kempinski brunchIt is a Sunday Classic; Brunch at the luxurious Çırağan Palace Kempinski hotel.

The last time I went there was to surprise my mother for her 82nd birthday. My parents loved the surprise, the location on the shore of the Bosporus and the rich cuisine that was offered us by the Laledan Restaurant. It was a festive Sunday Brunch and a true pleasure for the palate!

Some time ago I returned to the Laledan to catch up with several long time friends and food lovers. We enjoyed a rich array of delicacies in the midst of a garden by the Bosporus. It was a lovely and casual outdoor brunch that lasted from noon till 4 pm.

They offered us a huge variety of the choices you could desire on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Included in the price was a glass of Prosecco sparkling wine, and all non-alcoholic beverages & tea/coffee. From the staggering array of food we could choose from in this brunch I want to mention just a few.

My absolute favourite was the rich variety of sushi delights the Sushi Chef prepared: with tuna, salmon, sea bass, octopus and shrimps. But several vegetarian sushi combinations as well!


Egg Benedict, soft cheese, Brie cheese and roasted red bell pepper quiche Brie, Beef bacon and cherri tomato, Oven baked Beef bacon, Merguez sausages and carrots chicken, Baked tomato with green asparagus, Orange Crepe, Orange French Toast.

All kinds of omlettes, yoghurts, cereals and nuts.


Cold platters Salads Scallops ceviche with avocado and coriander

Scallion-potatoes cake with shrimps and sorrel-cream

Cured Salmon with mango and ginger

Mini mozzarella skewers in walnut dip

Duck foie gras with ginger-brioche

Roasted tomatoes stuffed with goat cheese and pine nuts

Mackerels stuffed with rice and onion

Grilled Tuna Salad Nicosia

Chicken, walnut and Potato Salad with tomatoes

Octopus salad with olives and roasted red onions

Beet root and cabbage Salads

Asian Steak and Noodle Salad

Tomato, Pepper, Cucumber, Mint, and Parsley Salad

COLD CUTS and CHEESE Selection:

Smoked beef bacon

Smoked chicken Füme

Salami with Parmesan cheese


Smoked & marinated seafood on ice

Turkish mezzes and vegetables cooked in olive oil

Marinated sea bass

Smoked salmon

Marinated herring

Smoked Trout

Marinated air-dried mackerel

Marinated prawns

Salmon caviar

Marinated anchovy

Grilled baby calamari with olives

Stuffed wine leaves

Humus Spicy cracked wheat salad with onion and tomatoes

Artichoke cooked in olive oil

Green leaves display plus Olives & pickled vegetables collection


Baby vegetable gratin with goat cheese

Almond butter baldo rice

Oven baked fresh potatoes with shollts


4 kinds Finger sandwich

Deep fried crispy Fish lollypop

Chicken finger

Patatoes cake

Vegetable pure

Minestrona soup

Every Sunday: 12:00 – 16:00

Per person: 195 TL. (VAT included)

Restaurant Reservations: Sunday brunch at the Kempinski