Bosporus

3.9
253 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 253 People Are Saying
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3.9
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3.9
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Shahad
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really loved the place . I went there for breakfast and the food was very delicious. Will try and visit for lunch/dinner. It is worth to try.

The only thing I would note is the loud music.

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BGGG
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Staff didn't pay attention to us when we tried to reach them for more than 10 times. Food was very fatty. Noisy environment inside

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AAM123
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food is okay, kebabs were a bit dry. Overall it's fine, but massively overpriced. You're paying just for eating in Leicester Square more than anything else.

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Luana
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Restaurant was busy but to be expected for a Saturday evening. Our food came out slightly cold. Manager was quick to apologise and sent our food back. The food did take a long time to come out, my friend got her food and mine came 15 mins later. Very disappointing as my previous experience was good at Bosporus.

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Nish
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Better dishes next time, and I couldn’t buy what I wanted from the menu

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armstrong59
London
12 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The Bosporus is in a really great central location and looks the part. The food was tasty and averagely priced for the area but I do have a couple of reservations...

Firstly, the design of the inner restaurant area makes for a very loud ambient sound where everyone's conversation seems to be magnified so if you intend to speak to others in your party get ready to raise your voice.

Secondly, the restaurant does not supply menus to its patrons instead it expects them to browse their menu on their phones with the aid of a QR code link which can be found on the table, definitely not ideal. Our waitress said the menus had been withdrawn for Covid safety reasons however every other restaurant we have visited WITHOUT EXCEPTION has continued to use either disposable or wipe clean menus. The waitress did supply a tablet to view the menu but even this was less than satisfactory. One shortcut too far I think!

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AndyM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

As a vegetarian, the options were very limited. The main course was also more like a starter. The food was very nice, however, and our three children, who eat meat, said theirs were lovely.
It’s very pricey for what you get but it’s a nice setting and the staff were very nice.

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Susu
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Very bad service, the food was cold, they didn’t bring the main dish at one time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Came for anniversary dinner. It took 45 minute to be served. The mix grill for 2 had less items from when I last visited on 30 Oct. the platter was not hot.

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Rishi
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really top service enjoyed the reception we had. Thank you to the wonderful team.

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Fatima
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is delicious, the service is excellent 👍
I strongly recommend it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

After waiting 10 minutes at the host stand to be seated for my reservation (as the staff seemed scrambled and disorganized), I was seated. I ordered promptly, waited 45 minutes, and then asked when my salad and appetizer were coming. It become apparent my order had evaporated. I restated it, and the salad and appetizer came relatively quickly. After another 40 mins, I asked what was happening with the main. It then became apparent that the main order had also evaporated. 30 mins later, the main appeared. The food was good enough, the staff was pleasant enough (though I had to chase them down), but it’s clearly disorganized and was a major hassle just ensuring I received what I ordered. What I hoped to be a quick, good meal was a two hour endeavor. I made my frustration clear, and no recompense whatsoever was offered.

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NIKKIS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Poor service. When we complained, waitress shrugged her shoulders. We had to walk around restaurant to find a waitress to chase up our drinks and get bread for our dips that they had forgotten. Table next to us walked out. Very over priced.

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Tommy
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food tasted really good, however, it is dramatically overpriced considering the size of the portions.
Served wrong wine.
Staff was having food on the floor at the table. I get it was quiet, but c'mon.

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MernaA
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Mohamed the waiter was very helpful and made our visit very comfortable. Location is amazing.
Food was not as expected (taste and value for money. We ordered the mix cold starter and mix grill for 4 but it was enough for 2 only. Paid £120 for those to order and had to go home and eat as the food was not enough. We are not a heavy eating people but it was still not enough.

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LaylaM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality service and amazing food

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TimRV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We have dined here many times, and we have always received the excellent Turkish reception. However this time was a lot different. I was greeted by a shout of “have you booked?” At 1st I didn’t know what she was saying. It was not explained to us to make an online reservation to get a seat, but my experience of eating in London has taught me to check online if you are turned away!
Within minutes I had made a reservation for my family of 3 for 15 minutes time. When we arrived back the young lady wasn’t very happy that we had returned, which was kind of sad!
1st impressions last but fortunately for us we have eaten there a few time not to be put off by the extremely rude young lady.

We were seated and the service was back to the normal friendly Turkish manor that we have come a custom too!
The waitress was very good, as she seemed calm in a busy restaurant.

The food was absolutely amazingly! I have dined in Turkey in many expensive restaurants but have to say it was the best Doner I have eaten, the meat was cooked to perfection and melted in my mouth!
What could of turned out to be a disastrous experience turned out to be a great one!
8/10 the reception staff was awful

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AnisahK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This is my 4th time going here but my partner came especially for the kunefe, two of the times he’s been here there hasn’t been any kunefe which is disappointing. But everything else was good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience and sweet service. Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good but very overpriced for what it is. Can get better food the your value elsewhere

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Muks
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waiter was very rude, don't serve breakfast at 12 afternoon. We asked to serve fish and he came up with excuse that Grills not functioning. Totally waste of time, pathetic service.

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JamieW
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Visited last night And was showed to seat table was dirty waited 15 min for it to be cleaned. Menu we had to download on our phone which was a pain as signal not very good then had to keep scrolling up and down reading menu and not very clear. Still no offer of a drink after 20min we ended up leaving the restaurant.

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DavidW
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was very good but having three separate waitresses during the meal and reminding them about the extra bread we ordered and the bottle of sparkling water that managed an appearance eventually, wasn’t good

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AnisahK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time I have been here and I have to say I still love it! The bottomless brunch deal was great! It was a little noisy but that’s fine

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a bday celebration with great food and atmosphere.. fast service in a busy place. Roberta was amazing and all other members. They took our pictures happily
Toilets were outstanding.

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TamkinatI
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was cold and bland. Customer service was horrendous, our server snapped at us few times when we asked questions regarding the items on menu.

It really put us off and we decided not to order deserts after.

Prices are extroitanant yet service and food don't even do it justice.

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Nijo
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff. Always cheerful and very welcoming. Great ambience.

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MasG
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice, bright. Servers were a bit slow but good value overall.

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food, very good service with all staff friendly and very welcoming.

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JaniceS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good food but found it rather expensive in relation to other very similar restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ioana and Meriyem were so lovely and attentive! Atmosphere and service was outstanding, definitely will go again!

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Reda
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The food was good but completely let down by the service. Staff were more interested to have a good time between themselves than to look after the customers …well our waitress at least. She was either chatting to staff, staff or family who were having dinner few tables away or she was not around.
When the main course came we ate from the same starter plates and cutlery as our starter, since our waitress was nowhere to be found. Until mid main course we couldn’t even try rice because there was no spoon provided. Before our pudding was served- cutlery were placed on the dirty table- the waitress did partly wipe it eventually. £115 for two people meal with one starter, one soup and one dessert to share seems to be a steep price to pay , especially considering the service.
Such a shame as I had a really nice birthday there before.

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AlisonC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant looks great, so bright and fresh. The good was exquisite and the service excellent. We selected from a set menu and weren’t disappointed, it was great. But watching some of the other food coming out, will have to back and try other dishes.
A lot of Turkish people eating there which is always a good sign. FAB

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IqraA
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Bit expensive for the value, but overall it wasn’t too bad.

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Fahima
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited 50 minutes just for a waiter to come take our order despite us asking the first 10 minutes we have sat down. Then we waited over an hour just for our food (which were only the 2 of us) when people who have come after us have already received there’s and have gone (and they were in groups), by the time our food arrived the waitress gave it to the wrong people and realized 5 minutes later with no apologies and casually moved it onto our table. By the time our food have been given to us it was cold. Everything was extremely bland and we were really hoping the food would make up for the service. The service there was ridiculous, the workers seem unbothered and just slap everything onto your table. The hype is NOT worth it, do not recommend at all, save your money.

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LondonFoodie
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

V poor customer service. Waited over an hour for the food. Cold. Staff looked burnt out

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was very good but the waiters and waitresses was very slow and impatient. They did not have chicken or prawns which was not helpful for food choices so rushed to pick food instead of being told what they do not have. Sauces came late and rice came 5 mins after main part of dinner came. Cocktails very nice but overall disappointed.

JC
JamesC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Slow service, but very apologetic. Food outstanding and good value for money.

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NabeelS
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing quality food served with the upmost respectful service. Loved the flavours, drinks, the ambience and seating.

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RoxanaD
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was very slow, we have received the foood cold, The chicken doner meet was dried and cold, the rice was not fresh, there big plates but 1 portion wouldn’t do for 1 person, you still be starving, there was a guy Konstantinos very rude, definitely I will never go back, and I advise everyone not to step inside Bosporus!
Food very expensive and such a small quantity not even fresh

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 3.9 stars by 253 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.