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Sofra - Covent Garden

36 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7PB +44 2036416534

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Main course: £13
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Open daily from 12:00 to 24:00.

Excellent meal- good value for money

Margaret Barry 19 July 2014
from Richmondshire District

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Please note, this restaurant is now closed for business.

Serving sumptuous Turkish delicacies, Sofra Covent Garden presents a character-filled setting in Theatreland. As well as a tranquil roof garden, a greenhouse-style dining room is adorned with lush suspended hanging baskets.

The Sofra menu offers a fantastic range of choices, which are ideal for sharing to sample a variety of flavours. Traditional Turkish dishes such as lamb meatballs and lahmazza fuse perfectly with a wider range of international cuisine, like grilled succulent Malaysian prawns. Falafel and salad combinations are just the beginning of the vegetarian options.

Separate champagne and wine lists, as well as house speciality desserts like palate-cleansing Su Muhallebisi, offer a decadent end to a meal at Sofra restaurant. Tantalising cocktails also offer a touch of glamour.

Presenting a selection featured on BBC’s Masterchef, Sofra London offers a contemporary setting and delicious traditional cuisine. The Theatre Royal in Covent Garden is only 2 minutes’ walk away.

Sofra - Covent Garden

36 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7PB

Contact +44 2072403773
Reservations +44 2036416534

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Customer reviews for Sofra - Covent Garden

4.2 ((((* (based on 82 reviews)
90% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • romantic (46)
  • large parties (45)
  • business (34)
  • dinner (28)
  • child friendly (18)
  • entertainment (18)
  • luxury (12)
  • lunch (11)
  • value (11)
  • private dining (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • views (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • ((((* 15 December 2014 by Sheila Oliver from London

    We had a lovely evening with friends. Cosy and good service. Food good.

  • ((((* 21 August 2014 by Moira from London

    Very good food and service. We went there very late after theatre and didn't feel rushed in any way.

  • ((((( 19 July 2014 by Margaret Barry from Richmondshire District

    Excellent meal- good value for money

  • (((** 22 May 2014 by Rita Donaghy from London

    Good food, service a bit slow but they compensated us with wine. Suspect the kitchen was understaffed or inexperienced. Would recommend if no time constraints. Pleasant atmosphere.

  • ((((* 16 March 2014 by Charles O'donnell from Harrogate

    Lovely food,good service

  • ((((* 24 February 2014 by Andy Duncan from London

    Excellent food in a convenient location for the theatres.
    The menu is varied and caters for a good variety, as does the drinks menu. I like the restaurant but I felt the service staff let it down as we and another couple were asked to move tables part way through our dinner, and the waiting staff seemed to forget about us on a couple of occasions.

  • ((((( 21 February 2014 by Keith Pearce from Penzance

    This is one of the best restaurants (and ceratinly best Turkish restaurants) I have visited. The food is outdtanding and the Turkish wines are superb (especially the house wines). The service has always been excellent here & the manager is extremely welcomoing and attentive. He creates a good atmosphere & this shows in the behaviour of the staff.I have visited this restaurant twicein the last 6 months & will be doing so again later this year.

  • ((((( 25 January 2014 by Bartley Culverwell from Hartley

    friendly welcome, cheerful atmosphere, attentive servlce.Good interesting food with welcome vegetarian availadility.

    A minor issue, where a drink, tea or coffee was added to the desert on the menue, the hot drink arrived first.

  • ((((* 15 December 2013 by Lilian Mountjoy from Bromley

    Service exceptionally good in view of the restaurant being crowded. In fact service slightly over-attentive, i.e. hovering. It was obvious eventually why, when we were told our table had been reserved by another party. This was after 2 hours. I imagine this would not happen at any other time than Christmas. Food very good as usual, particularly the lamb dishes and squid starter.

  • ((((( 3 December 2013 by Elaine Moulson from Covent Garden London

    Excellent food at a very reasonable price. Very pleasant staff.

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