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Harlequin Cafe and Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Italian, Fast food, European, Wine Bar
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37 Stephen Street, Waterford, Ireland
+353 51 877 552
08:30 - 20:30
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Mon - Wed 08:30 - 20:30
Thu - Sat 08:30 - 22:30
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Waterford, Ireland
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185 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It has been some time since we ate here so we thought we would visit again. Food freshly cooked. The bruschetta with tomatoes a very generous portion and well seasoned. Mains were the chicken mascarponi, tortellini with gorganzola mushroom and truffle sauce and gannochi all very very good. Deserts were equally good. Wine not expensive stating at €19. A very... More 

Thank EddieOnTour
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On Tuesday I was told for the first time about this place - I went for Lunch with my wife and truly, this is the best Lunch I have had in Waterford...actually anywhere for a very long time. It is authentic Italian food at its best. The tortellini pomodoro; homemade and stuffed with spinach and ricotta and covered with creamy... More 

Thank Kieran W
Tramore, Ireland
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118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Harlequin does have more of a cafe feel than a restaurant. That being said, the food was delicious. I had the flat bread with Parma ham, mozzarella and mushrooms with rocket. Sooooo tasty. My friend had the bruschetta - a massive portion and she said it was wonderfully seasoned. Our waiter was really friendly. Would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Sarah P
Galway, Ireland
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

My wife and I went to the Harlequin last evening. It had come highly recommended to us. This is a Cafe really and not up to restaurant standard. The waitress seemed more interested in her mobile phone than us, even though we were the only two people in the place.The chef produced good food but seemed a bit detached, even... More 

Thank Joe C
Waterford, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely delicious food, authentic Italian cuisine. Lovely wine to wash it down as well. Big portions too. Will definitely be.returning

Thank thehighking
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing dinner with some friends here last night. Great Italian good best I have had in ireland I would say. Pricing very reasonable and wonderful coffee Slightly off the beaten track but worth the search

Thank Ikeq64
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

To my chagrin, arrived too late on Thursday night for dinner so tried to make up for it by going back for breakfast on Friday morning. Had a great omelette that was suggested by the owner. Have been to the restaurant a few times over the years during trips to Ireland and continue to love the food and the people.... More 

Thank baffled_observer
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Went here for the first time recently & had the tastiest lunch Ive had in ages. Simple really good Italian food seems to be the name of the game & they do it very very well. Had one of the toasted foccia breads with parma ham, mushroom, rocket & mozarrella and it was gorgous. Really fresh, made to order and... More 

Thank Curious Person
New Ross, Ireland
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Authentic Italian food, always fresh, always delicious. The best Italian restaurant in Waterford, by far

Thank rorypower
co antrim
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Arriving late in Waterford on a Monday evening after a long day driving, we were tired, hungry and irritable. With no knowledge of the city we drove around trying to find somewhere for dinner when quite by accident, in a backstreet terrace,we stumbled upon Harequin. It was simply the best Italian food we have eaten outside of Italy. This was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$26
Italian, Fast food, European, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Stephen Street, Waterford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: +353 51 877 552
Vegetarian and celiac friendly

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?