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“Quirky place with interesting menus and nice touches”

The Sooty Olive Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 186 Restaurants in Derry
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 0 - US$ 22
Cuisines: Irish, European, British
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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“Quirky place with interesting menus and nice touches”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

First time in this restaurant ... Nice feeling to it even though I felt like I'd entered someone's living room at first. The dining room itself had a nice lay out ...really good efficient service... Actually had someone standing by watching all the tables:). Other restaurants in Derry/Donegal take note ! Early bird menu very good value. Only criticism was that the Wine list seemed poor to me. One to try!

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Derry
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

Great starter, great dessert, ok main. Steak, chips & blackpepper sauce (ordered the blue cheese sauce but didn't get it) isn't partuicularly ground breaking in my opinion even if the quality was good. A nice addition to the city's eateries as it's a step up from a lot of the others

  • Visited February 2012
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Derry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent service, fantastic food and beautiful setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

book in advance and give yourself time for a drink in the reception room which is elegantly decorated.

Visited March 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fantastic food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

Heard about their tea time menu and Cudnt wait to try it. Wasn't disappointed! Gorgeous three courses and service was excellent as always. Lovely restaurant and we will Definately be back again!!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

Visited for mothers day and we were greated with pink champagne and taken to our table. Set menu was £15.95 for three courses of the best food we had had in a long time. We eat out often and stumbled across watts after a recommendation on Facebook. Loved the confident waiting staff and swift service in a bright light contemporary setting. Ambiance continued to the bathrooms finished in same high standard. Love love love this place. Will be back very soon with other half for another round of delightful delicious gastronomy.

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