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McLeary's

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High Street, Waterford, Ireland
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 199
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 11
    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
Lunch with friends and brother from France

Staff were very welcoming and food was excellent.had wonderful fillets of plaice perfectly pan fried in a relaxed environment. Well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Maureen C
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Waterford, Waterford, Ireland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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285 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Waterford, Waterford, Ireland
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Staff were very welcoming and food was excellent.had wonderful fillets of plaice perfectly pan fried in a relaxed environment. Well worth a visit.

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Waterford, Ireland
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Visited McLearys a few weekends ago with friends and all of us left dissapointed. My last visit was close to 3 years ago and I actually don't think the menu has changed. There's nothing wrong with that if what you are serving is really good but frankly this was far from it. I had the soup to start and it... More 

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Ireland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Booked a table here based on hotel staff recommendations and thankfully got a space, restaurant was packed on at 9 on a Saturday night and got seated at a lovely little alcove which was perfect. Despite being so busy the staff were wonderful, Kevin taking time to talk to us at various stages throughout the evening and creating a wonderful... More 

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Kent, UK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Excellent food, fresh, perfectly cooked, good value, friendly staff. Every table taken on a Tuesday at 6pm, even with lots of local competition.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Steak is a must there. Two-course meal is good value and is a lovely dinner. Staff are friendly, no problems. The place itself if quite nice.

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County Waterford, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Had dinner with my husband on a sat night at seven,restaurant was very busy even at this time always a good sign.we had three courses each cost was €80.00 in total but I did think worth it between the staff and the food we really enjoyed it and we both had steak for main they have a specials board with... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 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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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?