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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 2 days ago via mobile

Bodega has a beautiful atmosphere, and of course the decor too. We recently visited for a Saturday lunch, three of us sat in a booth. Drinks and fresh bread brought straight away. Butter was already soft which is a plus! The menu seems a bit...More

Thank jane2233
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Friendly staff, great atmosphere, great food.....bit of confusion regarding wine....is it a Chardonnay???? is it a Reisling????

Thank Geraldine G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us had dinner last night at Bodega. Food was absolutely fabulous, everything really delicious, all three of us really happy. The restaurant was packed to the rafters but the service and food was really excellent considering how busy the kitchen and the front...More

1  Thank Denise S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious! Spiced pumpkin soup, Hake and coffee - can't fault any aspect of them. Cooked to perfection, served beautifully. Service was excellent - very very friendly. However, we had to move tables as the breeze coming in from the door was making the front area....More

Thank WhereToTry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was worth every € we left there. Staff was nice, but we expected a bit more for the price. It was avarage bar staff service. Anyway, food was SO GOOD we would come back again.

Thank Alexandra K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, lovely staff and excellent food. We have esten here several times and the food is always good and cooked to order. We had gorgeous fish cakes and a mozzarella cheese for starters We had chicken with a buttery cabbage and potato parfait served...More

Thank AnnM06022011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We managed to squeeeze a table at 6.30 on the basis that it was clear by 8pm which wa fair enough as we hadn't booked and the restaurant was extremely busy. The food was excellent, service friendly and warm and a lovely meal was had.

2  Thank johngill
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We had dinner here a couple of weeks ago. To begin with our booking was a problem because my phone number was incorrectly taken - I was told That I had given an incorrect phone number so they were unable to confirm the booking. (I...More

3  Thank Maire2
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Love the decor of this place. The food is great too. Definitely recommend eating here if visiting Waterford.

Thank 11sunny11
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Staff were very welcoming. Experienc was excellent. They do prosecco cocktails although we just had plain old prosecco. My sister's one was a bit flat and they replaced it no problem. Gorgeous food, beautifully cooked. Great atmosphere and cosy decor.

1  Thank TiaGaff
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
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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