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Sophie's @ The Dean Galway, Galway, Galway

Sophie's @ The Dean Galway

4.3
4.3
134 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.

From our wood-fired pizzas and salad favourites at lunchtime to succulent steaks and fish specials at dinner, 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

19:00


Booked 34 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    European, Irish, Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–10:30 Sat, Sun 07:30–11:00 Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00–15:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00 Dinner Daily 17:30–21:30

  • 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

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 134 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
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Connacht

    Best Ambience

  • Connacht

    Group Bookings

  • Connacht

    Romance

  • Connacht

    Special Occasions

  • Connacht

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Connacht

    Most Booked

  • Galway City

    Best Overall

  • Galway City

    Best Food

  • Galway City

    Best Service

  • Galway City

    Best Ambience

  • Galway City

    Best Value

  • Galway City

    Fit for Foodies

  • Galway City

    Special Occasions

  • Galway City

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and fantastic service.
  2. M

    Molly9

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a tasty brunch here, staff were really accommodating, interiors are gorgeous.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded 3 days agoThanks for the lovely review Molly. Hopefully will see you again soon

  3. JM

    JulieM

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Food was very poor. Drinks were nice and really beautiful decor. Would only recommend for drinks

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded 4 days agoJulie Sorry you didn't have the best experience with us, Hopefully you will give us another try.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The staff were incredibly friendly. A really lovely experience, thank you.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded 6 days agoThanks for the 5 star review

  5. T

    Thatiana

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I strongely reccomend it. Great place, with a fantastic service and food.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 8 August 2022Dear Thatiana, Thank you for taking the time to write such a brilliant review about your recent experience with us! We are delighted you had a good time, and hope to see you again soon. :) Best wishes, Tara

  6. CO

    CiaraO

    Westmeath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    Nice setting and pleasant staff. However, food not great at Brunch. Burger meat was very tough and made us think maybe it had been cooked previously and then reheated. Not good value at €16.95 for an American burger.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 8 August 2022Dear Ciara, Thank you for taking the time to review your time with us! While we wish you had a better food experience , it is feedback like this that helps us to improve. I will make sure to pass on your feedback to our kitchen team. We hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, Tara

  7. C

    Crist

    Connacht

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    Food was good, but tables are extremely close to each other, couldn't hear my date talking to me. We have waited an hour for food. Nice views though.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 8 August 2022Dear Crist Thank you for taking the time to review your time with us! We are so glad you enjoyed our food and will certainly take into consideration about table spacing. I will make sure to pass on your feedback to our kitchen team about time waited. We hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, Tara

  8. SP

    StaceyP

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food, great cocktails ! Lovely venue with amazing views. Highly recommend.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 7 August 2022Stacey, Thank you so much for your brilliant review! We are so glad you enjoyed your brunch, we hope to see you again very soon. Warm Regards Tara

  9. B

    Bfee

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    A little disappointed to be honest. Venue looks amazing and I would say is good for drinks. Disappointed with the food. I got the buttermilk pancakes and they were not up to scratch. Didn’t get the cream with them but when asked I got it. There’s a weird taste off the tap water too? Nothing that can’t be fixed! I would go back again but for your own sake, more work needs to be done on the food.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 7 August 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, We value this feedback as we work so hard to deliver exceptional service/experience, Its apparent in this case we fell short. I will be sure to pass on your feedback to the kitchen team, As all of our water goes through a filtration system this shouldn't of been the case, I will be sure to look into it. Don't hesitate to contact me directly if you wish to discuss further. Tara@thedean.ie We hope to welcome you back soon. Warm Regards, Tara

  10. DH

    DeniseH

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a view!! We booked the table for sunset and it was perfect. All the tables have a nice view and you can walk out to the terrace as well. The food was very good and the service was amazing!! Our waitress was very personable and we enjoyed sharing time with her throughout our dinner.
  11. K

    Kellysmith

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic and friendly all night. The setting and atmosphere was lovely.
  12. PO

    PatriciaO

    Connacht

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Lovely place service was excellent. The food was nice but not spectacular for the price.
  13. A

    Angela

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved every minute. Will be back soon. Lovely, friendly staff. Very welcoming. Food and service excellent.
  14. L

    Lekell

    Connacht

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Disappointed with the food. Very expensive for what we got. I had tiger prawn linguine and I was very disappointed as there was no flavour to it at all. My 3 friends had the parmasan chicken linguine and they said it was very bland as well.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The waitress Hazel was very good! Food was lovely and well portioned. Good selection of champagne. Cocktail menu can be improved further. Starter portion are big and very filling! Great ambience and best view in galway city! Excellent service!
  16. JT

    JmeT

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely experience at Sophie's, ambiance and food was fantastic, service was personable and quick. I would definitely recommend it!
  17. BS

    BronaS

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Had lunch here with my sister and aunt. Food was very good but portions small for the dishes we had. Service was excellent and we loved the ambience and the beautiful views from the terrace. Would not eat lunch here regularly but nice for a treat. Definitely a place to bring visitors to while in Galway.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 8 August 2022Dear Brona, Thank you so much for an amazing review, We're glad you and your family had a great time, Hope to welcome you back in the near future, Wishing you the best. Tara

  18. MK

    MaireadK

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Very poor service. Poor value for money. Very limited options...pizzas totally off the menu!
  19. EH

    EmmaH

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant staff and gorgeous food! Would highly recommend
  20. GG

    GalwayGirl

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Beautiful surroundings and well looked after. Very enjoyable evening.
  21. T

    Trisha

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Lovely tasty food with picturesque views of galway.
  22. l

    larry

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    1st downfall-no options for pizza- broken oven apparently. no poultry on the menu and poor gluten free options -1 option which was very tasty but for a party of 4 only one of us could order a meal for our dietary needs cocktails have more egg white than anything else they need improvement. really disappointing menu options but waitress was so helpful and nice
  23. D

    Damo

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Restaurant in Galway,its a different experience than any other Restaurant in Galway.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous place for Brunch with friends!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Amazing venue, great waitress. Food is good
  26. BR

    BRIDIEM

    Mayo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall fabulous experience, I really enjoyed the food and will definately be back. My only issue was the noise level... too loud, especially music playing background.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 31 July 2022Thanks for the feedback Bridie

  27. LB

    LornaB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Gorgeous in every way!

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 29 July 2022Thanks for the amazing 5 star review Lorna!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    From the minute we were greeted at the front door, every member of staff were fantastic! Friendly, enthusiastic and kind. The decor is outstanding and the food is absolutely amazing! We were waiting a little longer than expected for our meal but the drinks and view made up for it. Lovely touch in the ladies bathroom with the sanitary products available and the shelves behind the toilets in each cubicle 👌🏻 perfect for a date night or girls night, can’t wait to go back again

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 29 July 2022What a great review, thank you so much!

  29. LH

    LaurenH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for early brunch.. was quite when we got there but started to fill as we left. Great atmosphere in a funky hotel. Great for all ages. Really enjoyed our birthday brunch

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 27 July 2022Thanks for the review Lauren, we are glad you had a great birthday brunch!

  30. C

    Clarabella

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Service was very slow, waited over 30mins for a drink.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 25 July 2022Sorry for the delay with you drinks Clarabella

  31. MW

    MaryW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, I would highly recommend and we will definitely be back

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 24 July 2022Thanks for the lovely review Mary!

  32. A

    Amanda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food I have had out in a really long time, staff were great. The whole atmosphere was fabulous.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 24 July 2022Thanks for the lovely review Amanda!

  33. B

    Bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbx

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Lovely staff and very attentive, food and menu could be better .

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 23 July 2022Thanks for the feedback!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Had to look for someone to order the second round of drinks, waiter had no clue of the menu, couldn’t assist when asked how the pork was done. Poor service overall

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 22 July 2022Thank you for your feedback and we apologise for the service issues your experienced whilst dining with us.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There was 5 of us all together and not one of us left unhappy! Food was fab and the service was great! The decor and atmosphere is lovely as well! I found the menu to be reasonably priced as the quality of the food was top notch! A great addition to the city of Galway! Will be back again!

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 22 July 2022Thank you so much for this lovely feedback!

  36. TC

    TracyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant very friendly Nd accommodating staff food was very good service was great. Felt really well looked after

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 19 July 2022Thank you so much Tracy for this great feedback!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was 10/10, the duck was delicious and cooked perfectly! The manager at the door was an absolute gem, she made our night for sure!

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 22 July 2022Thank you so much for the 5 star review!!

  38. RN

    RenaN

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant. Great setting and views. Good and drinks fab.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 17 July 2022Thanks for the 5 star review Rena!

  39. C

    Cushla

    Connacht

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Dinner menu very limited. Not a great selection of fish or vegetarian

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 18 July 2022Thanks for the feedback Cushla!

  40. I

    Irene

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spohies at the Dean is a beautiful place. You can see a gorgeous view of Galway from the rooftop restaurant. There are cute swings outside the door that make a great photo opportunity. The staff were friendly & the food was delicious. The coffee could of been hotter but other than that it was excellent. It opens at 7am for breakfast during the week which is great too. Its hard to find places opened that early. I'll definitely be going back for dinner sometime soon. I bet the lights of the city will look fab at night from there.

    Sophie's @ The Dean GalwayResponded on 14 July 2022Thank you for this amazing review Irene, you will need to come back in the evening for cocktails on the terrace!

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 134 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 34 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 07:00–10:30 Sat, Sun 07:30–11:00 Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00–15:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00 Dinner Daily 17:30–21:30

  • 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

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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