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Sofra - Mayfair

#1,627 of 17,848 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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18 Shepherd Street, London W1J 7JG, England
+44 20 7493 3320
08:00 - 23:00
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Partridge Green
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a delightful lunch here earlier this week. The service was calm and unhurried, and there was a clear sense of having stepped outside the Mayfair bustle to a place of rest and relaxation. We had the mezze starters, which were full if different tastes and textures, and then between us we ate salmon, aubergine boat and lamb tag... More 

Thank Martin - Erica H
Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff were friendly. There is a good selection of breakfast items. We enjoy our breakfasts. We had the Turkish menemen which was a bit different to the real Turkish menemen. Overall, good food

Thank muboori
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was prompt and the breakfast well prepared and wonderful. The feta and egg scramble was flavorful and the beef sausages savoury and spicy. We had a lovely table outside and were lucky enough to get a little sunshine with our breakfast. My only drawback for the restaurant is that the Earl Grey Tea was a bit weak but... More 

1 Thank CalgaryLucky13
London, United Kingdom
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250 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here on the spur of the moment as we just couldn't decide what or where to eat. As another reviewer said, we were given the sales pitch of "if you don't like the food our chef will eat it!" Good line.....but unnecessary. Anyway, we were seated in the front section by an open window. Mmmm, interesting as it... More 

Thank Khunant
Southern UK
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting with family and wandering around Mayfair for a nice restaurant. Sofra caught our eye. They advertise free pitta bread and dips but fail to mention the sneaky cover charge which I always equate to tourist-trap restaurants in the Med. More worryingly is they placed a food hygiene rating of 4 in their window which isn't their correct rating so... More 

Thank OldWorldCharm
Surrey, UK
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dropped in for an early supper - having seen their good value set-price menu outside. Also advertised free homous and bread. The food was tasty - we had the vegetarian meze platter and everything was very good. The service cheerful and efficient. BUT - when the bill came - they had added a £1.50 service charge per person (which... More 

Thank Purplefrizbee
Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently visited this restaurant with family and we had a really good time with really good food. I recommend this place

Thank dudleyelmer
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sofra is always busy and buzzy and great value if you opt for the Healthy tasting menu, which incidentally they don't give you unless you ask for it! This menu used to start with 5/6 large mezze dishes that you can all share with a large portion of delicious breads. Now it comes on one plate with a portion of... More 

Thank Nigel C
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As you approach this restaurant, with its multiple confusing menus on the door, a friendly waiter will pop out and tell you that 'if you don't like the food, the chef has to eat it'. Charming right? And the menu looks varied and good value, promising 'Complimentary Warm Bread, Hummus and Olives' as well as set menus with main courses... More 

Thank Greg1717
Richmond, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Sofra this week and found it to be very poor value for money. We did not have a main course as it was late and we weren't very hungry, so decided to have a starter each and a couple of salads. One starter comprised two scallops, and the other, four prawns; we had one small tabbouleh salad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 56 - USD 61
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Shepherd Street, London W1J 7JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighbourhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7493 3320

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mayfair

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Set beside some of London's best parks and home to world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic streets will reveal that Michelin stars and chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even if you're on a tight budget, this exceptionally well connected swath of Central London is worth exploring, if only for the chance to take a peak at the goings on of upper crust English society.
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