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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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“steak” (56 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00 Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Irish, European, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
54 John Street | Just down from the Applemarket, Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was pretty good, though pricey. When in Ireland I’d encourage Irish food as much as possible, but if you need a step back this little place isn’t bad. The steak was quite tasty and perfectly done. The risotto left a little to be desired.

Thank EclecticTastes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to visit, not ordinary Irish..at all :) stek was good, burgers rock the plate, drinks and deserts as well worth of try...few days ago we had best latte and cappucino there, great service too..nothing bad, recomend.will return if we make it ;)

Thank mario g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good service food and drink would recommend! Specials are worth trying staff helpful on decision making

Thank danjo123
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Great meal with friends. Choice of menu excellent. Our waitress was so helpful. Service was quick even though it was on a busy night

Thank May D
Reviewed 31 January 2018

We were lucky to get the window seat, there were seven of us and from start to finish the service was excellent. The food was fabulous, from presentation to taste throughout all three courses. There is a lovely relaxing atmosphere, well worth a visit. !!

Thank Erin316
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

This is a great restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. There is a good selection of dishes including fish, steak, mini burgers and tasty deserts. From an intimate booth to a get together with friends it suits all occasions. I recommend you book as it can...More

Thank Bernadette O
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

This was the highlight of my dining experiences in Waterford. The service was spectacular and staff very friendly. The food was mouth watering tasty and menu sumptuous. We had duck and prawns for starters and it was culnery perfection on a plate. For mains we...More

Thank K W
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Food was very good. However the service was terrible. A waiter accidentally spilled a dinner meant for another table, spilling gravy down the back of my dad's shirt. Although he was apologetic, nothing was knocked off the bill and my dad wasn't even offered a...More

3  Thank Shane M
OwnerCC, Owner at Bodega!, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Hi Shane, Here is the full version of your story. Your group arrived in in the middle of the busiest period of the year with no reservation. We welcomed you in but stated that the table was only available for one and a half hours...More

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We met friends for dinner in this restaurant Great service and menu The food is fab - plentiful and so tasty We had not been there in a while but we will be going back again v soon

Thank EimearQ8888
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Brought the family here recently (I haven't been to this restaurant for a good few years). Food and atmosphere were great. Kids menus were fine if a little unimaginative. Very good value, nice not to get ripped off!

Thank Kevin D
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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$20 - US$49
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
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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