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54 John Street | Just down from the Applemarket, Waterford, Ireland
+353 51 844 177
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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54 John Street | Just down from the Applemarket, Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited Waterford to enjoy the Waterford walls festival and we got so much more! We had lunch in Bodega and it was delicious. Cosy atmosphere great service and delicious food. What more is needed!...also lovely beer.

1  Thank Dowley
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic cooking again in bodega. Sole on the bone is easy to ruin. Best atmosphere in waterford hands down complimented by great cooking and ingredients. Even the cocktails are exceptional. No bacardi here in your mojito!

1  Thank Donagh C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food in comfortable buzzing surroundings. Very efficient and friendly staff. Always a good crowd there even on quiet nights elsewhere. Hard to beat.

2  Thank Audrey C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. A firm local favourite. Good early bird options and a fabulous wine menu. I go here especially ever Christmas as a treat with friends.

1  Thank mccarthy2010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time round (this time for dinner before a concert, first time for lunch) and we weren’t disappointed. Good food and friendly service. Look forward to next visit. Easy to book on line, and as it was Saturday evening would recommend you do.

2  Thank Tomdicconharry
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Recently had old friends from the States over to visit. Our experience and evening at Bodega was as usual as a local superb and outstanding, for my visiting American friends. Service was attentive, local farm Steak special delicious. Well done to the team #buylocalsupportlocal

2  Thank IrishJimmy12
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here on a whim, it didn't disappoint. Craving good food, we got incredibly fabulous! Everything is seasoned to perfection, cooked with care and the service was also above average. Wine list also worth a mention. Loved our lunch in Waterford,truly one of the...More

2  Thank Relax599575
Reviewed 15 August 2018

I came here to celebrate my engagement with friends - we left highly disappointed. The waitress was rude, the order taken was wrong, the toilets were not clean and there were no toilet paper, the dishes arrived at all different times...I could go on forever....More

1  Thank Laura P
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Always enjoy coming here for date night! The food is great, I particularly enjoy the steak. The menu is varied

1  Thank David F
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic night in this lovely restaurant in the heart of Waterford. A must if your visiting.. .time to hit the Greenway now😁

1  Thank Flynnrocksthehouse
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Catherine F
25 May 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.
26 October 2015|
Response from Cormac C |
Yes, but closed bank holiday Monday's.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$18 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 John Street | Just down from the Applemarket, Waterford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: +353 51 844 177
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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 €23, 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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