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Harlequin Cafe and Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, European, Wine Bar
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37 Stephen Street, Waterford, Ireland
Mon - Wed 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sat 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Galway, Ireland
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went to the Harlequin last evening. It had come highly recommended to us. This is a Cafe really and not up to restaurant standard. The waitress seemed more interested in her mobile phone than us, even though we were the only two people in the place.The chef produced good food but seemed a bit detached, even... More 

Thank Joe C
Waterford, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely delicious food, authentic Italian cuisine. Lovely wine to wash it down as well. Big portions too. Will definitely be.returning

Thank thehighking
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing dinner with some friends here last night. Great Italian good best I have had in ireland I would say. Pricing very reasonable and wonderful coffee Slightly off the beaten track but worth the search

Thank Ikeq64
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

To my chagrin, arrived too late on Thursday night for dinner so tried to make up for it by going back for breakfast on Friday morning. Had a great omelette that was suggested by the owner. Have been to the restaurant a few times over the years during trips to Ireland and continue to love the food and the people.... More 

Thank baffled_observer
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Went here for the first time recently & had the tastiest lunch Ive had in ages. Simple really good Italian food seems to be the name of the game & they do it very very well. Had one of the toasted foccia breads with parma ham, mushroom, rocket & mozarrella and it was gorgous. Really fresh, made to order and... More 

Thank Curious Person
New Ross, Ireland
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

Authentic Italian food, always fresh, always delicious. The best Italian restaurant in Waterford, by far

Thank rorypower
co antrim
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

Arriving late in Waterford on a Monday evening after a long day driving, we were tired, hungry and irritable. With no knowledge of the city we drove around trying to find somewhere for dinner when quite by accident, in a backstreet terrace,we stumbled upon Harequin. It was simply the best Italian food we have eaten outside of Italy. This was... More 

Thank bluebells83
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

I visited harlequin for the first time last night with my partner. We both love Italian foods so we were excited to try something new. For starters I ordered a bruschetta and he ordered an Italian meat served with bread cheese and salad. Their starters were amazing. The portions were generous but not over the top. They were so tasty... More 

Thank Emma P
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

This is a fantastic little gem of a place with the freshest of food and very friendly staff. The food is tasty and the staff are really nice.

Thank Ais09
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

Visited almost three weeks ago, 29th March 2016. Bought some coupons, 2 meals & 2 entree for a certain price. Interior fits the bar look and there are pokies as well as a pool table at the back. It is quite a large premise. Very laid back and easy going place, nothing fancy. Meals were great, had the pork ribs... More 

Thank pHursEr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $26
Italian, European, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Stephen Street, Waterford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: 051877552
Vegetarian and celiac friendly

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?