Follow the Roman Road into East London from Bethnal Green, past the Roman Road market and Bow Church village – you’ll soon find yourself confronted with a true avatar of the old Near East. At the head of this famous way, where it intersects with Parnell Road, sits Sultan Sofrasi, a favourite among Bow and Tower Hamlets locals when they have a hankering for authentic Turkish and Middle Eastern cuisine. Set in a humble brick terrace, the interior of Sultan Sofrasi is all charm. The centrepiece of the restaurant is undoubtedly the twinned charcoal grill and stone-bake oven, the latter turning out Sofrasi’s signature lavash ‘balloon’ breads and the traditional Turkish barbecue busy grilling smoky Adana kofte, lamb kulbasti and kaburga ribs, seafood, chicken and quail. Go for the Sultan Special or the Family Special for a proper Turkish feast.
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The dining area is very much no frills but don't let that put you off at all. It adds to the experience if anything - I felt like I was on holiday! The place was full of locals which made for a great atmosphere and the food was top class. Highly recommended - I'm planning my return visit already.
Always excellent food, good service, family atmosphere and a great value. I will always recommend this place and I will always come back with my family to the restaurant.. 100% Reliable!