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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
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54 John Street, Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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...More

Thank 123Renegade
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

1  Thank Sandman91
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was recommended bodega by a work colleague. The food was absolutely fab and the service was great too. I would highly recommend this place.. you just have to try it......

Thank Pam K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bodega is one of my favourite restaurants in Waterford but you always fear, in any restaurant, that something will go wrong on your next visit. I'm happy to report another excellent meal. I rarely have chicken when out as it's hard to see how it...More

Thank johngill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing atmosphere, busy, busy, lively place, great lighting, decor on spot and staff as lovely as the food!

1  Thank MiaCarney
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Delicious food with plenty to choose from on the menu, attentive wait staff and a lovely atmosphere to enjoy dinner. The resturant itself is in the centre of Waterfords nightlife so it's a great choice for dinner with friends if your planning on heading out...More

Thank Susan_Ortega
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Bodega is in a great location. The decor is tastefully artistic with a very cosy atmosphere. The food is mostly locally sourced with thoughtful exciting recipes and dishes. The prices are very reasonable. I would recommend this restaurant for groups or even intimate dates. I...More

Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We ate here recently in a party of 6. Food was excellent as was the service. Would recommend particularly the seafood board.

Thank Nuala H
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Popped in Monday afternoon as I was feeling too lazy to cook and since I've been here a couple of times I was sure I wouldn't be disappointed. Enjoyed 3 wonderful dishes (prawns - a small bit spicy dish to open up your appetite; goat...More

Thank Ana Maria D
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

A very enjoyable meal. Nice atmosphere and decor, friendly service, if a little haphazard at times, and a menu full of appealing sounding dishes, though it's not that similar to the one on their website! We tried a prawns starter (not too sure what it...More

Thank Steve D
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Catherine F
25 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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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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