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Sophie's @ The Dean Galway, Galway, Galway

Sophie's @ The Dean Galway

4.4
4.4
597 reviews
€30 and under
European
Rooftop Dining in Galway City Centre
Soak in the views whilst you dine at Sophie’s rooftop restaurant, complete with amazing panoramic views of Galway City, whatever the weather.
Blazing sun, howling gales, she’s just beautiful. And fun. And friendly. And tasty.

Our chefs pack every mouthful with international and Irish flavours. We’ve also got a range of cocktails so good you’ll wanna work your way through the entire menu.
We serve breakfast and dinner 7 days a week. We do lunch on weekdays and brunch at the weekend.

If you haven't found your desired time please get in touch with us at bookgalway@sophies.ie



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2 people

19:00


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    European, Irish, Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 7:30 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (091) 749 210
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    April Hague
  • Private party facilities
    For any enquires on Private Events in Sophies please get in touch with galwayevents@thedean.ie
  • Area
    Galway City Centre
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    All major bus/train stops are located within 3-5 mins walking distance of the hotel. Taxi rank service is located within same distance. We would recommend using Fairgreen Car Park which is situated adjacent to Galway Coach Station. Directions to this will be outlined in your booking confirmation.
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Vegan

Experiences

  • 3 - Course Mother's Day Lunch @ Sophie's

    €45.00 per person

    10 Mar 2024 only
    Spoil that Special Person whilst soaking in the views of Galway City and enjoy a 3 -Course Set Lunch with us @ Sophie's.
    3 - Course Mother's Day Lunch @ Sophie's photo

What 597 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
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Connacht

    Best Overall

  • Connacht

    Best Food

  • Connacht

    Best Service

  • Connacht

    Best Ambience

  • Connacht

    Great for brunch

  • Connacht

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Connacht

    Good for special occasions

  • Connacht

    Lively

  • Connacht

    Most Booked

  • Galway City

    Best Overall

  • Galway City

    Best Food

  • Galway City

    Best Service

  • Galway City

    Best Ambience

  • Galway City

    Best Value

  • Galway City

    Good for groups

  • Galway City

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Galway City

    Good for special occasions

  • Galway City

    Lively

  • Galway City

    Most Booked

597 Reviews
  1. LauraM

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a busy time and service was slow as a result. Staff were lovely though and the food and atmosphere was nice.

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  2. Molly

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall a wonderful experience, but… 1. Poor/no gluten free options 2. Birthday message on dessert was forgotten & 3. Crispy bacon for breakfast was not crispy.

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    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    A+ for ambiance. The restaurant is beautiful inside with a fantastic view of Galway. The food was good. With a decent cocktail and wine selection. I think they must have been short staffed - with two people taking care of the whole place.

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  4. KillianH

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Slay, just absolutely slay, slayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent. Asked for one of there best tables to celebrate wedding anniversary, and they did not let us down. Very good experience.

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  6. ThomasinaC

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very disappointing. It was busy to be fair but not exceptionally busy.

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  7. UlaP

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall very nice experience in beautiful place, great service but seafood linguine tasted more like a baby food, cold pasta with plain tomato sauce and very few prawns and mussels really disappointed me, never eat anything worst than that 😢 my husband had calzone and it was really nice, beautiful cocktails .

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  8. Michelle

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was nice. Service overall was very poor. Chips came after the mains as there was a delay with the kitchen. We didn't have time to order desert as the table was needed back and barely able to get a coffee. Won't be back

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  9. Dee1

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great venue fantastic service would happily return!

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  10. YyrR

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We booked this meal as a special night out with a friend visiting from abroad. Unfortunately it didn't live up to our expectations or matched our previous visit. Service was lacklustre. Our main server seems disinterested. No "hi, how are you", just perfunctory. Slouched against the wall when taking our order. No lamb available which wasn't mentioned when menus were given leaving two of our party disappointed. No drinks menu given, no salt/pepper on the table, no cooler for bottle of wine. No one checked on us during our meal. The lady who served the food was a breath of fresh air, cheerful and friendly. Food was ok. Risotto needed more depth of flavour and some fresh black pepper. Definately overpriced. Pizza was tasty. Love the room, good atmosphere but unfortunately we won't be rushing back.

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  11. BrianW

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a very nice lunch we had. And the view is outstanding. Highly Recommended

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  12. Linda

    Connacht

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Met by friendly staff when we got there but then had to ask for our drinks having ordered them when we sat down. We then waited an hour for our mains to come out having had no starters - not even a basket of bread to keep us going. They did acknowledge this and took 2 drinks off our overall bill. Staff did their best but it's not very well run. Nobody seems to be overseeing what's going on.

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  13. SameD

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my first experience, i loved it, so beautiful and pretty sure k will ne back in the summer time, good service just from the moment i arrived to the waitress , keep it up guys

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  14. Michaelc

    Rome

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Enjoyed just need to change menu .. as in more options for starters and mains

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  15. Darren

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Highly recommend. The only thing I could fault was we were sitting very close to other guests.

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  16. AndrewM

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately a disappointing experience. The quality of the food wasn’t great and despite specifically asking for hard fried eggs, they were the exact opposite

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  17. Lorraine

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fabulous meal, super service, tasty food and great atmosphere

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  18. SusanaF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good place for a gathering with friends/coworkers or a date night where you want to impress t that special one!!! Definitely recommend it!!
    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 12 February 2024
    Thanks a million for your review and feedback Susana! Looking forward to welcoming you back soon! :)

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  19. Meabh

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very enjoyable dinner in Sophies. Good menu selection to suit everyone's palate and modern decor. Service was very good.

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  20. Atah

    Leinster

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and drink extremely overpriced for what we got, nothing out of the ordinary. Restaurant and hotel decor was fabulous, very trendy vibe and can see money was well spent but food wise I’ve had better and for much better price.

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  21. CathalR

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Cold. Dj not great at all. Waitress lovely and friendly.

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  22. CarolineC

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super friendly staff. We felt well looked after. There is a lovely atmosphere in the place.

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  23. Joem

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Requested flowers didn’t have any. Food was nice but expensive

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  24. SophiaP

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered pizzas which were soggy and the chips had seen better days! Desert was amazing and the atmosphere is great. Staff were lovely and the restaurant is beautiful, Will probably be back!

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  25. Annie

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Diavola pizza is fab, setting is great, wine is great

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  26. NiamhP

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was amazing, food, drink and service were second to none. Looking forward to returning.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot, lovely food, great service and good atmosphere

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The steak was burnt, served with fries and arugula, not worth the price.

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  29. ClodaghM

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steaks perfectly cooked, chicken was phenomenally prepared moist and tender. Cocktails were consistent and really nice, hit the spot. Music levels can drown out conversation across the table

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  30. PatriciaN

    Connacht

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was fine . Nothing special for the price . The portion of chips we ordered were undercooked . Staff were lovely and friendly and service very good .

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and staff were lovely - I can’t remember the name of the young girl who served us but she could not have been more accommodating!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food ,lovely staff and lovely evening had.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a pleasant experience but I have a real problem with the drinks menu. As a recovering alcoholic I was pleased to see a selection of non-alcoholic cocktails on the menu. However, it tasted of alcohol when it arrived. I asked our waitress only to be told that there was 0.0 gin in my cocktail. This was not included on the contents list on the menu. This was OK by me but would pose a serious problem with some of my fellow addicts. This could easily be the trigger that causes a relapse. This is completely unacceptable.

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  34. DarrenH

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was lovely and relaxing with lovely staff and amazing food

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  35. AoifeR

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu was quite limited. There were no deserts available for coeliacs and limited options for starters/mains.

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  36. MaryroseM

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My husbands starter, scallops were underdone slightly. And the steak wasn’t the best quality, when you are paying so much for it. I really enjoyed my soup and supreme chicken and would recommend, first time there, would go back to give another try but not for a good while. The interiors are amazing and really worth seeing.

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  37. TracyC

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous evening in Sophia’s restaurant on 1.1.2024 . The staff were superb . Food delish . Highly recommend and will definitely be back . Thank you

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  38. Anonymous

    Connacht

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Brunch this afternoon. Thanks to Amelia for looking after a birthday plate for my daughter. Will be back soon

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had booked for New Year’s Eve as an early seating at 6:30 and ordered two pizzas and two sides to share and was told it was policy to order 1 main course per person. From this point on the service was awful, the staff was so rude and it was an extremely uncomfortable experience.

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  40. EdelD

    Connacht

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Really enjoyed our dinner at Sophie’s. The food was incredible from start to finish. I had the pork belly to start, cod for main and brownie for dessert. Service was very good and very prompt. There is also a really nice atmosphere there, the decor is cool. Only downside was that we were sat at a lovely table in the corner beside the window and it was really cold and drafty!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sophie's @ The Dean Galway is rated 4.4 stars by 597 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Sophie's @ The Dean Galway

80-86 Prospect Hill, Galway, Galway Galway

Additional information

  • Area
    Galway City Centre
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 7:30 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    European, Irish, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    All major bus/train stops are located within 3-5 mins walking distance of the hotel. Taxi rank service is located within same distance. We would recommend using Fairgreen Car Park which is situated adjacent to Galway Coach Station. Directions to this will be outlined in your booking confirmation.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    April Hague
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Vegan
  • Phone number
    (091) 749 210
  • Private party facilities
    For any enquires on Private Events in Sophies please get in touch with galwayevents@thedean.ie
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