Bosporus

4.1
161 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 161 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.0
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4.0
ambience
3.7
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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!

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IanD
London
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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!

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NicoleS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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

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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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Rowi
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Lovely concept. Staff very helpful & good. Decor lovely. Had a lovely evening, will definitely go again.

Bosporus
Responded on 8 June 2021

Dear Rowi, thank you so much, Your feedback is highly appreciated! i hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice area to enjoy evening meal. Relaxed atmosphere , staff amazing , food brilliant. Only bit overpriced. But definitely will comeback again and will recommend friends

Bosporus
Responded on 8 June 2021

Thank you so much ! we truly appreciate your review, we are happy that you enjoyed your experience at Bosporus. We can't wait to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food! Will definitely be coming back.

Bosporus
Responded on 8 June 2021

Dear Customer, we appreciate your feedback and we're happy you enjoyed your time at the Bosporus! hope to see you soon!

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JacquelineK
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is outstanding .I have had breakfast here and also an evening meal and on both occasions the food was mouth watering. The service is too. I would recommend to try this beautiful restaurant out if visiting the West end. You will not be disappointed.

Bosporus
Responded on 5 June 2021

Dear Jacqueline, Thank you for your great review and for taking the time to share your feedback! We truly appreciate it and hope to see you again soon!

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KhaledA
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food is overpriced. We went there for 1.15pm for lunch and was told my the waiter that the grill is not working and we have to order food that is made in the oven. Food was not nice at all for the extravagant price they charge. There so many Turkish restaurants out there.

Bosporus
Responded on 5 June 2021

We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience however we truly appreciate your feedback and it will definitely be taken into consideration! We would be happy to get in touch with you and discuss the issue further, so kindly email us at leicestersquare@thebosporus.co.uk Best, Bosporus Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were greeted at the door and were taken to our table quickly even though we were 10 minutes late for our booking. The staff was very understanding & nice! We felt slightly rushed to order even though there wasn’t that many people in the restaurant. Chicken, fish & steak were unfortunately not available to order so we ordered the mixed grill which was more than enough for 2/3 people & tasted 10/10. Our waitress was lovely overall, although she would forget to bring some things to our table. Service was slow at times but the food and interior of the restaurant made up for it. Would deffo recommend the Bosporus for some good Turkish food! Had a lovely night, thank you Bosporus :)

Bosporus
Responded on 5 June 2021

Dear customer, we're very glad you enjoyed your experience and can't wait to see you again. Your feedback is highly appreciated and will definitely be taken into consideration!

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EmilA
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food , very central and very friendly service we were served by Michaela - we will be back soon !

Bosporus
Responded on 5 June 2021

Dear Emil, we're very happy you enjoyed your time at the Bosporus, your feedback is highly appreciated and we'll definitely let Michaela know too!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had the worst experience at this restaurant. It was the first outing for my partner and I and we wanted to try something new. We were seated directly opposite the front door, but there was a cold breeze and we requested to move, which took them a while to accommodate (it wasn’t even busy). Then we were told that they had ‘run out of fries’ due to busy time period earlier in the day. All the Iskender items had run out, so I ordered the ‘Kuzu Pirzola Sote’ only to be given Kuzu Pirzola because the chef doesn’t make the ‘sote’ version. It was a horrible experience. Food wasn’t hot and the assistance from staff wasn’t great. Overall, very disappointed.

Bosporus
Responded on 12 June 2021

Dear customer, We are terribly sorry you to hear about your visit with us, please know we will consider it very seriously and will work hard to work on the issues you mentioned. Please get in touch with us on leicestersquare@thebosporus.co.uk, so we can try and amend this. Best, The Bosporus Team

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OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Slightly overhyped food - great variety in menu choices but the food itself was slightly bland and overpriced. Good service though and lovely to sit in Leicester Square for the atmosphere.

Bosporus
Responded on 5 June 2021

Dear customer, we're very happy you enjoyed your experience. We appreciate your review and we will definitely take it into consideration! We hope to see you again soon.

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PSK4
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant, great food, nice setting, excellent service even in COVID times

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SulemanI
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Rubbish food rubbish service the food was uncooked

Bosporus
Responded on 5 June 2021

Dear customer, We are so sorry to hear about your experience at the Bosporus! We will work hard to ensure this doesn't happen again, your feedback will definitely be taken into consideration and is much appreciated. We would be happy to get in touch with you and discuss the issue further, so kindly email us at leicestersquare@thebosporus.co.uk Best, The Bosporus Team

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

If I’m honest the service was appalling. Neither of us ate what we ordered as they clearly forgot we had ordered, so after asking a long time after ordering we were served. They then came back to us apologising that they had given us the wrong dishes. We even had to chase our drinks order up. Many things on the menu were not being served also. 30% off the overall bill didn’t cut it for me. Will not be going on back again.

Bosporus
Responded on 5 June 2021

We are so sorry to hear about your experience at the Bosporus! We will work hard to ensure this doesn't happen again, your feedback will definitely be taken into consideration and is much appreciated. We would be happy to get in touch with you and discuss the issue further, so kindly email us at leicestersquare@thebosporus.co.uk Again, please accept our sincerest apologies and we hope to see you soon! Best, The Bosporus Team

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Emmen
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Terrible service not the fault of the individual waiters who were lovely but the fault of the overall management and organisation. Food was cold and late some was uncooked or the wrong order. It also took forever despite the not having a full restaurant. They were understanding and did their best to rectify the problems but it was not a nice dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Arrived early and asked if we could be seated now which we were ordered our food for our starters to arrive apart and then my husband’s dinner arrived and not mine, after my husband chasing it we were told that sorry mine had been given to the wrong table and would we like a complimentary drink.. my husband asked them to take his dinner back as we wanted to eat together!!
We were told mine would be here in 5 minutes so my husband started eating his which was now like warm as we were outside.. unfortunately it was twenty minutes so by the time it arrived my husband had finished eating as he was so angry that we hadn’t eaten together..
I by then didn’t really want mine so we paid the bill and left.
Not a good experience and ruined our lovely day.
Your waiter was really apologetic and I felt sorry for him so didn’t cause a scene.. your manager did apologise but to say my meals on its way when really it isn’t is not really good enough.

Bosporus
Responded on 5 June 2021

Dear customer, We are so sorry to hear about your experience at the Bosporus! Please know that we'll take this into serious consideration and we will do our best to prevent it from happening again! In the meantime please email us on leicestersquare@thebosporus.co.uk so our management can get in touch with you and hopefully amend this! Best, Bosporus Team

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Maya
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The waiter came out of the blue alone with the bill in his hand asked if we wanted anything else and we asked for dessert kanefu but he advised it’s sold out so we said okay nothing else then and he had the bill ready in his hand with the card machine. It felt as though he tried to kick us out or be in a rush to get us out of the door. Very unprofessional and left a bad taste in our mouths. Otherwise we asked for starter and main to come together but they advised they don’t offer such service after waiting quite some time for the food.

Bosporus
Responded on 5 June 2021

Dear Maya, We're sorry about your experience at the Bosporus, we will take your review into consideration moving forward so that it doesn't happen again! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and hopefully you will give us another try in the future! Feel free to email us on leicestersquare@thebosporus.co.uk about your experience so that our management team can contact you. Best, Bosporus Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good food
Lovely staff
Nice area where everything close by.

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Lemon123
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The location is nice, with Camden Town near to. However, the food did not taste great and was overpriced (although the prices are reflective of central London) but they weren’t worth it for the quality/taste of food.

Bosporus
Responded on 5 June 2021

We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience however we truly appreciate your feedback and it will definitely be taken into consideration! We would be happy to get in touch with you and discuss the issue further, so kindly email us at leicestersquare@thebosporus.co.uk Best, Bosporus Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So lovely!

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FatimaB
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved this restaurant! Service was 10/10 same with the food. Sadly couldn’t try the dessert because the food was delicious and made me stuffed! There was a lot of noise from other customers shouting but it was a Friday evening and I assume they were drunk haha.

I recommend this restaurant and will definitely visit again.

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NavL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, the plate the mains was served in could have been more practical as there was rice and not enough space on the rectangular plate.

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YasmineB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really Nice and Nice staff I will come back again

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GhadeerM
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food verry not tasety and they charged £6 for tea and service charge £7.0 so they would put extra charges

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Disappointedk
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The food came out cold so we had to send it back and instead of making up a new batch they reheated our plates.
And the server dropped my fries and ran out of more so I didn’t my money’s worth
It was my husbands and mine 4 year anniversary and it was a let down
We stayed for less then 40 minutes in total for a restaurant we travelled over an hour for. Won’t be coming back again

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JenanA
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing but I really wanted to have the breakfast which am afraid they didn’t have.

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TaniaMuzungu
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing experience, staff decoration, the food itself was well presented

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Evangeline
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service very good but burgers and food was bland tbh

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Morgan
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Location spot on. Ideal to people watch 🤣🤣 live street entertaining happening

Shisha £47 pp but you can ask for two heads so not too bad

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The restaurant was busy and in a good location so we decided to book a table for dinner.

The food tasted good, and the ambience was lively. However when we ordered our drinks we were given a small glass of sprite and coke. When we reordered a second round of drinks they gave us an entire bottle each which filled the glass twice and more. We should have been given the bottles the first time we ordered. But clearly they do this to scam customers.

I find this unacceptable to be charged for something that you don’t have. I find small things like this off putting and especially when you go out to enjoy yourself.

I would recommend other restaurants nearby that don’t scam there customers!

Service was 1/10
Food was 3/10
Ambience 3/10

Overall score 2/10

Rule number one - take care of your customers and your customers will take care of you!

Bosporus
Responded on 25 May 2021

Dear customer, We are so sorry to hear about your experience at the Bosporus! Please know that we take incidents like this very seriously and we will do our best to prevent this from happening again. This was an honest miscommunication and mistake from our side and we truly appreciate your feedback! In the meantime please email us on leicestersquare@thebosporus.co.uk so we can try and amend this. Best, The Bosporus Team

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MikeW
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Poor acoustics and personally my wife struggled with level of noise and 60 page on line menu. Also unhappy staff serving us at the table were wearing their masks under their chin which made us very uncomfortable considering it was our first restaurant visit since last October! Would not go back

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. Bit on the pricey side but worth it.

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Adam
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, great service. Delightful place.

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 4.1 stars by 161 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.