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Bosphorus Turkish Restaurant

31 Mermaid Quay, | Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, Wales
029 2048 7477
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Ranked #371 of 890 restaurants in Cardiff
Price range: $17 - $25
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Let me start off by saying this is not traditional Turkish food even if they say so as I have been to many. The food was bland and I've never seen a very small mixed grill in my life. One dish was so salty I couldn't eat it. The staff were not attentive and when informed them this was not... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The food may be fine but the service is poor. The waiter only seemed happy when we were leaving. He only seemed interested if there was a woman in the dining party.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Visited with work colleagues. Food generally good and the views of the bay are tip top. However the waiter was to be honest was a bit menacing. He made no effort with us yet with the table behind he was chatty and charming! This might explain why some people give this restaurant 5 stars while other 1 or 2. If... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Shame as they seem to bank on their prime location for business. Food was substandard and more so the service was terrible. The staff were not attentive and completely put us off our meals. Highly priced for poor quality food and service. Will never go here again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We visited this restaurant earlier today looking for a lunch on a vague recommendation from a friend. It was really quiet, there was just us and another small family so I was thinking oh no here we go.... How wrong I was!!! The Lunch Time menu was simple and we ordered falafel and calamari to start with a simple mixed... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Can't beat the location, on a warm sunny day sitting outside overlooking the bay, what a setting. Top Turkish food. I found the service to be a tad slow though.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We came here with friends for dinner. They couldn't seem to find our booking but gave us a table anyway because there were only four of us. The food was ok I enjoyed my starter and everyone else seemed to like what they had ordered. The location is nice overlooking the bay. They did charge us for an extra bottle... More

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Right, absolutely disgusted with the attitude of who I presume to be the owner or head waiter. Approached this place on a lovely sunny afternoon with my six week old baby girl in my arms, who was crying a little and on approaching the door I was told 'You can't come in here unless THAT shuts up and is quiet.'... More

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Talbot Green
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Glorious sunny Saturday evening - we managed to get a table outside on the far end of the pier. Fabulous view looking out across Cardiff Bay. Mermaid Quay was really busy tonight and yet we had a quiet spot where we were actually able to talk to each other without loads of noise around us (not many spots in Mermaid... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Myself and five friends had a delicious supper in Bosphorus. It has a wonderful location on the waterfront at Cardiff Bay . The staff were very friendly. Our food was delicious - fresh ingredients ,delicious metze, and such a treat to have a Turkish menu . It was a perfect location for a sunny evening in a beautifully glassed restaurant... More

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