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Sophie's @ The Dean Cork

4.4
4.4
960 reviews
€30 and under
Irish
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

19:30


Booked 45 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish, Italian, 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

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

What 960 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

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  • Munster

    Group Bookings

  • Munster

    Hot Spot

  • Munster

    Outdoor Eating

  • Munster

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Munster

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  1. AR

    AnnmarieR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great night out at Sophie’s for my husbands birthday lovely ambience and atmosphere, service was outstanding every member of staff made us feel very welcome, special mention to Tommy who went out of his way to celebrate my husbands birthday, a lovely lady greeted us on arrival and made us feel very relaxed sorry I didn’t catch her name, thanks for a great night out wel definitely be back.
  2. EC

    ErynC

    Cork

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, kind, caring, helpful staff. Made my birthday a great experience
  3. CH

    ClaireH

    Munster

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are a company called Remitly based in Penrose dock and we use Sophies for all our business lunches. We also send our colleagues there to stay at The Dean all the time. We are blessed to have such a wonderful hotel at our doorstep.
  4. DB

    DeniseB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Unfortunately it was not as we expected we had to seek wait staff on several occasions despite there seeming to be plenty around. Loud music with the base vibrating our booth. Not what we expected for a Sunday afternoon lunch. Lovely setting though
  5. DJ

    DorotaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot with a great food! Also, love the design of the entire place.
  6. KM

    KelvinM

    Leinster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Music far too loud, couldn't hear each other talk. Food was nice, cocktails were so so.....service could have been better.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Excellent friendly service very attentive staff food good could be more options
  8. MK

    MKMac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice food, chill vibes and staff were so helpful and amazing! Only issue I had was paying €26 for 2 mimosas! A little overpriced as they’re not necessarily classed as cocktails but charged at a cocktail price.
  9. CV

    ClaudiaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Food & Drinks really enjoyed every bit of it. Didnt realise the pizzas were so big will probably share next time!! Would like to see more brioche toast with the Páte but 10/10 all around. Will be back!
  10. MK

    MarieK

    Cork

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Spectacular view not so spectacular. Food good. While the music was quite loud the atmosphere was good
  11. N

    Nurcan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Thank you for everything. We had a nice birthday celebration and everything was amazing, fabulous view and the staff:)
  12. L

    Livingston

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    First seating with a reservation and was sat in a corner with no view. It was pretty sunny so we didn’t mind. Had the beef filet dish and the chicken dish. Chicken was a touch dry and not much flavor. Asparagus was probably the best I have ever had. Cocktails were tasty. Service was excellent until our waiter apparently went off shift and we waited 30 minutes to get settled up.
  13. JP

    JackieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fabulous night . We were dinning with our neighbours and their children and the food was amazing. The staff were so accommodating and friendly. Then there was the decor of the hotel very impressive. Definitely will return again.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    It's a really nice spot for a meal with a nice comfortable and warm outdoor seating area. The service was without fault. Food, I felt was a bit of a let down, with extremely large portion sizes seeming to take priority over flavour. I had the scallops with prawns and gnocchi. The scallops were cooked well but served with far too much gnocchi and in a bland tomato based sauce! I left with a full stomach but not with the feeling that I had eaten a fine meal. My dining party had similar experiences with a lack of flavour in their meals choices. It feels like the cooking is just lacking some refinement! Overall it was ok and I probably would go again (sometime) and give it another chance.
  15. MD

    MichaelD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time dining in Sophies and we were very happy, the food was excellent , great portion sizes and the staff were great. There is a really nice atmosphere, we will definitely eat there again.
  16. CR

    CathalR

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful Restaurant with an excellent vibe and ambience Very friendly and attentive staff!
  17. CS

    CorkStop

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    When we visited, the food was good here at Sophie‘s, but the ambience was a bit chaotic. We enjoyed the first half of our meal greatly. All of the food was great. However, during the second half of our meal, there seem to be some sort of promotional photo shoot happening at a table across from us and this distracted all of the service. We waited almost 30 minutes for a single espresso and then additional 20 minutes for our check. Once the photo shoot started, it seemed like service staff did not have any interest in coming to our side of the room and interrupting the shoot, leaving us stranded.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Food limited only do brunch on Sundays. No vegetarian options. Had to get margarita pizza which was basic. Husband had burger and chips. Was served cold. Chips was reheated !!!
  19. DF

    DanielF

    Cork

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Hello. The food was lovely but I think u should get a plate warmer machine because our food wasn’t really hot! I didn’t send it back because I am polite. The music was good BUT quite loud for a restaurant! It’s just a small thing that needs to be changed!
  20. BO

    BridO

    Carlow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved it. Definitely be back soon. Cocktails and lunch was fab👌
  21. j

    jjjmacf

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    First time on Sophie's at the Dean. We were sitting 'outside' but well covered in and they put on the electric wall heaters during the meal. Nice selection on menu, varied and different to usual choices on menu. Service a bit slow and uncertain - had to redirect our orders a couple of times. Prawns tempuri to start were delicious. We had scallops with gnocchi as mains which was delicious and different. Fruit and apple oatmeal crumble with icercream for desert was good too. Two glasses of wine at 10.40 each was on pricey side but there was one cheaper option. Total bill for €100 or so was reasonable.
  22. DH

    DorothyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I felt the music was far too loud. Other than that excellent. Staff were noticeably upbeat and friendly.
  23. AS

    AlisonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had such a great night on Saturday at the Dean/Sophies. The DJ was amazing while we had a few drinks before the meal. When we were seated we were given complementary glasses of prosecco because it was our anniversary which was such a nice touch, we weren't expecting it at all. The food was amazing and so was the service. Our waitress was so lovely. Can't wait to go back again soon!
  24. FO

    FionaO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and drinks. Generous portions. Lovely staff and great atmosphere
  25. CS

    CarolS

    Waterford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well worth a visit. Food was really good, lovely setting, great atmosphere. Will definitely be back on our next trip to Cork.
  26. 2

    20yearsagrowing

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Hi, I went to the Dean for dinner with 2 friends on Friday 16th September. we were very disappointed with the food. The risotto had too many cherry tomatoes and a number of them were gone off. My friends dinner were not up to par. My friend had a glass of red wine that she said had a musty smell, and did not taste great. I had ice-cream for dessert and could not eat the vanilla ice-cream as it was completely out of date. Which is very dangerous to serve. All in all very disappointing food. The upside, the staff were very nice and there was a very good atmosphere. However, I would not go back nor would I recommend anyone go for the dining experience. I have cancelled a second reservation I had booked for October 7th. I hope you take this review on board. Regards,
  27. CO

    CiaraO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very tasty and reasonably priced food. The seabream curry was delicious. Staff we excellent. Views of the city added to the experience. Very happy overall!
  28. RR

    ReshmaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed every moment. We will definitely recommend Sophie's to my friends and colleagues. The staffs were excellent. We are really grateful for the surprise given to my friend.
  29. H

    Hollie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn’t fault a thing. Good was gorgeous so tasty, fabulous setting and friendly atmosphere! Would definitely go again and recommend to anyone!
  30. MC

    MargaretC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Such a lovely venue - lovely staff service is fantastic food for price needs a taste test even though presently beautifully not all our dishes hit the mark. Stunning drinks - grey for a special occasion
  31. L

    Lolking

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Music levels need dropping 10%. I'm a AV engineer so I say this with professional insight. Not many vegetarian options and no vegan options. I would bring my Girlfriend back if their was more options. Service was good and overall very nice!
  32. D

    Davis

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was top notch. I had the Prawns and my partner had the Fish Taco to start, both were sumptuous and really tasty. I had the Pork Belly for my main and it was melt in the mouth heavenly, while my partner had the Chicken which was divine. We didn't get a table with a view, which was the only down side. All the staff were very friendly, helpful and attentive. A delight, will be back if ever I find myself back in Cork.
  33. F

    Ffff

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food amazing as always, service slow but manager came to us to apologize and gave drink son the house
  34. VT

    VivienneT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The perfect spot for celebrating a milestone birthday! We all loved it!
  35. DM

    DenisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were courteous efficient and friendly.The service was good and the food was great.The only criticism was the parking facilities,which were non existent.We had to use Irish Rails car park nearby.but this was not a major problem.
  36. N

    Nathy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Excellent drinks and service at the bar, beautiful ambiance. The restaurant has an outstanding view, service was perfect. The food was okay and the music was a little bit too loud.
  37. MP

    MPPM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Nice setting but everything else was just a bit meh
  38. ER

    EadaoinR

    Cork

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was great - we had a lovely meal!
  39. JI

    JIreland

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Amazing service, fast and detailed. Outside area was warm enough to sit as there was heaters too. Food was good and presented well with generous portions. It was a friends birthday and they brought out a dessert and sang the song - very thoughtful.
  40. D

    Duggy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely setting with views over parts of the city. I enjoyed my food however my mother didn't enjoy her's, bad choice off the menu. However we didn't get charged for her dinner. Very fair.

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Sophie's @ The Dean Cork is rated 4.4 stars by 960 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:30


Booked 45 times today
Google Map for Sophie's @ The Dean Cork

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

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

  • Cuisines

    Irish, Italian, 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

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

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