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54 John Street, Waterford, Ireland
+353 51 844 177
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
54 John Street, Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to get the window seat, there were seven of us and from start to finish the service was excellent. The food was fabulous, from presentation to taste throughout all three courses. There is a lovely relaxing atmosphere, well worth a visit. !!

Thank Erin316
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. There is a good selection of dishes including fish, steak, mini burgers and tasty deserts. From an intimate booth to a get together with friends it suits all occasions. I recommend you book as it can...More

Thank Bernadette O
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

This was the highlight of my dining experiences in Waterford. The service was spectacular and staff very friendly. The food was mouth watering tasty and menu sumptuous. We had duck and prawns for starters and it was culnery perfection on a plate. For mains we...More

Thank K W
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Food was very good. However the service was terrible. A waiter accidentally spilled a dinner meant for another table, spilling gravy down the back of my dad's shirt. Although he was apologetic, nothing was knocked off the bill and my dad wasn't even offered a...More

3  Thank Shane M
OwnerCC, Owner at Bodega!, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

Hi Shane, Here is the full version of your story. Your group arrived in in the middle of the busiest period of the year with no reservation. We welcomed you in but stated that the table was only available for one and a half hours...More

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We met friends for dinner in this restaurant Great service and menu The food is fab - plentiful and so tasty We had not been there in a while but we will be going back again v soon

Thank EimearQ8888
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Brought the family here recently (I haven't been to this restaurant for a good few years). Food and atmosphere were great. Kids menus were fine if a little unimaginative. Very good value, nice not to get ripped off!

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

We come here regularly to celebrate special occasions and are never disappointed. The food is lovely as are all the staff, wines, cocktails and craft beers, it used be very dark in here with only candlelight but the lighting has improved or maybe someone me...More

Thank BrownDawn
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Bodega has a beautiful atmosphere, and of course the decor too. We recently visited for a Saturday lunch, three of us sat in a booth. Drinks and fresh bread brought straight away. Butter was already soft which is a plus! The menu seems a bit...More

Thank jane2233
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, great atmosphere, great food.....bit of confusion regarding wine....is it a Chardonnay???? is it a Reisling????

1  Thank Geraldine G
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Three of us had dinner last night at Bodega. Food was absolutely fabulous, everything really delicious, all three of us really happy. The restaurant was packed to the rafters but the service and food was really excellent considering how busy the kitchen and the front...More

1  Thank Denise S
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Catherine F
26 May 2017|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the toilet is on the ground floor so there should be no problems. Sorry about my delay in replying to you but I was out of the country and away from my PC.
26 October 2015|
Response from Cormac C |
Yes, but closed bank holiday Monday's.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 John Street, Waterford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: +353 51 844 177
  • E-mail
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
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