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Sophie's @ The Dean Galway, Galway, Galway

Sophie's @ The Dean Galway

4.3
4.3
606 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 13 times today

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

What 606 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
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Connacht

    Best Overall

  • Connacht

    Best Food

  • Connacht

    Best Service

  • Connacht

    Best Ambience

  • Connacht

    Great for brunch

  • Connacht

    Good for groups

  • Connacht

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Connacht

    Great for fine wines

  • 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

    Great for brunch

  • Galway City

    Good for groups

  • Galway City

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Galway City

    Good for special occasions

  • Galway City

    Lively

  • Galway City

    Most Booked

606 Reviews
  1. LucyC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We got a warm welcome despite being late due to a taxi issue. Although the kitchen closes at 9.30pm, our order was taken efficiently by a friendly server. The food (particularly the Atlantic Cod) was delicious and there was a good choice of cocktails. Live dj music added to the atmosphere but wasn't overpowering.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it. Had wings downstairs in elephant and castle and then upstairs

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  3. ThorstenD

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful ambience. Nice service stuff. Took care of the special occasion ( birthday if my wife). Tasty meal.

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  4. AoifeB

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very accomodating of our party, including our 7 month old baby. Friendly server. Modern, luxe decor, lots of space. Food good if portions quite small.

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  5. DanielO

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service and good food. Restaurant was hopping.

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  6. Mandi

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked a table for dinner, to celebrate a friend’s birthday. The place was packed and service was a little bit slow. We ordered our main course, we then asked for a dessert menu, the waitress left it and disappeared for 20 minutes. When she returned she told us we couldn’t order our dessert because the kitchen was closed. I was really disappointed, they knew we had to get a dessert and have a candle to celebrate the birthday. Overall the place was crowded, noisy and service really slow. Food was okay nothing special, we had ordered mash and vegetables and we were told there was no mash and veg left and forced to have garlic fries instead. Very disappointed!

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  7. Jellybeansandtotstully

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing two night stay. From receptionist to bedrooms to Sophies and the Elephant castle all were top class. One of the nicest stays we have had anywhere in the longest time. Already planning our next stay can't wait. We want the give a huge shout out to Fiona in Sophies she was absolutely amazing . Always in great fun form and nothing was to much for her . Simply amazing. But all staff were 100% but she stood out to us. Thank you again everyone ye are amazing bunch of people who love their jobs xxx

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a fun place for dinner and drinks on St Patrick’s day. Food was absolutely delicious. Service was lovely. Cocktails fun. Beautiful view.

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  9. DermotB

    Connacht

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I have to say I was disappointed with the menu having been there several times before. I brought my (aged) parents for a St Patrick's weekend treat and only having a bunch menu at 2.30pm in the afternoon with only one non-breakfast choice ( the chicken burger, apart from pizza's ) was very limiting and really disappointing. II know I should have checked in advance but having been therefore socially and on work nights I naively assumed the menu would be equally as varied. Still made the most of it and they enjoyed the experience

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The environment was spacious and exquisite!!! What a charm and the food was grand!!! Although I do believe they should remove the ham wrapped purple cauliflower from the menu…. Otherwise it was a delight!!!!

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  11. CatherineF

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The view is amazing on 2 sides depending on where you are sitting A pity terrace doesn’t go all the way round. Staff dressed very casually despite dress code for customers.Staff were certainly courteous and friendly. Food was average Caesar salad had fatty bacon with a lot of lettuce Pork belly a lot of fat also Main courses very small with little vegetable. Crème brûlée was cold. Men in my group were not happy after 3 courses. Food was poor value for money. I know now why it was only place available for Mothers Day

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  12. JenniferS

    Edinburgh

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks, food and service all good. I didn't like that the tables are on top of each other. It makes it very awkward when sitting beside other couples.

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  13. RebeccaL

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My two friends and I had a lovely Saturday brunch at Sophie’s. The food was delicious and the service was great. The restaurant was busy enough to provide a nice atmosphere and we especially enjoyed the beautiful view. We all agreed that we would definitely return and would love to try out the evening menu.

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  14. JasonM

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I wasn’t happy with the pizza I got as it was sopping wet and very doughy

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  15. LauraM

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    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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  16. Molly

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    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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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    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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  18. 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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  19. FoodIsLife

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Music was very loud at our table. It was turned down and we were told that was the lowest it could go which was still too loud. Ordered 2 wines which were out of stock. Picked a 3rd and when we ordered a second bottle after our starter it did not come until we were already eating the mains. Ordered seafood spaghetti and the mussels had not opened and so unsafe to eat. I mentioned to the wait staff who said they would tell the kitchen but nothing further was said. One persons dessert out of 6 was forgotten. Food overall was really bland and disappointing. Style over substance

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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Sophie's @ The Dean Galway is rated 4.3 stars by 606 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 13 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
  • 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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