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Sophie's @ The Dean Galway, Galway, Galway
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Sophie's @ The Dean Galway

4.3
4.3
310 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 310 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Connacht

    Best Overall

  • Connacht

    Best Food

  • Connacht

    Best Service

  • Connacht

    Best Ambience

  • Connacht

    Good for groups

  • Connacht

    Romantic

  • 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

    Romantic

  • Galway City

    Good for special occasions

  • Galway City

    Most Booked

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  1. NW

    NicolaW

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Saturday brunch was a bit of a disappointment as it took us 40 minutes to get a drink and then service was generally poor as it did not look like enough staff.
  2. SM

    SarahM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food excellent, service prompt and friendly and overall setting and decor very cool. Found it quite pricey compared to other restaurants of a similar calibre in Galway. Cocktail in particular was very tasty but very small and seems this is trying to be hidden a bit by serving it in a tiny glass. Overall a lovely experience, wouldn't dine there regularly but great place for a special occasion.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded 1 day agoThanks for the feedback Sarah.

  3. D

    Deem

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicken supreme was so delicious and the Cod was so good as well

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded 2 days agoThanks for the 5 star review Deem :-)

  4. MG

    MarieG

    Limerick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, excellent food and value for money.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded 7 days agoThanks for the 5 star review Marie!

  5. CG

    CarG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely brunch at Sophie's. Staff really friendly and helpful, food good, location unreal, would recommend.
  6. TL

    TaraL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing night for my birthday was well looked after , food was amazing and came out in no time couldn't fault the place will definitely be returning.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 21 January 2023Happy Birthday Tara, we are so pleased you had a great time in Sophie's!

  7. g

    girliegettogether434743

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The quality of the tea was very poor, would be lovely to have Barry’s Tea .

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 14 January 2023We actually do have Barry's tea :-) as well as a selection of speciality teas from Wall & Keogh

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a great time with family at Sophie's, with our new little baby Sophie. Food was decent and the waiter was great, however, we were really looking forward to certain items on the lunch menu, but when we arrived, we were advised that only brunch was served on the weekend and not lunch. This should have been stipulated on Open Table and/or on the website and/or on the menus themselves, which I'd downloaded from the website. On Sophie's website it states: We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with a delectable brunch menu on the weekends. It does not state that they do not serve lunch on the weekend. We would have chosen to go another restaurant because we were specifically looking for other items, but by the time we got there, with a 6 year old and 1 month old baby in tow, it was too much of mission to then pack up and go somewhere else.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 14 January 2023Ahhh Sophie's first visit to Sophie's :-) !! Thanks for the feedback and apologies for the misunderstanding with the wording on the website, when you say it like that I see your point!

  9. D

    Daniel

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great place in Galway! New atmosphere! good food fully recommended!

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 14 January 2023Thanks for the lovely review Daniel!

  10. CL

    ClaireL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All was excellent for the background music which although wasnt loud, was overwhelming due to its style.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 14 January 2023Thanks for the 5 star review and feedback Claire!

  11. FM

    FidelmaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unreal experience!!fab atmosphere. Best service, lovely friendly staff

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 14 January 2023Thanks for the lovely 5 star review and feedback Fidelma!

  12. JC

    JudithC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a lovely lunch in Sophies. The service was fabulous. Views around Galway, really nice atmosphere. The decor is beautiful. Would recommend visiting!

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 8 January 2023Thanks for this lovely feedback Judith, we are pleased you had such a great time.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was presenting beautifully. Every course was delicious and the food came out quickly and at a perfect temperature. Really enjoyed the cocktails and the views over Galway are beautiful

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 6 January 2023Thanks for the lovely feedback, glad you had a great experience in Sophie's.

  14. KC

    KatherinaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my second visit to Sophie’s Restaurant . Both nights really enjoyed. Food excellent’ Staff excellent and service excellent. First Night ‘girls night out ‘ all loved the Food and Cocktails yum. New Years Day Couples night out food excellent, service excellent . Definitely a Treat to look forward to. If you Don’t know what to have ask Staff to recommend and you won’t be disappointed.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 6 January 2023Thank you for this fabulous review Katherina!

  15. MM

    MarkM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    No Gluten free bread available is poor form, shops were open could have got some in if you ran out

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 6 January 2023Sorry about that Mark, we usually always have a stock of it and your dead right, we could have gone out and got some as soon as it was running low.

  16. S

    Sabrina

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice spot in Galway, when we were there the staff were so pleasant & attentive.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 2 January 2023Thank you for the lovely feedback Sabrina

  17. JD

    JackD

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Yeah, an enjoyable experience on a busy night! Food is good, the service was very attentive and it's an interesting venue.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 6 January 2023Thanks for the review Jack!

  18. SG

    StephenG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had fish n chips, very generous portion, tiramisu and cherries excellent dessert. Staff friendly and courteous

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 6 January 2023Thanks for the review Stephen!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was amazing, atmosphere was excellent and service was good too!

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 1 January 2023Thanks for the 5 star review!!

  20. C

    Customer

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were disappointed that the pizza oven was not working - this is the 2nd time this has happened to us but food & staff were very good. Thank you.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 1 January 2023Apologies about the pizza oven, we did eventually get it back up and running for the evening service. Frustrating that this has affected you now on two visits, we are very sorry for this.

  21. l

    lauram

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely night from start to finish, good service and festive atmosphere

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 31 December 2022Thanks for the great review Laura, have a great new years eve!

  22. EH

    EmerH

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food and atmosphere. We had a lovely waiter who was very busy so this led to a slower service, but this did not affect our evening. Looking forward to going again.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 30 December 2022Thanks for the feedback Emer

  23. MM

    MarieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal & ambience. Very atmospheric. Attentive staff. Just perfect from start to finish. Thank you, looking forward to returning.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 30 December 2022Thank you for the lovely review Marie!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely restaurant/hotel and staff, the only thing is the tables were far too close to eachother. We struggled to have a conversation as I kept hearing the people next to us both sides. Also getting in and out beside them was awkward, it felt like we were on a triple date. Other than the seating layout the rest was lovely

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 6 January 2023Thanks for the feedback and I am glad that you still enjoyed the food and service despite it being a squeeze.

  25. YW

    YW22

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food delicious, a bit pricey but ok for a special occasion

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 29 December 2022Thank you for the feedback, we are glad you had a nice time at Sophie's

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service fantastic! Food was really good, as were the cocktails.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 31 December 2022Thanks for the great review, have a great new years eve!

  27. GO

    GarethO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, service & ambience. Hotel is quality too. Staff are superb & so friendly. Would definitely recommend.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 29 December 2022Thank you for the great feedback Gareth :-)

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Munster

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My 2nd time to dine at Sophies. From start to finish it was great. Wonderful, friendly service and delicious food. The decor and ambience is very cool. It's a lovely, fancy addition in Galway.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 29 December 2022Thank you so much for the lovely feedback, we are pleased that the second visit was as good as the first!

  29. SG

    ShaneG

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable St.Stephen’s Day meal. Staff were great and table was perfect.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 29 December 2022Thank you so much for the lovely review Shane!

  30. AS

    AmandaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous Christmas eve brunch. Super staff who made us feel most welcome. Special thanks to Andrew.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 25 December 2022Thanks for the 5 star review Amanda, Merry Christmas!

  31. SR

    StaceyR

    Connacht

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Christmas eve brunch here and everything was outstanding. Food and drinks were amazing. The atmosphere was amazing and staff were very attentive.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 26 December 2022Thanks for the 5 star review Stacey, we hope you had a lovely Christmas!

  32. MF

    MarkF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and fantastic service. Would recommend to others.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 25 December 2022Thanks for the 5 star review Mark, Merry Christmas!

  33. a

    aislinggash

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food and lovely ambience. Lovely view and cool bar

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 25 December 2022Thanks for the 5 star review Aisling, Merry Christmas!

  34. RH

    RachelH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    I found the food nice but it took so long to come out.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 23 December 2022Sorry there was a delay on your food, we are particularly busy at the moment. We hope you will visit again and give us another try. Merry Christmas.

  35. EC

    EoinC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Expensive steaks, both not cooked to order. One way over and the other way under, a member of staff who was not our waitress had me slide my steak onto a side plate to bring it back to the kitchen. 25% discount and a complimentary drink, but we where seated near the reception and watched 3/4 members of the team debate how to handle the situation. It was uncomfortable and and disappointing overall.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 25 December 2022We are sorry that the steaks were overcooked Eoin and also that you overheard the team discussing how best to resolve the matter for you.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good drinks menu and lovely food

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 23 December 2022Thank you for the 5 stars! Have a lovely christmas.

  37. P

    Pickup

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    White wine on tap not cold at all, music and noise level too loud, not a relaxed atmosphere, all tables in walkway in line along windows and some just opposite, everyone has to pass in between.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 23 December 2022We are sorry that you were not happy with the ambience and table layout in Sophie's. We have noted your feedback on the wine on tap and we will double check that its functioning as it should. Have a great Christmas.

  38. DM

    DarrenM

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Restaurant looks fantastic, was very dissapointed in the food. Steak main for €34 was main dissapointment.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 22 December 2022Sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the food Darren.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating the graduation of one of our staff members

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 30 December 2022Thanks for the 5 star review and congratulation to the graduate!

  40. WR

    WyvernRest

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I've eaten Sophie's twice in a week, once on a work dinner with a large group, once a more intimate meal with my partner. On both occasions the service was superb and the food was great. The prawn starter was close to perfect and the mains were well executed, balanced and tasty. Sides are very generous portions. The cocktails were very good, both taste and presentation. Highly recommend Pegs Select Bar downstairs for a nightcap to end the evening.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 22 December 2022Thank you for this lovely review! We hope that you have great xmas.

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 310 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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