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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
££ - £££
54 John Street | Just down from the Applemarket, Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

1  Thank IrishJimmy12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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

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

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😁

Thank Flynnrocksthehouse
Reviewed 14 July 2018 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 4 July 2018 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 3 July 2018 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 27 June 2018 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 23 June 2018 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
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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$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
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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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