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Sophie's @ The Dean Galway, Galway, Galway

Sophie's @ The Dean Galway

4.3
4.3
196 reviews
€31 to €50
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

22:30


Booked 22 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 196 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
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Connacht

    Best Ambience

  • Connacht

    Group Bookings

  • Connacht

    Hot Spot

  • Connacht

    Romance

  • Connacht

    Special Occasions

  • Connacht

    Most Booked

  • Galway City

    Best Overall

  • Galway City

    Best Food

  • Galway City

    Best Service

  • Galway City

    Best Ambience

  • Galway City

    Fit for Foodies

  • Galway City

    Romance

  • Galway City

    Special Occasions

  • Galway City

    Most Booked

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  1. AI

    AsmaI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Loved the ambience for sure. Beautifully designed and i loved how the team was coming to ask “if everything is okay or require any assistance”. Loved the sides and pizza♥️ Drinks were also upto the mark🥂 Thankyou for the great service.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded 1 day agoThanks for the lovely review Asmal. Great to hear you had such a great time. Hope to welcome you back soon :)

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Service was super and cocktails very good
  3. R

    Rory

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only complaint I could have is that it was difficult to get a weekend reservation, but I think that is a good sign! Everything was top drawer. Even down to the restrooms being spotless which is odd for Galway. My wife got the salmon starter and risotto for her main course along with a cocktail which she said tasted amazing, but it had her more shook than a hand at mass :) Which is good that they can make a cocktail that tastes great while getting you on a good buzz. I got the smoked bacon corquette for starter and the rib eye. It was very good. It is a bit expensive, but the quality is up there with the high reputation restaurants in town and is cheaper than most of those restaurants. The ambience was nice and I loved the view. We will be back for sure.
  4. EF

    EloF

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Food was average at best. Overcooked poached eggs and not very warm. Pizza oven not heated so not an option. No decaf coffee. Menu is expensive so feels like you're pay for the surroundings and not the quaity the food. Disappointing as it's a lovely place to go.
  5. U

    Unknown

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Very good service, food wasn’t great. Steak was way too tough found it hard to cut. Desserts were poor. Nice atmosphere and staff were so helpful and friendly.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded 5 days agoThanks for the feedback, we apologise that you were disappointed with some aspects of the meal.

  6. EJ

    EmmaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and drinks all great can't fault it. A little bit on the pricey side but experience was amazing.

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

  7. FM

    FionaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was lovely, made us feel special on our anniversary. Staff were lovely and friendly. Cocktails were delish!
  8. NO

    NiamhO

    Cork

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous brunch with my sister. Staff were lovely and food was great. Can't wait to go back!
  9. CS

    CatherineS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Really enjoyed our evening at Sophie's at the Dean.
  10. CO

    CathyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely rooftop restaurant. Food was great as was service. The only downside was the acoustics - very hard to have a conversation- too many hard surfaces coupled with all the glass didnt help.
  11. JF

    JessicaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, beautiful food and lovely staff 😊
  12. ER

    EllenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere and the most lovely helpful staff
  13. S

    Serena

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I was really looking forward to going to Sophies but sadly was disappointed. I ordered the Panko Fried Chicken (€16.95) and the chicken was hard, burnt, dry, and flavourless. All the ingredients listed on the menu were thrown on top of each other in a bun that you couldn't fit in your mouth if you dislocated your jaw, and couldn't be smashed any smaller due to the hard chicken. I told the waitress and she said she'd tell the chef but nothing came of it. I also ordered a prosecco and the glass was chipped. This was replaced "on the house" but overall I was left feeling that Sophies was overpriced, overrated, and underwhelming. There is a wealth of brilliant restaurants in Galway that do incredible brunches - Nimmos, Kitchen, Corrib House, Dela, to name a few - so Sophies has stiff competition and would want to earn their hefty prices. The setting was nice and the view was good, but the food (which is what we are there for at the end of the day) let the place down.
  14. ST

    ShannonT

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    They seemed short staffed and we’re running around to cover all the tables. Service was not very attentive. I had to get our own menus. The food was delicious. I used my credit card at the till to pay but was charged on my room for someone else’s meal. There seemed to be confusion about what the table numbers were with the staff.
  15. MB

    MichaelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a beautiful night at the Dean last night celebrating our Wedding Anniversary, the lady serving us was so nice and friendly, and engaging with us throughout our time there, as were all the staff. Would definitely recommend it, the Chef even sent a special lovely dessert to us at the end of our meal for our Anniversary.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 18 September 2022Thanks for the review Michael. Will make sure our team receive your kind words. Congrats again, hopefully see you again soon :)

  16. IS

    IanS

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely food but the chips were cold and had been cooked a while before serving. They didn’t seem fresh. But it wouldn’t stop us returning and recommending!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andrew is an excellent manager who helped to look after us really well. Will be back!

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 18 September 2022Thanks for the 5 star review. Will pass on the kind words to Andrew :)

  18. WF

    WilliamF

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and service. A little noisy due to the large volume of customers. Would also have preferred the music to be slightly slower and the lighting less.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 18 September 2022Thanks for the review William. Hopefully see you again soon :)

  19. CC

    ChrisC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    We ordered steak and lamb, a little expensive but very tasty. The interior and view of Galway is amazing.
  20. DF

    DavidF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and loved the cocktails! Second time being there and already planning to come back!

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 18 September 2022Thanks for the review David. Looking forward to seeing again you soon :)

  21. C

    Casey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Food is expensive for what it is. It would be nice to be able to go for a few drinks without having to have food

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 18 September 2022Thanks for the feedback Casey. Unfortunately we don't take drink only bookings but may be something we do in the future :)

  22. CS

    ClaudiaS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The restaurant itself is very beautiful and hip. It has a very good atmosphere and the food is delicious. Our server was very helpful when it came to recommending gluten free options. Would definitely come back and recommend to people.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 12 September 2022Thanks for the lovely feedback and 5 star review Claudia!

  23. CC

    ChloeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff and exceptional service. Portions very generous and fantastic cocktail menu

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 12 September 2022Thank you for the 5 star review Chloe!

  24. CO

    CarolineO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Really decent portion sizes. Lovely restaurant with gorgeous views.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 12 September 2022Thank you for the 5 star review Caroline

  25. AE

    AoifeE

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great experience can’t wait go go back! Dined indoor & had drinks outdoor

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 12 September 2022Thanks for the great feedback Aoife!

  26. MM

    MaryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, staff very friendly and helpful.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 12 September 2022Thank you for the 5 star review Mary!

  27. J

    Jojo

    Connacht

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Not much option for vegan, pizza was doughy & undercooked. Fruit fly buzzing around us all evening. Service no fault. Nice venue, needs tweaks

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 18 September 2022Thanks for the feedback Jojo. Hopefully you will give us another try in the future :)

  28. I

    Indi

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The Good - Fab setting with panoramic views over the city. - The staff were all very pleasant - The food was good, we all had different dishes and all were good..the presentation was nice - The ambiance was good The Bad - The service was VERY slow - The prices are high compared to similar food served locally - Not much choice for non-meat eaters and/or coeliacs/or vegetarians/vegans

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 11 September 2022Thank you for the constructive feedback Indi. It's really helpful for us to also receive feedback on where we didn't quite hit the mark.

  29. WM

    WilawanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant on rooftop and staff was very friendly.lovely food fantastic view.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 11 September 2022Thanks for the 5 star review!

  30. SM

    StephanieM

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Expensive but nice

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 11 September 2022Thanks for the feedback Stephanie.

  31. YT

    YvonneT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were lovely and so helpful. The food was incredible and I asked for some specific requirements which were met with ease. Thank you

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 5 September 2022Thanks for the 5 star review Yvonne!

  32. L

    Localgalwegiannnnnnnnnnn

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Outstanding food and service. However The music was very loud so it wouldn’t be a great relaxed vibe

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 5 September 2022Thanks for the review, noted about the volume!

  33. SC

    SusanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our starters and mains were absolutely delicious, superb quality and beautifully presented. Generous portions. Service was warm and professional. Only slight negative was the cheese board that we shared for dessert- was a tad plain. Would definately go back and recommend!

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 5 September 2022Thanks for the 5 star review Susan!

  34. N

    Nordy

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service was excellent. Busy lively venue.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 5 September 2022Thanks for the 5 star review Nordy!

  35. CR

    ConnieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time. Food was fab and timing was perfect between courses. It was my hubby's birthday and he got a lovely happy birthday message with his dessert. Very impressed and happy with our night

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 5 September 2022Thanks for the 5 star review Connie

  36. LM

    LouiseM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely afternoon. Food was fabulous. Lovely relaxed vibe. Will be back.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 5 September 2022Thank you so much for the 5 star review Louise!

  37. G

    Gill

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Food was lovely. However, we were there with our young baby and there were no changing facilities, so would be very slow to return as a result.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 5 September 2022The baby changing facilities in the hotel are located in the accessible toilet in the lower ground floor. I'm am sorry that this was not highlighted to you during your visit.

  38. BL

    BarLee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with gorgeous decor. There is nowhere in Galway like it! Service was great and very prompt. Our meal was very tasty and pretty good value for money.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 5 September 2022Thanks for the review BarLee, glad to hear there is nowhere like us in Galway :-)

  39. O

    Orla

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab food, fab venue, great location. Definitely recommend for a special occasion.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 11 September 2022Thanks for the 5 star review Orla

  40. T

    Taff

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, polite and pleasant service would definitely recommend this place.

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 196 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

22:30


Booked 22 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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