A’YA Rooftop Lounge

in Sultanahmet

Open on fine days in summer, this rooftop bar has a full view of Aya Sofya, Ayasofya Hürrem Sultan Hamamı and the Bosphorus, while the Blue Mosque is only partially obscured. Cocktails, mezes and an impressive selection of spirits add to the appeal. Afternoon tea is served between 3pm and 5pm, but the quality of the food is disappointing.