Sophie's @ The Dean Cork

4.3
300 Reviews
€30 and under
Irish
Head for the 6th floor for panoramic views and delectable bites at Sophie’s Rooftop Restaurant, complete with two cosy terraces, or take it easy at The Dean Bar on our ground floor, the choice is yours!
What 300 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
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sandrad
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Wouldnt go for the food again, serving staff were great..

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RachelD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovey spot! The view on the terrace is great of the city and the heaters keep you from being cold. The staff were so great, very accommodating and nice. The food was unreal and tasty. Great for special occasions can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was lovely, service and food was amazing

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CarolC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue… thx for great evening… will be spectacular when building’s completed

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GerardT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

2nd time there. The venue is great but a few things took from our experience.
We went for lunch, we expected it to be quiet and it was. Nice atmosphere and very clean and comfortable.

We were asked about “special requests” prior to our visit. Our visit was a lunch for our wedding anniversary, we asked also for space for the buggy. There was no preparation done in advance and we could have walked in off the street. I don't see the need to book or answer special requests in the future as this isn’t considered.

No issue with the service while there. Broader selection on the menu or even a change to the menu from the last time we were there would be nice. Not great value for money.

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Michelle
Cork
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience and atmosphere. Staff are great and attentive. Not the cheapest but food is outstanding.

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AnneF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with great food and drinks It is expensive but a lovely treat

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JohnC
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were a party of 4 and were seated in the main outdoor terrace on a wet night. There were plenty of heaters and the sturdy construction of the terrace kept us dry and cosy. Food and service were excellent.

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SeanM
Cork
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server/waitress was brilliant(Jesse). Very friendly, knowledgable and right amount of attentiveness.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cork
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot with lovely food shared with good friends

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great experience and looked after us so well ! Great buzz around and all the staff looked like they were enjoying it

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LeighO
Cork
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful night in Sophie’s . The service , food and setting was excellent. ILona was a wonderful waitress . We will definitely be back .

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RichardK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious, great atmosphere and staff were excellent. Overall, a very pleasant experience in a fantastic restaurant setting.

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LaineyC
Cork
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Further staff training needed service was disappointing. Waitress took 3 plates off table when 4th in our party was still eating main course. Felt like she was rushing to get our order throughout the meal perhaps kitchen was putting her under pressure. We have been to restaurant previously at an earlier time slot but never felt rushed. Very off putting.

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LaurenF
London
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its fab classy timeless and great location. Busy and nice vibe

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PaulM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience5

not for food, great for drinks. Food very basic, fish dishes need more expertise

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RebeccaF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars! Lovely atmosphere, gorgeous food and the service here was outstanding

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MauraM
Cork
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just want to give compliments to the chef last night! The food was absolutely outstanding! We will definitely be back for dinner! :) Thanks to the staff in the restaurant also! Ye were all very friendly and welcoming! Made the night very enjoyable! :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and restaurant were absolutely stunning. The food and selection available were perfect and we really enjoyed our meals. Can’t wait to come back again soon!

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FirstVisit
Cork
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Such a pity that the food quality did not live up to four star. The hotel is absolutely divine with a fantastic ambience. The Huge potential of this hotel is there to see but unless food quality lives up to the quality of the hotel itself it will be a great pity.

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Neil
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The setting is amazing, as is the décor throughout the hotel, but it was let down a bit by the food, and very much by the service! The waiting staff and what appeared to be the shift manager were disorganised and lacked the professionalism and service knowledge one expects at a venue such as The Dean. It also seems strange to request a smart-casual dress code from diners when the waiting staff are in ripped jeans and Vans trainers. Hopefully the staff improve to match the venue.

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ErynC
Cork
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Sophie’s for my birthday. It was a great experience. The staff were so friendly and welcoming and made us feel important. The food was amazing and the drinks were lovely. We had a great time.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overall a disappointing experience. It was very noisy with pop music, had to ask for it to be turned down twice. Then a screaming alarm went off repeatedly,none of us knew what it was,no staff said anything until someone looked over the balcony and saw it was a car alarm.
Parking is difficult or expensive.
The menu is limited and overpriced for the quality of food. Nearly €30 for a fatty steak.
The booking system is worse than a Ryanair flight, loads of rules, and very strict.
Not a relaxing or even interesting venue.
The staff were average, it felt as though they were inexperienced, but they were polite and attentive.

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CarmelK
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was fabulous, staff were great, setting was beautiful. We booked to go back in December, enjoyed it that much.

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CarynP
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing time! Food is great, and music is incredible. You were playing Jordan Rakiel a big favourite of mine so i was happy others apart from myself know of him! Lol

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Marf
Berlin
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great night, great vibe. Next time I will make sure to get a table with a view

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AnnH
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Large starter portions😋, Limited mains menu.😕
Exciting venue, go for early (daylight) booking, to enjoy views.
really enjoyed our date there.

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AoifeD
Cork
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails, loved the vibe and staff were so nice 🥰 great spot for an occasion or girls night out

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have had a better experience.
The food was incredible, portion sizes were alot bigger than I was expecting (in a good way). Service was brilliant too.
Love the fact that you can see the chefs from the tables, adds another level of involvement for the customer!
All in all couldn't be happier.

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SusieQ
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, easily one of the best in cork. Great service and fantastic setting outside on the rooftop. Only fault would be the price of drinks, there’s really no justification for a pint to be €7. Minor fault, overall fantastic restaurant recommend to all

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EdelM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was unreal and glad they gave us adult portion of tenders as no chicken option on the menu and pizzas were also not available to us.

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Emsss
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really cool place to eat - the new place to go on Cork city!

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EmmetC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had a very nice anniversary dinner here Sunday night with my wife staff were very helpful & the food was amazing

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AnLo
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delighted we are here. Will be back but next time we will aim for dinner time. We weren’t looking for breakfast food at 2pm. Therefore our only option was a burger. That being said, the burger was gorgeous. Loved my visit here

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LauraD
Cork
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we were at Sophie’s and I have to say we were not disappointed at all! Food was superb and generous, lovely staff and beautiful atmosphere! We will definitely go back 👌

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Jason
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, nice food, people were nice, food is a little expensive but for how nice it is that’s expected, I did ask for inside and was given outside but there were heaters on and it was fine.

Would definitely go back again

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NoelleM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch. Menu was lovely, food was great. Our group had burger, chicken burger and fish all delicious!
We had a few drinks as well and staff were lovely and friendly

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Claire
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Sophie's was excellent. The staff were terrific. We sat outside on the terrace and enjoyed the views. Cosy blankets were provided which was a nice touch though the heaters were sufficient. Coctails were made up to our tastes which was lovely. The staff were so accommodating. We really had an excellent night. Thank you

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lauraj
Cork
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night food was amazing I had a wonderful time surpassed expectations

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Nicola
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant has a lovely ambience. Very busy restaurant but that did not affect service in the slightest. We were really looked after by our waitress and there was never any delay in anything we asked for.

Our starters and mains were beautiful, and one individual stated that it was the tastiest meal she has had in a very long time (the hake and mussels)

The only part of the meal that was slightly dissatisfactory was our desserts. Portions were small, and ice cream was melted by the time they reached our table.

Overall a really nice meal. Will definitely be back.

FAQs

Sophie's @ The Dean Cork is rated 4.3 stars by 300 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.