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Bodega

4.6
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127 Reviews
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€31 to €50
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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, 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 127 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Iulia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great value for money. Would be back

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JenniferS
Waterford
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our evening here. Very good covid set up, felt completely safe. The cocktails were so tasty, the food was delicious! Most importantly, our servers were wonderful - so friendly, attentive and personable.
We will definitely be back soon 😁

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AmandaO
Waterford
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. Beautiful restaurant and very friendly staff. A little bit on the pricey side but I would definitely come back again.

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NicolaO
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always consistently a great place to eat. Never disappoints.

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WendyT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out for a proper meal in months and didn't know if it would be as nice an experience as we've previously had but, it was as always fab, food was stunning, service was great and you could sit back relax and enjoy your evening.

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vipBillyboy
Dublin
15 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious.
Slightly annoyed that we could not choose the chocolate desert on the early bird even though all deserts were the same price on a la carte 🤔🤔

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Anonymous
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great menu and the food was lovely! Great selection of wine and the cocktails were delicious! Enjoyed it for dining solo, but would equally recommend for couples/date nights or to groups of friends!

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Kimbo
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noise level... I didn’t know how to rate that as for it fitted in with the ambience of the whole place... staff and everyone involved... take a bow!
Food.... amazing
Service... brilliant
Mannerisms to adhere to guidelines....perfect

Nice to see a lil quirky restaurant hit all the right signs!!

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Tioreilly
London
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great good, great service, great ambiance! I recommend the lobster croquettes and the lemon and raspberry dessert, they are both amazing..

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Olive
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely to be out in what felt like and was a safe environment .Made feel so welcome from the minute we arrived .Food was super as usual .👏

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CarmelT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Everything was lovely until they turned the music up, we asked for it to be turned down but was told it was a Friday night !!!!

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LauraP
Waterford
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with great food and wine. I highly recommend it!

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Katya
Waterford
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! the chef made a dinner specially to meet my food requirements, as I cannot eat many ingredients. It was super delicious, felt safe in the place too

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Patrick
Waterford
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and an excellent dining experience. Congratulations.

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Nice but nothing special , wouldn't be in any rush to return

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SeamusO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was excellent, portion sizes just too large for me. Great experience though some very loud group tables

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PatrickS
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious - a must for anyone looking for a really good quality meal out.

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OpenTable Diner
Waterford
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food & service. Always enjoy our meals in Bodéga.
Well done to staff & management on adhering to COVID guidelines. Social distancing & staff all wearing masks throughout our sitting. A positive experience for us.

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ClareC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal. We had the lobster and the burger. Both were excellent, we had baileys creme brûlée’s for dessert and it was delicious. The atmosphere was lovely and friendly and the service was attentive and helpful.
Covid guidelines were adhered to but it was done in a friendly manner.
Super experience all round.

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MaryRoseC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliciously saine dining!! Excellent protocol through coronavirus checks to make sure its not present for my visit.

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LizS
Cork
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. The staff were friendly, helpful and professional. It is a stunning restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. We felt relaxed and enjoyed our whole evening there.

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JasonC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As a Coeliac I felt comfortable eating there. Most dishes were adaptable and the waiting staff kept checking on certain foods with me which gave me great confidence knew the difference between a Coeliac and just GF.
Food was tasty but I thought the sauce with the pork belly was a little salty, but that may be just a personal taste.
Greeted warmly on arrival and staff very efficient and nothing was a problem to them.
Although impacted by COVID and social distancing there was still a nice atmosphere in the restaurant.
Would definitely eat here again.

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RachelC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant, food was amazing, service was excellent. The restaurant was spotless clean and all necessary precautions were taken to protect diners and staff in relation to covid. We felt very safe and throughly enjoyed our evening. Thank you

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Flick
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience excellent and Covid measures in place were spot on

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NiamhR
Waterford
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, lovely atmosphere and very friendly staff. Overall extremely happy. We will definitely be back.

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PagE
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really appreciated the COVID measures which made us feel safe and secure. Food was lovely too with a great choice. The Butternut squash and coconut soup was especially delicious and as many others have noted the pork belly is a must

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Alana
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Hey so ordered the steak and the pepper sauce was like water and was very disappointed with it as I got there for my birthday every year and was really good ! There was very little mash and lots of green leaves to nearly just fill the plate so overall was disappointed

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Shonaleannethack1234
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for Saturday dinner and enjoyed it so much we came back for sunday dinner also. Staff were so friendly and the food and atmosphere was really nice. We didn’t feel rushed at all and had a lovely evening ! Thanks guys if we are ever back down in Waterford will Defo be back x

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Bliblies
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, atmosphere and the kindest staff!! I couldn't recommend it enough!

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RachaelD
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For great food, served by a friendly team in lovely surroundings, Bodega is the place to go.

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RosieO
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

lovely staff, good service, good menu, would go again

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Karbpips
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine, cocktails and atmosphere lovely friendly staff.

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CatherineF
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely interesting place, food delicious and felt very safe.

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EimearF
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply out of this world food, miso chicken wings are to die for, 8oz fillet steak and pan fried fish were mouth watering and to top it all off the raspberry pavlova was amazing!!! Highly recommend Bodegas. Have been here twice and both times have been memorable.

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KarenA
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable experience- exceptional food and service! My partner and I got the fillet steak and the sirloin- both were delicious! Great selection of lovely cocktails! Would love to return when I’m back in Waterford!

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RonanS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good. Dessert was only thing that disappointed.

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MaryH
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely. Staff very welcoming and attentive. Plenty of room between tables. We were well looked after.

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DonaghB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food and staff very friendly. Great atmosphere

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StefanoV
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended if you are in Waterford! Amazing food, lovely staff and a great atmosphere!

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M2011
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place , fabulous food and great service , very pleased 😀

FAQs

Bodega offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (051) 844 177.

Bodega is rated 4.6 stars by 127 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.