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Sophie's @ The Dean Cork

4.3
4.3
365 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!

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Booked 41 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish, Italian, American

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast
    Mon–Fri 07:00–11:00
    Sat, Sun 08:00–11:00
    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 12:00–14:30
    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 12:00–14:30
    Dinner
    Daily 17:30–21:30

  • Phone number

    (021) 234 1205

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Martin O'Mahony

  • Area

    Cork City

  • Parking Details

    We don’t have onsite parking at The Dean but our friends at the nearby Kent railway Train station have two car parks who offer a special rate of €9.50 (register with Apcoa Connect and you can avail of a rate of €8.50) for 24 hours of parking from time of entry.- (30 seconds walk)

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 365 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. JH

    JackieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely ambience very nice staff and food was lovely but a little pricey

  2. SH

    SineadH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service3ambience5

    We were met by lovely staff and sat at our table... the menu was quite small... I felt maybe there could be a bit more variety added to it.The food came out really quick, like super quick. The food was amazing to be fair. When it came to settling the bill. It seemed very difficult the bill could not be split. So when I gave cash to pay for it , the waitress never gave any change back to those who paid. Also she seemed very put out when we were sorting the bill out. So overall it was mixed visit. Also when booking I said it one of the girls birthday's, I was hoping they would make an effort about it but it wasn't to be.

  3. NS

    NoahS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    I was here fews time. My first time I'm super impressed especially with the waiters.Love the restaurant beautiful and clean.The waitress was serving us was nice, even i can see she's a bit tired. Foods was nice too. The only think make me feel little bit not comfortable is the first entering to the restaurant. probably (the manager she was wearing normal cloth with foreign accent). I was waiting outside the door she's spot me but she doesn't make any eye contact or alert make the clients in general feel Comfortable. That they know we are waiting outside the door.We left outside feel being unwanted . How important even just give a hand sign your clients feel happy. I know you are tired but it's you job. That's my honest opinion

  4. B

    Birthdaylunch

    Cork

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Sophie's. Food was delicious, service was very good and the views over the city make this restaurant a great place to eat.

  5. S

    Sarah

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional food (compliments to the chef!), staff were very friendly/helpful, lovely modern interior fit out. Will definitely be back again, nice to have a new trendy spot in the city with amazing views over the city/river.

  6. OS

    OSullM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    YUM. Food, drinks, service everything was great. The only thing I'd do differently is I'd book the hotel as the place is stunning.

  7. MH

    MaryH

    Cork

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great setting for an evening meal. Food, cocktails and service was great. The restaurant decor is lovely. There were 5 of us and each enjoyed their dinner. If I had any gripe it was with the background music. It was far too loud and unnecessary as the restaurant was buzzing anyway. We had to shout across the table in order to hear each other. Even the waiter was struggling to hear what we were ordering. Mary

  8. C

    Ciara

    Cork

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Christmas night out. Great food, music, drinks.

  9. IO

    IsabellaO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Hello, we had an amazing night in both the bar and restaurant. We did feel that the choices on the menu were a bit limited and expensive but did enjoy the food none the less. The atmosphere was electric in the bar, we had a drink there before our dinner and stayed for drinks after our dinner though we had planned to go somewhere else. As soon as we got to the bar after our dinner someone found us a table within seconds, service was fantastic, cocktails were delicious and the door man was so friendly and welcoming 😊 will definitely be back for drinks and will recommend!

  10. R

    Rebecca

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    Went to Sophie’s Rest as a treat for our Christmas get together last weekend! Service as usual excellent! We were disappointed that there were very little Christmas 🎄 decorations on view and certainly not a bauble or candle even on the tables !!!!! We had all made a special effort! At this time of year also there were no Themed dinner option! It would not stop us going back of course but it could definitely be more festive!!!

  11. LB

    LB000

    Cork

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience5

    Fab setting. Disappointed at the lack of Dairy Free/ Vegan options

  12. MG

    McGonical

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambiance and very friendly staff. Loved it.

  13. C

    Caledonia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    A good ambience although can get a little loud when full, but vibrant instead of annoying. Attentive and friendly staff on duty. Lunch menu had no vegan option which was a disappointment. Tasteful, modern decor. With a nice river and city view.

  14. VV

    VictoriaV

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was lovely from beginning to the end. Staff was friendly and professional Our stakes were very good. Baby food was yummy coz our baby ate it all, which was surprise to us :) Definitely will come again

  15. RL

    RebekahL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Amazing staff could t do enough for us and the lady in toilets was was lovely they where spotless

  16. CC

    ChristineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I could not praise the restaurant enough. We were treated like VIPs from start to finish. The food and service was amazing and definitely deserves a 10/10

  17. V

    Vicky

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Sophisticated surrounds, of an internationally high standard, imaginative and complicated food combinations, portions a bit too big, excellent cocktails and wine list, overall a delightful experience.

  18. C

    Cora

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place, very good service! Staff are lovely :)

  19. CC

    CiaraC

    Kerry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    I could not fault the service one bit! The ladies who looked after us were extremely attentive without being too over powering. It was just the perfect balance. Thank you for making our evening so special and memorable. ♥️

  20. G

    Gavin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Lovely food and restaurant is very nice. Service was a bit slow is only complaint.

  21. P

    Patb

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Beautiful restaurant and worth a visit. Great views. Menu ok as was service.

  22. MM

    MMOD

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great lively atmosphere and excellent steaks. Some of the wait staff not as professional as others. Background music a bit hit and miss.

  23. NB

    NicoleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service and even better food. Didn't want it to end. Lovely down to earth servers. Will 100% be back

  24. C

    Cadiz2000

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    1. I asked for a starter and a main she informed me that the main was spicy so I changed but failed to mention that my chosen starter too was spicy: even though clearly I would’ve liked to know if I changed my main over the spice 2. Asked for a stake that’s €32 asked it for well done. It was cooked as medium rare (lots of red + blood on the inside) also to mention it was very stiff to cut. Told the server could she just cook it a bit more for me cause I’m pregnant I can’t have any bit of red even though I asked for well done. It came back to me (after waiting a couple minutes for their attention to get cutlery) Im finally able to cut it and I see that once again it’s the same still just as red. - either way the portion was ridiculous specially for the price you’d expect a bit more and for a stake that wasn’t even fully cooked I don’t understand how it could’ve been so stiff to cut both time. 3. We asked for a btl of hein 0,0 and my bf ordered a Guinness. 15 minutes we waited for a round of drinks (wasn’t busy) . We reminded a manager or server who was walking past and just replied with “yes it’ll come” his pint came back all black and stale with the head of the pint being crusty and yellowy (which is what happens when u let a pint sit for too long). Clearly forgotten about. 4. After changing my order to ham pizza the pizzas ham wasn’t cooked (even though my server knew about undercooked/raw meats for me as I’m pregnant. Again got nothing to cut my pizza with. 5. Asked for a dessert to be written happy birthday in chocolate and a candle if possible for my bf birthday and they “forgot” also we didn’t get the side scoops of ice cream that was meant to come with the brownie. As you can imagine the disappointment to have literally gotten everything wrong at our table for my boyfriends birthday dinner. Food not what was asked (was polite and gave multiple chances) service slow and food average. Overpriced. Won’t be coming back for sure.

  25. MW

    MarkW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant food with fantastic service. The workers were a pleasure to deal with and very friendly and helpful. Food was excellent couldn’t fault any meal.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cork

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time at Sophie’s/the dean. The no parking was a bit of a pain but Kent station provided well as the description stated. The atmosphere, decor and design consistency was absolutely amazing and that same attention to detail flowed into the service and food.

  27. EC

    EwanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely room. Not too loud. The food was excellent, and the portions were surprisingly large. Service was attentive without being overbearing. The cocktails were good. Highly recommend.

  28. GS

    GlenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great night out, a classy authentic feel to the place

  29. b

    becca

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    I would recommend going there for drinks (cocktails were very nice) but as for the food..it was overpriced for what you get (the gnocchi was bought in as was the tart shell for the crumble which is fine it still tastes fine but when you're charged 20 euro for pasta that you could buy for 2 euro in Tesco then there's an issue. Overall the flavours of the food were very mediocre.

  30. J

    Janet

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff friendly and helpful. Service unbelievably quick. Atmosphere great . Place is amazing to be in. Mixture of ages in group and all loved it. Friend already booked on my recommendation. Food delicious

  31. EW

    ElaineW

    Cork

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Menu could be abit more varied. Especially starters and desserts could be abit more exciting. Cocktails downstairs very poorly presented.

  32. AO

    AoifeOC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super! My 30 birthday weekend turned into my engagement weekend. The staff made are brilliant and made a very special weekend even better. Special thanks to Damo (I think) and Jake. Also to the girl who served us Friday evening. And also to the girls on Reception downstairs who helped my now Fiance pull off a very special proposal. We will be back. Love Aoife & Conor

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cork

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely catch up with friends. Relaxed atmosphere with yummy food

  34. J

    Jean

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely evening. Fabulous service. Wine was gorgeous and so was the food. Lovely setting

  35. SL

    SamuelLoomis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Arrived at a booth that had used coffee cups so I'm assuming the table or anything was wiped down. I was offered complimentary, or so I thought at the time, orange juice which was warm and gone off. Also there was hairs and "fuzzy" particles in the milk and on the saucer that my cappuccino rested on. The View was nice however the pancakes was fine but definitely not worth €13 especially when you can get nicer ones across the street for much less.

  36. MW

    MichaelW

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Food was lovely but the things that really made it for me were the overall atmosphere which was buzzing (for a Tues!) and the service which was excellent.

  37. RD

    RuthD

    Cork

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great vibe in the restaurant and the staff were lovely! The food is very nice but the portions are way too big! Nice touch to give free glasses of Prosecco for a special occasion. Pricey so only a place for a special occasion. Book early as hard to get availability.

  38. V

    Velvet29

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    We wanted to have a nice evening for my mothers birthday as a family, first we spent over 10minutes checking the covid certs and then my 14year old sister got asked for ID, (thankfully my mom had her medical card) we ordered drinks I got a myself an alcoholic cocktail and a non alcoholic for my sister the waiter didn’t know which was which and gave a 14year old an alcoholic beverage, thankfully I tasted it before she did, we ordered food the lamb rogan was mediocre, the pizza’s were under cooked and covered in tomato sauce, the steak was meant to be medium well but came bloody, the only enjoyable thing was the fries. for €185 we expected better service & experienced staff, I definitely won’t be returning.

  39. MO

    MelahatO

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience4

    We made a reservation to celebrate our wedding anniversary, but we were disappointed. Your meals could have been better in terms of quality, unfortunately it was far below the expectation. My husband and l got sick after the dinner. We never want to come again!

  40. JC

    JudithC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quietly got married on Monday. Booked lunch for 4 of us . The longest lunch of my life - from 2 till about 23. Food delicious. Service wonderful. Cocktails incredible. The staff treated us like royalty from the moment we entered. The Dean made our day just perfect. Thank you all. I’ve fallen in love with Cork City all over again ❤️

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Sophie's @ The Dean Cork is rated 4.3 stars by 365 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 bookings at the moment.

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2 people

December 2021
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Booked 41 times today
Google Map for Sophie's @ The Dean Cork

Horgans Quay Northern Quarter Railway Street Cork, Cork T23RR92

  • Area

    Cork City

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast
    Mon–Fri 07:00–11:00
    Sat, Sun 08:00–11:00
    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 12:00–14:30
    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 12:00–14:30
    Dinner
    Daily 17:30–21:30

  • Cuisines

    Irish, Italian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    We don’t have onsite parking at The Dean but our friends at the nearby Kent railway Train station have two car parks who offer a special rate of €9.50 (register with Apcoa Connect and you can avail of a rate of €8.50) for 24 hours of parking from time of entry.- (30 seconds walk)

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Martin O'Mahony

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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