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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 - 8:30 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
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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    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
real italian but don't be in hurry

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
gerry8941
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
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
203 reviews 203 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
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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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Waterford, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is without a doubt the nicest place to eat in Waterford. Going by the reviews on here I would say there is a mistake that it is not in the top 5 places to eat. Food is always amazing and the staff are so friendly. Yes the menu is small but I always ask for the special and im... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Harlequin is a gem of a restaurant in Waterford. It is a causal Italian cafe that is open at night. The food is delicious and authentic. The guys working there are friendly and the atmosphere is nice and relaxed. Lovely selection of starters.. Meats, bruschetta, breads etc. Any of the main courses I have had have been very good but... More 

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Have been here a few times, although their selection is limited......what they do have on the menu is cooked to perfection. Service is excellent, very friendly....and will go out of their way to accommodate u!

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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?