Sofra history

During the economic depression, Huseyin Ozer created cafes where we served healthy, reasonably priced food and at times even allowed the customers to determine the price they paid.

So this is how the chain was born. Our restaurants now are situated in some of the most important areas of London. One is named Özer, and others are Sofra. Huseyin Ozer has contributed to the Turkish-English Chamber of Commerce for many years, sponsoring the Civil Society Organization in London.

Our restaurants have been the first and only Turkish restaurants recommended by the Michelin Guide. Our restaurants distribute Turkish tourism brochures. We promote good Turkish food and hospitality. Our English cookbook ‘Sofra’’ is still in print and sells worldwide.

Sofra history

During the economic depression, Huseyin Ozer created cafes where we served healthy, reasonably priced food and at times even allowed the customers to determine the price they paid.

So this is how the chain was born. Our restaurants now are situated in some of the most important areas of London. One is named Özer, and others are Sofra. Huseyin Ozer has contributed to the Turkish-English Chamber of Commerce for many years, sponsoring the Civil Society Organization in London.

Our restaurants have been the first and only Turkish restaurants recommended by the Michelin Guide. Our restaurants distribute Turkish tourism brochures. We promote good Turkish food and hospitality. Our English cookbook ‘Sofra’’ is still in print and sells worldwide.

Word from the Chef

I was born in a village. My parents separated. I lived with my grandfather. When I was supposed to go to primary school at the age of seven, my father disowned me. My older brother tried to poison me. My grandfather grew old and I became an unwanted child. I learned how to write by writing on walls and rocks with charcoal.

I herded goats. My mother got angry about this. She sent me to Ankara to earn money for a gun so I could shoot my father. I was a homeless child. I twice wrote to our president Demirel to educate me but didn’t get a positive reply. I slept in a public toilet in Sıhhiye, fuelled up lighters in Ulus square…

Huseyin Ozer

Dr. Hon Sci. Nutritionist, (University of Westminster)

Word from the Chef

I am your smiling server. My name is on my badge. I personally guarantee delicious food and excellent service. I recommend you to choose hot and cold starters to share and a main dish to your own taste. You can also give one bite to your loved one.

Drinks in 2 minutes and starters in 5 minutes. Complimentary hummus, olives and warm homemade bread.

I will be very pleased to hear your comments or complaints. ‘If it is not to your personal taste, we will make the Chef eat it.’

Huseyin Ozer

Dr. Hon Sci. Nutritionist, (University of Westminster)