Zorlu Center, known as the most expensive real-estate project in Turkey, partially opened doors last October in Zincirlikuyu İstanbul.
Zorlu is composed of 4 sections including The Raffles Hotel (expected to open in the beginning of 2014), an Entertainment Center "PSM" (Just opened in November) hosting Broadway Shows, a shopping center welcoming all well-known luxury brands and a residential area including houses and offices.
And of course we should mention the new restaurants openning up in out-door shopping area. We see two important names coming from UK, for the first time in Turkey in Zorlu Center.
First one, famous naked Chef Jamie Oliver's "Jamie's Italian" and the second one not yet opened is Tom Aiken's "Tom's Kitchen".
Jamie's Italian, is already fully booked these days for lunch and dinner despite the big seating capacity and casual Italian food served. Prices are moderate and menu and tastes are not extra-ordinary in comparison to the high expactations Turkish people have for the famous Naked Chef. The seafood Bucatini wrapped in paper was my favorite dish in Jamie's.
There are also 2 other new restaurants in the open-air area. Parle that belongs to famous Borsa Group in Turkey is mainly serving Frech cuisine, and Morini mainly serving Italian food. Heard some really good reputation especially for the home-made pasta of Morini!