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McLeary's

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High Street, Waterford, Ireland
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 196
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  • 46
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very nice restaurant

Found this place down the back streets of Waterford when we were on holiday. It was very busy (on a Weds evening) and had great atmosphere. The waiter was really friendly, chatting to us about our holiday etc, made us feel really welcome. The food was reasonably priced and good quality. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Eleanor1971
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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279 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Found this place down the back streets of Waterford when we were on holiday. It was very busy (on a Weds evening) and had great atmosphere. The waiter was really friendly, chatting to us about our holiday etc, made us feel really welcome. The food was reasonably priced and good quality. I haven't had chicken forestier since the 1980's but... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Most fab restaurant from when we walked in. Staff so welcoming. Had Pate to start and was amazing. My hubbie had French onion soup and it was really gorgeous as had to have a little taste. Had chicken for mains and flavours amazing and he had prawns and scallops and he said was amazing. Cudnt have desert as too full.... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Lovely restaurant but food somewhat lets it down. Quite a basic menu & the duck I ordered was like leather & dry as a bone,it was a shame.. Service & atmosphere was good but their food lets them down..

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Waterford, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Have gone here every few months since they opened, the price and the food is great value, I would highly recommend the Steak

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Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My Wife and I paid a visit in March on a recommendation. We were made feel very welcome by the waitress and one of the partners. It was our Ruby Anniversary and \I wanted it special. The soup was superb, tomatoe, courgette and coriander. Never had it before but I would highly recommend it. I had a chicken curry and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Had a lovely meal in McLearys at the weekend. Great menu options to choose from -in fact, I could have chosen them all which doesn't happen too often! There's a great value menu for €22. Lots of specials and lovely to have so much fresh fish to choose from. It's a lovely atmosphere and the staff are very friendly. Highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Enjoyed a two course meal off the specials menu for only €22 which was excellent. Quick service even though every table was full. Lovely cosy atmosphere. Will defiantly be back again.

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Waterford, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Really loved the food with a set 2 course menu option at € 22 - the seafood pancake starter was light and delicious. The 8oz steak was melt in the mouth ! Great vie, and situated in the old cellar the old wine vault made the ambiance perfect!

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Highly recommended, great food,lovely atmosphere with a menu to suit all tastes The tables downstairs are fantastic set in the old wine cellar

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Never let's me down. It's a little gem of a restaurant that keeps getting better each visit. Keeps up to the high standards I expect from a restaurant

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street, Waterford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Waterford

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?