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“Excellent food, lovely ambience, and great service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Boheme

La Boheme
2 Great George's Street, Waterford, Ireland
+353 (0)51-875645
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Ranked #6 of 125 Restaurants in Waterford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $39 - $155
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: La Bohème Restaurant is housed in the vaults of the Georgian ‘Port of Waterford’ building – an historic property which has been associated with the local Chamber of Commerce for many years.Proprietors Christine and Eric Théze have patiently restored this magnificent space to create an inviting and intimate atmosphere. Its original flagstone floors, limewashed walls and vaulted ceilings are unique and particular to Waterford. The design of the restaurant is sympathetic to the architecture of the building, with influences of New Baroque. The restaurant combines ornate antiques and decoration with modern touches creating an eclectic, decadent interior.La Bohème is a restaurant where the pleasures of the table are in accord with the décor, blending modern delicacies with recipes passed down from generation to generation. Enjoy an aperitif at our beautiful pewter bar while perusing the menu and whetting your appetite.‘Here at La Bohème we pride ourselves in going the extra mile to give our customers a dining experience beyond comparison’
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Excellent food, lovely ambience, and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I wholly recommend this restaurant. My wife and I visited in May 2014 during a 4 night stay in Ireland and we came across La Boheme on the web. The reviews were very favourable so we booked for the Friday evening and chose the fixed price 35 euro menu for three courses. We were not disappointed - the food was delicious, well presented, and just the right amount. Our waitress was lovely, very friendly and attentive and really made us feel welcome and looked after.
Keep up the good work - we will definitely return if we are in that area again.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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CTheze, Owner at La Boheme, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear Crommies,
We are delighted you found us during your four night stay in Ireland. We have had some wonderful weather and hopefully it was sunny whilst you were here.

Merci for the write up on Tripadvisor, much appreciated and happy to hear we ticked all of the boxes for an enjoyable dinner. I will pass on your complimentary message to our staff who work hard to please all of our guests,
We hope to see you on a future visit to Waterford
kind regards,
Christine Theze
Proprietor
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

The food was absolute perfection. The staff were great and loved the whole look of the restaurant. Would definitely recommend this place if you are in Waterford.

Visited May 2014
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CTheze, Owner at La Boheme, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Dear Mary C,
Thanks for such a lovely review, love that it starts with "amazing", definitely makes one want to read on! We are delighted you loved the food, service and ambience.

We are certain we will be delighted to welcome you back on a future visit to Waterford
kind regards,
Christine
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Cork, Ireland
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Must Try Harder”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We ate here on Sunday 20/04/2014 (Easter Sunday). The restaurant was quiet.

The quality of the plates varied - the Fish Mouse, Black Sole and Desert Plate were very good, not quite so the goats cheese terrine and the cheese. In general the service was very attentive. The wine list is varied and reasonably priced. The setting is charming.

Our disappointment was the handling of a mistake made with our main courses (Monkfish and Black Sole). When the mains arrived, we received Monkfish and Sea Bass. We pointed this out immediately and were told that it was an error in the kitchen and the Sea Bass would be replaced. Both the sea bass and the monkfish were removed, along with the side dish of potatoes and veg. The replacement mains were delivered in approx 12-15 mins. The blacksole was outstanding. What disappointed us was the return to the table of the Monkfish, which had been "kept warm" for the duration. The side plate of veg received the same treatment. At the prices prevailing, €29 and €28 for the Sole and Monkfish respectively, this was inappropriate. The Monkfish and veg should have been replaced. No mention was made of the error at the end of the evening and there was no adjustment to the bill.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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CTheze, Owner at La Boheme, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Dear SouthernSatisfaction,
Many thanks for your review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted you found our setting charming and the wine list reasonable.

We always appreciate a review, good (preferably) or bad, as it keeps us on our toes as long as the review has no intent to harm. Any business can have a bad day or make a mistake. I am sure you will agree.

With regards to our food, we are delighted you enjoyed the fish mousse, black sole and dessert plate. Perhaps you might let us know what you found lacking in the goats cheese terrine (a very popular starter) and our cheese. We are cheese lovers ourselves and always feel there is a good selection on offer.

With regards to the mix-up with your main courses, we are very sorry. This should not have happened, but as it did, it should have been rectified to your entire satisfaction.

You should of course both had your main course and side plate replaced. I have investigated with the kitchen. We only order small amounts of fish for the week-end. Nothing is frozen, and on Sunday night, after a busy week-end, there were only 3 portions of Monkfish left. Your table received the very last one, therefore there really was no possibility of replacing it.

This should have been explained to you, but I know the kitchen was embarrassed as they had already made an error or your order. Nonetheless, it is not how we normally proceed.

I do apologize and would very much appreciate it if you would telephone me personally on the restaurant phone line so that we may discuss how to make it up to you. Our manager should not have charged you for the monkfish, and he should have explained it was the very last one. On top of that, a complimentary drink after dinner would have helped to make amends.
I hope this is a satisfactory response to your disappointment.
kind regards,
Christine Theze
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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“"Superbe"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is a fantastic restaurant, The setting is really nice with arches, candles, tables well spaced and neatly set out.
The waiters were attentive and very friendly. We had an Italian red and a French white from the wine list and both were very good. I had pork belly for starters, Roast rump of lamb for mains and
a beautiful lemon cake desert with a really good coffee to finish.
We shall always eat here when in the area.
Waterford does not have many fine restaurants to dine in but thanks to Trip adviser I found this
one and now I'm happy to add to the reviews.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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CTheze, Owner at La Boheme, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Dear jim o,
We are over the moon you found our restaurant, as you left us a beautiful review on Trip Advisor, thanks so much.

We are very happy you enjoyed, the food, the setting and our attentive and friendly service. Its always this combination that makes for a successful dining out experience and we hit all the right spots for you.

We look forward to welcoming you back to La Boheme, and in the meanwhile, Merci encore for taking the time to write on Tripadvisor, its much appreciated,
kind regards,
Christine Theze
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Waterford, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I revisited La Boheme last week. We opted for the "early bird" menu at €29 which was very well priced. This time I was among a very large group of friends. The service was excellent and efficient. The menu was varied and the waiter was very knowledgeable as to gluten free options.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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CTheze, Owner at La Boheme, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Dear Mary F,
Thanks firstly for "revisiting" La Boheme. We thrive on repeat business, especially happy guests.

Secondly for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed the meal, the excellent and efficient service and found the early bird, good value.

We really take to heart good and not so good reviews and always appreciate when a dining guest takes the time to put pen to paper on TA for us, so many thanks,

We look forward to a future visit of yours to La Boheme,
kind regards,
Christine Theze
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