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“Good food and nice atmosphere”

Sophie's Bar & Bistro
Ranked #13 of 30 Restaurants in Shannon
Price range: US$18 - US$30
Cuisines: International
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

good for eating solo or meeting friends or family or colleagues. Friendly staff who are there when you need something but otherwise let you get on with it.

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Una_McMahon_Mng, General Manager at Sophie's Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thank you for choosing to dine with us on your recent visit to Shannon. I was delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and that the staff here provided good service. The great beauty of our bar is the design of our private dining booths so your can feel comfortable if eating alone, yet there is still ample space to accommodation a small group of people. Our Bar Bistro menu has an excellent choice from starters ,main courses to desserts. All our food is cooked to order and our head chef likes to source his ingredients locally so that only the best is used in his dishes. We cater for a lot of family events here from christenings to special birthday parties. Our Spruce room is a beautiful location for a private family meal and it also has it own private bar. Our newly refurbished ballroom can cater for 300 guests for a banquet and is an ideal location for weddings and corporate events. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

We stayed in the Oakwood Hotel this past weekend and ate in Sophie's Bar and Bistro on Friday and Saturday night!

We went for Food in Sophies Bar (Hotel Bar) on Friday at about 9.15pm - the food stops at 9.30pm. We were seated straight away and ordered food which came out within 10 minutes. I had a Burger and Chips and my Husnad had the Pork Belly. The Burger was lovely, nothing special but everything you would expect from Bar Food except it was even tastier. The Pork Belly was gorgeous and tender.

On Saturday evening we took advantage of the 3 Course Meal included in our package and sat down in Sophies Bar at about 8.45pm. The bar was lively at this stage and a Piano Man was setting up!

For Starters we had the Fish Cake and my Husband had the Chowder. Both were delicious. The Fish cake was a little bit on the dry side but the Lemon Wedge provided soon fixed that.

For Mains my Husband had the Sea Bass (He loved it) and I just had Fish and Chips. The Fish and Chips were very nice, it's a standard dish so not much you can do with it but it was present beautifully and served fresh and hot!

For dessert he had Ice Cream and I had the Lemon Meringue Pie. The Meringue wasn't hard which I know is how some people prefer it (Like me haha) but it was still very tasty and served with Ice Cream and Cream.

We stayed in the bar then through the night. The Piano Man was very enjoyable, taking requests and seemed to have a great relationship with the locals.

Throughout our Meal and Drinks, we were looked after perfectly by Breeda all night! She was a real stand out member of staff throughout our stay although all staff we encountered were very nice.

Thank Michael B
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James_Howard_Mng, General Manager at Sophie's Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Thank you for leaving your lovely comments and I was delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Our bar menu is very popular with our local customers and always gets great reviews from our guests when staying. Our chef has designed a beautiful menu to suit all tastes and we also cater for all dietary requirements . We will be running our special Valentine's menu from the 10th to 18th February and a superb menu will be on offer for couples with a glass of bubbly on arrival. Our piano man Sean De Burca is with us most Saturday nights and all provides great entertainment and fun for all. Our staff work very hard to make sure to all our customers have a relaxing and enjoyable stay with us and no request is ever too big or too small for them. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the hotel

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Reviewed 27 January 2017

Great ! All round at The Oakwood Hotel , Food, Beverages, Staff ,
I love this place it's a must go if you are in Shannon.

Thank businessguru2016
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James_Howard_Mng, General Manager at Sophie's Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

Thank you for your lovely comments and I was delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal here with us. . Our bar menu is available daily until 9.30pm and offers a wide selection of dishes from homemade Beef Burgers, Chicken Curry, freshly Battered fish and a wide selection of sandwiches and wraps. Lunch is also served each day from 12-3pm . We can cater for all family events and have a beautiful choice of rooms to host both private parties or family gaterings. Our Atlantic Ballroom is an elegant room that can cater for up to 300 people for a wedding and our chequered dance floor is a real talking point for all the events we have had so far. We also server a very popular Sunday Carvery lunch from 12-3pm with a great selection of starters, main courses and desserts. Thank you again for choosing the Oakwood and we look forward to seeing you again soon

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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing food at a great price in a lovely automsohere ! :) the cajun chicken burger is really good !!!

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James_Howard_Mng, General Manager at Sophie's Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

Thank you for choosing the Oakwood hotel and we were delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal here. Our chefs have designed a superb bar menu which is available until 9.30pm daily and caters for all dietary requirements. Our lunch menu is also available from 12-3pm. We have a wonderful choice of private rooms that can cater for all events from family gatherings to our magnificent ballroom that can cater for up to 300 people for a banquet. We have live music in our main bar at the weekend and it really a lovely spot for a Saturday night out

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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a coffee and just a quick bite. The food was good. Nothing too fancy but was tasty and hit the spot. The service was very quick. Our waitress Csilla was so friendly and welcoming and very efficient. Would go again.

Thank G W
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James_Howard_Mng, General Manager at Sophie's Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2016

Thank you for leaving your comments on Trip advisor. We were delighted you enjoyed your visit to our hotel and of course our food. We serve a really great Bar menu all day and until 9.30pm and Lunch is served from 12-3pm. Our chefs can cater for all dietary needs so if it is not on our menu you can just ask. Our Sunday carvery lunch is also very popular locally and is a lovely way to relax and enjoy time with family and friends. We do look forward to seeing you again soon

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