Private Dining Rooms in Istanbul

Hello there! Welcome to our guide to private dining events in Istanbul. Before we begin, we have some good news for you: it’s hard to go wrong with the food in Istanbul because the venues are beautiful and the cuisine is delicious! 

Private dining in Istanbul can be a gastronomic adventure. After all, the country straddles two continents, and the food reflects that. Add some stellar venues to the mix, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for an unforgettable private dining experience.

We love food, so we’re really looking forward to helping you plan your private dining event. In this handy guide, you’ll find everything you need to know, from the best areas to host your event, how to get there, and the local food you need to include in your menu.

And as always, if you have any more questions, our local experts will be happy to help!

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A Guide to Hosting Private Dining in Istanbul

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FAQ about Istanbul venues and events

What are the cancellation policies for private dining rooms in Istanbul?

The cencellation policies usually differ depending on the terms and conditions of the venue but it’s safe to say the closer you are to the date of your booking, the less money you’ll get back. In fact, most venues don’t have a refund policy if you cancel less than 48 hours from the date of your booking.

Are all restaurants and dining spaces in Istanbul halal?

Istanbul has a 99.8% population of Muslims so almost all food you find here will be halal-certified. In fact, it can be tough to find pork or pork-based dishes in Istanbul since the government strictly controls meat and additive products.

Can I book an event venue in Istanbul for more than a day?

Yes, most event venues in Istanbul charge per day so if you’re hosting an event for longer than a day, just let the venue know when you are making your booking.

Is Turkish food vegetarian?

Typical Turkish cuisine is meat-heavy but with globalisation and changing dietary needs, you’ll find that most venues, restaurants, and caterers will be willing to adapt their menu to suit vegetarian, vegan, or even gluten-free diets. Speak to your caterer beforehand to discuss any particular diet specifications.

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