Armada Terrace is the crown jewel of Istanbul’s summer nights with its unsurpassed location. One can gaze out on the spectacular skyline of Istanbul’s night lights from the Terrace, which boasts the Sea of Marmara, Kadıköy and the Islands on one side with the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque) on the other.
The Terrace restaurant and bar are open throughout the summer and has seating for 300 people or in a cocktail situation capacity for 400.
It is possible to enjoy the same view in cooler weather as well with the transparent roof and walls of the Armada Indoor Terrace. The Indoor Terrace is decorated with colorful lemon and tangerine trees and a vibrant décor consisting of lovely plants serving as a “Winter Garden” for Istanbul with its scrumptious weekend breakfasts. Furthermore, the wine cellar that serves both the indoor and outdoor Terrace contains an extensive collection of select, high-quality Turkish wines.
The Indoor Terrace has seating for 150 and capacity for 200 in a cocktail setting.
One of the sought-after places that Istanbulites living in the city go to relax after a hard day’s work in the summer is the Terrace Bar, which offers a “Hors d’oeuvres Tray” (called as “Çilingir Tepsisi” in Turkish) with hot and cold appetizers and refreshing drinks accompanied by the music of Istanbul.
The Terrace Bar is separated from the “terra cota” ground floor by a raised wooden platform which is open on all four sides and covered with a white canopy of sailcloth. Its broad sitting area with white linen cushions, wooden bar stools and white columns of light create the feeling of traveling on a comfortable boat, especially after dark.