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“Very disappointing”
Review of Bodega!

Bodega!
Ranked #10 of 193 Restaurants in Waterford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$46
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: 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 €23, 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
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 gave my correct number and asked the person at the other end to repeat it to make sure it was correct Not a good start! However, we were facilitated and given a table , but told that we could only have for two hours.l
This quite a.small restaurant and the tables ate tightly packed together.
Our orders were taken quite quickly, but we waited almost 40 minutes for our food. The food is cooked to order, so this is not too long to wait, but it would have been good to have this information - it really ate into our 2hours.
I'm not sure it was worth the wait. Those of us who had the steak were'nt impressed by the fact that it was fatty and gristly. When we drew this to the attention of a staff member we were told 'That's how striploin is'. I was quite cross at this and told her that I have cooked enough strip loin to know that it shouldn't't be gristly. Our meals were replaced, after another 40 minute wait. This time the meat was good and perfectly cooked.
By the time our food arrived everyone else was finished eating. We had to eat quickly because it was getting close to the 2hour deadline.
What made this visit so disappointing is the fact that this restaurant had been highly recommended by friends.
Would we go back? Not for a long time. Maybe by then the attitude of the staff would have improved.

5  Thank Maire2
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

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

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Thank 11sunny11
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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.

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1  Thank TiaGaff
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely little restaurant. Beautiful inside and decorated verytastefully.
The food is lovely but i think the prices are a bit over the top for some dishes
The crab cocktail, whilst being crab and thus being expensive,
Was in a martini glass, which is fair enough, but i didnt feel represented good value for money.
The sliders are great

Thank Foody F
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Myself and my wife stopped in here on a recent trip to Waterford with our 2 boys, both under 3.
The food was amazing, the decor cozy and warm and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful.
Will defiantly be coming back here but next time for dinner and leave the kids at home :)

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1  Thank Sandman91
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