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The New Ship Restaurant

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Dooley's Hotel Waterford | Merchants Quay, Waterford, Ireland
+353 51 873 531
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Upland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Dinner selection was OK. Flavorful choices breakfast was same everywhere we went. Friendly staff and clean.

Thank Ronald C
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Lovely clean restaurant. Greeted warmly by staff. Our waitress was Slovakian and very proficient, friendly and made us feel very welcome. The food was fantastic. Nice airy and clean restaurant.

Thank Anvee
County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Only stopped in here for food so can't comment on the hotel in general but I have to say the food was atrocious! I ordered a burger and it arrived in less than 3 minutes! I imagine 2 of those minutes were taken up by microwaving whatever the 'meat' was. The onion ring (singular) was more difficult to chew than... More 

Thank Paul C
Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Have eaten here many times over the years ,Food is great and the staff are excellent and very helpful .Always great food ,

Thank AndY1955Cross
Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

We had the early bird. €25 for 3 courses and coffee or €19 for 2 courses with coffee. Dining room is comfortable and staff are friendly. Menu has plenty of choice for the price. Choice of 4 starters and desserts and choice from 5 main dishes. Smoked salmon starter is good and nicely presented. Mains are pretty good and desserts... More 

Thank AnnM06022011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Went for dinner on a Saturday night, good extensive menu, great waiting staff who were very attentive. Food well presented and very tasty, veg done in an interesting way. Desserts... Dreamy..Irish coffee great. Good value

Thank lorraine g
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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716 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Had dinner here. Food was average. Many choices on the menu. Drinks were good. Atmosphere was not much given there are many pubs and other places in center of city but we didn't have time that evening to walk to them.

Thank Don49680
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Lovely food. Great menu. Friendly staff. Nice portion size. Desert to die for. Pork was delicious. Nice glass of vino.

Thank loughy26
Waterford, Ireland
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Good service. What you would expect from a family run hotel. Typical good hotel choice of menu. Average hotel prices. Desserts were good. Wine list was good. Enjoyable meal.

Thank Joan D
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

During my visit to Waterford, I went to The New Ship Restaurant for dinner. I ordered the chicken skewers (appetiser), chicken roulade, and chocolate brownie (dessert). I found the sesame chicken skewers with teriyaki marinade rather bland. The stuffed chicken roulade wrapped in bacon was delicious. The chocolate brownie with vanilla ice-cream was refreshing. Service was average, nothing to talk... More 

Thank Nelumbo-Nucifera

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$28
Irish, Bar, International, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dooley's Hotel Waterford | Merchants Quay, Waterford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: +353 51 873 531
The New Ship Restaurant is located on the Quay in Waterford. It is an elegant restaurant and is an ideal location to relax and enjoy a great meal. Our restaurant offers great cuisine with an extensive menu filled with locally sourced produce and a wine list to match. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast from 7.30am to 10am and serves continental and full Irish breakfast. Dinner menu is served from 18.00 to 21.30 and is a popular choice for residents and non residents alike. To avoid disappointment we strongly recommend that you make a reservation in advance of arrival. Our Early Bird menu is served from Sunday to Thursday 18.00 to 19.30, Friday and Saturday 18.00 to 19.00 why not avail if going to the theatre or cinema.Special Occasions are also well served at The New Ship Restaurant.

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