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The Sooty Olive Restaurant

160-164 Spencer Road | Waterside, Derry BT47 6AH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7134 6040
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (39 reviews)
Opens in 9 min
Irish, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
160-164 Spencer Road | Waterside, Derry BT47 6AH, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Me and my partner ate her a few nights ago!! When we arrived there was no one to greet us.. no one there to tell us to take a seat or offer us drinks.. it was busy but that’s the norm. There didn’t seem to...More

1  Thank visitor00000
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I are ashamed to say that we had never been to The Sotty Olive simply because it was always booked up on the nights we wanted, then lunch with a lively 3 year old gives you indigestion, finely we got our opportunity...More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The family booked into Sooty Olive on a Friday night and had a great time. The food was generally very good. A young male waiter recommended the squid which was excellent. I had the cod as a main which likewise was very good but the...More

1  Thank danerin2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself my mum and sisters took my mum out for her birthday. We had an amazing meal. We were really spoilt even though it was mums day! The staff really make an effort and I would really recommend a visit as you definitely will be...More

1  Thank Gareth M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had until this point rated the Sooty Olive as consistently the best restaurant in Derry, in terms of warmth of welcome, professionalism of service, the continuity of a balanced, well designed menu and the standard of cuisine. Sincerely disappointed in a recent overly defensive...More

3  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Myself and my family came here for my sisters birthday lunch. The staff were so friendly and very helpful and attentive. The food was beautiful. You can definitely taste the quality ingredients that they use.

1  Thank Heab01
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Food was fantastic! Not rushed out the door like many places. Nice, relaxed atmosphere and servers made us feel very welcome. Our waiter Ryan was a star, very attentive checking our food and drinks were okay and that we had everything we needed. Also provided...More

Thank RoisinKnox
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful place to eat. Great variety on the menu ..very natural flavours , relaxed atmosphere ...high standard and good level of customer service

Thank Kathryn G
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

My opinion this is the best and most reliable restaurant in Derry. The multiple times I have visited the restaurant not once did I leave without a smile on my face, great menu... Football special ribs they need to be tried

Thank mcfeely2
Reviewed 6 February 2018

We had the early bird menu and it was excellent value at £13.95 for three courses. Clean plates all round and look forward to going back. We both had sea bream for main courses and it was gorgeous. The service was excellent also and couldn't...More

Thank Anne M
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Hi guys sorry just seeing this...we will be open 12 till 3 Christmas Eve then closed until the 27th thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160-164 Spencer Road | Waterside, Derry BT47 6AH, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Derry
  • Phone Number: +44 28 7134 6040
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We are an award winning casual dinning restaurant serving good food at good prices in the heart of the waterside derry
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