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“Excellent 5 course meal, accomodating to special diets”
Review of Bodega!

Bodega!
Ranked #6 of 174 Restaurants in Waterford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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
Portland, Oregon
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179 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Excellent 5 course meal, accomodating to special diets”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

The atmosphere, service, and food were all excellent. It can be a struggle finding restaurants that accommodate special diets but this restaurant accepted the challenge! The chef was kind enough to create a 5 course meal (all vegan) even though the items were not listed on the menu. The food was delicious!

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great restaurant! ”
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

One of my favourites in Waterford, food is always lovely, great atmosphere and friendly staff! Nice central location for bars if you want a drink afterwards.. Book ahead if you can, the early bird menu is good value!

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Dublin, Ireland
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Only average”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Not a super meal. Very helpful staff, nice interior, but food only ok. Starters of Castletownbere fish and crab cakes sounded special, were a bit dull and potato-y, in truth. Did get a bit of crab shell though, don't mind that as it confirms authenticity of ingredient.
Mains - somewhat teenshy, not much in the way of sides (uninspiring carrot and parsnip cubes roasted, no greens at all) and a bit short on the spud front. The lemon sole was tasty and well cooked, but disappeared rapido as it wasn't exactly Moby Dick, more like Tiny Spratt. The sauce accompanying was too creamy. Cheeseboard to finish featured plenty of lovely varieities, would have been helped by being served with crackers and grapes - none of either. 2.5 out of 5 for a meal that was 50 yos a head (2 bottles of very gluggable NZ Sav between 4)

  • Visited June 2014
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Dungannon, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“great food and service”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

t\he food was excellent, fish fresh and served with lovely local veg.Good wine list and cool ambience, loved it

Visited June 2014
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Carlow, Ireland
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great lunch time menu”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

I had the pleasure of having lunch here this week. The lunch menu was very extensive and seemed to favour local suppliers. I had lemon sole which I would recommend. The service was good; efficient but not intrusive. I was there with some colleagues and we needed to discuss some work matters. This was quickly picked up on which was appreciated. Lunch averaged €14 each including coffee which was good value for the quality experienced.
While I am in Waterford regularly I hadn't eaten here before. However I will visit again. The evening menu appeared interesting. It would be more expensive but not excessively so. I would like to spend an evening here and to sample some of the wide range of local beers on display.

  • Visited June 2014
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