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The Sooty Olive Restaurant

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160-164 Spencer Road | Waterside, Derry BT47 6AH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7134 6040
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Today
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Londonderry N Ireland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

About three weeks prior to Valentines Day I had called and booked a table for two for the special night. On Valentines Day morning I called to confirm the time of my booking which I thought was around 6.30pm. Imagine my shock when I was told that there was no booking under my name for that evening. I have been... More 

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1 Thank dmhconsultancy
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I ate at the sooty olive this week after having been once before. We really enjoyed our first visit and this visit was just as good! The menu is varied and the steak especially is amazing. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the atmosphere was great too. Highly recommend...one of my favourite places to eat... More 

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Thank Rebekah K
Derry, Galway, Ireland
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a gorgeous meal here with my husband last week, lovely atmosphere, fantastic food, very attentive staff.Try the ribs starter with football special glaze beautiful.

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Thank Jan T
County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were not greeted as we came in the door. I went to the desk and was still ignored. Eventually I was asked to wait and take a seat. We werent offered any menus while we waited for our seat. Food was good but restaurant freezing. Waitress pleasant but seemed under big pressure and had to keep coning back several... More 

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2 Thank abmull2014
Derry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was excellent and had a good selection of dishes, the service we received was very friendly and efficient and the atmosphere in the restaurant was relaxing, a very enjoyable night

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Thank PatsyCar
County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great meal had not long to wait,service excellent ,great choice in menu, very busy at weekends but I will be back again

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Thank william g
Derry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very impressed with the food and service. A very enjoyable evening with good sound levels and attentive service and knowledgeable advice. Would recommend a visit

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Thank Diarmuid2012
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for our evening tea before a show at the Millennium, what can I say great choice , excellent service waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu , excellent price , great value for money , food was to die for , I would definitely recommend it , we will be back !

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Thank Mary B
Derry, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is beautiful with excellent staff. Food great and menu great too. Portions are not overly big but very tasty. The restaurant has a cosy feel to it and I would definitely recommend it.

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Thank Roisin D
Derry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The starter, main course, dessert, drinks, staff , service and atmosphere are all excellent at The Sooty Olive Menu is well thought out, seasonally updated, and if you are ever in doubt of what to order the staff are very knowledgable on the dishes. To top all of this the pricing is fantastic value for money considering the quality of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21
Cuisine
Irish, European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?