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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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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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54 John Street, Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Delicious food with plenty to choose from on the menu, attentive wait staff and a lovely atmosphere to enjoy dinner. The resturant itself is in the centre of Waterfords nightlife so it's a great choice for dinner with friends if your planning on heading out...More

Thank Susan_Ortega
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bodega is in a great location. The decor is tastefully artistic with a very cosy atmosphere. The food is mostly locally sourced with thoughtful exciting recipes and dishes. The prices are very reasonable. I would recommend this restaurant for groups or even intimate dates. I...More

Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here recently in a party of 6. Food was excellent as was the service. Would recommend particularly the seafood board.

Thank Nuala H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in Monday afternoon as I was feeling too lazy to cook and since I've been here a couple of times I was sure I wouldn't be disappointed. Enjoyed 3 wonderful dishes (prawns - a small bit spicy dish to open up your appetite; goat...More

Thank Ana Maria D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very enjoyable meal. Nice atmosphere and decor, friendly service, if a little haphazard at times, and a menu full of appealing sounding dishes, though it's not that similar to the one on their website! We tried a prawns starter (not too sure what it...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Bodega in the past. It the best restaurant in Waterford in a number of ways but mainly the great yet casual atmosphere. You can go for a fantastic meal or just one or two courses. They use fresh local ingredients and...More

Thank IrishWorldTraveller1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed this place. It's relaxed with a great atmosphere. Food was fantastic, service was attentive but not intrusive, good cocktails selection and wine very good wine options all at very reasonable prices. We were really impressed as it far surpassed our expectations.

Thank Clare P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved Bodega. Had mussels starter and fish special which was really tasty. So many options to suit every taste and appetite. Will definitely return next time I visit Waterford.

Thank PickyTravellerMa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have dined here on a few occasions, Sometimes I've had a lovely meal and other times have been a disappointment. The decor is beautiful and theres a lovely atmosphere, sometimes when the surroundings are so nice the food becomes secondary. Perhaps its a change...More

Thank SaltedGinger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really wanted to like this place as I had heard great things about it. The restaurant itself is beautiful and we were seated in a lovely booth at the front. Good selection of cocktails which are good value. The food was good but not...More

Thank Newbridge_Chick
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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$6 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, 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, 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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