Bosporus

4
39 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 39 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.0
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4.0
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3.7
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Despite having booking for 8pm we were asked to queue up and wait for a table for more than 20 minutes. Everyone in the queue had booked a table but it didn’t seem to matter. Our main course never arrived, despite waiting for it for an hour and a half. Other people were being served but despite asking several times we kept being told that there was something wrong with the kitchen. We gave up and asked for the bill. Then suddenly our main course was ready, which we declined and insisted on the bill as it was past 10pm. We were offered a 50% discount, but the bill was very steep considering we just had starters. Grateful we can go out, but probably the service was the worse in London ever.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Normally you wouldn't expect a great place to be at the heart of a very touristic place, but this restaurant was great. The food was lovely, the service super nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so kind and helpful, even in the cold!

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Fatima
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was bland, dry and tasteless. It definitely wasn't worth the price point at all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food presentation was amazing and so was the food, however the service was quite slow

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RachelW
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, friendly staff good food and service

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Khawla
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very terrible! Don’t recommend at all! We waited for a very long time just for somebody to take our order and then a 1hr wait just for the food to come out and only half had arrived. Then had to wait nearly 20mins extra for our friends meal when it should have all gone out same time. On top of this the food was cold which I mentioned to the waiter and she just said oh sorry. Nobody came to check if food was okay or even clear the table. We waited and nothing, we then requested for the bill which again took them so long just to bring this. Honestly if you want Turkish food to go elsewhere don’t book this place, very disappointing considering we heard nice things about the place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good food, really nice staff, brilliant vibes around the restaurant. Bare in mind restaurant does not yet have fully heated outside areas, so you may or may not get a very cold non heated table.

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Kjjjjjjj
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience2

The workers are rude i had booking at 7:30 and i sat down at 20:15. They wanted to take a sit in the corner which was cold and no heater.
Good amazing just a biit cold

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience2

They gave us raw meat which was awful.

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AmalM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I liked the place, we had a delicious breakfast we enjoyed our time

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A lot of menu was not available

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MaryamS
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We visited The Bosporus in Dubai last year and were delighted to hear they now have a branch in London!
Food was amazing - as expected. However a little disappointed we were not offered the authentic Turkish hospitality.
No complimentary bread offered at the table upon arrival. Nor were we offered Turkish tea when we were about to leave. The prices are well above average so the absence of these small gestures is quite disappointing given an average Turkish restaurant can offer the same without the premium price.
Dinner for 2 and a child came to £91 WITH service charge.

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LaceSpace
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The food was nice but the service was not worth the amount we paid for.

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ClaireS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal with my mum. Staff were really helpful in advising our choices (my mum had never eaten Turkish before).
The food was delicious. Only downside would be that we felt the portion sizes were a little too big and we ended up wasting a lot of food.
Can’t fault the place otherwise though! Lovely experience from start to finish.

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JayT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location. Great decor. Reasonably priced menu. Great service. Good portions. Bit disappointed wasn't able to get the main choice of starter and main, as one was no longer available (but still on the menu) and the other item had run out. Overall, for my 1st visit, it was a good experience, and I shall be visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The service by far far was 5*.

The starters tasted amazing and were worth every penny.

The mains took a long time to come but they did apologise.

The mains were also a massive let down. Over priced and didn’t taste great. The food seemed cold but as we were waiting for so long we just wanted to eat and go.

Limited desert options on the night.

Personally we won’t be going there again.

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CanberkO
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad atmosphere,
It was not a turkish plate.......

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BarneyR
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice food but a bit on the pricey side. Restaurant is nicely laid out and presented, unfortunately we were by the door so a bit cold. Generally a nice experience.

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SH1Z
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food was bland and cold. There was only one poor waitress serving everyone and the manager was really rude when we complained. Ruined my birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time visiting and honestly this place cannot be faulted. The staff literally go above and beyond to accommodate your needs and wants. The food was amazing. They literally remembered us from our visit in October and called us by our names, such outgoing people. The food and drinks were just amazing. Cannot wait to go back again already!

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atifz
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Disappointed. The restaurant was closed on arrival. Like it even said on google its open. I was also allowed to make a booking. Poor service and management

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AbdullahH
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed even the bookings were open. I did make a booking and invited my guests. We have just realised when we arrived. Its a serious stupidity!!!

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Hiba
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Waiting time to be seated was a bit long considering that I had already booked and it was not busy at all. The main course was very standard, nothing too special but served nicely. The dessert however was 10/10! I ordered a Nutella kunaffah and was very pleasantly surprised. Staff were friendly also.

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Naba
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Rushed us to order, food was appalling. If there was an option to not pay service charge I wouldn’t have. Never again

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mahdiaP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Anniversary meal cant fault this place portions were generous beautfiul welcoming staff x

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HasanS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Majority of the food they did not have in stock. Ordered the virgin pina colada which they serve in a pineapple but they didnt have it. Food wasnt great tasting at all for a high end fine dining restaurant

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Zainub
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience2

The food was overpriced and not worth it, i had ordered my steak medium rare and it had come overcooked. The food was also cold and i was still hungry after the meal.

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MariamH
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. There was a slight issue with the dessert however they were really understanding and gave us a full refund. Very good service from them.

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OpenTable Diner
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Halloween brunch for my friends birthday. Food was delicious and got so much food we was stuffed. Also unlimited Prosecco was also a bonus. Our waiter Massi was great. Friendly smiling service and always making sure everything was ok and topped up our glasses without having to ask. Will def go back after lockdown and enjoy some sheesha too. Also great location. All round we had a great time. Thanks Bosporus 👍🏻👍🏻 10/10 from us x

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Begum
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was really nice the staffs are very friendly . We will definitely come back

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was for my 25th and they gave us such a lovely welcome and consistently outstanding service throughout. We were given the private room which was amazing and it gave us the opportunity to have a bit more quiet. Everything was perfect about this place apart from the temperature. The private room was freezing and my boyfriend wore his coat throughout the meal, unfortunately I didn’t have one!! We had goosebumps the whole time. Other than that- loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful, attentive and friendly fast. The food was absolutely amazing, the best Turkish food I have had by far!

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John
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was slow to be cooked after order. Forgetful service.
Kind manager

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Umar
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had the hummus to start off with, I think the best hummus I have ever had.

Ordered the lamb chops and chicken donner as main, chops were really good, the meat just came off the bone so easily.

The donnor was flavoursome, but a little dry.

For dessert got the kunafe with cream but was given the chocolate one. They accepted mistake and then gave us the one we ordered originally for takeaway. Both tasted amazing.

Definitely would go back.

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Alina
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and tasty food.
We ordered mix kebabs for two , was over 40£ .
Good service , staff very friendly and helpful.we will be back

AU
ArmanU
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is outstanding. The staff are so welcoming and polite, genuinely helpful and don’t try to sell extras or add ons. I will 100% be returning - food quality is incredible, service is punctual and the atmosphere is caring. Above all the portion sizes are massive! I can’t rate this place highly enough.

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YagmurO
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from the waiter and the chef who came out to serve one of our dishes

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SaraK
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and very good service thanks to Massi, we will come back for this amazing food and experience

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 39 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.