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Unit 31 Mermaid Quay | Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, Wales
+44 29 2048 7477
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on a quiet and dreary spring evening. Sadly the outlook onto Cardiff Bay was not the Bosphorus! The restaurant was nearly empty, but we were warmly welcomed. The food was outstanding from start to finish: Turkish savoury pasties (borek), grilled sardines, chicken stew, lamb with aubergine (hunkar begendi) – better than we have had in Istanbul. Large portions,... More 

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Thank The_Baptist
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is mainly all glass and sits out on a short pier overlooking the bay. Beautiful view, great food. First time I had a Turkish beer. It was very good.

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Thank Ivan C
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to the Bosphorus Restaurant in Cardiff Bay a number of times and found the service and food acceptable, not the best but edible. Unfortunately on my last visit with a group of friends was not an enjoyable experience. The service was somewhat terse and tardy and the food of middling quality. But one of my companions ordered... More 

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Thank Suanphlu
cardiff
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is located in a prime position on Mermaid Key in Cardiff bay.The interior is basic and badly lit we suppose in summer the views make the difference.Our starters were fine but both my main of Mousaka was bland and obviously a bought in product and not freshly prepared.My daughter ordered a lamb dish which had copious aborts of... More 

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Thank Kay P
Murcia, Spain
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Myself & 4 friends reserved a table here on the day of the Wales v England game on the 11th Feb. I have never tried Turkish food before so was really looking forward to it, to cut a long story short the food was amazing, the service was very good, the owner ( I think he was the owner )... More 

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Thank Georgina H
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Love this place, great location overlooking the Bay, great atmosphere, nice food too, comes highly recommended

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Thank cardiffcolleen
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Had dinner on Saturday with friends, Quality the meat was really good. The salads in the starters and with the mains was a tad unimaginative, iceberg lettuce is dull! Service was interesting, we had to ask for more wine, thought it a little odd taking the empty bottle and assuming the five if us wouldn't want anything else! The mains... More 

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Thank Melanie D
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We went for a meal here on a Tuesday evening for my boyfriend's birthday. We decided to go for the set menu for £15.95 but unfortunately, possibly due to it being a week day, they had run out of the tavuk shish. However, we ordered the calamari and spicy sausage for starter which were both lovely and the hunkar begendi... More 

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Thank Siwan M
Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Having assessed most of the available eateries on NYE belatedly we entered. No reservation, No problem we were given a table. Service with a genuine smile. My partner again devoured her food, as I picked on my meat Koofta. Then the music started, and the young ladies entered to entertain us. Tambourines and belly dancing. Fantastic. A large proportion of... More 

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Thank Bernard C
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We had an amazing meal - we took a chance as we hadn't booked and were not disappointed. Wow - amazing staff and incredibly amazing food. Good portions and stunning taste. Thanks so much for an incredible evening.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$19
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 31 Mermaid Quay | Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2048 7477
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?