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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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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (95 reviews)
“ribs” (40 reviews)
“duck” (47 reviews)
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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a family meal here tonight and the food was good but not quite as good as previous visits (haven’t been for a bout 18 months). Menu choice is a bit more basic than it used to be. Staff were are very friendly and helpful...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t usually do these types of things but felt so strongly about the service I received I had to have it recognised. Zara mentioned to me she had only been working at Sooty for two weeks. She was amazing. So kind and completely engaged...More

1  Thank Jennie J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was delicious and early bird menu is great value. Staff are friendly. Highly recommend Sooty Olive for meals.

Thank Travel-ingTracie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were welcomed as we arrived and waiting staff took us to our table, Out came a complementary curried cauliflower soup with peanuts and homemade bread, which was really tasty. For starters two had ribs cooked in football special (falling off the bone) and our...More

Thank Catriona B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveled from Belfast to stay in Donegal. Ate with friends in The Sooty Olive. Absolutely delicious meal from start to finish. Staff were excellent. Our server was Zara. It was a her first week. Great service and fantastic craic. Well done Zara. You can stay...More

Thank Cancelada2002
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came her with a group of friends and the service is alaways first class. We even asked for a drink (gin fizz) which isn't on the menu and the girl was more than happy to make us one.. And it was beautiful. The only bad...More

Thank pinkchick34
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here mid-week with family. Bar + floor staff amazing, going the extra mile to ensure all was perfect. Presentation + favours sublime.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here after recommendation,menu very limited but what we ordered was nice....however as my partner has an allergy to peanuts we always chose something from the menu that doesn’t have nuts. We were served a complimentary amuse buse (soup) which the waitress failed to let...More

Thank Carmel1961
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the friendliest places to eat in Derry ..Food was beautiful and the service was first class ..

Thank Kathryn G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here for my childs 10 th birthday meal at christmas, with the rest of the family. Amazing food. I have been here on a number of occasions in the past and have never had a bad meal yet! Cant fault the place.

Thank Christine25555
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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$ 24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
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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