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“We would definitely return”

The Sooty Olive Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 186 Restaurants in Derry
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $22
Cuisines: Irish, European, British
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We are an award winning casual dinning restaurant serving good food at good prices in the heart of the waterside derry
Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“We would definitely return”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

We (3 of us) showed up on a Saturday night without booking. They were quick to accommodate us. The service was efficient and the staff were very attentive. The food was excellent. We went for 2 courses for £14.95 . I arrived with no expectations and left impressed. Good value for money. I would highly recommend The Sooty Olive and will return the next time we are in the UK City of Vulture 2013!

  • Visited August 2013
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Ireland
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“Great restaurant with good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

We recently had a meal here and enjoyed the food. I had the pea and mint risotto. I couldn't fault it. Took away a chocolate brownie as I was quite stuffed afterwards. It was lovely. The decor is very nice.

My only gripe was there seemed to be a shortage of staff. Also we were waiting for a table along with some other couples. When we finally got a table (we hadn't booked but it was a Monday night) we were shocked to see some tables empty. It seemed they weren't using part of the restaurant.

The food was so good and the busy waiters did their best I would go back again.

  • Visited August 2013
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ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent food, great value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

Took four friends here for dinner, we were all very impressed with the food it was top quality, one of the best restaurants I have ever been to, great atmosphere and the cocktails are very good too. Would definitely recommend .

  • Visited August 2013
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Derry city
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16 reviews
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“Top quality evening out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

Called in on a Friday evening without making a reservation and found a buzzing restaurant..we were seated in a most comfortable lounge for drinks while waiting on a table and could happily have sat there all evening due to the fantastic music and relaxed atmosphere in there,when we did make our way into the busy restaurant we were treated to fantastic service and food of the highest quality..confit duck and squid to start and stunning beef sirloin for mains...a citrus panacotta with sambucca expressos to follow...great atmosphere service music food and value for money.

  • Visited August 2013
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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“Fantastic restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

Have been over on holiday for the last 10 days and visited this restaurant twice. Would highly recommend it - the food is delicious, very well-priced and the staff very friendly. It's very busy though so you have to book. If you are thinking of eating out definitely try this - everything we had on both occasions was excellent, but would recommend the belly pork and the Asian squid. I'm over several times a year visiting family and another visit to the Sooty Olive will be on my list of things to do.

  • Visited August 2013
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