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54 John Street, Waterford, Ireland
+353 51 844 177
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sliders” (27 reviews)
“steak” (51 reviews)
12:00 - 22:00All hours
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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54 John Street, Waterford, Ireland
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Reviews (632)
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1 - 10 of 632 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely delicious food ! Staff and service first class and not overly priced at all ! The steak and chips with peppered sauce was top notch! Also a very fine selection of craft beers! As the saying goes you get what you pay for. Top...More

Thank Gavin F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We chose this restaurant upon the recommendation of a local person. It did not disappoint! Food was good and service was friendly and attentive.

Thank sgec1105
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had dinner here recently & it was one of the nicest meals I've ever had. The food was just amazing! The staff are brilliant, friendly & attentive! Can't wait to return!

Thank Member200913
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Brill was so good and the Blaa Waterford Bread was a treat! A definite must stop on Waterford! Being with family made it perfect. The atmosphere is gray and the people we're so friendly! Check out this place.

3  Thank Happywife2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great wine,great locally sourced food.If cocktails your thing,Bodega won't disappoint.Lovely atmosphere in a cool looking place!!

1  Thank Mark G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in Bodega with no booking (book if you are going to eat there!) and we were told that they had a table but we would only have 1.5 hours (which suited us perfectly, kids bedtimes). We were seated, given menus, shown the specials boards...More

Thank 1122Hanley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very cute and snug little restaurant. Very close to both cinemas and perfect place for a date! Food is always amazing. Very good wines too.

Thank padraic_brennan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a terrible experience that day that we wanted something to cheer us up, wandering through the streets Waterford we have found this lovely gem in the city center. The place was neat and clean, and the table which we asked to be seated...More

Thank Marco I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delighted to find a restaurant this good open on a Monday! My daughter and I spent the night in Waterford and wanted to go for a nice meal and a few drinks after. Bodega did not disapoint! We were greeted by friendly staff, served delicious...More

Thank Emma F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful meal here with Friends last weekend. The food was delicious and quite reasonably priced. The service was also friendly and efficient. All in all a lovely evening and look forward to a return visit soon

Thank DublinMinnie
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Catherine F
Is the toilet on the ground floor as I wish to book but it is important that my mother whose birthday we are celebrating can easily access the toilet?
26 May 2017|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Cormac C |
It is indeed!!
Open on Mondays for lunch ?
26 October 2015|
Response from Cormac C |
Yes, but closed bank holiday Monday's.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 John Street, Waterford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: +353 51 844 177
  • E-mail
Listed in The McKenna Guide Best 100 Restaurants in Ireland 2014.In the heart of Waterford City is a restaurant that champions the local food experience. Vaguely Spanish in decor with a funky eclectic mix of food and ambiance that may well be described as Mediterranean. Most definitely, not a conventional Irish restaurant experience. Critics and regulars alike acknowledge this place is fun and different. With early bird menus from €20, this is an affordable treat in a relaxed atmosphere. But it's worth persevering according to the critics:" With its warm Mediterranean colour, this place would bring the sun out on the darkest of days" Georgina Campbell "Much loved menu that hits all the right buttons" The Irish Times"It's a dream vision of owners - Cormac & Donagh - who stamp their left field imprimatur on the excellent food & the fine drinks that make folk flock here in their droves" John & Sally McKenna"Bodega! Gives the taste of the med, and also the vigour & joie de vivre of the med" Bridgestone Guide
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