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Harlequin Cafe and Wine Bar

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37 Stephen Street, Waterford, Ireland
+353 51 877 552
08:30 - 20:30
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Mon - Wed 08:30 - 20:30
Thu - Sat 08:30 - 22:30
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the Harlequin for my birthday and a few other times and honestly it's one of the best meals you'll have. Really helpful staff and the food is probably my favourite in Waterford. Always so fresh and full of flavour. Would highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Dayflav
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I visited here in December with my cousin for a glass of wine and a light bite. We both had olives and bruschetta which both tasted fresh and delicious! The wine was great too. The staff were helpful and I found the restaurant really cosy. Will definitely visit again!

1 Thank emufarm90
Waterford, Ireland
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49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Harlequin Cafe and Wine Bar is a hidden gem for lovers of Italian food just off the main area of shopping in Waterford City. When we visited, it was busy with regulars apparent owing to the rapport between them and the staff. The food was excellent, very tasty and good value for money. The seating is unfortunately limited as I... More 

Thank Tom W
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful intimate evening with friends....simple surroundings...beautifully fresh food...short menu...excellent produce...not flash...just simple fresh food....great value...will be back and will recommend !

Thank fridayroiCork
Waterford, Ireland
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191 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

It has been some time since we ate here so we thought we would visit again. Food freshly cooked. The bruschetta with tomatoes a very generous portion and well seasoned. Mains were the chicken mascarponi, tortellini with gorganzola mushroom and truffle sauce and gannochi all very very good. Deserts were equally good. Wine not expensive stating at €19. A very... More 

Thank EddieOnTour
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

On Tuesday I was told for the first time about this place - I went for Lunch with my wife and truly, this is the best Lunch I have had in Waterford...actually anywhere for a very long time. It is authentic Italian food at its best. The tortellini pomodoro; homemade and stuffed with spinach and ricotta and covered with creamy... More 

Thank Kieran W
Tramore, Ireland
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146 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Harlequin does have more of a cafe feel than a restaurant. That being said, the food was delicious. I had the flat bread with Parma ham, mozzarella and mushrooms with rocket. Sooooo tasty. My friend had the bruschetta - a massive portion and she said it was wonderfully seasoned. Our waiter was really friendly. Would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Sarah P
Galway, Ireland
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

My wife and I went to the Harlequin last evening. It had come highly recommended to us. This is a Cafe really and not up to restaurant standard. The waitress seemed more interested in her mobile phone than us, even though we were the only two people in the place.The chef produced good food but seemed a bit detached, even... More 

Thank Joe C
Waterford, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely delicious food, authentic Italian cuisine. Lovely wine to wash it down as well. Big portions too. Will definitely be.returning

Thank thehighking
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing dinner with some friends here last night. Great Italian good best I have had in ireland I would say. Pricing very reasonable and wonderful coffee Slightly off the beaten track but worth the search

Thank Ikeq64

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 26
Italian, Fast food, European, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Stephen Street, Waterford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: +353 51 877 552
Vegetarian and celiac friendly

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?