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The Sooty Olive Restaurant

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160-164 Spencer Road | Waterside, Derry BT47 6AH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7134 6040
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Today
13:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Friday trip to Derry .. beautiful 3 course meal !! Special shout out to the cocktail artist that is Ryan ??!! French martini was a work of art. Nearly too nice to drink!! Would definitely recommend !! Friendly staff. Only down point was our table hidden away behind the curtain which hindered my people watching lol ... female toilets aren't... More 

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Thank Bingbong22
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food here was cooked and spiced perfectly it was all delicious. The servers were so kind, they checked in on me frequently and were just really nice. The drinks were also made really well and had some fun and creative options.

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Thank Eileen B
Limavady, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Rang today last minute to see if I could get a table for a birthday treat. No problem. Greeted and served by very pleasant and attentive staff. Struggled to choose from menu because it all looked so good. I had seafood cocktail to start which was dam tasty but meant to order squid. Which I know would have been brill.... More 

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Thank rjcb41
Derry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to sooty olive on sunday for our lunch, it was a fabulous lunch and great service, from the moment i booked the table on the phone, the service was great.excellant food at a very reasonable price. This has been my second visit,and am already planning my third.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with a friend for an impromptu lunch. The decor inside is beautiful and the place has a friendly intimate atmosphere. Staff were attentive and friendly, in fact my strong Liverpool accent was a conversation starter. My friend and I both picked the soup of the day that was cauliflower and cheese, the nicest soup I have ever tasted, just... More 

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with family, most who had not been before and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Great menu, ambience lovely and helpful staff. Recommended gin and flavoured tonics went down a treat . All food was excellent - steak, lamb, chicken and fish. Starters of ribs cooked in Football Special and the Mushrooms were very tasty. Delicious desserts, in particular the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here many times in the past and found it to exceed my expectations, however my most recent visit will be my last as I feel it has changed for the worse. My squid starter (which I order ever time)came and it was luke warm not hot but I decided to just carry on with the meal and... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

booked this on a weekend trip to Derry - had to wait about 45 minutes for our table as it was so busy but the food was good when we got it - they even brought a small birthday cake as a surprise for one of the group

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Thank S0par
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just had the most amazing meal outstanding if there were more than 5*'s then i would quite happily rate it higher....The food was Quality and the service and staff SUPERIOR a big shout out to the head bar man Ryan Barras .. we were privilledged to be served by you...Thank you :)

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Thank Chrissie G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Sooty Olive just keeps getting better.. 3 amazing courses.. great attentive staff.... thanks again...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22
Cuisine
Irish, European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?