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Sophie's @ The Dean Cork, Cork, Cork

Sophie's @ The Dean Cork

4.4
4.4
1168 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

19:00


Booked 51 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 1,168 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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Diners' Choice Awards

  • Munster

    Best Ambience

  • Munster

    Brunch

  • Munster

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Munster

    Hot spot

  • Munster

    Romantic

  • Munster

    Good for special occasions

  • Munster

    Lively

  • Munster

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Not a great experience for us. Steak was like leather and completely overpowered by salt. Service was unbelievably slow. Disappointing experience because the setting is fabulous. We will have to think twice if we will try it again.
  2. SZ

    SophiaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    That's was my first time at sophie's, must say amazing food, very tasty and good portion, very beautiful space inside and outdoors, with heaters. Also appreciate the stuff moved us from a table without view to a table next to the window, as a last min request. Tip, during weekdays it's not as busy so it's easier to be seated next to a window, however you should add that as a request when reserving. During weekends it's more difficult as window tables are for a group of people.
  3. EO

    EoghanO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely dinner, the service was fantastic and the food was very tasty
  4. CH

    CHego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a beautiful view. We had the supreme chicken burger and the beef burger. It was succulent and the chips were amazing. We both had desserts that were amazing. There was no rushing us and we had a really lovely time here.
  5. S

    Steve

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    The pizzas were better before . The chips were soggy and wet , like they had been made yesterday. Service is great but food has gone way back
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, great music, gorgeous cocktails, good food And fabulous service
  7. PD

    PeterD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is Perfect, Very friendly staff, Food delicious, Drinks amazing, Only little bit to noise
  8. KD

    KathyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fantastic meal, Great service thanks for a brilliant evening
  9. C

    Conor

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2023

    overall1food2service4ambience3
    Arrived last night to see the menu was quite different to the one online. Was very disappointed as both myself and my girlfriend had picked what we planned to eat and both items were taken off the menu. The menu had apparently been changed over a week ago but still hasn’t been updated online.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waitress was lovely and gave great recommendations for us after in Cork city!:)
  11. k

    kimberleyt

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We came to Sophie’s with a party of 5 and loved the atmosphere, decor and everything about the place was beautiful. However, we waited an hour for our food to arrive and in my opinion that is too long to be waiting, particularly when being on holiday as we had another place to be afterwards. Two people had a starter which would have obviously meant waiting a bit for the mains, but it was too long. They also forgot to bring out a couple of the sides, and although rectified, was another minor inconvenience considering the length of time we had already waited. However, the waiters were very friendly. It was a birthday celebration and they brought out ice cream and sang happy birthday which was a lovely touch. The portion sizes were extremely generous. I had the chicken which was absolutely gorgeous and everyone was overall happy with the experience. Thank you
  12. B

    Beatriz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even though I missed starters as Nacho’s or Chicken wings in the brunch menu, I loved it
  13. JM

    JenniferM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super, very enjoyable afternoon, thank you very much
  14. AM

    AndrewM

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    Food was okay but disappointing in terms of taste very oily vegetables. Not great Scallops were overcooked and fairly non existent. 2 vert small Scallops
  15. CK

    CazK

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    As always, it' the Sophie's staff that brings us back each time. Absolutely outstanding customer service, so friendly with kids, so helpful and kind, it always makes family dining such an easy and pleasant experience. Food of course was fantastic too, no change from the norm there. The kids were thrilled with their non alcoholic strawberry daiquiris too. We were perplexed this visit when we saw the size of the portions of the extra bacon and avocado ordered with two of the meals - perplexed the portions were so huge I mean. Incredibly generous so, we only got 25% through each portion, so if I had any recommendation it would be maybe to make those smaller to avoid waste - but that's still a great "complaint" to have. Sophie's continues to reconfirm it's spot on our family Top 5 every single vist. Thanks everyone!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The service and staff was fantastic, couldn’t fault them. The atmosphere was bussing also but was a little disappointed with the food. I ordered a goats cheese wild mushroom and poached pear starter - Cheese was lovely and it was served on bread but there was no Pear or mushrooms on my plate. There were about 30 pieces of chopped tomatoes, which a couldn’t eat. I really should have sent it back as it was the pear and mushrooms I wanted. But I figured I’d leave it as I had the main to get to. I had The Scollops, pork belly main. This was mostly pork belly and two very small scallops that sat in an apple sauce so that ruined the flavour of them. If you you’re having a drink, the Malbec has lovely chocolate nutty aftertaste. The cocktails are always top notch and don’t take all night to make. Get a whiskey sour as a night cap. Overall the food was only fair, service made up for it. I want to add I have stayed in the Dean and had breakfast a number of times and that was always very pleasant. I just felt that maybe last night the kitchen was a little overwhelmed and the food just wasn’t quite right.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stayed at the hotel and booked in for dinner. Food is fantastic, highly recommend the fillet steak and the dirty fries Bit on the pricey side for a dinner with drinks but if you’re looking at going for a treat or an occasion well worth it
  18. LO

    LeeO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here with my husband and 3 children and we had the most amazing time..thanks to Elaine also
  19. GM

    GeraldM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    The location is wonderful overlooking the city. My party found the noise level of the background music excessive. The food choice was limited. Service was excellent.As an elderly person I am not sure I would be in a hurry to return.
  20. LF

    LopesF

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Great place, food has improved a lot since it opened in Cork City.
  21. MG

    MrsG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Gorgeous venue with a nice atmosphere. That staff were fantastic - friendly and efficient. Food and cocktails were excellent. We will be back!
  22. LM

    LauraM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I enjoyed my visit to Sophie’s. The staff were attentive and the service was good. The food was delicious if a little on the expensive side. However, I will eat at Sophie’s again.
  23. H

    Hickcass

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was beautiful. Good service. Sophies restaurant is beautiful with a great view. The only thing I found difficult was the lack of parking. Horgan's Quay parking lot was full. So parked in nearby Kent Railway station. And it was pretty full, but was just lucky to get a space
  24. KC

    KarenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night overall. Staff friendly, food amazing. A little pricy but had an amazing night!
  25. CO

    ChristinaO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A very pleasant evening, lovely attentive staff & lovely ambience That was my third time being there & will be back again soon.
  26. AB

    AidanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Nice decor, great views, outdoor area is very nice and practical with the overhead heaters plus food is quite nice.
  27. JW

    JordanWhite

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Fantastic staff members don’t have a bad word about the place itself. Pizza I got however was very saucy and little cheese wasn’t too enjoyable but cocktails was lovely.
  28. M

    Maria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The staff was extremally good and made my daughter feel really special for her birthday. Brilliant experience! Thank you
  29. MH

    MichelleH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Disappointed that having spent €315 at our table the staff were setting up the tables around us and sweeping floors in preparation for a breakfast setting for the next morning. As a result we had to wait on a couple of occasions to be able to get their attention. Our server was pleasant but absent due to her other duties. A tray of drinks sat on the counter for 10 minutes and we had to ask for it to be brought to us. Most of the food was good but the steaks at €35 each were not good cuts of meat. We left disappointed. No offer to box up our birthday cake which we eventually left there as there was no staff member available once we had paid. Service charge of €35 was automatically applied so we had no choice to reflect it in the service ourselves.
  30. EH

    EolasHL

    Cork

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good atmosphere. Attentive staff. We’ll worth a visit
  31. CC

    ColmC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The staff were really nice, and respectful. The food was fantastic at a very reasonable price aswell. Will definitely be coming back.
  32. RS

    RudyS

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Nice restaurant, very cute, music but in a moderate level (so you can talk and be heard), good service, friendly staff (mark down: we were not asked for a desert after our main meal and decide to leave without any. Also I didn’t know blankets can be furnished when you eat outside so was a bit cold)
  33. RM

    RoseMC

    Munster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Our meals were the let-down of the night. We all had different options and all looked great and decent portions when served but lacked any flavour and in the main the veg were just fried. I had the curry ..tastless. Another duck breast that was tough and on a bed of something very stogey. Chicken dish again tasteless ..fillet steak average and scallop pork/black pudding..two scallops one piece of black pudding and two small pieces of pork. This was the only small main course but it did not equal the cost ..... then again neither did the other meals that were large and mainly tasteless. On the other hand, the desert, atmosphere and service were excellent. For the money however -will not be returning. Please note we did not complain on the night as this just further ruins a night that we still enjoyed as a family gathering that was planned for months. Pity about the food .....
  34. GB

    GregB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    had a very enjoyable time here. Atmosphere is excellent.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Lovely view, that’s about all I can say. Ordered drinks and dinner at the same time (after about 15 minutes waiting for a server). Our dinner came out about 15 minutes later, and no sign of drinks. We were also missing our side dish. We asked the waiter about the drinks, and he dropped the drinks over about 3 minutes later. Still no side dish. It was over 5 minutes after our dinner was served when the side came. I ordered the scallops, pork and black pudding. Scallops done very nicely, pork was ok. My friend ordered the duck, and it was like eating rubber. Definitely go here for the drinks, but I really wouldn’t recommend the food. Extremely pricey for what you’re getting.
  36. TB

    TetyanaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We had a birthday dinner for my son and i really loved the atmosphere of the place, the fact that we got a table by the window as requested and a small desert with a candle from the restaurant, it was a nice touch. The music actually was a bit too loud, we did ask if it was possible to turn it down a little, but nobody came back to say why not... Food was ok - but i ordered the main of scallops just to get 2 small scallops... wasn't really what i expected. Pizza for my son was too vinegary and spice, so even though he is not asking for much usually - he didn't want to eat it... my other son ordered the Tagliatelle - and it was ok, but nothing special. He also ordered a non-alcoholic cocktail, but it wasn't served and we didn't remind in the end - he said he just doesn't want it any more.. Wine was good, dessert was excellent - pana cota, and as said - overall it was a great experince and a lovely evening - would be good if these few things taken on board for future.... Thanks
  37. MC

    MikeC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Starters came nearly as ordered when we had not even received our drinks. The gap between the starters and main course was extremely long. Ordered a second round of drinks between courses and they did not come until mid way through our main course. Poor management of dining experience Food was not of a great quality and the menu is quite limited. - I would prefer to pay more for better quality. Pate- was so cold/hard it was nearly frozen. Pizza- bacon not cut and not crisped. Chicken rubbery. The girl serving us was very nice but it seemed all she had to do was take orders and everything then was out of her control. A little change could go a long way
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect experience, thanks for a great night!
  39. SO

    SusanO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beyond fabulous! Great location, gorgeous food, wonderful attentive staff and very comfortable surroundings. Top class 👌
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very enjoyable evening meal. Everything went well. Thanks Finbarr

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Sophie's @ The Dean Cork is rated 4.4 stars by 1168 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 51 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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