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Check our story with Ottoman Palace Cuisine and the food of the sultan..
We’ve been creating delicious food for over 25 years
In the heart of Old Istanbul, next to Hagia Sophia and a few steps from Topkapi Palace, Deraliye Restaurant offers a selection of dishes that used to be served at the court of the Ottoman Empire.
We invite you to embark on our historical voyage and experience the exclusive delight of a menu fit for a Sultan.
Necati Yilmaz has been studying and collecting ancient palace recipes for more than 10 years.
Now you can find 425 culinary masterpieces in his piggy bank. All of them, over the centuries, pleased the Sultans and their retinue.
🍴sweet melon, stuffed with beef and almonds
🍴the most delicate goose kebab
🍴mouth-melting cheese pie
and many other culinary delights can be tasted at Necati’s restaurants in the very heart of Istanbul.
You can even learn how to cook some of the favourite Sultans’ dishes on the cooking class with our Master Chief Necati Yılmaz.
Under the strict guidance of Necati, hundreds of people, from all over the world, tasted the dishes from Ottoman palace cuisine for the first time and absolutely everyone, even the most sophisticated critics (such as Dr. Oz or George Miller), remained completely delighted.
Necati Yilmaz also was a cuisine consultant on the “Magnificent century” TV series. His restaurants are consistently on the top of the TripAdvisor rating! Even the legendary Lonely Planet edition has included his restaurant in its list of the best restaurants from all over the world!
Necati Yılmaz’s amazing team! Sultans of Deraliye kitchen.
I started my career in the Ottoman Palace Kitchen at a very young age,
I have been doing this profession for 11 years. I am currently continuing my career as a Coordinator Chef at Deraliye Restaurant and I am working with a young and dynamic staff. In my professional career, I strive to represent traditional cuisines in the best way. As a must-have for every cook, mine is to produce non-stop, research and discover new things every day. Because the kitchen tip is an invisible treasure.
I started my culinary career dec 2005-2006. I have performed my profession professionally in the kitchen of many restaurants and hotels. Among my experiences, I have had experiences dec.
Finally, in March 2021, I joined the kitchen team at deraliye ottoman palace kitchen.
Currently, the person who has all the responsibility for the kitchen in the Ottoman palace kitchen is called the “Executive chef” (Restaurant or hotel) kitchen chef (Cook, Head Chef, Executive Chef.) I have the title.
I have gained experience and experience in my professional career of 12 years and have worked in various positions in restaurant and hotel kitchens.
I did my military service in my professional life in the vip kitchen of the Turkish armed forces and ı had 3rd place in the international palace cuisine competition degree.
I have been working as a consultant in the Ottoman palace kitchen for Deraliye for 6 months.
Kitchen Chef(Deraliye terrace)
After graduating from the department of tourism and hotel management in 2003, I started working in the sector professionally for 4 years and gained experience abroad
I have worked in various restaurants in Turkey Since the first months of 2019, I have been working in the Deraliye Ottoman palace cuisine family, and I am currently continuing my working life as the kitchen chef of the Deraliye terrace restaurant.
Since November 2021, I have been continuing my professional cooking life as a sous chef in the kitchen department within the Deraliye Ottoman palace kitchen.
I have gained experience and experience in my professional career of 15 years and have worked in various positions in restaurant and hotel kitchens.
Sous chef: this is the professional title given to the person who is the assistant of the executive chef, who is known to be responsible for everything related to the kitchen. The executive chef is obliged to assist him in some of the tasks under his responsibility.
Visit our restaurants and terraces for experience the unique tastes of Ottoman Palace Cuisine.
Deraliye Restaurant In the heart of Old Istanbul, next to Hagia Sophia and a few steps from Topkapi Palace, Deraliye Restaurant offers a selection of dishes that used to be served at the court of the Ottoman Empire.
Deraliye Terrace aims to make its guests from all corners of the world happy with its cuisine blended with Eastern and Western flavors.