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121/122 Parade Quay, Waterford, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food in a lovely restaurant. Lovely kids menu too. We enjoyed it immensely. Lovely setting with a great outside area

1 Thank jamesgalway2016
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food and good service but our meal was rather spoiled by a noisy gang on a nearby table. When I said this to our waiter he responded. Ah well it is Saturday night after all. I thought this to be very dismissive.

Thank Patrick M
Waterford, Ireland
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful atmosphere and a friendly smile greets you walking in the door. The menu is balanced and i would recommend the early bird as its fantastic value for money. The wine menu also has some fantastic choices. If your a seafood lover you must check out this place as its some of the nicest seafood dishes around. One small... More 

Thank lukebyrne1712
Waterford, Ireland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Dined here recently for family birthday. I got the 10oz ribeye which was yummy, but would have liked to have had an option on sauce, not that keen on pepper sauce. Other family member got 16oz t-bone which he said was disappointingly thin and not worth the €28. The service was very good but not sure if I would be... More 

Thank lettemc
Clonegal, Ireland
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fine restaurant on the quay and my wife and I went there in search of seafood and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere is warm and romantic and the staff is most professional and gracious. My wife had the salmon with risotto and I had the seafood platter. Both meals were to die for and we coupled... More 

1 Thank Popdani K
Tullamore, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent service, huge portions (maybe a little too much?), from steak to fish to crab claws to prosecco (me!) we had a wonderful night, and could barely walk back to our hotel we were so full. Already thinking of what to have there on my next visit!

1 Thank Aisling F
London, United Kingdom
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good food and very friendly service. A good selection of wines available by the glass. Our waiter Kevin was great. When I left my credit card he managed to find us round the corner in a nearby pub to return it to me. Recommend this place for a great meal with friends.

1 Thank Martin R
Barcelona, Spain
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I try to visit McLearys every time I’m in Waterford. It’s one of the best restaurants in town and very popular with locals. Staff are friendly and focus on good service. The food is excellent, especially the fillet steak – undoubtedly the best in town, as well as the daily fish specials. And the desserts are gorgeous. I recommend making... More 

1 Thank GabrielleHearne
Santa Fe, NM
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this restaurant is in the tourist zone of Waterford, don't let that put you off. We had a great experience and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. When we arrived, all tables were full (and we didn't have a booking), so they put us at a table outside in the back where we enjoyed a cocktail (or two!).... More 

1 Thank Julie87508
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely recommend this restaurant. We ate upstairs and the atmosphere was lovely. The food was very good, a great choice and reasonably priced. Friendly and attentive staff.

Thank Carol R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121/122 Parade Quay, Waterford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: 051853444

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