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Bodega

4.6
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119 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 119 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
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tioreilly
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 😀

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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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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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Tumi99
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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!

FAQs

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

Bodega is rated 4.6 stars by 119 OpenTable diners.

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