Bottomless Brunch, Kids Eat Free and more at The Bosporus UK

 Last month, despite many setbacks, The Bosporus UK opened its doors to guests, serving incredible Turkish cuisine.

London’s Leicester Square is the new home for this Dubai born restaurant, transporting you across the globe without leaving the heart of London. Where the Turkish roots and culture of yesterday, meet the highest quality and standards of today.

 From 24th October to 1st November, children under 10 can eat free at The Bosporus UK

Situated in the heart of London’s Leicester Square, Bosporus is in the perfect location for a pitstop for hungry little ones, during your day out in the capital.

The Bosporus has a fantastic Kids Menu, with something for everyone. For the more adventurous eaters, they can try the Mini Döner or Mini Lahmacun. For those little ones that aren’t quite ready to step out of their comfort zone, we have a beautiful pasta in tomato sauce, served with French fries.

Bosporus Breakfast Offer

From 9am – 12pm every day, you can enjoy our Istanbul Breakfast or Healthy Breakfast, with unlimited juice or Turkish Tea, for just £10.

The Istanbul breakfast includes cheese, cold meats, su burak cheese, olives, honey, pekmez, butter and a mixed vegetables platter.

And for the healthier option, egg (boiled), low fat cheese, brown bread, yoghurt with fruits, dried fruits (fig and apricot), mixed nuts and sliced fruits.

Did someone say, Brunch!?

If there is one positive to come out of the latest government restrictions, it’s that we now all have another excuse to go for Brunch!

Every day from 11am – 4pm, Bosporus has an incredible 3 course Bottomless Brunch menu for just £35. That’s right, unlimited prosecco, beer or mocktails to accompany your delicious, traditional Turkish Cuisine.

Love Shisha? Add one to your brunch off for an extra £12!

Try the incredible Tuvac Shish Kebab – Char-grilled chicken cubes, served on lavash bread and sided by bulgur rice or the Antep Lahmacum – Thin and crispy Turkish flatbread topped with a slow cooked sauce made with minced meat, tomato and peppers.

All of Bosporus’ restaurants are managed by passionate culinary professionals with Turkish roots and great knowledge about the foods that they will be serving you.

Watch the world go by from a beautiful, heated terrace in the heart of London’s Leicester Square whilst you enjoy a drink, shisha or make your way through our menu full of delicious Turkish dishes.

 

Why not stop by for a Turkish Tea or Coffee during your day out in London, or escape the mid-week hump by enjoying cocktails and shisha after work.

Bosporus is the perfect destination for families and friends looking to make unforgettable memories over magical Turkish Food.

Opening times:

Monday – Sunday:  9am – 10pm

Keep up to date and visit the Bosporus website at www.thebosporus.co.uk or check out their Instagram page @thebosporusuk.


Virtual Christmas Parties with Posh Cockney

The Office Christmas Party. Historically an alcohol fuelled night, where employers and employees can let their hair down, relax after a busy year, and create memories that will be told in the form of office gossip for much of the following year.

But this year, Christmas parties are going to look a little bit different.

For many people, the last 6 months have been spent working from home, team moral may be down and many struggle with keeping motivated whilst solo working. This year, more than ever, I think we can all agree on the importance of getting everyone together and having some fun.

Posh Cockney can help. We are offering bespoke, Virtual Christmas Party Packages. These will create a unique way for business leaders to thank employees for their work, encourage community and creativity and of course, have a lot of fun.

Options include a Live Streamed Winter Event, including party boxes, live streamed performances, karaoke and much more. Looking for a way to show off your new Tik Tok skills? We can create a festive Talent Show for you, showcasing the best video entries and allowing others to vote for their favourite.

Or why not have a go at a Virtual Cocktail Masterclass or Virtual Craft Beer tasting!? We really do have something for everyone and we can’t wait to work with you and create a Christmas party experience to remember. Get in touch with us today to find out more adminteam@www.poshcockney.co.uk .


Did you watch the Hospitality Titans Live?

60 minutes, 6 Titans, 6 inspiring stories of business in Hospitality. Did you tune in to watch Hospitality Titans Live? If you missed it, do not worry, you can watch the full episode here.

Our panellists chat through some of the most important issues in the Hospitality Industry right now, as well as sharing their stories of who they are, and why they are where they are today. In a time when a lot of the news for our industry can be all doom and gloom, our 6 Hospitality Titans, find the positive and help us to understand where we can all grow from here.

Meet our Members: Liam Norval Posh Cockney CEO, Pete Warden Hospitality Director at LXA, Jennifer Cochrane CEO of Getahead, Morris Greenberg Managing Director at CDG Leisure, Frederick Szydlowski Co-founder of Embargo App and Michelle Moreno Managing Director at QAB Hospitality.

First up is the topic of the pedestrianizing of central London. Frederick explains that London is one of the only capital cities in the world not to already have this in place and hopes that it will stay for the post Covid future. And of course, the less positive topic of the 10pm curfew, Jennifer Cochrane comments that not only does the curfew have a negative impact on the industry, it is also dangerous to people’s health, with groups piling onto a busy tube, buying cheap alcohol from the shops, and drinking at home.

Property expert Morris Greenberg gives an insightful talk about the changes in the types of property buyers are looking for in London at the moment, with the emphasis being on outdoor space. With many restaurants sadly having to close their doors permanently, that leaves many London venues, with fully fitted out kitchens, vacant and ready for a new buyer. Is 202o the year of the start-up? Are we gong to see a huge change in the types of restaurants we see in Central London?

It’s time for Jennifer Cochrane to take the stage, talking us through an insightful presentation, explaining her businesses Getahead and Work Inspired. Mental health in the work place is now even more important than ever, with businesses having to adapt to the ‘new normal’ and many people fearing for their jobs. Work Inspired helps companies to develop a bespoke wellness program that works with in their business.

The Embargo App has had some fantastic press coverage recently, Frederick Szydlowski talks through his plans for the business and how freezing payments through lockdown, has helped to retain his customer loyalty.

Michelle Moreno is the Managing Director of QAB Hospitality. Michelle wants to be part of the movement that helps people to be better, that understands the need for teaching positive psychology across all areas. She talks through an incredibly interesting presentation on what it takes to be a great leader.

If you haven’t watched this episode yet, you are missing out. Every single one of our panellists has an inspirational story to share.

Here you meet six of our members, but the Hospitality Titans is growing rapidly, with more members signing up every day. The Hospitality Titans aims to set out the new blueprint for the future of Hospitality. We want to connect fresh new ideas, with the people that can make it happen.

Do you want to be a Titan? Get in touch with us today.

 

Emma Bolton | PR Assistant | emma@www.poshcockney.co.uk | www.poshcockney.co.uk


Titans Assemble

On Tuesday 6th October we will hold the first meeting of the Hospitality Titans – and you can join them! At 12pm GMT the meeting will be streamed live on Posh Cockney TV. This is your chance to meet our panel of Hospitality Experts as they discuss what is happening in the industry right now.

Twenty twenty is not over; the hospitality industry is fighting back. The Hospitality Titans are here to set a new blueprint of what the hospitality industry is set to become. This platform will allow new talent to showcase their ideas in an open forum amongst the industry elite. Where bright ideas can meet investors that are passionate about the future of Hospitality.

Their mission is to spread a positive message and support their peers in these challenging times. Their goal is to become the new voice of hospitality.

Hospitality Titans live will give you exclusive access to listen in on what The Titans are doing to help the industry come back from this pandemic, bigger and better than ever.

Panellists include: Liam Norval Posh Cockney CEO, Pete Warden Hospitality director at LXA, Jennifer Cochrane CEO of Getahead, Morris Greenberg Managing director at CDG Leisure, Frederick Szydlowski Co-founder of Embargo App and Michelle Moreno Managing Director at QAB Hospitality.

To watch the live stream, head over to Posh Cockney TV.

 

Emma Bolton | PR Assistant | emma@www.poshcockney.co.uk | www.poshcockney.co.uk


Posh Cockney Productions has Landed

Posh Cockney Productions has landed. We are ready to create engaging content that will bring your business to life. Whether it’s podcasts, YouTube videos, photography or bespoke product videos, Posh Cockney Productions is here for you.

Ever wondered how you can connect with new consumers? Do you want to increase your reach? How does 100k viewers a month sound? We grew Posh Cockney TV from 0 viewers to 100,000 viewers in just six weeks. With our CEO Liam Norval and our highly skilled team by your side, we can grow your brand and get it to reach your target market, quickly and effectively.

YouTube has 2 Billion active users every, single month. If your business isn’t utilising that platform…why not!? Now is the perfect time to create quality, bespoke content, and allow it to grab consumer attention, increasing your sales.

Our success is a clear case study of what we can do for you and your business. Incredible content, high quality filming and editing, an engaging audience and your brand at the heart of it all – What would you do with 100,000 new people seeing your business every month?

If you want to know our secret and how you can elevate your brand in ways you may think are unimaginable, please get in touch today!

 

Emma Bolton | PR Assistant | emma@www.poshcockney.co.uk | www.poshcockney.co.uk


The final episode of London after Lockdown is here!

On this Kent Special Episode, Liam meets Marco from Pierluigi;s, Joe Courtney from Soul Town Festival, Alex from The Pearl and Leigh at Eatwell in Beckenham.

First stop is Pierluiggi’s, where Liam chats with Marco about how things have been for him since lockdown. This positive and refreshing interview is a great watch after a lot of negative hospitality news recently. Showing his initiative and creativity, Marco tells Liam the changes he has put into place, and how they have had a huge, positive impact on his business.

For some businesses that have been up and running for decades, it can be difficult for them to understand how social media and creative marketing can benefit their business. That certainly isn’t the case at Pierluigi, where Marco has learnt to use platforms like Instagram to help his business to keep on growing. Can fans of the restaurant expect to see a second branch opening soon? You’ll have to watch this week’s episode to find out.

Next we visit Joe Courtney at his new pub The Bulls Head. As well as owning two pubs, Joe is one of the brains behind Soul Town festival, which used its platform to help the NHS and others in the industry during Lockdown. That then developed into Door Step Sessions, which provided outdoor entertainment for anyone who was really struggling during lockdown. He explains the highs and lows over the last few months for him and how he hopes for things to build over the next year.

 

For location number three we head to The Pearl in Beckenham to speak to Alex and find out how he is adapting to post lockdown life. He explains to Liam how the local restaurants built a community to support each other and to get people in the area through the pandemic.

Finally, it’s time to head to Beckenham to speak to Leigh at Eatwell. “The after math of a nuclear Holocaust” is how Leigh describes post lockdown life at the start of the interview, but don’t worry, the chat takes a far more positive turn from there. Takings are up for the business compared to this time last year, perhaps local people are ready for that health kick and are stepping up to support their local businesses. He’s optimistic about the future and excited to see his brand grow.

For all of these interviews and a whole lot more, head over to Posh Cockney TV now! This will be the final episode in this series of London after Lockdown but it certainly isn’t the end of PCTV.

Emma Bolton | PR Assistant | emma@www.poshcockney.co.uk | www.poshcockney.co.uk


Your Bridge to Turkey

Overview

Posh Cockney was hired to manage all Marketing and PR for the opening of The Bosporus UK in Leicester Square. The restaurant opened on September 24th. The following case study is a breakdown of what services were provided and how they were carried out.

Our Objective

Bosporus is a well known Turkish restaurant group, born in Dubai and our objective was to bring this award winning restaurant chain to the heart of London. The chosen location was in Leicester Square and our main objective was to ensure a successful opening, drawing in fans of the brand as well as introducing Bosporus to a new market, and creating an ongoing marketing campaign to ensure a prolonged success.

Challenges

The Bosporus brand is relatively unknown in the UK so the brand needed to be promoted to a completely different market. The venue needed to be completely transformed inside, which meant reliance on contractors. The area of the restaurant is already heavily populated with casual dining restaurants, which are all fighting over the same clientele.
Due to Covid we had some delays in opening the restaurant which meant promoting our official opening date was tricky. Covid also meant that all construction had to come to a complete stop for a few months, and restrictions meant a change in how the restaurant would be able to operate.
We had no website or social media to build on, so everything was creating bespoke for the London site.

Our Approach

Our team got to work straight away and started building a new website and social media channels to ensure we had digital platforms to push the Bosporus brand message.

We reached out to UK press and journalists to ensure the opening was on their radar and started planning a grand opening (which unfortunately was unable to take place due to Covid restrictions).

We collectively agreed that influencers and celebrities will be essential to grow the reputation of the restaurant, so we highlighted top talent that would fit with the brand’s identity.

What we did 

We created a bespoke website, created and managed the Bosporus London accounts across all social media platforms,  boosted the restaurants reputation with the foodie community via a combination of press releases, social media, media relations and word of mouth marketing. 

We created a massive buzz with Londoners, as well as with people from Dubai and Turkey throughout the pre-opening phase through clever content creation.

Due to Covid, we opened 3 months later than planned. We used this time to really drive the PR and social media campaigns, making sure as many people as possible knew that Bosporus was coming to London. 

We used location targeted marketing on social media, to ensure our content was being seen in London, Dubai and Turkey, and by people with interest in Turkish cuisine. 

We created beautiful images of the food and venue, as well as an experience video, to help aid the marketing campaigns. 

A few days before our official opening day, the government announced that tighter restrictions would be coming into effect on our opening day. To encourage guests to come and dine with us, we offered 50% off food and 25% off for the following week. An extra 5% was given to pre booking to encourage people to book in advance. 

Journalists and influencers were booked in for the first few weeks, all giving the venue exceptional reviews.

We supplied security for the venue as well as interior flowers and a balloon arch for opening. 

The Results

The opening of the Bosporus UK in Leicester Square went as well as we could have hoped for under the restrictions that we had to follow. 

The outside terrace area continues to be busy, and guests are enjoying the food discounts that we put in place.

All influencer and journalist reviews have been incredibly positive, with many more keen to review the venue soon.  

All Covid rules are being followed to the highest levels so that guests can relax and enjoy their experience knowing they are safe.

What's next?

We will continue to invite influencers and journalists to The Bosporus UK, encouraging more media coverage for the venue. 

We will look at partnerships with Emirates and Turkish Airlines to create a bespoke competition prize for guests. 

We will closely monitor the changes in guidelines and adapt our marketing strategy around this.

Key Services Supplied

  • Marketing – Traditional and Digital
  • PR – Press releases/Influencer and Press engagement
  • Content Creation – SEO/Photography/Videography/Blog writing
  • Social Media Management
  • Website development
  • Reporting – Weekly/Monthly
  • Budget Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Crisis Management
  • Online Training
  • Event Management
  • Project Management
  • Supplying security
  • Interior and exterior graphics

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Stricter Covid Guidelines won’t stop The Bosporus UK

For the last few months, the team at The Bosporus UK have faced a new hurdle at every turn. Are we mad to open a brand new venue during a pandemic? Quite possibly, but we have confidence in our brand and know that it has what it takes to be a huge success, no matter the circumstances.

This week, we were able to officially announce the opening date for The Bosporus Leicester Square. Doors will be open to guests from 10am on September 24th. Yesterday, Boris Johnson announced a curfew for all venues in England, as well as stricter rules on table service and PPE, starting from September 24th…. Is this yet another hurdle for our team? We could look at it that way. Tighter restrictions coming in on our opening day, certainly isn’t the news we wanted to wake up to. But there is no way that The Bosporus UK is going to let these changes effect what is sure to be a huge and successful opening.

We have implemented strict social distancing rules throughout the venue, areas are sanitised between sittings and all staff are fully trained on the safety measures. At Bosporus, we want to ensure that our guests feel safe and confident to dine with us. We will of course be closing our doors at 10pm to comply with Government rules.

We offer a high level of table service, so you can sit back and relax, knowing that everything will be taken care of for you.

Opening day will see guests receive 50% off their food all day, but you will have to be quick because bookings are already coming in fast. From Friday 25th – Friday 2nd, we will be offering all guests 25% off their food, with a further 5% off for all pre bookings.

Our heated, open terrace is the perfect spot to sit and relax with (no more than 6) friends and family, whilst enjoying a drink and nibbles. Or step inside to our cosy restaurants and dine on traditional Turkish cuisine.

Come and join us, and be transported to the streets of Istanbul, without leaving the heart of London.

 Opening times:

Monday – Saturday:  9am – 10pm

Sunday:  9am – 10pm

 

Emma Bolton | PR Assistant | emma@www.poshcockney.co.uk | www.poshcockney.co.uk


Let’s talk about Virtual Events

At Posh Cockney, we love events. Unfortunately, 2020 has not been kind to the events industry. Are Virtual Events the answer to all of our problems?

The short answer to this, is no. There will never be a replacement for like minded people gathering in a room together to learn, sell, be entertained or enjoy an experience. However, until we are able to do this, virtual events are a great alternative in some situations and whether we like it or not, virtual events are here to stay.

Due to Covid 19, the UK events industry is set to lose up to £58 billion this year, according to VisitBritain. Shifting towards virtual events is going to be essential for many companies to stay afloat.

I recently read an article from Simply Marketing Jobs titled ‘How Virtual Events are set to be the no.1 trend for 2020’. This article was written in October 2019….. did they know something we didn’t!? Perhaps this shift to technology has always been in the pipeline, but Covid has just sped things up a little.

 

 

There are some obvious advantages to virtual events. Geography can put pretty huge restrictions on the people that are able to attend an event. However, anyone can sign into a virtual event, anywhere in the world. Health and safety, room capacity numbers, catering and staffing are all problems and costs that will be cut. The environment will benefit hugely in the reduction in people travelling to and from events, and the large amounts of waste that is often created.

But what about the jobs? Unfortunately, we aren’t all techies. We don’t all work for zoom. So that’s hundreds of people in the events world still out of work, from caterers to florists, cleaners, event staff and security guards.

Whilst millennials are fast adapting to the changes in technology, for some people, finding their way around a virtual event is a challenge in itself. ‘You’re on mute’ is a phrase that we are now all too familiar with.

Last month I attended a virtual fund raising event for Clapham Grand. Performers were socially distanced back stage, compares were on hand to introduce each act, and fill in any spaces that were caused by technical errors, of which there were many. But on the whole, the event was a success. People were entertained, performers finally got to perform and money was raised.

A survey conducted by Eventbrite showed that 62% of people in the US have attended five or more virtual events in the past month – many of those being paid events.

Virtual events are working, it can be done. From conferences and key note speeches, all the way through to music festivals and exhibitions. We are all going to have to start getting comfortable with the world of virtual events.

 

Emma Bolton | PR Assistant | emma@www.poshcockney.co.uk | www.poshcockney.co.uk


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