Bodega

4.6
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43 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Modern European
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, and the famous "Blaa" from an artisan baker 500 metres away!
With a Local Tramore man in the Kitchen, Malcolm Starmer , cooking up a storm, and restaurant manager Aneta, in charge of front of house, we can provide you with an experience to remember!
What 43 People Are Saying
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TM
Waterford
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent service, can't wait to go back

MS
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The online booking service works well and the follow-up call was courteous. On arrival we were seated immediately. From start to finish everything was excellent..friendly staff good buzz and excellent service. Good quality food and value, we will return again and recommend to any friends who are visiting the area.

A
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location, great atmosphere, friendly staff. Menu very accessible. Excellent cocktails and wine list!

CC
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely place. The food is excellent and there is always a good atmosphere.

RS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Had a pleasant evening and the food was generally good. Monkfish scampi was good as was the couscous.
But the cod was a bit tired (had been sitting under the heat for too long). And the big disappointment was the cheeseboard. Was expecting a selection of cheeses but got one huge lump of blue cheese and slightly stale crackers with a bunch of grapes and chutney. That wasn't a great way to finish.

EM
Waterford
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, great service - we arrived early and they fitted us in seamlessly. I will go back the next time I’m in Waterford.

GB
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food in Bodega is always good and the staff as always are excellent. Gianni is an excellent host - very friendly and welcoming. I would highly recommend Bodega.

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience as usual. The staff are super and engaging, they catered to our every need and were jovial, fun and enthusiastic. The food as always was amazing - the John Dory special was heaven.

S
Waterford
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was lovely but the staff seemed super stressed and were rushing about despite the restaurant being half full. It did not create the most relaxing environment.

TC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Had booked on line a few days beforehand and had mentioned it was my partners birthday and suggested a candle in her desert but this did not happen which was disappointing. On arrival we were given a table near the kitchen and toilets which meant a lot of noise and foot traffic. We passed a lot of empty tables coming through restaurant to where we were seated. Started was served fairly quickly and was fine. We had a long wait for mains and after noticing the couple next to us who arrived half an hour after us had been served there starter and mains I asked why we hadn't had a mains. After a while we were told there was a mix up in the kitchen and after another 15 minutes we received our mains. We did receive an apology but were still charged full price when leaving.
The level of music was way to high at times and received yet another apology for this. Was told there was a problem with music system. It was our first visit but it not sure we will be back.

E
Waterford
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed it would highly recommend to a friend

R
Waterford
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A very enjoyable experience. Food was top class. Will definitely return.

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my dad there for his birthday - we had a great night with great food, amazing wine and great chats.

SD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and reasonably priced. The portions were large and the wine list was varied. I would recommend it.

OT
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was decent. Wine had turned to vinegar but management agreed and replaced and was fine. Service was slow and got the order wrong. Management was apologetic and took care of us. Just think waitress was seriously off her game, but was not crowded. May have been a different experience if better waitress experience. She wasn’t unfriendly or rude. Just not very good during this visit. And food (when we eventually got it) was fine but not worth a real high rating.

SP
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants I’ve been to for the service. Our waiter couldn’t have been nicer. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

DS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, what an amazing meal. Staff were kind and helpful. Food was the best we've had so far in Ireland. Definitely recommend!

DM
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and wine was reasonably priced, extremely tasty and professionally served. We asked if we could wait a while between the main course and dessert and this was not a problem. A thoroughly enjoyable evening, and would return if ever in the area again.

OT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food with unique flavors including Thai chicken wings that were out of this world. Get a table in the front for the best ambiance as the back gets loud near the kitchen.

JB
Waterford
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food, especially the goat cheese starter. Very nice staff, really lovely evening.

JM
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent from start to finish , highly recommend , a great experience

MI
Waterford
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

VERY NICE PLACE AND I WOULD HIGHLY RECCOMMEMD IT, IF YOU ARE DOWN IN WATERFORD LOOKING FOR NICE FOOD

L
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem in waterford. The owner is both extremely humble and knowlegable.

If you tire of beer and want good Italian wine, this is the place to go.

BB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner is very friendly and accommodating!

AM
Kilkenny
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Fabulous food, reasonably priced however service a bit slow as seemed to be swomped serving a very large party of over 20 people......

NL
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambiance, setting, and decor. Food was delicious! I had the bacalao appetizer and the couscous for dinner. The appetizer was flaky and well season. Thoroughly enjoyed it. The main course was a wonderful blend of interesting and mouth watering flavor. Unique and memorable!
Very

RK
Waterford
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was just amazing. So tasty, great portion size, fantastic atmosphere. Will definately be back.

GW
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful evening with family on a girls break. Food was amazing & staff wonderful & attentive.

OT
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Always worth a visit to Bodega

DC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My first time to visit Bodega and will certainly be back again. Food was really good and beautifully served,staff were friendly but not intrusive it was a bit noisy having said that it was a weekend and people were enjoying themselves.

EL
Wexford
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommend bodega. Food was fantastic and the staff were really friendly

M
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was good, servers were very friendly and pleasant. Liked the decor. However it was a very cold night and we were quite cold, partly because of people coming in and out the door but also poor heating. Toilet area was frigid cold.

VS
Waterford
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant atmosphere, attentive staff, good food. The only minus - in terms of noise, the place is a bit loud for some reason, had to lean in to have a conversation at times. Overall, a good experience.

OT
Waterford
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, top restaurant. 5 Stars

LB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really Excellent food and service, staff friendly and very helpful. Seating excellent and noise level low.

M
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fantastic burger. Decent service. Good wine list. Fresh bread to start. A bit of olive oil on all tables would be good.

PD
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing and service was good. Staff were very friendly. I was very impressed with the local food on the menu.

MB
Waterford
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, lovely ambience. Great for special occasions! A definite must try

DD
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service great kids menu was really well looked after will be back again soon

E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Enjoyed the hake, the off menu sea bass and creme brulee with family. Staff were very helpful and attentive. We enjoyed ourselves!

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