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Harlequin Cafe and Wine Bar

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37 Stephen Street, Waterford, Ireland
051877552
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Today
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sat 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Vegetarian and celiac friendly
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious food at great prices!!

I start most morning with Coffee here (great coffee) I regular eat here also, Harlequin is a unique cafe with lots of personality and delicious food that's cooked with passion. The clientele is a cultured clientele and there is also a great atmosphere here. I eat out a lot and here is where I visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Keith S
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Waterford, Ireland
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Waterford, Ireland
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I start most morning with Coffee here (great coffee) I regular eat here also, Harlequin is a unique cafe with lots of personality and delicious food that's cooked with passion. The clientele is a cultured clientele and there is also a great atmosphere here. I eat out a lot and here is where I visit most regular, that's weekly. If... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Was here with group in December and was very disappointed!!! We had booked a party of approx 13 people two weeks previous but when we got there, they had only one or two bottles of wine to offer....not even nice wine!! Had platter for starter...nothing wrong with it but nothing I couldn't have done myself!! Main courses were amazing but... More 

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New Ross, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This was my third visit to Harlequin and it is without doubt the best Italian I've eaten in Ireland. For a tiny place with only two or three staff they produce the most amazing authentic Italian food. Try the grilled ham & smoked cheese starter, it will blow your mind. The mushroom tortellini is awesome, but the chocolate moose is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Lovely food, prepared from scratch in front of you So fresh and flavoursome Very nice lite bites and pasta etc Staff so friendly However it may take 30-45 mins to get food due to the fact it is made from scratch and no one is in a hurry in the kitchen!!! Also the toilet is clean but very grubby and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Visited with 2 toddlers under 4, no problem for the guys. Food was SO fresh and tastey. Great value. Informal, easy going atmosphere. Well worth a visit.

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Ireland
Top Contributor
212 reviews 212 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Having read so many good reviews i had to try Harlequin. 1st impression will not encourage you, small, with tables close to each other and a bit dark. Seats about 30. But when the food arrives you soon forget about the surroundings. The food is excellent as well as the wine. Menu selection is not huge, but there is enough... More 

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This place is AAAAAmazing!!!!! Small but cosy, Not posh but so so good. Why is it not No 1? It has 85 Excellents and no Terribles??? Prices are extremely keen too It need more recognition

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Waterford
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Went to this restaurant for a birthday celebration on saturday night. The food was fab as was the wine and service, staff could not have been nicer.Lovely relaxed atmosphere.This a lovely spot to dine in with family or friends , I will definitely be back.

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Waterford, Waterford, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I've eaten here several times and as someone who visits Italy regularly also I consider this one of the best examples of real Italian cooking I've found in Ireland. Great food in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Waterford
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Harlequin is a lovely little restaurant. My friend and I ate there recently and were helped with selecting our meal on the menu which was very nice. Not a large selection but this helps as sometimes there is just too much choice. Will go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 Stephen Street, Waterford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: 051877552

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 27
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Vegetarian and celiac friendly
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 10:30 pm

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