Soda & Starch

4.6
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32 reviews
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£25 and under
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Bistro
Soda and Starch is - an independent family run and chef owned restaurant. We make sure the customer leaves feeling appreciated.
We work with local families, suppliers and producers to give the best seasonal ingredients and changing menus.
This is underpinned by team Sodas approach to menu knowledge, best quality food and drink and customer service.
What 32 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soda and Starch is an exceptional restaurant. Pleasant and knowledgeable staff who always go that extra mile for their diners. Nothing is a bother to them. The food is spectacular with flavours that never disappoint. The restaurant offers high end food is the most relaxed of settings. If you haven’t tried it then you must and soon. Don’t forget to ask for the Guinness bread. It’s amazing!!!!!!

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McGeeks
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was fining at its very finest in a delightful restaurant. The sharing mezza perfect. My ham hock terrine superb. The main course of rare venison roe just melt in the mouth decadence.

OT
OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, and I loved the cartoon pictures of local celebrities, very quirky!

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FrancineD
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food served in a beautiful environment. I would recommend the venison which was amazing and the flavours of the chicken on the main menu was delicious.

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JohnO
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very good quality food served by very friendly staff. Tbey restaurant was a little cooler than it should have been, but not cold.

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SamuelM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time in here and must say really enjoyed the food and the staff were so friendly

CA
CliveA
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Very good value for money.

DM
DennisMcC
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Online booking system very good. Table was ready when we arrived. Service was good. Only issue was we were served some stale bread with soup, but the staff were very apologetic. Nice restaurant and would go back again,

GM
GarethM
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Derry’s hidden foodie gem. The food, restaurant, staff and overall experience was 2nd to none! The quality of the food was exceptional from start to finish. It was the perfect restaurant to help us celebrate my wife’s birthday. Went to Soda & Starch on the back of a recommendation from a friend and it did not disappoint!! The food was amazing. Cooked to perfection, and every element of each course oozed perfection! Kudos to the owner, chefs and waiting staff for a wonderful experience. We will be back and recommending this as the best place to eat when in Derry City !!

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billf
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived and were greeted by our name was very professional yet friendly and welcoming

The service we received from our server, KIM , was second to none. Her knowledge of the menu and what was available was very helpful, to the point we went with both her recommendations.

The meal was excellent.

MC
MajellaC
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special night out and family reunion.
We really enjoyed the sharing platters and the John Dory fish was excellent

MA
MARKK
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A cosy gem hidden away from the busy streets. Friendly smiling staff who deliver prompt service. Food was excellent. I am so happy I gave the place a try.

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TERRYM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Hidden gem of a place with amazing food. Great atmosphere

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Laura
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t fault our evening! The food was delicious! Which is particularly impressive during a Christmas party night. It was all served quickly too which I didn’t expect, again, on a busy night. The head waitress has a personality for front of house-engaging with your customers makes a massive difference to a visit. Great atmosphere overall. I’ll be back!!!

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ConorR
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal at Soda & Starch. We had the festive menu which was delicious and good value for what we got. The staff was also very good and understanding as we were running late for our booking due to trying to get parked in the city at this time of year.

CO
ChrissieO
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were squeezed in last minute as a late booking, and staff were extremely welcoming and attentive. We had the Christmas Festive menu, which was absolutely delicious, flavoursome and very good value. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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NigelH
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a nice meal on Saturday night - didn't really like the starter but maybe I just chose wrong. Good steaks and staff very friendly and attentive.

MC
MargaretC
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food great.Location ok.Staff v welcoming.Will definitely return.

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Annie28
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal and will definitely be back. The staff were very attentive, the ambiance in the place is lovely and overall we had a great experience. Would highly recommend

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DianeL
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was not tasty so not worth the money. Bread not good fish and chips tasteless . Fish pie just all right organic vegetables contained bits of bacon. Duck was apparently ok. Ezra started disappointing

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TeriF
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and husband had a great meal here on Saturday night. Service was superb. Friendly ut professional.
Food was fantastic.
Atmosphere was great.
Just a lovely wee night.
Will most definitely be back.

MD
MiriamD
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Friendly service, the steak dish went down a treat. Enjoyed the lamb dish better last week. The meat was more succulent and mash were lovely, as was the juis.
Good atmosphere and lovely staff

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Brightness75
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, lovely atmosphere and great value with their Tuesday to Friday Menu. Great choice and quality

BS
BryonyS
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal, amazing service and excellent music, highly recommend this lovely place

CM
ClareM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Looking forward to my next visit.

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Demi
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would say this is my favourite restaurant in Derry! Great food , great atmosphere and the best staff!

SM
StevenM
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food, even better service. A truly great restaurant in Derry.

MM
vipMichealM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I have eaten here a lot. Poor service this time and food was not up to standard. A lot of very drunk people around, one falling into our table.

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TrevorL
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Was a very nice restaurant when it first opened but sadly no longer. Average food, poor value and atrocious service. Staff is complacent and does not take complaints at all seriously. The management has a lot to learn about customer service. Such a shame that the restaurant fails to capitalise on its ideal location.

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GailQ
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our waitress very friendly and welcoming. Food delicious & service excellent.

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Holidaying
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food
Great menu choices
Lovely staff
Recommend highly

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DuaneS
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived an hour early than booked and got seated, service was great and food delicious, gin cocktails too and I dont really drink gin, will definitely return when back in Derry.

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Soda & Starch is rated 4.6 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

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