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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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160-164 Spencer Road | Waterside, Derry BT47 6AH, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We celebrated our engagement dinner here with a group of 15 friends and family. Even with such a a large group nothing was a bother for the staff (they even provided some extra touches for it being such a special occasion!), the food was out...More

Thank sarahmcfeely4
Reviewed 6 days ago

Never been disappointed with the Sooty Olive...Lovely fresh local produce and a good priced menu for 3 courses. Four of us left clean plates on each course. Highly recommended - looking forward to the next visit :)

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended the sooty Olive on Sunday 8th October with a party of 8 for my sister's 30th birthday. We all ate off the Sunday lunch menu and it catering to all tastes, offering a Sunday roasts to burgers. Portion sizes were excellent and a side...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our favourite restaurant for Sunday Lunch. We were celebrating my daughter's 30th birthday today 8th October 2017 and everythingwas wonderful. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was excellent. Thank you Sooty for all the extra touches that made our visit...More

Thank Cassie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I had lunch there 04/10/17. We both had the cod special and it was fantastic. The cod was over an inch thick and perfectly cooked. I was so impressed that I asked the server if I could get a carry out order...More

5  Thank Bill S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner,son and myself were here on 30th Sept for a meal. I have to say we weren't disappointed in any way from beginning to end it was first class. I have to say I was torn on the starters as the waitress recommended two...More

Thank Stephenie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place never fails to deliver. I am honestly never let down! A must do when looking for a meal in Derry/Londonderry

Thank simone F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was good! All of it! Service and the quality of the food! I had the Salted Cod cake and hubby had Seafood Chowder. I had a Slow Roasted Pork Belly with Kale and Mustard sauce...it was so good I can't even describe it. My...More

Thank Jessie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been in several times. Tonight better than ever. Top quality. Also great service. I simply cannot believe that anyone can give this restaurant a poor rating.

Thank aaronpeace
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having Been to the sooty olive before, again did not disappoint, highly recommend this restaurant for the cuisine and great staff

Thank nitrammcc
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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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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