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Sophie's @ The Dean Cork, Cork, Cork

Sophie's @ The Dean Cork

4.3
4.3
1743 reviews
€31 to €50
European
Head for the 6th floor for panoramic views and delectable bites at Sophie’s Rooftop Restaurant, complete with two cosy terraces, or take it easy at The Dean Bar on our ground floor, the choice is yours!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 32 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    European, Irish, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (021) 234 1205
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Martin O'Mahony
  • Area
    Cork City
  • Parking Details
    We don’t have onsite parking at The Dean but our friends at the nearby Kent railway Train station have two car parks who offer a special rate of €9.50 (register with Apcoa Connect and you can avail of a rate of €8.50) for 24 hours of parking from time of entry.- (30 seconds walk)
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

What 1,743 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Munster

    Great for brunch

  • Munster

    Good for business meals

  • Munster

    Good for business meals

  • Munster

    Healthy

  • Munster

    Hot spot

  • Munster

    Great for fine wines

  • Munster

    Romantic

  • Munster

    Good for special occasions

  • Munster

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Munster

    Most Booked

1,743 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Munster

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice menu…but food poorly done. In particular the pasta dish…. ‘Feather Blade Beef Cassarecce Pasta Ragout’. Sounded great, but not actually a Ragu (meat sauce). It was just some overcooked, pasta in a very tasteless tomato sauce served with a piece of beef on top! Really poor quality and value for a dish that cost €27.95! Menu seems very overpriced for the lack of quality being served up. Could be lovely if the they just got their act together!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really can't fault it, Sophie 's is a great spot with the added bonus of a fabulous hotel Dean bar, great selection of drinks, cocktails and music.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Munster

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was good I guess but three people of our party of six got burgers and there was the tiniest sliver of brie on each. At first we thought it was a bit of egg but then realised, it was the cheese for the whole burger. Not what you'd expect for a €19 burger. It was a bit of a laugh tho and the place is nice. I'd be reluctant to recommend this for lunch again. I'm hoping it was a one off weird brie shortage type situation 😬

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  4. James88

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience from start to finish. Food was delicious and drinks were refreshing. Staff went above and beyond for us and were very friendly, kind and welcoming. Cannot say enough good things about Sophie's @ The Dean Cork!!! Beautiful venue, great views and perfect atmosphere. Excellent venue for every occasion

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fab lunch at Sophie’s. The staff were really attentive and accommodating as we had a little baby with us. The food was delicious and we didn’t feel rushed to eat. The restaurant was busy, with lots of groups but it didn’t feel overwhelmingly busy or loud, but a nice atmosphere. I really look forward to returning!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a very nice meal in Sophie’s - we had requested a window seat which we were given even though it was just two of us. The serving staff were very friendly and helpful throughout. The food was excellent and beautifully presented. We had a carafe of one of the on tap wines which was very pleasant. Overall it was a very pleasant experience and I would definitely recommend it to others

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my fourth visit to Sophie's. We had a booking for 8 but turned up with 9 and were accommodated with ease. Service was nice and friendly. Everything that was on the menu was available. Our visit was on a Wednesday night and while the restaurant was not full it was still quite busy with a nice atmosphere. If I had one complaint it was that the steak knives provided were not sharp and a few of us struggled to cut the steaks without shaking the tables too much. The steak was nice and tender once cut and the food was tasty.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place to celebrate birthdays or just to go and relax, very delicious food and cocktails are incredible. Staff are also amazing and attentive. Over all had a grate experience, my girlfriend and I wanted the outside dinning for the stunning view..the place has outdoor heaters and blankets for if u do get cold so we where both happy. Overall an amazing venue and I will be back can’t recommend enough to all.

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  9. LyndaM

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and setting . Food was delicious with gluten free options

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cork

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but there was something slightly amiss with every course, which was frustrating. Cocktail I ordered wasn’t the Amaretto espresso martini, it was the normal one. The ciabatta bread didn’t come with the correct dips. The pizza stated it had Blue Cheese Mayo and it was no where to be found and waitress knew nothing about it. Food was good but attention to detail is missing.

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  11. ANTHONYC

    Connacht

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb evening Service outstanding, table was great on terrace Food was amazing

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant. Fabulous ambiance, amazing views. I think the menu is quite limited and the food wasn’t overall great. I think they could be a better choice of mocktails its a small choice. The staff were absolutely fantastic they went above and beyond for my daughters Birthday the staff gave her complimentary ice cream & sang her a Happy Birthday she was so happy. The staff were exceptional and we will definitely come back. We loved it.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Appalling service!! We received multiple incorrect items with no apology from the waiter who took our orders. On one instance we were brought the wrong cocktail and when informing a waitress, she indicated that the one we ordered was actually not available and we should have been told this. The original waiter just brought us down a cocktail which had a similar name, but entirely different ingredients! We received the wrong coffee twice, after advising the first one was wrong. The second one was also wrong so we didn’t bother trying a third time. As we were sat on the terrace, it was near impossible to get the attention of the waiter who was nowhere to be seen most of the time and when he was nearby he was on FaceTime on his phone! When we did call him (when he was off the phone), he looked at us as if we were inconveniencing him and quite rudely told us he’d be with us in 2 minutes. We were there for a number of hours and not once did he ask if we wanted more drinks, we had to ask each time on the rare occasion he popped onto the terrace. A shame, as the female staff were very pleasant. Food was ok but not amazing. Items are overpriced for what you get.

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  14. Cork

    Munster

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is ok, as expected. Ambience and vibes are amazing Really cool, waiter was great. Definitely on the pricey side

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Belle salle de restaurant en rooftop, pour ceux qui ont la chance d’être assis près des baies vitrées. Plats internationaux de bonne qualité et copieux.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Munster

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Was not advised when booking the hotel was closing at 4. Service at the table was poor and unattending. Coke served in a pint glass with hardly no ice. Heineken served warm bottle and waiters or servers looked like they were on holiday and kitchen staff and servers sitting among customers eating and joking whilst again our table had poor attending service. All up, just not professional enough but I would say the concierge was very polite

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dining experience. The setting overlooking Cork City and the river Lee was superb. Gorgeous decor throughout. Everywhere, including the restrooms was spotlessly clean. The waitresses were helpful and friendly and came over to our table often to enquire if all was well. One of our group was drinking Draft beer and the waitresses didn't seem tuned in to that and there was undue delay in getting a pint, after the first pint. Overall the experience was terrific and we will had a lovely evening.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Cork

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Have eaten at Shopie's many times but very disappointed this time. Quality of food quite poor. Starter (squid and prawn) was soggy and greasy. Pasta was tasteless. Side potatoes greasy. Service OK but we felt rushed.

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  19. PhilH

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very expensive for the poor quality food we received. I an convinced the food was pre prepared then microwaved, not freshly cooked as you would expect for these prices. For example the slice of lemon on my fish dish and the lime on my starter were both cooked! I suspect this was when the plates of food were microwaved. Very disappointing.

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  20. PatrickB

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the fact that the Dean can cater to large parties. Food is very fresh and well prepared. Dining room is cheerful and relaxed. A lovely dining experience

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  21. Cambria

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sophie’s was amazing! We went for my friends birthday and I snuck a cake in to surprise her. They completely set it up and came out to sing for her! The staff was awesome and the food/drinks were fantastic!

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  22. Annie

    Munster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food here was poor standard especially for 4 star hotel.. Not very hot and expensive for what we got it was basic at best. No kids friendly menu. Unfortunately would not return. First and last time.

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  23. ClionaL

    Munster

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were friendly, food was good and setting very nice. I would recommend Sophie’s at the Dean.

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  24. LeonaB

    Munster

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing had a fabulous night in the dean hotel

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  25. DanielS

    Munster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    i recently visited sophie’s for a friends 18th while the location the dean the views and service where all of high standards the food was disappointing along with the price, over all me and my company enjoyed the experience which was made by some great cocktails

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  26. Shel

    Cork

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The chicken korma was very bland needed loads of salt to taste anything. Himself got the beef pasta hated the after taste of the sauce. The dirty fries were unreal. Got 1 pornstar martini it was literally pink in colour absolutely Terrible. Service was very poor after food and drinks order never seen the staff. took 20min to get the bill. Love the look and feel of the place. Overall don't think we got good value for money.

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  27. IbrahimD

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service and delicious food All my recommendations

    1 person found this helpful

  28. TomS

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very relaxed atmosphere - great food and great service!

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  29. EdelO

    Munster

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice atmosphere and setting. Food and service 10/10!

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  30. Fiona

    Cork

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Two of the 6 main courses were very under seasoned. The beef Ragu with pasta was particularly disappointing for something that sounded very tasty on the menu. Duck dish also under seasoned. Have been here a few times and this time overall I was disappointed. Service and staff very good.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, atmosphere and the team’s attitude to resolving a problem were fantastic. Our starters were good, but both our main courses were poor. I couldn’t eat mine and sent it back. The staff went out of their way to offer options to me but decided not to try anything else, given my husband’s main course was not brilliant either.

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  32. Fiona

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I wouldn’t normally write a review, however this was quite a disappointing meal. Both my boyfriend and I ordered steaks, both medium rare. One steak was served well done and the other was medium. This was confusing as surely if they were cooked at the same time they should be cooked to the same level of doneness, also neither steaks were as we had ordered. Both steaks were visibly burnt on the outside and as a result the taste was negatively affected. Neither of us would be inclined to complain however we decided if we were asked how the meal was at any stage we would relay our complaints. No one asked how the food was at any point, only if we wanted drinks on one occasion. The steaks were €45, I would say very overpriced for what we received.

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  33. Steve

    Munster

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Aesthetically the place is lovely. Staff were pleasant and helpful. The food was very poor. Our food came out lukewarm and the pasta sauce was blatantly Dolmio sauce. The feather blade meat was burnt from lying under a heater for hours and some of the combinations of food were poorly chosen by the chefs. Will not be going back. The prices are also ridiculously expensive. I never write reviews, but I had to leave one here because it was really poor all round.

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  34. hayleighl

    Cork

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was gorgeous! We had pizza chips and duck curry and dessert it was Devine. Gorgeous cocktails and such kind staff will defo be back again me and my moms favourite spot.

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  35. RichardC

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Myself and my partner really enjoyed our meals at Sophies,the service was excellent with staff that are really happy in their roles which in turn makes the customers feel more at ease. The starters and mains were of a very high quality and extremely well presented , with the relaxed atmosphere we had plenty of time to enjoy our food and surroundings. All in all a great experience and excellent value for money.

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  36. MaryL

    Munster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    After all the hype I had heard about Sophies at the Dean I was very underwhelmed by my visit. The menu for lunch was only a brunch menu with not a great choice. The table we were sitting at had a brass lamp on it that was covered in a thick layer of dust which I took a photo of. The table was haphazardly set. When the food arrived it was all on mismatched plates and was only mediocre at best. The staff were quite attentive and friendly. Based on this visit I won't be recommending The Dean

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  37. SaoirseD

    Cork

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Very expensive for mediocre food. Quite noisy. Not a great menu

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  38. Peanie

    Cork

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere. Cocktails are tasty. However the food was only average and over priced. Service was very good. Friendly staff

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing night, amazing service food was fantastic, plenty of staff that could not do enough for you

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  40. AnneC

    Cork

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A beautiful restaurant but way over priced for tasteless food.

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Sophie's @ The Dean Cork is rated 4.3 stars by 1743 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 32 times today
Google Map for Sophie's @ The Dean Cork

Horgans Quay Northern Quarter, Railway Street, Cork, Cork T23RR92

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Cork City
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    European, Irish, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    We don’t have onsite parking at The Dean but our friends at the nearby Kent railway Train station have two car parks who offer a special rate of €9.50 (register with Apcoa Connect and you can avail of a rate of €8.50) for 24 hours of parking from time of entry.- (30 seconds walk)
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Martin O'Mahony
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan
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