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54 John Street, Waterford, Ireland
+353 51 844 177
12:00 - 22:00
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can't go wrong with Bodega. My husband and I like to come here for a rare, spoiled treat for special occasions. We always get the 8oz steak with pepper sauce and have always been impressed with the quality of food, great service, and delicious wine. Highly recommend.

Thank Abbygale B
Waterford, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ive been there few times. Food always lovely. Sometimes a bit crowded and too loud, but I suppose thats what comes with being busy and popular :)

Thank Kate Q
Waterford, Ireland
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The kids' menu really impressed us. Great variety of 'proper' food, free sugar free cordial (brought to the table before the kids even considered nagging for coke) and for a very reasonable €7.90. The adult meals were delicious and the portions were generous. Service was spot on, friendly and timed perfectly.

Thank LJ C
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've traveled to Waterford several times over the last 2+ years and Bodega! is the only restaurant I've returned to multiple times. There menu is seasonal, the food is excellent and the wine list compliments the food very well. As does the beer selection. This latest trip did not disappoint. I tried the hake special and it was excellently prepared.... More 

1 Thank steveokeefeMA
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were very happy with an early bird meal at Bodega . The choice of food available was extensive . When the dishes arrived they were nicely presented. The staff attentive and helpful .

Thank Enixam
Limerick, Ireland
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We enjoyed a good meal and good wine.I had brill and my wife a veg burger. The brill was good. The service was very good although the restaurant was very busy. The atmosphere was very good.

Thank chris702014
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Although there was some confusion over my reservation this place did not disappoint. Excellent location right in centre of everything and the food is gorgeous

Thank Diana M
Tramore, Ireland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Four of us had dinner at the Bodega a few weeks ago. First of all there was confusion about our reservation and we thought we would have to leave. However, they managed to fit us in. The meal was disappointing. The chicken wings starter two of our group had were under-cooked and the manner in which they were served was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

I stumbled upon the Bodega on a previous trip to Waterford during the Winterval Festival. This time I searched for it until I found it. Its the interior, atmosphere, food and wine are a taste of the Mediterranean and would recommend this a place to any wine and food lover.

1 Thank FeeDublin
Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Overnight stay in Waterford and we consulted trip advisor for some tips on where to eat and Bodega looked attractive. The decor is trendy and the waiting staff were friendly. We ordered for starters the Goatscheese & Quino salad which was huge and very tasty. My partner had the Salmon which was also very generous. For mains I went for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 29
Irish, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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
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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