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

Kavun ve Peynir $8

Seasonal Melon with Sheep's Milk Feta

Meze

Ekmek - $14

Village style Bread, Humus and Cypriot style marinated Olives

Kavun ve Peynir - $10

Raki Meze; Seasonal Melon with Sheep's Milk Feta

Pancar Salata - $13

Roasted Beetroots in Vinegar, Garlic, Mint and Coriander

Patlican Salata - $13

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

Gavurdagi Salata - $13

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

Ahtapot Salata - $18

Pickled Salad of Octopus and Vegetables in spices with boiled Potatoes

Karnibahar Kizartma - $18

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

Lahana Dolma - $26

Cabbage stuffed with fragrant Prawn and Saffron Rice, Dill Yoghurt and Mussel-Tomato Butter

Mucver - $20

Zucchini and Shallot Fritters, Fava beans and Soft Curd Cow's Milk Cheese

Icli Kofte - $9 each

Bulgur Kofte filled with ground Beef, Onions and Black Pepper with Parsley Yoghurt

Charcoal

Biftek - $36

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

Adana Kebap $24

Hand minced Lamb Belly with Red Capsicum and Chilli, moulded around a Skewer cooked over Charcoal with White Beans and Red Cabbage

Hellim - $24

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

Iskender - $32

Twice cooked boneless Lamb Shank, Bread soaked with Chilli-Tomato Sauce, Garlic Yoghurt and Burnt Butter

Sides

Coban Salata - $12

The Shepherds Salad; Vegetables and Herbs cut to order and dressed with lots of Olive Oil and Lemon Juice

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 - $14

Tahini Helva Parfait with Vanilla Cream and Turkish Coffee Ice Cream

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

Kavun ve Peynir $8

Seasonal Melon with Sheep's Milk Feta

Meze

Ekmek - $14

Village style Bread, Humus and Cypriot style marinated Olives

Kavun ve Peynir - $10

Raki Meze; Seasonal Melon with Sheep's Milk Feta

Pancar Salata - $13

Roasted Beetroots in Vinegar, Garlic, Mint and Coriander

Patlican Salata - $13

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

Gavurdagi Salata - $13

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

Ahtapot Salata - $18

Pickled Salad of Octopus and Vegetables in spices with boiled Potatoes

Karnibahar Kizartma - $18

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

Lahana Dolma - $26

Cabbage stuffed with fragrant Prawn and Saffron Rice, Dill Yoghurt and Mussel-Tomato Butter

Mucver - $20

Zucchini and Shallot Fritters, Fava beans and Soft Curd Cow's Milk Cheese

Icli Kofte - $9 each

Bulgur Kofte filled with ground Beef, Onions and Black Pepper with Parsley Yoghurt

Charcoal

Biftek - $36

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

Adana Kebap $24

Hand minced Lamb Belly with Red Capsicum and Chilli, moulded around a Skewer cooked over Charcoal with White Beans and Red Cabbage

Hellim - $24

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

Iskender - $32

Twice cooked boneless Lamb Shank, Bread soaked with Chilli-Tomato Sauce, Garlic Yoghurt and Burnt Butter

Sides

Coban Salata - $12

The Shepherds Salad; Vegetables and Herbs cut to order and dressed with lots of Olive Oil and Lemon Juice

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 - $14

Tahini Helva Parfait with Vanilla Cream and Turkish Coffee Ice Cream

Chef's Menu

$65 per person

Available for groups of 2 or more

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