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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
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sat 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Vegetarian and celiac friendly

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  • 95
    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
excellent authentic Italian food in Waterford

END OF TERM !!! Went to Harlequin owned and run by an ex student of ours. Gnocchi al carne were delightful as well as ravioli with gorgonzola sauce. All cooked fresh. Very intimate and authentic Italian cuisine. Fantastic athmosphere Well worth a visit!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
diprestman
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Waterford, Ireland
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Waterford, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

END OF TERM !!! Went to Harlequin owned and run by an ex student of ours. Gnocchi al carne were delightful as well as ravioli with gorgonzola sauce. All cooked fresh. Very intimate and authentic Italian cuisine. Fantastic athmosphere Well worth a visit!!

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Waterford
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Had dinner here on Friday night with 8 others,friends and family.All I can say is fantastic food in a lovely atmosphere. This restaurant is a little piece of Heaven. If you love good food then this is the place for you.I have eaten here a couple of times and have never been disappointed.Looking forward to my next visit.

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Tramore, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My daughter saw some excellent reviews so we tried lunch in Harlequin recently .It was excellent ,delicious food and pleasant service .Loved it !

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Waterford, Ireland
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What a find. A genuine italian bistro with an italian chef. Authentic food prepared fresh with ingredeints from the owners region of Italy. The owner will assist with choices and also adds to the atmosphere. The salads are to die for and the pasta with salmon.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

I agree with previous reviews, this place should be in top 5 places to eat. The food is delicious here, cooked to order. Always with the freshest finest ingredients and presented lovely. The staff are very friendly and do anything to help. Have eaten here on many occasions in the evening and have never been disappointed. Had lunch here most... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

One of the best meals I've had ever What's wrong with trip advisor because this restaurant should be in the top five and I can't understand for the life of me why it's only 72 and they really should check this out if they want to give an accurate advice to travellers like myself to come across these really genuine... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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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?