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Sophie's @ The Dean Cork, Cork, Cork

Sophie's @ The Dean Cork

4.4
4.4
1718 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 1,718 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Munster

    Great for brunch

  • Munster

    Innovative

  • Munster

    Hot spot

  • Munster

    Romantic

  • Munster

    Good for special occasions

  • Munster

    Most Booked

1,718 Reviews
  1. Shel

    Cork

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  2. IbrahimD

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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

  3. TomS

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    1 person found this helpful

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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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  15. 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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  16. LubaD

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was absolutely delicious. Great service. We weren’t aware there is a terrace which is heated and has views of cork harbour

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  17. SheelaO

    Munster

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    So disappointed. My food was bland and tasteless. My partner's steak was well done. He asked for medium rare. He found his food tasteless too.

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  18. paula

    Kerry

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was one night in cork and i wanted a roof top restaurant i found Sophie s and the dean by accident and it was fantastic hotel and restaurant which is on the top 6th floor of the hotel .

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  19. JimR

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff and manager were really friendly and welcoming. The food is good but a little pricey - but maybe it's like that everywhere now.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the antipasti platter to share. I ordered a medium rare steak and it was medium well, very disappointing in a restaurant of this calibre. I’m not one to send it back and I still enjoyed it but at this level steaks should not be difficult to get right.

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  21. JaneH

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely brunch. Good cocktail’s. Staff attentive but nicely casual and friendly.

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  22. PriscillaC

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect, really taste food: -chicken sandwich -prawns and salmon with pasta -pizza

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  23. StephanieB

    Cork

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a busy night and you could see staff were busy but we were still greeted and seated in a timely and professional manner Ordered pizzas and fries, served nice and hot, both were delicious, we were seated at the bar which was great, we got our drinks quickly. Wayne was looking after us as he had done before and as always the service, food and general ambuance was great. Cannot wait for our next visit.

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  24. Stelle

    Munster

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely setting, amazing view and nice atmosphere. However, the food wasn’t nice at all. I was advised of that before but wanted to make my own opinion. Extremely disappointing. I got duck. It was chewy and tasteless. Same with the accompanying risotto. My friend got a pizza, which wasn’t great either. Prices are high enough and the place is great but the quality of the food really clashes with the environment. Waitress also seemed to be annoyed to be there.

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  25. Berno

    Cork

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great locations with views out over the city on a sunny say.

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  26. SarahK

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We felt it was odd that you couldnt customise your pizza order with variius toppings. Then a meat pizza arrived for a vegetarioan in our group. By the time she got the correct order, the rest of us were nearly finished. The curry was very bland, overall the menu choice was small. Bites for starters were gorgeous.

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  27. MaeveH

    Cork

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a group of 6 people and we found everything very satisfactory. The food was excellent. A little on the expensive side but otherwise everything was top notch. Views fantastic.

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  28. SineadL

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cod chowder was ok but fish could do with more flavouring/seasoning. Pizza was a bit too thin. Would prefer more cheese and tomato sauce Dirty chips were delicious Service very good and friendly. Would definitely recommend and return.

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  29. MadeleineG

    Munster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall things were good but was disappointed that the menu didn’t offer more variety for Sunday lunch.

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  30. MichaelaM

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was excellent! Main course was good, dessert did not reach expectations

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  31. DeirdreH

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had breakfast in Sophies after an over night stay in the hotel. What a beautiful restaurant, couldn't find fault. Really impressed by food and large portions. Decor is fab! Will definitely return

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  32. EllaConsidine

    Munster

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    i recommend Sophie’s to everyone! Me and my boyfriend celebrate every event here and it’s never failed, Such amazing scenery and the restaurants vibe is top tier.

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  33. Ashima

    Cork

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful Valentines Lunch. some amazing cocktails

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  34. bfood

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    everything was perfect except the starter was brought out with the main

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  35. BrianD

    Cork

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for valentines dinner, food was amazing. Very nice atmosphere, great table.

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  36. AineB

    Cork

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Not a lot of choice on menu and pizza not available. Portions were large and fine but not the standard one would expect for the cost. Floor extremely sloppy and many patrons mentioned this after I took a little slide.

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  37. FionaO

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely time here at Sophie’s for brunch, the waitresses were so lovely and really pleasant, friendly and relaxed, our food was delicious and the whole atmosphere of the place would want to make you stay all day long especially with those views out over the city, we will definitely be returning here for dinner as I would imagine the views would be even more stunning by night, thank you for a wonderful experience

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  38. TheresaO

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Sophie’s rooftop was a Lovely place to go for valentines dinner.

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  39. Immy

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very happy with experience. First time my wife and I visited the Dean. Would recommend and definitely be back.

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  40. Kazmania

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing location, staff, food and overall setting, thank you for an awesome experience

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FAQs

Sophie's @ The Dean Cork is rated 4.4 stars by 1718 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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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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