Opened in 2010, Münferit is a fine-dining restaurant that brings a modern take on the traditional Turkish meyhane. The chef-owner Ferit Sarper’s family also produces Beylerbeyi rakı at its distillery in western Turkey.
Inside Münferit, Autoban’s design translates the story of a time-honored culinary culture into a cosmopolitan restaurant of entirely contemporary tone, while maintaining the warm and inviting spirit of meyhanes. Blending in a variety of rich materials, the studio showcases their signature layered and textural work through the rosewood Art Deco panelling, pressed metal ceiling panels, chocolate-coloured glossy wall tiles, mirrors and tiled floors, which offset the custom-designed solid wood furniture and marble tabletops used all throughout.
Spreading two floors, the upper ground floor of Münferit hosts the bar and lounge area alongside a mews-like terrace, which becomes more popular than ever on warmer days.
The main dining room, surrounded by back-lit, bespoke shelving displaying rows of rakı bottles that are a vital part of the traditional Turkish meyhane, is housed on the bottom floor, along with patio seating.