In Istanbul on Sunday, living a #Travelife, I had brunch with a friend before checking out and taking the midnight flight from Turkey back to Asia on Turkish Airlines.
Sunday brunch is a very big deal in Istanbul as the locals love getting together with friends and family for a long and leisurely meal. Most of the top hotels offer lavish brunches, and the newest Sunday brunch player on the luxury hotel market is the Swissotel Bosphorus, which just launched its Sunday brunch last weekend, which also happened to be my last day in Istanbul before flying out.
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A SWISS SUNDAY BRUNCH
AT THE SWISS CAFE
AFTER A MORNING AT THE PUROVEL SPA
Of course, I just had to try this the Swissotel Sunday brunch, and so I headed to the Swiss Cafe of the hotel straight from the spa.
I'd been at the Purovel Spa of the Swissotel for most of the morning, having a swim in its private saltwater pool, plus a couple of minutes in its salt steam bath and its Kneipp foot bath.
Incidentally, the Purovel Spa is part of the Leading Spas of the World and I reckon it's the best outfitted spa in Istanbul. More on this in a later blog entry.
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BRUNCH WITH A VIEW
The Swissotel Sunday brunch is held in the very spacious Swiss Cafe with a large terrace and a view of the Bosphorus and the Dolmabahce Palace that is three floors tall.
It's full of Turkish delights including a vast array of mezze, an entire banquet of seafood, a kebabs station, and a whole room of desserts.
AUTHENTIC SWISS FOOD
It also had a proper Swiss station, being a Swiss hotel, with authentic raclette with all the trimmings, and sausages. I especially liked this as it's probably the only authentic Swiss food available in Istanbul, and it was really good.
I got full on the multiple servings of racket alone, last Sunday in Istanbul, living a never-ending, and never-endingly eventful #Travelife.