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Bosphorus Turkish Restaurant

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31 Mermaid Quay, | Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, Wales
029 2048 7477
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12:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Set in a magnificent glass structure on the bustling Cardiff Bay...
Set in a magnificent glass structure on the bustling Cardiff Bay, Bosphorus showcases modern Turkish cuisine and European seafood dishes. As well as simmering casseroles and a sultan's feast inspired by the Ottoman Empire, guests can enjoy succulent cuts from the grill. Enjoy uninterrupted views of the water and the neighbouring quay from the dining room, or relax out on the jetty-style al fresco terrace.
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    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 41
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
lovely setting in Cardiff Bay

Friend and I stopped for food, we both had the mixed meze lunch consisting of about 12 different foods. All were tasty and the waiter brought us an endless supply of bread which was cooked wonderfully. Worth a try if you fancy something different, we will definitely return again and sit on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Cornishpixie1
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Helston, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent food and service - highly recommend. A lovely venue on the water for a beautiful summers evening.

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Helston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Friend and I stopped for food, we both had the mixed meze lunch consisting of about 12 different foods. All were tasty and the waiter brought us an endless supply of bread which was cooked wonderfully. Worth a try if you fancy something different, we will definitely return again and sit on the glorious deck at the rear of the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Went with the four of us, spur of the moment thing to bosphoros, as it was such a lovely evening, we had a great welcome, a lovely table with an incredible view, the waiter and waitress were lovely, our starters were superb, we had calamari and puff borek, mains arrived piping hot, lovely chicken casserole, fantastic lamb shish, wonderful rice... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Thought we d eat here before we went to the theatre. The waiter sat us at our table then we waited a while for someone to even take our drink order. The food was lovely to be fair. The restaurant was nt busy at all , there were 3 tables being used yet the service was extremely slow (most of... More 

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Bourton on the Water
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This place could and should be so much more. Not the busiest restaurant in the bay, and the menus were grubby and tired (attention to these details would improve the over all experience) BUT the service was good and the food good quality and really tasty. A bit of a woman's touch with the house keeping and is all that's... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Me and my partner went to eat this evening and were genuinely shocked. Firstly the lack of service, apparently it's a 45 minute wait between ordering, starters receiving them and then waiting another 45 for mains!! The only way you're getting a smile is if you are in a party of 20+!! Ridiculous! We completely understood that they had a... More 

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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

It's as good as any I would say. I can't say I was blown away by anything. This restaurant as two things in particular going for it. Firstly it's location. It's kind of out on a pier. Secondly, it's unique turkish cuisine.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This place is located right on the bay with great outside seats and good view. The breakfasts (omelette and chips, veggie breakfast and coffees) were massive and really delicious for a really great price.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Best English breakfast and great value served by friendly people in an excellent location right on the bay.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We had an evening meal there. It took 40 minutes for the starters to be served. The waiters were not attentive. Food was average. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant especially if you have kids with you.

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Additional Information about Bosphorus Turkish Restaurant

Address: 31 Mermaid Quay, | Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, Wales
Phone Number: 029 2048 7477
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 23
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish, Vietnamese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 Mermaid Quay, | Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: 029 2048 7477

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 23
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions

Description

Set in a magnificent glass structure on the bustling Cardiff Bay, Bosphorus showcases modern Turkish cuisine and European seafood dishes. As well as simmering casseroles and a sultan's feast inspired by the Ottoman Empire, guests can enjoy succulent cuts from the grill. Enjoy uninterrupted views of the water and the neighbouring quay from the dining room, or relax out on the jetty-style al fresco terrace.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm

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