Istanbul Brunch

For a leisurely Istanbul brunch, try the best Sunday brunch in Istanbul at Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul.

Why is Sunday brunch so popular in Istanbul?


You may have enjoyed the best breakfast in Istanbul, but on Sundays it’s great – and feels alluringly decadent – to swap breakfast for a late-morning lie-in before strolling along to a restaurant or café. Choose brunch by the Bosphorus, and you know you’ll be able to tuck into whatever you fancy. There are no rules about what to eat or drink and, as Istanbul brunch menus offer so much choice, there’s bound to be something to tempt everyone – even the most discerning of palates.

An Istanbul brunch is not just about the food


Invite family and friends for a lively social gathering. Or sit back and relax with your loved one, linger over delightful dishes and watch the Bosphorus flow gently by.

Where will I find the best Sunday brunch in Istanbul?


The Novikov restaurant at Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul comes highly recommended for just about the best Bosphorus brunch. The restaurant’s position on the shoreline is truly sensational, with indoor and outdoor seating offering beautiful views. While the design and detailing speak of luxury and elegance, the ambience is casual and relaxed. I think you will agree that these are all essential elements for an Istanbul brunch. What’s more, the opulent buffet set-up offers a rich variety of brunch items, while the live cooking stations provide a striking spectacle along with tasty food.

What’s so special about an Istanbul brunch at Novikov?


Novikov at Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul offers a beautiful and hard-to-beat location, top-class service and great choice of food and drink options for brunch in Istanbul. For the best luxury brunch Istanbul-style, you should expect a bountiful menu of all things savoury and sweet. Serving brunch on Sundays from noon to 3pm, Novikov does not disappoint. Neither does the setting. As the elegant winter garden with its lush terrace overlooks the Bosphorus, brunch here means the resort’s residents and non-residents can enjoy an enchanting brunch experience that is truly unforgettable, making it a first choice for special family occasions such as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

What’s on the savoury brunch menu at Novikov?


The Mandarin Oriental Brunch in Istanbul includes just about every gastronomic delight and indulgence you can think of. Try some of the many savoury options, like olive oil-based mezze dishes that bring the fresh aroma of the Aegean to appetisers, anchovy-wrapped stuffed olives, and dolma such as bell peppers, vine leaves and eggplant stuffed with spiced rice.


Novikov Istanbul's world-renowned selection of sushi and seafood, including carefully crafted and seasoned tuna, prawn and vegetable sushi rolls, are on the menu. Lovers of traditional Turkish cuisine will enjoy döner, börek, simit and a wide array of Turkish pastries and cheeses. Some of the very best Italian delicacies are available, too, as well as international dishes such as risotto, salmon en croûte, roast meats, lamb racks and sizzling chicken favourites. Vegetarians needn’t miss out on an Istanbul brunch, as there’s a wide range of pastas, tortillas and tacos; egg and avocado choices;, olives, and nuts; and baskets of French-style pains and croissants. Oh, and remember the delicious fruit juices and vegetable juices for a quick pick-me-up, as well as luscious Champagnes and the resort’s own selection of iced teas.

What kinds of sweet dishes can I order for brunch at Novikov?


The best brunch in Istanbul must, of course, include homemade desserts and sweet treats from The Mandarin Cake Shop.


Choose from an abundant selection of world-class cakes, pastries and baked custards such as a crispy-topped crème brûlée or an indulgent lotus cheesecake. For an anniversary Bosphorus brunch, order a lavish celebration cake. Or spoil yourself and your party with an impressive stack of light and fluffy pancakes layered with cream and berries.


There’s always room for a choice of delicate patisserie, isn’t there? You’ll find many delights such as edible chocolate cups filled with berries, divine bite-sized macarons that melt in your mouth, and the lightest of sponge fancies topped with whipped cream, sugar cream, chocolate cream… Follow with some refreshing local and exotic fruit, perhaps with an irresistible artisan chocolate or two.


If you simply wish to complement your authentic Turkish coffee or tea, you can’t go wrong with The Mandarin Cake Shop's tantalising selection of Turkish delicacies such as baklava made traditionally with layers of buttery flaky pastry, soaked in sugar and honey with pistachios, almonds or walnuts – all the while enjoying the atmosphere and unique views from this top-class café for Istanbul brunch.

Enjoy an Istanbul brunch at Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul


Brunch is available in the resort’s Novikov restaurant every Sunday from 12pm to 3pm.

To reserve a table for an Istanbul brunch, call +90 212 349 8899 or email