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The Pudding Shop

Divanyolu No: 6 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 522 29 70
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midnight express

Having always wanted to visit The Pudding Shop, as many other have after watching Midnight Express... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Debra J
London, United Kingdom
Good food good price

The food is good. However it is all precooked. The service is very fast and the staff is friendly... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
David K
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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When it opened in 1957, the Pudding Shop was a gathering place and information center for travelers heading across Europe and Asia. Today, this city landmark offers food and drink to tourists and locals.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good33%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
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Divanyolu No: 6 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 522 29 70
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Having always wanted to visit The Pudding Shop, as many other have after watching Midnight Express in my younger days, I was disappointed with what I found. No atmosphere and the service was not good at all. I think this was because I didn't choose...More

Thank Debra J
Reviewed 26 October 2017

The food is good. However it is all precooked. The service is very fast and the staff is friendly. Good location between the blue mosque and the Hagia Sophia. This is a restaurant and not really an attraction.

Thank David K
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The oh so famous The Pudding Shop has turned in to a great restaurant with well priced standard Turkish food, buffet style. There are still at least three dessert style puddings on the menu, I particularly like the Vanilla.

Thank IngemarBj
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This is a simple restaurant with really great priced, tasty and fresh Turkish and Ottoman cuisine. You can order from the menu or choose from a buffet of select dishes that are available immediately. Beer and wine was available and the waiters were welcoming and...More

Thank Debandherhorses
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

That is worst I have bad in Istanbul. The lamb chops were not fresh and re cooked and it cost 38 lira The chicken was tasteless and boiled. You need to pay extra for everything like rice bread yoghurt and tea that is free most...More

Thank Aamir K
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This took me back to my travels back in the 1970's. I selected my dishes from those on show, I was spoilt for choice. Once I had dined there, several more visits were made during my 7 day stay. Staff were very helpful.

Thank DaveA1966
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This place is a total rip-off, living on it's location and history... The food is not fresh. It's sitting there for at least the whole day if not more (we left the place at 10:30 pm, the staff left at the same time as us...More

Thank sunshine19982017
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

A place full of memories and moments preserved in some snaps of the olden days when the hippie trail to Nirvana began from this place. With hippies gone, the restaurant has changed and gotten modern, but the 'board' through which travellers heading towards East teamed...More

1  Thank Khorram A
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

I've been coming to Sultan Ahmet for decades but this was the first time I had actually eaten there. One morning, desperate for a coffee my friend and I went in and ordered twoTurkish coffees. We liked the ambience, the nostalgic pictures on the walls,...More

Thank Akinlondon
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Nothing fancy . Cafeteria style food . But fair quality and ok portions . The staff are great and the location makes it an eady choice after a visit to the sights of ols Istanbul . Historically this shop was a travellers stop . A...More

Thank David W
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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25 February 2015|
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Response from SilkeS0815 | Reviewed this property |
It is all good food, fresh made. Many people are there all day so nothing has to be kept warm