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54 John Street, Waterford, Ireland
+353 51 844 177
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arranged dinner for a large group on a Friday evening. Bodega! was very easy to deal with when making the dinner reservation. The service on the evening was excellent. The food was all delicious - local ingredients cooked well - and the portions were large. There was a good selection of wines. The early bird menu is very good... More 

Thank CMaryL
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not knowing this area very well I looked for restaurants on trip advisor to see what took my fancy. This one seemed worth a try. The menu is quite varied and most people should be able to find something they like, at a mid price range. The food I ordered was very good with good sized portions. Service was excellent.... More 

Thank fat_wardy
Waterford, Ireland
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 8 family members who had dinner there from 7pm until 9pm. The table was required again for 9.30pm. The ambiance reminded me of a college dining room at lunch hour. Cutlery, plates e.t.c banged on the table and a very brisk service. Expensive for what we got, Fish cakes should be renamed mashed potato cakes,... More 

Thank susan m
Bodegacormac, Owner at Bodega!, responded to this review

Bodegacormac, Owner at Bodega!, responded to this review Dear Susan McGill, Thank you for taking the time to give us your review. It's an awful pity that not one person from your table made any complaint to us when you where here. Your party asked for the bill at 9pm. there was no rush on your table. If you check... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we love dining at this restaurant.we always have a great experience,the food and the staff are always amazing.can't wait to go back

Thank brandy08
Waterford, Ireland
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food - not cheaply cheap but good value and great ambience - if with a group of girls the window is great to watch the world go by! If on a date Down the back is more private - I love the rustic surroundings - wines are always plentiful and the house wines are usually good value Great for... More 

Thank vikyb74
Kilkenny, Ireland
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent restaurant with reasonably priced food, promoting local produce. We were there hosting guest from abroad and we proud to be able to offer them a menu with so much local produce. The meal we had was excellent, served by very friendly staff. Could not recommend the restaurant highly enough.

Thank LiamLy
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As well as the staff being lovely the food us super the start course is gourgous as well as the main and dessert

Thank byrne67
Dublin, Ireland
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A party of twelve paid a visit to Bodega last night and we were not disapointed by any aspect of it. Although we were a large group we were served without any fuss or errors. The graduation menu was good value at 23 euro for two courses or 28 for 3. I choose chicken wings as a starter but they... More 

Thank clinch56
Wicklow Ireland
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Service is great cannot fault it. Just find the menu a bit bland. Had the steak last time and it was a bit tasteless. Pork was too fatty. Chicken was good and veg potato and chips were great. Eat here a lot a year ago and food was better. One thing I really didn't like is that some of the... More 

Thank shibboleth
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Bodega is a gem, no longer unhidden. Whether you visit for lunch or dinner, the variety and expertise of the menu will leave you coming back time and time again. Every item on the menu is perfectly presented, seasoned and prepared. As someone who loves cooking, it is such a pleasure not to be able to criticise any element of... More 

Thank Ann N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$29
Irish, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Bar Scene, 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, Waterford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: +353 51 844 177
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?