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The River Cottage

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The Cottage Knockboy Cross Dunmore Road, Waterford, Ireland (Formerly Becketts Bar & Restaurant)
+353 51 873 082
12:30 - 21:30
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Sun 12:30 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 12:30 - 21:30
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94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on a day out and were impressed with the friendly staff, menu variety and the good food. Definitely a thumbs up for value for money too. Wouldn't hesitate to stop and eat here again

Thank Eimear O
Waterford, Ireland
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The food is good, but a little overpriced in my opinion. The decor is great and there is a lovely atmosphere in the place since the new management took over. I hope to see an improvement in portion sizes.

Thank Si0bhan33
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We went here for in the early afternoon mid week and found the food very good and reasonably priced. However the service was terrible. It was quiet at the time, there were about four customers. There was at least that amount of staff but they were more interested in talking together at the bar. We got served by going to... More 

Thank eobyrne
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I met my friend for lunch at The River Cottage recently. It was my first visit since a change of ownership so I was looking forward to it. We decided on a lunch time visit. There were not very many there having lunch but I understand its much more busy in the evenings. We had the choice of Lite Bites... More 

Thank MarieLloyd
Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Staff very friendly and customer focused! Food excellent quality and presented in an appetising manner! Thai red curry fabulous! Fish lovely and fresh! Decor very nice! Relaxed atmosphere!

Thank MM0710
County Waterford, Ireland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

the menu was lovely and so were the staff a little more effort should be given to the presentation of the dishes. I had the mozzarella and tomato salad and what I got was not what was described on the menu. The steak sandwich could do with a little bit of imagination in the service. The staff are very friendly... More 

1 Thank power12015
Waterford, Ireland
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Have been a couple of times since the refurbishment. Recommend the chowder and the mushroom bruschetta starters - which are very good. Burger is a winner with the kids.

Thank PaulDS67
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The colour on the outside Is very bright.the inside is very dark.the service was very quick. The waiters were very nice. The food was divine.the outside garden is beautifully.

Thank katealyn
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Having been giving this restaurant a chance since it changed hands....obviously lots of changes in the decor and outside areas which are lovely....but the menus are the same...dome dishes quiet ill conceived...seafood pie with garlic bread and salad ! ....open crab sandwich...lovely quality but so dry as to be a bit hard to digest...i really hoped there would be some... More 

Thank fridayroiCork
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Food was fantastic here only thing i could say is that it needed just a little bit more on plate other than that i couldnt fault it

Thank Chris C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 - 20:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Cottage Knockboy Cross Dunmore Road, Waterford, Ireland (Formerly Becketts Bar & Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: +353 51 873 082

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?