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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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13:00 - 21:00
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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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Ballykelly, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visit this Resturant several times , always found it a friendly place to visit . A bit slow to serve your drinks .,My friend ordered a Fillet steak , when steak arrived to our table, very disappointed as it was a tail of fillet, and over cooked , which his steak was presented to our table all turned up... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant food, good choice menu and quality service. Nice place to go for a lovely peaceful night with family or friends.

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Thank Marie H
County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been many times to this restaurant and in a city full of great eating places this comes close to the top.

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Thank reflexsix
Derry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of our favourite restaurants in Derry!! We've visited it on several occations and we haven't been dissapointed! Very friendly service and a great atmosphere! Food is great! Tasty and impecable quality-wise!

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omagh
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had booked for 1pm Sunday lunch, we arrived a little early and while we waited the waitress brought us a pot of tea. This was a lovely treat. We had a lovely experience from the moment we walked in the door, It's a chilled out restaurant, warm friendly staff. The food was very tasty. Loved this place.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to have out Sunday treat in sooty olive today, as always the good was cooked to perfection. Himself ordered steak I had chicken supreme as I always do. Perfect! Delicious! Satisfied! We had this lovely veg, turnip bowl it was also very tasty. Desert was custard and apple crumble with blueberries. We were. It's ready to burst!! All... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here with 2 others for a recommended Sunday lunch Restaurant not overly busy and shown to our table after a 5 minute wait Order taken promptly. Starter arrived after 10 mins and was ok 45 minutes wait for main which was very disappointing Meat overcooked and appeared to have been sitting under hot plate for some time. Only one... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to sit for nearly 15 minutes whilst they got our table ready (2 of us) when we were shown into the restaurant there was only one other couple in there. I wonder how it took so long to put Knives and forks on a table. Before we were shown into the restaurant we ordered 2 drinks , one... More 

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NorthernIreland
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate there just after Christmas. The service was excellent and the food superb. The Football Special marinated ribs starter was a stand out dish. Second best ribs I've ever tasted. Almost as good as Kate's but her recipe is a secret! We'll definitely be back.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the Sooty Olive several times over the last year and I have to say it is one the my favourite places to eat the service and quality of food is outstanding and is good value to boot. I always go for the Squid for starters and its one the best dishes I have had - keep... 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
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
Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?