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Sophie's @ The Dean Galway, Galway, Galway

Sophie's @ The Dean Galway

4.3
4.3
248 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 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

    Phillip Dunleavy

  • 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

What 248 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
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Connacht

    Best Ambiance

  • Connacht

    Group Bookings

  • Connacht

    Hot Spot

  • Connacht

    Romance

  • Connacht

    Special Occasions

  • Connacht

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Connacht

    Most Booked

  • Galway City

    Best Overall

  • Galway City

    Best Food

  • Galway City

    Best Service

  • Galway City

    Best Ambiance

  • Galway City

    Best Value

  • Galway City

    Fit for Foodies

  • Galway City

    Romance

  • Galway City

    Special Occasions

  • Galway City

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Leinster

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Made a special request for my partners birthday and it was never fulfilled and when I picked up my burger the slice of tomato was so big water came dripping out and then I’m was soggy

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded 1 day agoWe apologise that we were unable to fulfil the birthday request. We have of lot of requests for special messages to be added to desserts etc which we always try to accommodate however the kitchen is very busy at this time of year and to do this on demand would delay service.

  2. NN

    NiamhN

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    The venue is fab and atmosphere was electric but the food was really poor. I had smoked salmon with crab meat to start. The presentation was poor and it was not worth the money charged. The steak I asked for medium well. It came out like a pork job so over cooked swallowing it was really difficult. My husbands was the same. The couple next to us sent back their steaks due to the poor quality of it. I should of known then to change my order. The cost of it was ridiculous at €35. When I told the waitress and showed her how bad it was her eyes could not of gotten any wider with shock at the steak presented to me. Really disappointed with the overall experience. We didn’t get dessert in the end because of the poor experience with the food. The restaurant would want to pull up their socks especially with those prices.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded 1 day agoNiamh thank for the feedback and we are so sorry that you were unhappy with the food, the steaks in particular. This feedback has been passed on to our Executive Chef.

  3. NM

    NiallM

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in a fantastic setting , cocktails lovely!!

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded 1 day agoThanks for the lovely review Niall!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded 1 day agoThanks for the 5 star review Brad

  5. S

    Siobhan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My daughter and I went to Sophie's for our second meal there together. I felt that the food and service had vastly improved since our last visit in June 2022. I had a delicious risotto and my daughter said her cheeseburger was really good. We had two really lovely mocktails also and a tiramisu for dessert which was also very good and all food was nicely presented. The decor is gorgeous and ambience was relaxting. The staff were attentive, effiicient and really pleasant to deal with. I look forward to going back again.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded 3 days agoGreat to hear you and your daughter had an enjoyable experience Siobhan! Thank you for your kind words on the Sophies team :)

  6. PR

    PamelaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great views and location! Food was really nice and not crowded early am

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded 3 days agoThanks for the 5 star review! :)

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Our first drink arrived after we had finished our starter. As we were out celebrating this was disappointing. When the drinks did arrive, the Bloody Mary was not good. Second time round, I ordered a vodka and tomato juice instead of a Bloody Mary. The tomato juice arrived in a black jug….very off putting and tasted horrible. The prawn starter was poor- tempura prawns on far to much warm Marie rose like sauce. Steak was very good. Lamb was only ok.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded 3 days agoThank you for the feedback! We are sorry to hear you didnt have a great experience with us in Sophies. We will take your comments on board and hope you give us another try in future.

  8. P

    Paddymc999

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sophie’s is a great venue. Wonderful atmosphere and views combined with excellent food and super service.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded 3 days agoThank you for the lovely review!

  9. SL

    SeanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had breakfast at 9am, place was quite and we sat near the window to the rear.. Service was quick.. Enjoyed the meal

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded 3 days agoThank you for the lovely review SeanL! Glad you enjoyed your meal.

  10. K

    Kumar

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Staff was not at friendly. The waitress behaviour very bad. My friend told me she was making face when we was ordering food. I will never go back there..
  11. MR

    MargueriteR

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st time eating in Sophies, Galway and really enjoyed the experience. Staff were excellent ,very friendly and attentive. Really enjoyed brunch. Would highly recommend.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded 3 days agoThank you for your 5 star review! I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the team, We hope to see you again soon :)

  12. AM

    AoifeM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Food was very average. Service was poor , staff very busy and hard to get attention. Cocktails priority over food orders. Brunch menu was poor , mix of eggs , pizza or fish and chips seems strange combination. Tables are very close together making it hard to leave your seat without bumping another table.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded 3 days agoThank you for taking the time to leave a review! Sorry to hear we didnt hit the mark for you, we are constantly looking into different menus. We will take onboard your feedback and we hope to welcome you back in future :)

  13. SG

    SaraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Really enjoyed the food the quality was very good,eye catching room decor,great vibe cant wait to go back

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded 3 days agoGlad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us SaraG! We look forward to welcoming you back :)

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely lunch here, fabulous views, lovely friendly and quick staff, could not recommend this place more!

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 27 November 2022Thanks for the lovely feedback. Hopefully we will be welcoming you back soon :)

  15. CB

    CaoimheB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fab staff, very well taken care of. The girl that gave me the bill was so lovely and I felt so taken care of the second I walked into the place

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded 3 days agoThank you for your lovely review, I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the Sophies team!

  16. IM

    IlonaM

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful place! Perfect location, lovely atmosphere, very good food. It was family lunch for a special occasion. We ordered risotto, pizzas and tiramisu, brownie and caramel delice for dessert. Everything was really good and tasty. The wine list is impressive. We chose Puglian wine and it was amazing. We had a wonderful time in there. Thank you!

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded 3 days agoThank you for your lovely review! I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the team :)

  17. D

    Duncan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Very nice food with a great view of the Galway city skyline

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 27 November 2022Thanks for the lovely review Duncan

  18. A

    Anna

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very pleasant bar food style lunch. Lovely views from dining room.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded 3 days agoThanks for the review Anna :)

  19. GC

    GradCelebration

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very good venue, interesting view and great ambiance, pizza oven next to the bar, excellent coffee, very good food.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 27 November 2022Great to hear, Thanks for the lovely review :)

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere and meal. Absolutely lovely
  21. A

    Anonymous

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic all round.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 27 November 2022Thanks for the lovely review

  22. DC

    DeirdreC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Booked for Sophie roof top restaurant. Upon arrival for elderly mother's birthday lunch who has poor mobility we're ushered downstairs to tge elephant and castle. Staff member said something about gas not working but tables were full. Asked if we'd received a call which we hadn't. Told I'll see you downstairs in a few minutes..never happened. Expected an apology or be offered a coffee...nothing. resturant downstairs didn't even know we were coming...made for a poor first impression ☹️
  23. EL

    ElioshaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don't usually write reviews but I wanted to say a huge thank you to the staff of Sophie's. We had brunch there on Sunday and enjoyed every minute. We were recommended a great wine and the food was so tasty, with larger portions than expected. Thanks again for a brilliant number of hours spent chilling, chatting, eating, drinking and enjoying the atmosphere and rooftop views
  24. MB

    MagsB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience on Saturday 19th in Sophie's. Two of our party had food intolerances and our waiter went above and beyond to ensure their meals were perfect and free from dairy and gluten. Our waiter was amazing and a credit to the business and himself. I look forward to my next experience in Sophie's

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 27 November 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review Mags. Will pass on the kind words to the team. Looking forward to welcoming you back

  25. BP

    BiancaP

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food as always and amazing drinks! Service was really good, we had this Portuguese waiter with lots of banter. The decor is one of my favourite ones in Galway and the atmosphere never disappoints. This time it was a few of us ladies getting together for a pre-Christmas evening and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
  26. SK

    ShirleyK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Lovely place, but no kids menu. To me, this suggests kids are not welcome?? So though it’s a lovely place, eating out with kids here is very expensive.
  27. J

    Jessica

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Ambiance is 5 star! Food was lovely, apart from a pizza that was slightly underdone.
  28. CL

    CarrieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab food and lovely restaurant! Ser ice was excellent. Will definitely be back.
  29. SB

    StephanieB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Very disappointed. Did not have the wine we wanted. Did not have pizza. Also paid for a brownie I thought was complimentary for a birthday 😞

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 2 November 2022Stephanie, I am really sorry for this! Your booking was made at 17:30 on the day, if it was made direct, we should have informed your about the pizzas. If it was made online, as service had already started, they may not have seen the new booking. With it being a busy bank holiday weekend, it is possible we may have sold out of some wines. If you didn't order a dessert and we just brought a brownie to the table then this should not have been charged for and I sincerely apologise for this.

  30. A

    Anonymous

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and food. Will be returning in the future.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 2 November 2022Thanks for your feedback and 5 star review!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable. Steak was expensive, tasty but not amazing. Tables are close together, quiet bright interior.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 11 November 2022Thank you for the feedback

  32. JH

    JoeH

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I would describe our overall dining experience at The Dean underwhelming and disappointing. My partner and I ordered two Eggs Benedict. The presentation lacked any imagination and were so overcooked, I would describe them as hard boiled eggs as opposed to Eggs Benedict. My fiancé is a celiac and so ordered gluten-free bread with hers. The bread was rock hard and dry to the point, she could barely cut it with her knife. No one came back to check on our order once our food arrived, which could have solved what happened next. There was a mix up with our drinks order. My fiancé’s drink and a bottle of water for the table was missing from our order. The cocktail arrived so late, the meal was almost over and our water did not arrive at all, even after asking twice for it. My fiancé gained the attention of a member of staff to enquire about the drinks order but was rudely spoken to, and told “yea, one minute”. The waitress did not return and so I had to get up eventually and physically go to the bar to enquire about our drinks. There was confusion amongst staff at the bar, and by the time my fiancée’s drink did arrive she had all by near finished her food. It was evident from observation that the tables beside us had problems with their orders also. The location and decor is the only positive aspect to report on following our dining experience at The Dean. The food, staff and service unfortunately did not live up to expectations. Based from our experience we will not be returning, and would not recommend overall.
  33. MF

    MartaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most amazing experience. Food was lovely. The service was outstanding

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 31 October 2022Thanks for the lovely review Marta. Will pass on the kind words to the team. Hope to welcome you back soon.

  34. SO

    SOCTUA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner, service excellent and the food was very good.
  35. C

    Cobus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy Sophie's - best view in town, very good food and drink, great service

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 27 October 2022Thank you for the lovely review Cobus :-)

  36. AL

    AisL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and excellent service in a really fantastic setting.
  37. MT

    MThi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place to go. Good atmosphere and friendly staff.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 22 October 2022Thanks for the 5 star review Mthi :)

  38. TF

    TeresaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely experience would highly recommend a visit to Sophie's.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 22 October 2022Thanks for the 5 star review Teresa :)

  39. a

    aislingk

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly great night at Sophie’s.. food was all amazing . We were a family of 4 and every dish was outstanding.. quirky cocktails were delish..

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 22 October 2022Thanks for the lovely review Aisling. Will pass on the comments to the team. Hopefully welcome you back soon :)

  40. DH

    DermotH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was good, hit the spot for what we wanted. I cannot recall the servers name but he wa Excellent interacted with us at the table, gave recommendations when we weren't sure.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 22 October 2022Thanks for the lovely comments Dermot. Will pass on the nice words to the team. Hopefully see you again soon :)

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 4.3 stars by 248 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 28 times today
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

  • 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

    Phillip Dunleavy

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Vegan

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