Bosporus

3.9
282 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 282 People Are Saying
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YegiT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice food, friendly staff, and good quality shisha

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SafwatU
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. Definitely my new turkish spot.

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Faizan
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was nice. Staff was very polite and service was very quick.

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DilwarA
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall2food4service3ambience2

The food was amazing however the restaurant is playing very loud music and not ideal for a couple of customers to have a conversation. I did ask staff to reduce to the volume however there was not much improvement. Overall, the restaurant has good food and is very clean. Would still come back for another meal.

Bosporus
Responded on 4 January 2022

Dear Dilwar, Thank you for the feedback and your comment. We will sure resolve the music issue! We can't wait to have you back at The Bosporus.

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ShanazM
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was fantastic and the food was excellent. We enjoyed everything.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was really nice but quite overpriced!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very expensive for what was just a salad and a few very small cold mezzo dishes.

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Helloo
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food! 10/10 the restaurant was clean and had very friendly & welcoming staff. would very much go again!

Bosporus
Responded on 30 December 2021

Dear Helloo, Thank you for the lovely feedback, we can't wait to have you over again at The Bosporus.

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SenaO
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing tasty food. Would definitely go back. Wanted to try dessert too but the food was filling !

Bosporus
Responded on 27 December 2021

Dear Sena, Thank you for the lovely feedback, we hope to see you again soon, and we do advise you to leave some space for some deserts! You won't regret! The Bosporus team!

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Serap
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best kunefe ive ever had! Very nice restaurant, great location, staff very friendly as they took great care of myself.
Ive tried kunefe in many many restaurants around London and BY FAR THE BOSPORUS HAS THE BEST ONE!
Definitely coming back again!

Bosporus
Responded on 23 December 2021

Dear Serap, Thank you for the amazing review. We hope to see you soon again at The Bosporus.

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DalH
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing, would definitely come back again when visiting london 😀

Bosporus
Responded on 23 December 2021

Dear DaIH, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. were looking forward to have you again anytime you back in London!

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RaufahA
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Unncessarily priced for the mediocre quality and taste of food served.

Bosporus
Responded on 23 December 2021

Dear Raufah, Thank you for your feedback, we take your input very seriously. kindly reach us on leicestersquare@thebosporus.co.uk as we would like to discuss your experience in details.

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MaureenD
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious and most of all the staff was amazing.

Thanks to Antonella and her staff!

Bosporus
Responded on 23 December 2021

Dear Maureen, Thank you for the awesome review. yes we do take pride with our stuff. come and see us again soon at The Bosporus

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PenelopeW
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant experience and tasty food, but rather expensive. Service was good. Online menu misleading & amendments not pointed out at time of ordering however apology given.

Bosporus
Responded on 23 December 2021

Dear Penelope Thank you for the review. yes we had issues with our online menu those few days however they are fixed now. Will pass your feedback to the concerning managers. come and see us again soon at The Bosporus.

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NicoleP
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Hated not having a proper menu to look at, staff friendly but were not overly attentive... one drink offered the whole time of our seating.

Bosporus
Responded on 23 December 2021

Dear Nicole, we apologize for your bad experience, all issues regarding the menu is fixed now, and we would like you to give us another chance to make things up with you. The Bosporus team.

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AmandaA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Lovely food but way way too expensive so won't choose it again

Bosporus
Responded on 23 December 2021

Dear Amanda, Thank you for your feedback. The Bosporus team.

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Sadia
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outstanding customer service and delicious turkish food. we ordered lahmacun, sigara boregi, Meat chops pide and mixed grill. Everything was perfect.

Bosporus
Responded on 23 December 2021

Dear Sadia, Thank you for your amazing feedback, we work hard for reviews like yours. come and see us again soon at The Bosporus.

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JayVin
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere and the food was fabulous

Bosporus
Responded on 23 December 2021

Dear JayVin, Thank you for the amazing review. come and see us again soon at The Bosporus

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pauls
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Mixed starter platter and lamb chops were excellent. Good service, vibrant but noisy inside. Front terrace a great place to watch the world go by.

Bosporus
Responded on 23 December 2021

Dear Pauls, Thank you for the amazing feedback, Come and see us again soon at The Bosporus.

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FarhanAhmed
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere beautiful exterior and interior. Amazing service and kind waiters/waitresses.

Bosporus
Responded on 23 December 2021

Dear Farhan, Thank you for the amazing feedback. We hope at see you soon at The Bosporus.

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KaranM
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I am a connoisseur for selecting fine cuisine restaurants. This place was over hyped and overpriced. Absolutely no value for the exorbitant amount charged. Our group was also charged for a glass of hot water. Bizarre experience. Service was extremely slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful experience.

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NigelF
Spain
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is excellent, with the menu showing calories per item, which is really useful.
Drinks are expensive, especially wine by the glass (£12/ glass of wine) so be careful when ordering drinks.

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Anonymous
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Very cold food, when complained they gave us tea In stead which was silly, and cake. Food was tasteless and expensive for the amount given.
Not worth it what so ever

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Andy
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

They did not have what I came for (chicken or lamb donner) and they brought something totally different! I did not like the dish as much as I would have hoped.
It is quite expensive as well for what they are delivering.

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Mira
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice staff. Nice food. Came through for my friends birthday and made her feel special.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Waiting staff were all very attentive. Accessing the menu was difficult with no working wifi and terrible signal indoors. Good food

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Louis
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The place/interior looks fantastic and has a great vibe. The food was also very delicious and the cocktails were great.

There was an issue with the WiFi which you need to use to scan the QR code for the menu. This caused quite a delay in us seeing the menu for a while until our waiter brought over a tablet with the menu on it. I understand that slow WiFi may have been due to a busy Saturday night but if the restaurant’s main method of customers looking at the menu is using WiFi, this should be reliable.

My other issue to a bit of my disappointment and my date was that some items on the menu were completely unavailable and as told by my waiter were not being sold for sometime now. This was awkward as the menu was clearly not updated since then so caused a bit of confusion and disappointment on our part as we had to go through the menu again.

Overall, decent experience with great food and vibe but service could be better.

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Ruhul
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful restaurant first time, delicious turkish food arrived in good time, waiters are lovely and great a service. Loved my time there with freinds, 100% recommend it to all and I'll definitely be coming again soon!

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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
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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.