Sophie’s, the 6th floor skyline restaurant of The Dean Cork, is set to open from December 11th with bookings now available for December at for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

Sophie’s is a beautiful and modern glasshouse restaurant, boasting panoramic views of Cork, from the River Lee to the city skyline, giving you a whole new perspective from six floors up. Whatever the weather, from howling gales to blazing sun, she’s beautiful! 

The 150-capacity restaurant, designed by interior designers O’Donnell O’Neill, is a stunning space for a variety of occasions. Floor to ceiling windows throughout allow light to pour in, whilst the reclaimed wooden roof and soft lighting give the space a cosy feel.

The granite topped bar in the centre of the room is a real focal point, while the long open kitchen allows guests to watch the team in action, busy creating delectable dishes and working the wood fired pizza oven. 

Two terraces extend the restaurant space allowing for al fresco dining. Both terraces, front and back, are covered and heated to allow you to get cosy and watch the sun set over the River Lee with cocktail in hand – pure bliss! 

Of course, Sophie’s Restaurant would not be complete without their famous swings. Find them on the ground floor right beside the elevators. Snap yourself swinging before heading upstairs, just remember to hold on tight. 

Now, on to the food. The New York Italian inspired menu combines the most popular dishes from their sister restaurant in Dublin, with new dishes created using the best of the county’s local ingredients and suppliers, including Castletownbere crab, butter and yoghurt from Glenilen Farm in Drimoleague, and cured meats and cheese from Gubbeen Farmhouse. 

They serve breakfast from 7am weekdays and from 8am on weekends, lunch, and dinner daily with a delicious brunch menu on the weekends. 

Sophie’s skyline restaurant of The Dean Cork, is set to open from December 11th.

Commenting on their extensive menu, Ian Madden, General Manager at Sophie’s at The Dean Cork, said: “From wood-fire pizzas and pasta favourites at lunchtime to succulent steaks and fish specials at dinner, our chefs pack every mouthful with international and Irish flavours.

“Sophie’s weekend brunch hits the spot with something for everyone, whether you’re feeling sweet or craving savoury, from Vanilla Buttermilk Pancakes, salted maple caramel, roasted pecans & mascarpone, to Griddled Corn Beef & Scallion Hash with Two Fried Eggs, or the popular Waffle, Buttermilk Chicken, Smashed Avocado & Hot Sauce. 

“The range of cocktails on offer is so good you’ll want to work your way through the entire menu, perfect for an aperitif on the terrace or a post dinner digestif.

“Our wine menu is varied, with some interesting and lesser known drops, including a selection of wines on tap available by the glass or carafe” Ian added. 

Bookings at Sophie’s Restaurant Cork are now available from December 11th for indoor and outdoor dining, maximum table size of 6 due to current restrictions. 

Email or phone (01) 533 7777 to book, or visit to book online on Open Table.  

Or why not make a night of it with an overnight stay at The Dean with The Dean’s Treat Yourself One Night Escape package including an overnight stay, three course meal in Sophie’s Rooftop Restaurant, breakfast the next morning as well as a welcome drink and a treat package delivered to your room! Book online at