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Bodega Waterford IRELAND, Waterford, Co. Waterford

Bodega Waterford IRELAND

4.7
4.7
348 Reviews
€31 to €50
Mediterranean
In the heart of Waterford City is a restaurant that champions the local food experience. From the beginning, we have strived to offer the best of local produce where possible, to give value for money, to have fun, to provide great food and drinks & to have relaxed customers who can really let themselves go!!

Waterford is a hotbed for fresh, world class quality local produce from farmer to fisherman. The finest seafood & shellfish from Dunmore East, Kilmore Quay & Castletownbere, to the most succulent of local beef or organic pork from The Comeragh Mountains, "Free range" chicken from Wexford.
With Sebastien Lajoye in the kitchen cooking up a storm, and restaurant manager, Mercedes, in charge of front of house, we can provide you with an experience to remember!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 13:00–20:00 Dinner Wed, Thu 16:30–21:30 Fri, Sat 16:30–22:00

  • Phone number

    (051) 844 177

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Sebastien Lajoye

  • Area

    Waterford City

  • Cross Street

    At The Applemarket, Waterford City Centre

  • Parking Details

    On street parking on Parnell Street. Large carpark at Gasworks on Waterside

  • Public Transit

    Bus stop on Parnell Street, around the corner.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 348 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. KF

    KevinF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Portion very small for the price of lunch Should give more bread with pate
  2. C

    Clive

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service in a very pleasant atmosphere - a great experience (particularly as we had been disappointed in another restaurant the previous evening). Well done, Bodega in Waterford - an excellent experience.
  3. AF

    AngelaF

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Enjoyable meal, not too busy which made it all the more relaxing , didn't order desert, the average price of 8/9euro was too much. Very pleasant waiting staff. Fish specials very good. Worth the price.
  4. B

    Bee43

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Last minute stay in Waterford city. Booked Bodega on open table, had Indian spiced chicken wings and prawn linguine. My husband had hummus and olives and burger. Food very good..his hummus was fab, my chicken wings were lovely but wasn’t mad on the sauce that they were in but that is just my own personal preference. I’d definitely go back as food was good but service and ambiance was excellent. Thanks for a lovely evening.
  5. b

    brianf

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice meal despite being very busy lovely staff and great service. Great food
  6. E

    Evma

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Starters and mains very nice, but dessert was a let down. Undercooked rhubarb that couldn’t cut with quite a tasteless panna cotta. Service was very efficient and polite but not exactly friendly or chatty so didn’t really feel hugely welcome. Nobody asked us if all was ok at any point during meal nor at the end whether we enjoyed the meal. It just all felt a bit like a conveyor belt… 3 courses and out the door within 1 hour 10 mins. Nothing offensive and food was nice but for 140 euro, it just felt a bit flat and underwhelming.
  7. JF

    JohnF

    China

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant. The staff were amazing and the food delicious. The price was slightly on the steep side.
  8. GC

    GerardC

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, fabulous staff - one of my favourite local resturants!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time to go to bodega it was really good and will definitely go back again
  10. OD

    OrlaD

    Cork

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fab food, lovely setting, lots of gf options and all marked on the menu
  11. C

    Calvin

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was just incredible. Both of us got the fillet of beef, couldn't recommend it more. Absolutely worth it. Staff were very helpful and quick. No issues at all. Definitely going again
  12. JF

    JohnF

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal and fabulous service . Excellent value for money .
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal
  14. LK

    LauraK

    Waterford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service highly recommend for every occasion
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Munster

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals in a beautiful restaurant that I've had in a very long time. Highly recommend!
  16. A

    Anon

    Munster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    On your website you have early bird menu from 5:30pm to 7:30pm Mon to Fri . Thos service was not available to us . Our booking was 6:30pm . Steak was fatty , otherwise nice . My 2 daughters had the burgers did enjoy
  17. SM

    SharonM

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, fantastic and abundant choices of food, great buzz, staff were attentive and very nice. Would go back in a heartbeat if I’m in Waterford again
  18. PB

    PamalaB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, the food was fabulous and the service was perfect will definitely be coming back
  19. LR

    LindseyR

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really beautiful cocktails to start, gorgeous food with great options for everyone at the table, even the fussier people. Everyone enjoyed the meal and service was excellent.
  20. FW

    FionaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food. The ambiance was amazing and service was excellent. Highly recommend.
  21. PM

    PauricM

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food as always, one of my most favourite restaurants in waterford
  22. RW

    RosieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would recommend Bodega 100% our meal was lovely, we would give it 100% we had a lovely night.
  23. MF

    MarkF

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best seafood dishes I've had. Well cooked, seasonal, excellent flavour and beautifully presented. Service was excellent without being intrusive. Will definitely go back.
  24. KS

    KieranS

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was really nice in a lovely quiet restaurant in a really busy area. Cocktails were gorgeous and I would definitely be back again...
  25. B

    Breathnach

    Munster

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Good for fish and meat eaters. Really bad for vegetarians and vegans (there were no vegan options and the vegetarian options were woeful). The glass of wine was from a bottle that had been open for more than a day (at least), and had become a glass of Argentinian vinegar for €7.50. But the main lesson learned here is not to complain, ever. I said that my food was 'fine' because I'm polite and don't want to offend. When the lady saw that I hadn't eaten my main, she pushed for an answer as to why and I said 'Ok, yeah, it wasn't good'. My honesty saw her treat us like crap until we left. It kills me that places like this still exist in Ireland. They don't want critiques, they just want your money, and they don't seem to care about the product. Adiós!
  26. DD

    DermotD

    Waterford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food pleasant staff highly recommend,reasonably priced too
  27. AB

    AnneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely meal for my birthday. Food was excellent, service was very good. Did get a little noisy as the night went on
  28. M

    Mary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Loved this restaurant, very happy with everything, friendly staff, good food.
  29. E

    Elly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our Meal in Bodego my partner had Pork Belly with a good selection of vegetables and I had the Aubergine parmagianno with salad.Both were well cooked and extremely tasty.I would definitely recommend Bodego for both food and ambience and of course the lovely friendly staff.We both had a very enjoyable evening.
  30. L

    Lawrence

    Waterford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic variety of flavourful dishes cooked to perfection. Impeccable service and a fantastic ambience.
  31. MD

    MarkD

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Everything was outstanding.
  32. b

    brianf

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very impressed. First visit but it will not be our last.
  33. R

    Roisin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food as usual from bodega and the service was very good. I would say that the music was far too loud come 9pm. It was turned down after we requested it but clearly was turned back up again a few minutes later. A friend mentioned the exact same thing had happened to her the week before when I said I was going to bodega for dinner so perhaps it’s something that should be taken on board in general.
  34. CR

    ChrisR

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous service, spectacular food and choices! Mercedes, Rinell and all the staff were incredibly attentive kind and thoughtful. Would recommend this venue all day long! Nicely Done!
  35. SP

    SarahP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and location. Menu has something to suit everyone. Cocktails were fab. Would highly recommend!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience as always - looking forward to going back!
  37. TM

    TastyMorsels

    Waterford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love love love Bodega! We feel incredibly lucky that we have this gem in our own city. Have never had a bad meal here, food is unreal! Staff are attentive and friendly and we always leave looking forward to the next time we can make it back.
  38. MO

    MarkO

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been to Bodega several times and each time it is consistently good.
  39. RP

    RP05

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Service was a bit on the slow side there 50 minutes before we received our starter , but overall food was excellent Would return
  40. A

    Agatha

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A big selection of good quality food, from local suppliers. You pay for what you get and it is worth it. The ambience and atmosphere in the restaurant is fab! And there is air conditioning which is great.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bodega Waterford IRELAND is rated 4.7 stars by 348 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Bodega Waterford IRELAND

54 John Street, Waterford, Co. Waterford X91 TH70

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    At The Applemarket, Waterford City Centre

  • Area

    Waterford City

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 13:00–20:00 Dinner Wed, Thu 16:30–21:30 Fri, Sat 16:30–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    On street parking on Parnell Street. Large carpark at Gasworks on Waterside

  • Public Transit

    Bus stop on Parnell Street, around the corner.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Sebastien Lajoye

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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