggs had a cheese melted on top with a mixture of tomatoes and peppers. The flavorful scrambled eggs came in a very large portion and could easily be shared among two people. However, it wasn’t as fluffy as some of the eggs I’ve eaten in the past but it had a lot of Turkish spices within it.
- Breakfast Platter – The Breakfast platter had Cheese borek, Turkish Sausages, Olives, Tomato, Cucumber, Local Cheese, Yoghurt, Honeycomb, “kaymak”, and a basket of Country Bread. It was rainbow of flavors ranging from sweet, salty, and sour. However, the sweetness were derived from natural flavors of the honeycomb and raspberries to offset the saltiness of Turkish sausages.
- Turkish Pastries – The pastries were compliments of the chef. The flaky exterior resembles some of the finest French croissants; however, the interior were stuff with spinach and a hint of cheeses.
Seasons Restaurant is where Turkish hospitality meets five-star hospitality. The cuisines’ simplicity with attention to detail when it comes to service made me a fan. After my breakfast, I requested another cup of coffee to make sure I got through the day and paid my bill then I walked back to the Sultanahmet Square to finish my sightseeing list. It gave me a moment to realize I fell in love with Istanbul’s charm and it sits in my top 10 destinations in the world.
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Seasons Restaurant is located in the Four Seasons hotel in Fatih, Istanbul. It’s steps from the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Seasons Restaurant is where Turkish hospitality meets five star hospitality. I definitely recommend coming here for a secluded breakfast.