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“Surprisingly good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sofra - Mayfair

Sofra - Mayfair
18 Shepherd Street, London W1J 7JG, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
+44 (0)20 7493 3320
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Ranked #1,742 of 16,874 restaurants in London
Price range: $56 - $61
Cuisines: Turkish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park 
Harpenden, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Had lunch there with four colleagues on a warm, muggy day. The windows were all open creating a pleasant "out doors in doors" feeling. Food is well cooked Lebanese, with plenty of choice for those not overly hungry. Price was very reasonable and the cooking good and fresh. An excellent choice in what is an horribly expensive part of London.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kentucky
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Stayed a couple of nights around the corner, when asked, the concierge suggested Sofra for a full English breakfast. It was excellent! The lincolnshire sausage was great, portions were generous, well-prepared, service was attentive & polite - the space is cozy, could easily be crowded, but very well decorated and cared for. Can't speak to the dinner menu, but you won't go wrong for breakfast.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Berkeley, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Very Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This Turkish restaurant is located in the Shepherd's Market in Mayfair. We had a very nice meal here, although it is a bit noisy.

Visited May 2013
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Pretoria, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Looking for a restaurant on way back from the theatre we stopped at Sofra on the off chance. Food was very good at a reasonable price and service was also very good. I would not go out of my way to go to this restaurant but if I am in the area and want something walk-in and "different" this will always be on the list.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Poor food, poor service and a surcharge to boot!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

This was not our first time at Sofra, but it certainly will be our last. The food was overcooked...soggy vegetables, burnt shrimp...and skimpy portions. The lady next to us who was dining solo was asked to move from her window seat to another table to accommodate other people! She refused but was very unnerved by this imposition. The final straw came when our check arrived with a 3 pound cover charge per table. My husband refused to pay this and it was taken off the check.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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