The Cercis occupies a traditional Syrian Christian home with two finely decorated rooms and a terrace with stunning views. Mekbuss (aubergine pickles with walnut), kitel raha (Syrian-style meatballs) and dobo (lamb with garlic, spices and black pepper) rank among the highlights. Dive into the meze platters (TL30 to TL50) for a taste of everything that's good.

Try and book a couple of days ahead, or drop by at lunchtime and book for dinner. Wine and beer (TL10) are also served.