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The Sooty Olive Restaurant

160-164 Spencer Road | Waterside, Derry BT47 6AH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7134 6040
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (89 reviews)
“duck” (47 reviews)
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Irish, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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160-164 Spencer Road | Waterside, Derry BT47 6AH, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 1,036 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Meal for four on a Wednesday evening. I would suggest booking as it was busy. The food was excellent as was the atmosphere. Very good value for money. Lovely staff

Thank Whitty85
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

10/10 food and service alike. Particularly recommend the mcdaids special ribs on the appetiser. Boneless and clean as ribs go

Thank noxywoxy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this restaurant for our first meal on arriving in Derry based on Trip Advisor recommendations and were not disappointed. The welcome we received was warm and the service efficient and friendly throughout. The set menu represented excellent value for money and scored well...More

Thank David N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will want to go back! My first visit was a few months ago, and since then I have been to no other Derry/Londonderry restaurants - the Sooty Olive is my first and my frequent choice. The atmosphere is great. The staff are warm, friendly...More

Thank bigal908
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us visited on a busy Saturday night, we received a nice table, good service and fine food from Starters to Desert, Higgins fillets steak were a hit and also the sauce on the slow beef was to die for! I wonder would they...More

Thank Ardmalin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food & service really good, two course set menue is a great idea although a bit disappointing that to many of the choices have a supplement. I would certainly recommend this restaurant although the menu could do with an update.

Thank John R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my wife went for dinner last night i had the squid for starters and the duck for main and the mango cheesecake for desert my wife had the pate starter the chicken for main and the gooey chocolate browney everything was amazing.i did...More

Thank robert l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for a Friday lunch time but wasn't too busy so didn't need to . Well designed/decorated/furnished restaurant with welcoming and friendly staff. Decently priced lunch menu with really tasty unique and freshly locally resources ingredients, amazing flavours and absolutely gorgeous food. Definately...More

Thank Valowry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful meal at sooty olive, great staff, friendly service and a really delicious meal. Creative menu with local produce... very welcome break on our way to Donegal.. The Campbell's

Thank Richardvdn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called on a Friday evening I live about 45 minutes away so only call on passing through city About half dozen times .food is superb had squid for starter with peanut sauce beautiful battered fish for mains and orange and vanilla panacotta for desert amazing...More

Thank E3120AOjohn
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Hi guys sorry just seeing this...we will be open 12 till 3 Christmas Eve then closed until the 27th thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160-164 Spencer Road | Waterside, Derry BT47 6AH, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Derry
  • Phone Number: +44 28 7134 6040
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We are an award winning casual dinning restaurant serving good food at good prices in the heart of the waterside derry
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