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Bosphorus Turkish Restaurant

31 Mermaid Quay, | Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, Wales
029 2048 7477
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Ranked #306 of 851 restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Cardiff
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Visited on a Tuesday evening, was attracted by the setting, right on the bay with great views. The restaurant was surprisingly half full and the two of us were shown to a lovely table, this was the high point. We ordered a small starter each a main meal and a bottle of wine and the waiter reassured our order was... More

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Caerdydd, null, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Went in on Sunday just as they opened. Was a little cold but not unconformable. Menu was good a little limited for children, but my daughter had just a main course anyway. Shared mixed starts all very nice indeed. Main course was excellent, I had the mixed grill which everyone loved not just me. Partner had so much Lamb on... More

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

11/04/14 Great food, quite pricey but worth it came here to celebrate 3course meal for 3 ppl and bottle of wine gotta stay best food had , first time went there i.will go there again. 5/5 , service excellent

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wales
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My husband and i had visited this restaurant about 2 years ago and have prev had a warm welcome and really enjoyed the food......however today was very different the waiter was on the phone when we arrived and did not even acknowledge we were there for the first 5 mins....we ordered starters and mains the starter was described as grilled... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Visited Bosphorus last year with my partner as we both love Turkish food very much! However it is not like traditional turkish food one bit! The evening went from bad to worse. Firstly, we were the only people in the whole restaurant on a Friday night (the only good thing about that was we got to have a window seat... More

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Cardiff
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We chose this restaurant as it has a nice position on stilts overlooking Cardiff Bay. At the time of our family visit, Sunday afternoon, the restaurant was about two thirds full. We were greeted by a monosyllabic waiter and seated on a small table. The menu appears quite extensive and we all opted to order plates to share from the... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We were looking for a not-too-cheap restaurant to do nice seafood, and we lucked out at Bosphorus. I started with Sardines which were perfectly cooked and lovely, followed by seafood kebabs which were delicious. My girlfriend had the salmon fillet which was simply the best cooked salmon we've ever had, as well as some very tasty halloumi to start. Coupled... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The restaurant is on its own little pier with water all around, in which the lights of the bay twinkle romantically. The food is really good, and the service is friendly, efficient and attentive. A great place to eat.

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Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

After visiting the WMC to watch Wicked, we had booked a table at the Bosphorus Turkish Restaurant, Cardiff Bay, good job we did book, as it was very busy in there, I had the Mussels for starters 4 or 5 big mussels in a very tasty white wine sauce, We had the Kleftico for main course, the Lamb was so... More

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Chelmsford
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17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I booked this restaurant upon the recommendation of a Cardiff resident after two reservations at other restaurants had fallen through. The location is great: right over the water in the Bay. It was especially good that this is an independent restaurant when all of the others in the same locale seemed to be chains. The food itself was very good.... More

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