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The River Cottage

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The Cottage Knockboy Cross Dunmore Road, Waterford, Ireland (Formerly Becketts Bar & Restaurant)
+353 51 873 082
12:30 - 21:30
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Sun 12:30 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 12:30 - 21:30
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Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews
Reviewed today NEW

During a visit to Waterford we stayed at a nearby hotel and passed the river cottage one the way into the city. We decided on the way back to the hotel to stop in for lunch. The food was well presented, and very tasty. The service was fast and efficient. This restaurant was very busy and had a great atmosphere.

Thank stardust20172017
Waterford, Ireland
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately what appeared to be a vegetarian main was made with chicken stock (risotto). Gluten free bread available on request. Vegetarian diners can order a tasty goats cheese salad or beetroot with candied walnuts. Just a shame there isn't a better selection of hot veggie food. I've eaten here a couple of times and apparently the fish and meat mains... More 

Thank S C
Waterford, Ireland
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89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

They may have changed the name and given it a snazzy grey paint job, but River Cottage Knockboy has retained a smile of a welcome, good food, good service, and is as cosy as it ever way. The changes have been good for this restaurant. We dined with friends, and the menu choices were good, the Beef Stew was splendid... More 

Thank storym
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60 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We were staying in the Lodges at Waterford Castle and found eating at the castle too expensive although you got what you paid for. We found this restaurant/pub just by chance. The staff were very friendly and efficient. The staff were all Irish so you had a bit of craic and also got what you ordered unlike up the road.... More 

Thank CoppoMullingar
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Have been here on a number of occasions with family and friends who live nearby. Food has always been excellent, have had lamb and fish on our visits. It's a very airy, comfortable restaurant and the staff are welcoming and extremely attentive. Hats off to the maitre d a lady who is the essence of hospitality and always attentive. Would... More 

Thank Frank F
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203 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here with friends. Has been refurbished since last here and have to say it is very nice. Upstairs is a private function area with bar ideal for large gatherings. Food always good here and staff pleasant and service very good. Bernie manager here always has a smile and will endeavour to cater for all your requests, a gem. Recommended.

Thank deiseboyz
Waterford, Ireland
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We visited this place before with friends for party upstairs and also as a couple beside today's business lunch - I didn't hear real complaints, except for the upstairs strange seating arrangements. Downstairs the seating is good also if you want to have a chat. The service is pleasant and efficient and the food is fresh and good. The chips... More 

Thank Roland8400
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had a lovely extended lunch with my mother recently. Opted for the lighter lunch option of calamari for me and fresh seafood fishcake for my mum. Both delicious, we enjoyed the wines recommended by the head waiter and when we asked for a cheeseboard, although not on the menu, we were offered a delicious selection, beautifully presented, well worth a... More 

Thank Ann N
Waterford, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Went for Sunday lunch today and ordered thai chicken curry - when it arrived I thought it was a bowl of soup as thats what it looked like with four or five bits of chicken in the end of the bowl - had to put my scoop of rice into it to make it look like I was eating something.... More 

Thank Tina W
Dublin, Ireland
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234 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Had extended family lunch here in Dec, very good menu and service, Large outdoor area for warmer weather. Restaurant was clean with a nice atmosphere.

Thank clarelor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 20:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Cottage Knockboy Cross Dunmore Road, Waterford, Ireland (Formerly Becketts Bar & Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: +353 51 873 082

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?