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54 John Street | Just down from the Applemarket, Waterford, Ireland
+353 51 844 177
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • 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 5 days ago via mobile

This was my second time at bodega and they did not disappoint. Great selection (meat, seafood, vegetarian) and good size portions. The food was well seasoned, tasty and at a fair price. The restaurant was beautiful and staff were friendly.

Thank Jodi M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First let me say that I am a foodie from Louisiana where eating and drinking are competitive sports. Bodega has a good wine list. The espresso martini is the best I've had anywhere as is the duck confit and pork belly which was very lean...More

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch al fresco at Bodega today. So many fab sounding dishes on the menu....was difficult to choose. But final choices didn’t disappoint. Open Castletownbere crab sandwich was simple & delicious. Lunch special was a Moroccan influenced dish & was very moreish. Two teenagers ordered...More

1  Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever I see a menu with a number of items that jump out at me I know Im in the right place. Fantastic duck in steamed buns with salad and fries. Trully wonderous. Fantastic music and ambiance.

1  Thank Sean d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm sorry to say I only get to visit this fantastic restaurant once a year.. The Cote de Boeuf was out of this world, it's the second time I've been to this restaurant and the second time thanks to my coaxing to try new things...More

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A welcoming establishment coupled with professional friendly service and great food made our day after driving from Dublin. We like the idea of small plates if one does not want too much. We shared a cup of soup, starter and a sandwich. While the prawns...More

Thank kitt A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a ladies night out the food and service was second to none can't fault either the staff couldn't do enough for us We will definitely be returning for our future get togethers

1  Thank Deborah R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow from the very start to the end of our visit. Food was just heavenly. You MUST try their patè. Lovely atmosphere, great wine. Bathroom was small BUT spotlessly clean, very well equipped. Cannot wait to get back there and eat more. Loads more.

1  Thank Kate G
Reviewed 8 June 2018

A simple starter but an unusual one for me. An egg wrapped in cod with a crunchy coat. A lovely fishing port take on a scotch egg. But then everything was just that little bit different - in a good way. Good ingredients, well prepared...More

1  Thank gmkWhitchurch
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

I visited here with touring clients from USA. We were all very happy with the food and the service. I would recommend, and I will be back! Solid Irish Resturant, nice menu!

1  Thank Paul H
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$47
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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