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Turkish-Swedish chef Mehmet Gürs sets the Istanbul culinary bar high – 20 storeys high. Located on the rooftop of the Marmara Pera hotel, Mikla, has a dazzling view of the city below. But the stylish restaurant's menu, which reflects both Turkish and Scandinavian influences, more than holds its own. Try the cherrywood-smoked loin of lamb or the pistachio-crusted lamb chops The restaurant's extensive wine list is a good introduction to the exciting developments in Turkish wine making.
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