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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The price of drinks is horrendous the food was very poor cold 2nd class the staff were not to blame a bank holiday who can blame them toilets were unclean no hand towels or bog roll in the Gent lol had heard so many good things but not true will not go again

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1 Thank Samuel B
Derry
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Top class. Restaurant was quirky, comfortable, great menu, fantastic value. Service was excellent, serving staff went out of their way to make our experience the best. Slight mix up with dessert, which meant us waiting slightly longer to which they removed the charge for both desserts from the bill. Above and beyond for ctr service. Food was fab. Will definitely... More 

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Thank Grieve2
Derry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Exquisite food, great service and lovely staff. Cocktails are delicious, slightly expensive, it's a real treat for a special occasion, you will come back as a great meal is guaranteed.

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Thank fionakelly22
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went here for the first time last night . I have to say the food was excellent! I had the special which was goats cheese on small toast ,and it was delicious.. followed by the steak which was also delicious .. service was excellent. We will definitely be back . Could not fault one thing! #greatfoodsotasty

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Thank Siobhain D
Derry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit here regularly and have never had a bad meal,I feel though the food isnt at the level it once was,I had the squid starter and found it a little tuff,the chef has also changed the peanut dip,to its detriment,apart from that the rest of the meal was tasty,The staff as always were excellant,and the changes made to the... More 

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1 Thank zen290678
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went last year for an anniversary meal could not reccomend highly enough food was beautiful and staff were lovely

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Thank Beth N
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter choose the Sooty Olive for her birthday dinner last week. The staff were very attentive and courteous. Grateful selection of cocktails too and an extra thanks for the gin martini which was not on the menu. If you haven't been, giving eat+

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Thank Brenda K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been going to The Sooty Olive regularly for a few years and I have never once had a bad dish or service. Incredible!

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Thank Rachel M
Bangor, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky there'd been a cancellation - the place was buzzing. Love that the food is sourced locally including local craft beers. Every part of our meal was delicious and amazing value. All the staff were really helpful and friendly - great evening!

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1 Thank kjetravel
Donegal, Ireland
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92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So disappointed with this restaurant after waiting ages to try it. Everything started well, the restaurant wasn’t very busy when we arrived and we only waited 5 minutes before getting our table, which we had reserved. The staff were pleasant and courteous. The first problem was the menu. Well priced at £17 for 2 courses or £20 for 3 course,... 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, Vegan 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
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?