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Sophie's @ The Dean Cork

4.3
4.3
350 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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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish, Italian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am
    Sat, Sun 8:00 am–11:00 am
    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (021) 234 1205

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Martin O'Mahony

  • Neighborhood

    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 350 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
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Munster

    Best Service

  • Munster

    Best Ambiance

  • Munster

    Hot Spot

  • Munster

    Outdoor Dining

  • Munster

    Romantic

  • Munster

    Special Occasion

  • Munster

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Munster

    Most Booked

  • Cork City

    Most Booked

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  1. CC

    ChristineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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

  2. V

    Vicky

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.

  3. C

    Cora

    Cork

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  4. CC

    CiaraC

    Kerry

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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. ♥️

  5. G

    Gavin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4

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

  6. P

    Patb

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5

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

  7. MM

    MMOD

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

  8. NB

    NicoleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  9. C

    Cadiz2000

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.

  10. MW

    MarkW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cork

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.

  12. EC

    EwanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.

  13. GS

    GlenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great night out, a classy authentic feel to the place

  14. b

    becca

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 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.

  15. J

    Janet

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 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

  16. EW

    ElaineW

    Cork

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3

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

  17. AO

    AoifeOC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 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

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely catch up with friends. Relaxed atmosphere with yummy food

  19. J

    Jean

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  20. SL

    SamuelLoomis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 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.

  21. MW

    MichaelW

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 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.

  22. RD

    RuthD

    Cork

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 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.

  23. V

    Velvet29

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 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.

  24. MO

    MelahatO

    Munster

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 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!

  25. JC

    JudithC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 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 ❤️

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, excellent service 👌🏼👌🏼

  27. PC

    PaulineC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Lovely staff ambience and surroundings but food, while perfectly fine is very standard fare

  28. S

    Susie

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was fantastic, great service and very tasty food.

  29. KC

    KarenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great staff, food, cocktails and service. Would highly recommend for all events. We loved Sophie’s. Staff are so friendly. Fantastic evening.

  30. H

    Hassy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Went with my boyfriend for our anniversary. Our waitress Deka was an absolute delight, very friendly and attentive, making sure we were well looked after for the whole time we were there. A beautiful restaurant with a gorgeous view. The food was lovely and well presented, would definitely recommend for a nice occasion!

  31. NO

    NiamhO

    Cork

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to Sophie’s rooftop at The Dean hotel last night for my sister’s birthday. We’ve been to Sophie’s in Dublin a few times so had high expectations! The new hotel is fabulous, the staff couldn’t do enough for us & the meal was sublime! Lovely wine list too. A great addition to the Cork hospitality sector. I’d highly recommend a visit!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Digital Covid vaccination certs scanned on the way in too. ✅✅✅). Can’t wait to go back there again soon.

  32. CG

    CharGill

    Cork

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing Experience Food & Atmosphere was Fabulous. Can't wait to return ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fabulous from beginning to end! Fab food, amazing service! Yummy cocktails and wine! Definitely a great place for an occasion!

  34. MC

    MiriamC

    Cork

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall2food1service5ambience4

    Thought the selection for lunch was mediocre and quite expensive. Surprised by the not very good wine selection. Service was excellent and the ambience was very good. - shame that the price of the food let it down

  35. c

    ciara

    Cork

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    lovely lighting helpful staff and food was delicious

  36. J

    Jamie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Service was fantastic. Loved the waiting staff. Food was also great

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cork

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Couldn’t really fault experience, maybe music upstairs a little loud - otherwise excellent

  38. AM

    AnneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sophies at The Dean Cork was a fab night out Great friendly Bar and Waiting staff and food was Superb,Cant wait to return .

  39. E

    Esti

    Cork

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Duck was very chewy even if I was advised it would be medium-rare. It definitely wasn't. Bit disappointed with the duck. The rest of the food was very good. They also forgot to bring one drink we ordered and it took a while.

  40. FO

    FionaO

    Cork

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service and lively atmosphere. Bit pricey but great for special occasion. Will definitely go back

FAQs

Sophie's @ The Dean Cork is rated 4.3 stars by 350 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 reservations at the moment.

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Google Map for Sophie's @ The Dean Cork

Horgans Quay Northern Quarter Railway Street Cork, Cork T23RR92

  • Neighborhood

    Cork City

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am
    Sat, Sun 8:00 am–11:00 am
    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • 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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