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 needs another Byron!!! Anyway, hungry diners were diverted to Sofra, same owner, same food we were to assume.
OK, so what did they do well? The service was faultless, and i mean it. It was pleasant and not annoying, but seemingly genuinely helpful people. Foodwise, very nice but nothing too wow, but you get what youd expect. However the portions were relatively smaller than im used to, and we went away nicely full, but still thinking it was slightly overpriced for what you got. Then again, this was Mayfair and as this was a special occasion, we were happy to enjoy the atmosphere and spend the money. If you are very hungry, i think you'd get equally nice/bigger portions of food if you headed to Edgware Road and picked any one of the many middle eastern places there. However Sofra is a lovely special restaurant so you definitely wont get the same atmosphere/most likely the service that you'd get here. We would be back, but only for something special.