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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Business meetings

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Irish, Seafood, European
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit - good menu with lots of choice - excellent seafood special - black sole was first class. Friendly staff and centrally located well worth a visit.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Brian P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a table for 6.30pm and they were very helpful from the start to the end. The service was very good and I enjoyed my dinner at Mcleary’s.Well done to all the staff for providing very good service, food and hospitality.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank zainishtiaq
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food and service, which is pretty much par for the course with this venue. Great food great drinks... Can't say better than that.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank KDWaterford
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't think I have ever written a TA review whilst still in the restaurant. Until now... probably due to the fact that I'm enjoying my own company this evening. Anyway, I had the calamari to start and honestly, I was very underwhelmed. Quite boring...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LordFontleroy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably one of the best places to go for a steak in Waterford. Centrally located on the Quay, you won't be disappointed. good food, friendly service and great value for money. McCleary's has a warm atmosphere and a lovely outdoor area out the back for...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Scottyknowsbest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

small 12 people birty party, have to say all stall very helpful ,great memu for all tastes, everyone enjoyed their meal, will be back

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank liamwalsh2018
Reviewed 13 December 2018

This place was buzzing and we soon dicovered why: warm welcome, surperb food and service.We went back again next night, the very same very busy but still the same great food and service.We will be back. Recommend to book.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Edward B
Reviewed 10 December 2018

You are always guaranteed good food in McLeary`s. Ken and Kevin have always strived to serve good food through all the years from The Old Stand where they worked together right up to their own premises now situated on the Quay. Keep up the good...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bobbydog
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Booked a table late in day and they were happy to accept us. Food was delicious. Goats cheese tart was gorgeous. Will definitely retyrn

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cathpg
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

We had a nice starter and dinner. Quality of the food is great. Service is quick and staff is friendly. Would reccomend it.

Date of visit: November 2018
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25 September 2016|
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Response from JackieBoy2014 | Reviewed this property |
McLearys has only been around since 2011 when they opened on High Street. The Wine Vault was there before them and that opened in the late 80's I think. Before that, "proper" restaurants were few and far between in Waterford
17 April 2016|
Response from Colin H |
You do need to make reservations as they book up fast.
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