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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
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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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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Derry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Celebrated a 54th Wedding Anniversary with my husband. A delicious meal,great service from very attentive staff,without being intrusive. Thankyou to all at the Sooty Olive. See you soon. Beatrice and Terry Carton.

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Thank Beattyj
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the most amazing lunch at Sooty olive. Staff were really friendly and helpful and food was beautiful. Definitely be back xx

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Thank steph123t
London
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Sooty Olive has great ambience and great service - plus the food is excellent as well. A very fun restaurant!

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Thank Claire S
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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?