Bosporus

4
192 reviews
£26 to £40
Turkish
Are you ready to experience true authentic Turkish cuisine in London’s Leicester Square this year? We began our story in Dubai and now open a new chapter in London.

We vow to deliver the “Turkish roots and culture of yesterday while meeting the highest quality and standards of today”. We aim to transport you to the streets of Istanbul without leaving the Capital’s heart.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 192 People Are Saying
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PJEngineer
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal and evening, our waitress was wonderful, do not know her name but she was Romanian with big lips. Despite being so busy and understaffed, we were made to feel welcome and attended to at all times.

It was my friend's birthday and he had a great time.
Would definitely recommend to friends and family and will be back soon for a meal with my wife.

DA
DarrenA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited Turkey on many summer holidays, and only eaten Turkishn food when away, so we visited Bosporus as we was meant to be in Turkey.
The staff were friendly and helpful, as we know want we wanted but couldn't think what it was called, from our discipition they knew what we was on about. When the food came it was outstanding, one of, if not the best Turkish meals we have had. It is a little bit exspenvice, but you are in the middle of London, so did feel it was value for money for the mount you got, couldn't eat it all.
We would defaintly go back, the next time we are in London

SJ
SimJ
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very nice place to eat and enjoy a nice evening out...

KK
KabeerK
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Food was very bland, very mediocre, prices were steep considering food quality. Atmosphere was good and service was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service needs to be better, had to constantly ask for the waiters. Food was lukewarm. Surrounding tables not cleared in a timely manner after customers left.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great communication lovely staff good prices

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ZoeA
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst meal and service I have ever experienced. Our table hadn’t been cleaned properly, no one took our drink order, after 20 mins we had to ask to order. When our starters come out which were actually quite nice, we were half way though and our mains were brought out when we clearly wasn’t ready for them. We then had them say 10 mins later, this had clearly just sat out and we’re luke warm. The way it is presented meant that the rice was really hard to eat with it falling off the plate. When the waitress asked if our meal was ok we told her it wasn’t, not even offering to take off the bill or a round of drinks to apologise. A 10% service charge was added to the bill which we obviously didn’t pay. This was my birthday dinner so was very disappointed. The service was awful and so was the food. We felt very rushed.

TJ
TheresaJ
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great restaurant , the food and service was outstanding . The food was wonderful with a great choice . The staff couldn’t do enough for us . A wonderful time .

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Canh
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the cleanest restaurant in London. The food is a bit pricey but it comes from being a prime location.

Y
Yasmina
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Waited almost 30 mins for a waiter to come despite asking telling them we were ready to order. Food came almost an hour late. Starters were good though lacked salt. Mains were bland. Pricey. Will not be returning or recommending.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food wasn’t all that, overly priced
No potential desire to to return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

I suggest going for a normal meal and not breakfast! As a Turk I was very disappointed with the breakfast they had however the normal lunch/dinner looks good.

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AshAbdul
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food and shisha was great, Staff were super friendly and attentive, overall great service

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

My experience before was a 5 star, this time I am giving 3 star because of the service... they had a new Garson whom straggled a lot with a order and in general. I’m sure he will need a little time to catch-up with skills.
I understand that there is not many people rushing to go back to work, so many restaurants are straggling to find a good experienced waiter and waitress. But having just One Bad waiter can spoil the reputation of the good restaurant with amazing Chef in a Kitchen!

I will still go back definitely just with a hope that I will get a good overall experience as previous times.

DC
DeeC
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The main was a let down
Kunefe was nice
Wouldn’t re visit

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Jacaima
Northampton
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch at Bosporus and was very impressed with the quality of food- we had the mixed mezzo starter to share. It was a substantial amount of food for two and would easily be sufficient for 4. Extra bread was freely available. Service was cheery, helpful and efficient and we had a very enjoyable time. Very centrally positioned for the theatre district, Leicester square, would thoroughly recommend.

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alexb
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was fantastic, we would definitely go again..

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Very expensive
4 people 240 pounds for a meal thats worth half the price

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Sameeha
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Service was very slow as food came after a long wait , dessert too came after a long wait. The drinks were warm however after asking, the waitress changed them for a new one

RA
RiaA
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Won’t leave anything negative since the staff was literally the best I’ve ever encountered🥰

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Sofia
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service & food! Will definitely be returning 🥰❤️

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very polite and great service and a fantastic location and the was good

HA
HayayA
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Ali nazik small very little meat cold, not very tasty and overpriced
Et Sote was ok nothing special
Chips were tasty
Didn’t like the Bulgur too much spices
Steak salmon was nice
Manti was ok nothing special
Kids chicken cubes meal small but over priced but tastes nice
All in all won’t visit again, over hyped on Instagram

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Restaurant was not clean

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was amazing, they had an extended menu of food options so everyone was able to find something. The food tasted amazing!!!

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anwara
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best Turkish cuisine, enjoyed every dish ordered from starters to desserts

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Stuartogden
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Starter misrepresented. Wrong main course delivered. My wife’s was already there and was left to go cold. No tonic put in gin and tonic. Genuinely uninterested staff.

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HafsahR
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and good portion sizes. Amazing service from Mia who was very attentive and made sure everything was okay.
Great decor and ambiance was lovely.

HA
HillaryA
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely team. Very welcoming and kind and food was as good as their branch that I visited in Dubai

Bosporus
Responded on 29 June 2021

Dear Hillary, many thanks for your nice feedback, hope to see you again.

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anam
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sara was an amazing waitress. Great service. Food was great.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, food is delicious, fresh, nice presentation and great portions, place is clean and service is excellent.
Already recommended this restaurant to family and friends!

Bosporus
Responded on 24 June 2021

Dear customer, many thanks for your kind review, we are happy that you enjoyed your time at Bosporus restaurant. We will looking forward your next visit.

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IanD
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The food took 40 minutes to arrive from order, definitely not worth the wait! Was not worth the £180 paid between 5 people. 6.50 for Watermelon juice! This was no advised on any menu, but two members of our part do not drink so wanted juice. They were told what there was, but we were chocked to see they were £6.50 each. The other members of the part paid that for a bottle of Efes beer each... Why would WATERMELON juice cost that much?

Overall its a tourist trap, would not be going here again, nor would I recommend it.

Better Turkish places, for a lot less!

Bosporus
Responded on 24 June 2021

Dear customer, We are so sorry to hear that about your experience at the Bosporus! We will take this in consideration. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback, please email us on leicestersquare@thebosporus.co.uk so our management can get in touch with you!

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NicoleS
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Went in with high expectations after seeing post of Instagram and Facebook, Great friendly welcome by the lady at the entrance of the restaurant but once seated little to none. Beautiful restaurant interior but not the atmosphere I was expecting for a Mediterranean restaurant especially based in the heart of Leicester Square I understand central London prices but feel it was over priced for what arrived on the plate, my meal included chips which arrived 5mins after the doner sandwich. With not many customers sat inside it was quite daunting having the waitresses staring over from the side whilst your eating.

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Roshni
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! One of the best food I’ve ever had. Highly recommend it

Bosporus
Responded on 24 June 2021

Dear Roshni, thank you for your kind review, we really appreciate you enjoyed your time at Bosporus!!We hope to see you again soon!

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SC
SatisfiedCustomer
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service! Would definitely be going there again

Bosporus
Responded on 12 June 2021

Dear customer, we appreciate your feedback very much and we're happy you enjoyed your time at the Bosporus! We hope to see you again soon!

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UttamD
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Lahmacun machine was not working, ordered a durum instead and the wrap was very dry with no flavour and sauces. Service was very good.

Bosporus
Responded on 12 June 2021

Dear Uttam, We are so sorry to hear that about your experience at the Bosporus! We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback, in the meantime please email us on leicestersquare@thebosporus.co.uk so our management can get in touch with you!

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Nidah
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time at Bosporus. Turkish food is my favourite cuisine and this was by far the best I’ve had! Had amazing staff especially Mustafa who served us, friendly and welcoming guy, made sure we had everything we needed and was lovely to chat to! Also the lovely ladies who’s name we didn’t catch but were also at our service amazingly :) it was my birthday and I was visiting with a friend and the staff and restaurant made my day 10x’s better. Definitely recommend their chicken dishes, was divine! Will be back soon!💜

Bosporus
Responded on 12 June 2021

Dear Nidah, Thank you so much for your great review! We are extremely happy that you enjoyed your experience at Bosporus. We can't wait to see you again!

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FazilaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Staff services was horrible food was cold drinks was warm

Bosporus
Responded on 8 June 2021

Dear Fazilas, We are so sorry to hear that about your experience at the Bosporus! We will take your review into serious consideration. Please email us on leicestersquare@thebosporus.co.uk so our management can get in touch with you! We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback.

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Anonymous
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good and the portions are decent. The entire staff was really friendly and welcoming! Our waiter Mustafa was great! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Two concerns - firstly, the staff outside did not wear masks or visors. If they did, it was below the nose. This made us feel unsafe and am not sure I would like to visit again. Secondly, they take forever to give u food. Visit only of u have time in hand.

We tried cocktails and they were good. Would recommend.

Bosporus
Responded on 8 June 2021

Dear customer, thank you for your kind feedback, We are sorry about your experience at Bosporus! for sure we will take this into consideration, we will try our best to prevent it from happening again, hope to see you again.

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FAQs

Bosporus does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Bosporus also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7060 5566.

Bosporus is rated 4 stars by 192 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.