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54 John Street, Waterford, Ireland
+353 51 844 177
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (55 reviews)
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
54 John Street, Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed April 20, 2016

Everything about this restaurant was amazing. The decor is tastefully done, the food is delicious, the cocktails were fantastic and the staff were as helpful and friendly as possible.

Thank Eimear G
Reviewed April 14, 2016

I had a wonderful lunch here! Nice staff and helpful regarding vegetarian options. It was good food displayed nicely.

Thank Kim K
Reviewed April 10, 2016

We had a voucher to use, so went along here on a Friday evening. Unusually, they offer their early bird menu on Fridays, so one of us had this and the other the a la carte. Both menus have good options, and some of the...More

Thank barrera
Reviewed April 6, 2016

Real Gem of a Restaurant and worth seeking out when visiting Waterford. Lunch Menu had some very tempting specials as well as a good a la carte. The steak sandwich on ciabatta was first class with a quality steak served. Definitely recommend here.

Thank Wyseman7
Reviewed April 6, 2016

This was my second time eating in the Bodega and it was once again outstanding. The service was superb, we arrived at 8.45 on a Thursday and were allowed all the time in the world to enjoy our meal, which can be hard to find...More

Thank ahshur
Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Have visited the Bodega several times over the past few years and have never been disappointed . The restaurant itself is very well decorated and the food is always lovely .

Thank g p
Reviewed March 29, 2016

Great food plenty of choices lovely value menu, delicious seafood available. wine list to suit all tastes and prices. Cocktails also available

Thank lockey74
Reviewed March 24, 2016

From the very friendly staff, lovely ambiance to the fantastic and yummy food, you will want to return!

Thank Anne H
Reviewed March 21, 2016

We visited Ireland first time and found " Bodega" on tTripAdvisor. We had a fantastic meal and drinks as well. All Stuff were great. Wonderful service and atmosphere!!!! Love it!!!

1  Thank Rcorless
Reviewed March 19, 2016

We visited Bodega on Christmas Eve 2015 for what has become a regular event with friends and is a great way to start our Christmas Break. Bodega as always lived up to its reputation as one of the jewels in Waterfords culinary crown. The food...More

1  Thank GBarrettWaterford
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Catherine F
May 25, 2017|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the toilet is on the ground floor so there should be no problems. Sorry about my delay in replying to you but I was out of the country and away from my PC.
October 26, 2015|
Response from Cormac C |
Yes, but closed bank holiday Monday's.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 John Street, Waterford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: +353 51 844 177
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Listed in The McKenna Guide Best 100 Restaurants in Ireland 2014.In the heart of Waterford City is a restaurant that champions the local food experience. Vaguely Spanish in decor with a funky eclectic mix of food and ambiance that may well be described as Mediterranean. Most definitely, not a conventional Irish restaurant experience. Critics and regulars alike acknowledge this place is fun and different. With early bird menus from €20, this is an affordable treat in a relaxed atmosphere. But it's worth persevering according to the critics:" With its warm Mediterranean colour, this place would bring the sun out on the darkest of days" Georgina Campbell "Much loved menu that hits all the right buttons" The Irish Times"It's a dream vision of owners - Cormac & Donagh - who stamp their left field imprimatur on the excellent food & the fine drinks that make folk flock here in their droves" John & Sally McKenna"Bodega! Gives the taste of the med, and also the vigour & joie de vivre of the med" Bridgestone Guide
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