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Bodega

4.6
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91 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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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 91 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaryH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 😀

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MichelleC
London
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location,lovely friendly staff and excellent service!The food was really good had steaks,top notch.The wine was lovely and very reasonable-would certainly visit again!

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MartinO
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I must say that our experience in the Bodega was absolutely amazing, food was delicious and the staff were very friendly and attentive. Looking forward to dinner there soon

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DaniloM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered pork, cooked perfectly. Wife ordered lobster, outstanding! Place is very charming, worth the trip from Dublin just to go to Bodega

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AlexV
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great service, right in the city centre. Great atmosphere.

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Tumi99
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good atmosphere and lovely staff. Excellent C19 precautions.

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MichelleD
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We have a enjoyable meal and drinks with an excellent service been provided

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MartinaA
Waterford
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food. They made us feel comfortable, safe and welcome whilst following all the guidelines. We will be back again soon!

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EmmaB
Waterford
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and wine, friendly service. Would highly recommend this restaurant!

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LukeD
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Helpful staff and a warm welcome - good value menu with a Spanish flavour.

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RebeccaO
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and friendly service , reasonably priced for the quality of food

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GM123
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Great venue, staff were all really friendly and helpful. There was some problems with the electricity when we arrived which caused some delays, we waited over ah hour for our food and when it came the order was wrong for all four of us. We did have to send back food at one stage and when it came back it was still incorrect. Cant blame the staff as there was a lot going on that night but it did ruin our experience.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great atmosphere and lovely wine and main course dishes... I wouldn't have loved the dessert menu but that's more of a personal preference... couldn't find a fault with either of our main courses they were lovely and the starter we had was also delicious

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Sarah
Limerick
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended. Really enjoyable meal and friendly staff.

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CharlotteP
Waterford
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Hi we went on Friday. Good practice in place for covid. Food was not great. Tiny portions and large prices. Tasteless steak. Tiny portion of Pork belly as a main. No sides or extra mash etc

No value for 107euro

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EmmetT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be back. Great food and atmosphere. I felt like i was abroad.

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EllieO
Waterford
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staff were friendly and the service was great, the food was excellent as were the cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
Waterford
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Booked table for 7pm seated no drinks order or specials menu until 7.30 pm , food was very.nice . Service not great plates cleared after mains we wanted to order dessert noone to take order or asked did we want to order so we left .

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Waterford55
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great restaurant! Owners really know their stuff . Highly recommended

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StaceyA
Waterford
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Pakistani Pop Up night. The food was beautiful, staff were attentive and the venue is lovely and cosy.

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Annieo
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit, lovely ambiance, staff friendly and efficient.

The food was sublime and enough of it.
We will be back.
6.15 for dinner and there was a good crowd in at that time and a nice buzz.

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TomP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Bodega from the first meal we had there.. delicious.

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EamonnB
Waterford
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic food and excellent value for money

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great, couldn't fault the it, and it's always consistently good here.

5 of us arrived and were led to a table for 4 with 5 place settings - somewhat cramped but with a little jigging around we managed to place and fit 1 diner at the top of the table. The Maitre'd/Manager was accommodating after some discussion and gave up comp. prosecco as an apology and was very pleasant for the remainder of our evening. On the otherhand, two of the female waiting staff need to work on their communication skills, as they were less than cordial throughout the evening - this being said I would return but would request a table near the entrance to the restaurant.

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RayM
Waterford
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service and the place was buzzing as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Waterford
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food beautiful , service was excellent, value for money , but one problem was every time the front door opened which was a lot . There was a bitterly cold breeze shoot up through the restaurant. People were actually putting on their coats . They need a porch door I guess

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KarenB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, very tasty in a great atmosphere.

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BernieR
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our experience of this restaurant. It had been a while since I was there last so wasn't sure what to expext. The food was delicious and overall rstings very good. Definitely go back

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SaoirseB
Waterford
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat

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Servicecharge
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

20% service charge aparently...The food was really good however service was extremely poor. The food took way longer than it should of to reach our table and and one waiter (head waiter)was completely dismissive of my girlfriend and I. However there was one waiter who served us even though our table didn’t appear to be in her area and she was very pleasant. The waiter who was dismissive of us only took an interest when it came to paying the bill and added a 20% service charge... if this is considered the practice of the restaurant they should put that in the menu as a cost but I doubt it is. I’m all for leaving a tip but don’t dictate the amount please, it is ignorant and I’d have rather given a cash tip directly to the waiter who deserved it, who went out of her way to serve us because our waiter was dismissive and not doing much but will probably get an equal share of the tip despite not deserving it which is wrong in my opinion.

Bodega
Responded on July 1, 2020

Hi there, very sorry for the delay in reply. just saw it. Firstly, I'd like to thank you for coming to our restaurant for your night out. Secondly, we actually don't have any service charge at all, even for large parties. We like to leave it to the discretion of the customers. I have an idea of who served you, I would like to apologise for his behaviour/manner. He actually finished up the following week. I hope that you give us another try. Best regards, Cormac Cronin

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Sandra
Waterford
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and the service was excellent. The only teeny tiny thing was sitting right by the window was a little cold.

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OpenTable Diner
Waterford
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great very tasty. Service was good but as it was extremely busy it was a little slower for the food to arrive than normal. Overall we enjoyed our meal.

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TastyMorsels
Waterford
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, service & atmosphere are always exceptional. We were late due to silky season being in full swing and they were extremely understanding. We had a fabulous night, the chocolate fondant dessert is outstanding!

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KarenM
Waterford
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it its been a long time since we were hear, really enjoyed it, food was super, and love the atmosphere

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BrandonP
Waterford
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the atmosphere and the food and service was sublime

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience as always. Thank you

FAQs

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

Bodega is rated 4.6 stars by 91 OpenTable diners.

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