Stanbuli

Our Story

STANBULI & Marie-Louise

The name Stanbuli is taken from the local lingo of Istanbul’s streets. Stanbuli is an affectionate term for an Istanbul local and is an exciting Turkish Restaurant from Chef and Owner Ibrahim Kasif.

While travelling to Istanbul and Northern Cyprus Ibrahim dreamed of reinterpreting the cuisine of his own cultural heritage. Years later the dream of his own restaurant took on the form of a style of eatery known as a Meyhane.

Intrinsic to a Meyhane is a sense of nostalgia and romance. Underpinning the Meyhane tradition is a convivial atmosphere characterised by a fun, social style of eating and drinking. Food is always shared – a central tenet of Turkish custom and an underlying feature in hosting guests.

Meze – abundant / colourful and creative / seemingly endless little dishes – invites the diner to commence their evening with cold dishes serving up an array of vegetables, yoghurts, cheeses, fish and offal. Then seamlessly the diner moves to hot dishes, which crescendos into meats cooked over charcoal, all to be enjoyed with beer, wine or perhaps a Raki.

The Menu

Raki Mezesi

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Meze

Midye Dolma - $20

Plate of Stuffed Mussels, filled with fragrant Rice, Pinenuts and Currants served with Lemon

Ekmek - $10

Village style Bread, Smoked Butter and Cypriot style marinated Olives

Kavun ve Peynir - $10

Raki Meze; Seasonal Melon with Sheep's Milk Feta

Pancar Salata - $14

Roasted Beetroots in Vinegar, Garlic, Mint and Coriander

Patlican Salata - $14

Fine Chopped Smoky Eggplant Salad with Garlic, Lemon and Oive Oil

Gavurdagi Salata - $14

A piquant salad of fine cut Green Olives, Walnuts, Pistachios, Herbs and Pomegranates

Fasulye - $14

Olive Oil braised Beans with Lemon, Tomato and Dill served Chilled

Kizartma - $14

Marinated fried Eggplant in garlic-tomato sauce

Mantar - $24

Braised mixed Mushrooms, Wilted Spinach and Dried Ricotta

Karnibahar Kizartma - $19

Fried Cauliflower, Tahini Sauce, Yoghurt and Chilli-Herb dressing

Mucver - $26

Zucchini and Ricotta Fritter, Soft Curd Cow's Milk Cheese and Blue Swimmer Crab

Charcoal

Biftek - $44

350g Cape Grim Sirloin with Fried Eggplants marinated in split Tomato Sauce

Tavuk - $32

Chicken marinated in Paprika and Garlic, Rice Pilav, Chillies and Cacik

Pirzola -$34

Plate of Mirrool Creek Lamb Forequarter Chops, Anatolian Spiced with Wild Oregano and Parsley Salad

Hellim - $24

Cow's Milk Cheese with Fermented Turkish Sausage cooked slowly over Charcoal with a Fried Egg

Balik - $MP

Fish of the Day

Sides

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Desserts

Muhallebi - $14

Mastic Cream, Rosewater Ice Cream and Strawberries

Baklava - $14

Peanut, Cashew and Chocolate in Buttered Syrupy Pastry with Cinnamon Ice Cream

Tahini Parfait - $16

Tahini Parfait, Vanilla Cream, Helva Chocolate Cake and Chocolate-Coffee Sorbet

Chef's Menu

$65 per person

Available for groups of 2 or more

Our Story

STANBULI & Marie-Louise

The name Stanbuli is taken from the local lingo of Istanbul’s streets. Stanbuli is an affectionate term for an Istanbul local and is an exciting Turkish Restaurant from Chef and Owner Ibrahim Kasif.

While travelling to Istanbul and Northern Cyprus Ibrahim dreamed of reinterpreting the cuisine of his own cultural heritage. Years later the dream of his own restaurant took on the form of a style of eatery known as a Meyhane.

Intrinsic to a Meyhane is a sense of nostalgia and romance. Underpinning the Meyhane tradition is a convivial atmosphere characterised by a fun, social style of eating and drinking. Food is always shared – a central tenet of Turkish custom and an underlying feature in hosting guests.

Meze – abundant / colourful and creative / seemingly endless little dishes – invites the diner to commence their evening with cold dishes serving up an array of vegetables, yoghurts, cheeses, fish and offal. Then seamlessly the diner moves to hot dishes, which crescendos into meats cooked over charcoal, all to be enjoyed with beer, wine or perhaps a Raki.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Menu

Raki Mezesi

-

Meze

Midye Dolma - $20

Plate of Stuffed Mussels, filled with fragrant Rice, Pinenuts and Currants served with Lemon

Ekmek - $10

Village style Bread, Smoked Butter and Cypriot style marinated Olives

Kavun ve Peynir - $10

Raki Meze; Seasonal Melon with Sheep's Milk Feta

Pancar Salata - $14

Roasted Beetroots in Vinegar, Garlic, Mint and Coriander

Patlican Salata - $14

Fine Chopped Smoky Eggplant Salad with Garlic, Lemon and Oive Oil

Gavurdagi Salata - $14

A piquant salad of fine cut Green Olives, Walnuts, Pistachios, Herbs and Pomegranates

Fasulye - $14

Olive Oil braised Beans with Lemon, Tomato and Dill served Chilled

Kizartma - $14

Marinated fried Eggplant in garlic-tomato sauce

Mantar - $24

Braised mixed Mushrooms, Wilted Spinach and Dried Ricotta

Karnibahar Kizartma - $19

Fried Cauliflower, Tahini Sauce, Yoghurt and Chilli-Herb dressing

Mucver - $26

Zucchini and Ricotta Fritter, Soft Curd Cow's Milk Cheese and Blue Swimmer Crab

Charcoal

Biftek - $44

350g Cape Grim Sirloin with Fried Eggplants marinated in split Tomato Sauce

Tavuk - $32

Chicken marinated in Paprika and Garlic, Rice Pilav, Chillies and Cacik

Pirzola -$34

Plate of Mirrool Creek Lamb Forequarter Chops, Anatolian Spiced with Wild Oregano and Parsley Salad

Hellim - $24

Cow's Milk Cheese with Fermented Turkish Sausage cooked slowly over Charcoal with a Fried Egg

Balik - $MP

Fish of the Day

Sides

-

Desserts

Muhallebi - $14

Mastic Cream, Rosewater Ice Cream and Strawberries

Baklava - $14

Peanut, Cashew and Chocolate in Buttered Syrupy Pastry with Cinnamon Ice Cream

Tahini Parfait - $16

Tahini Parfait, Vanilla Cream, Helva Chocolate Cake and Chocolate-Coffee Sorbet

Chef's Menu

$65 per person

Available for groups of 2 or more

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