Sofra Mayfair

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Sofra made its name by following the Pizza Express blueprint – namely serving colourful food that everyone could afford in settings & surroundings they never thought they could. Just because you don’t have a ton to drop on dinner doesn’t mean you don’t deserve tablecloths, clean wine glasses & waiter service, goes the thinking. To an extent, the formula still works for Sofra’s thronged Turkish restaurants (& their smarter sibling, Ozer) with £10 menus & mezze platters luring in the tourists & theatregoers. Classics of hoummos, falafel, baba gannouj, tagines & lamb kebabs are still reliable & reasonable, & very fine with one of a handful of Turkish wines. It’s just hard to get excited about a menu of steaks, seafood & grills when newer, fresher chains wink so seductively just round the corner.

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Sofra Mayfair

18 Shepherd Street ,London W1J 7JG

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Eating on Christmas Night

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Dec 2014

We chose SOFRA Mayfair because it offered Christmas opening when many other restaurants were closed. We intended to book their venue in St Christopher's Place, near our hotel in Marylebone, but seemingly it too was closed over the holiday. We have eaten there, and at their Covent Garden establishment, several times and have always found both food and service to be of a high quality. In Mayfair, their ground floor is fairly constricted and the lower floor not particularly inviting. In particular,...

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Anthony .'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 6

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Sofra Mayfair

18 Shepherd Street ,London W1J 7JG

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Aug 2014

London seems to be inundated with middle eastern places to gorge on. That suits me because meat is my utmost favourite thing. What you do end up finding, in my case, is that you're literally eating the same dish most of the time, so its easy to compare when its done well, and, gulp, when done badly. I was an avid fan of Ozer, the flagship of the Ozer chain. Excellent food, service and value for money all rolled into one. When it closed, i cried. Well, maybe not cried, but sniffed a loud sniff. Who...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 7

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Sofra Mayfair

18 Shepherd Street ,London W1J 7JG

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Shepherd's Market stalwart

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Nov 2013

I wanted a restaurant that served food everyone liked. Sofra sprang to mind as the menu is so varied. I found the seating area cramped. The staff were friendly, attentive & helpful. Everyone said they enjoyed the food. I have to highly praise the ice cream, especially the Turkish Delight flavour. My mixed grill main course however was awful. Undercooked chicken (dangerous) an extremely flat burger – again undercooked and a charred piece of hard to indentify meat served alongside burnt rice. I pushed...

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Sue F.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 7

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Sofra Mayfair

18 Shepherd Street ,London W1J 7JG

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Oct 2010

I am from the US and love this restaurant. We got the sampler and it was great, We talked to the manager of this one restaurant and she was great The place got packes very fast so if you want to try it out go before 8:00 PM

Paul K.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 10

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  • Address: 18 Shepherd Street, London W1J 7JG
  • Telephone: 020 7493 3320
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  • Opening Times: Mon-Sun 12N-11.30pm

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