It's a very nice and a relaxing place with its beautiful gardens. However there is not much inside the house to see as it is used as a restaurant.Although it is a lovely place in the Asian side of the city, we are rather reluctant to come here. The reason is the owner.. Since 1930 this place belongs to İstanbul Municipality. As some of you might know, Turkey is now ruled by an Islamic party who claims to be democrat and respecting the different lifestyles of its fellow citizens. I wanted to believe them but sometimes they are making it quite hard.
İstanbul's mayor is also belongs to this party and they are using every opportunity to impose their lifestyle. A good example is this place. They dont sell alcohol, but if you want to drink Coca Cola and Pepsi instead of a cold beer, all they can offer you is Cola Turca, a product of a company that is a heavy supporter of the party and if you want to read some of the daily newspapers, dont expect a wide variety. Only the newspapers supporting the government are available here.. As this attitude is also seen in other areas of the daily life where they can reach, I feel quite threatened with this intolarence.