Bodega

4.6
149 Reviews
€31 to €50
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 149 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JennieJ
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food, excellent service, fantastic atmosphere!

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Trish
Waterford
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really good.covid wise impressed.lovely staff

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Wellray
London
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance friendly staff. We ordered duck confit foie gras a rare fillet steak and a medium rare sirloin+ Turkey and ham. All very good

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MichaelC
Waterford
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great. Up the Dubs. We will return hopefully. Thanks very much.

MD
MichaelD
Waterford
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Couldnt fault it. Food was delicious, drinks were free flowing and the service was top notch. Great value for money and the atmosphere was exceptional

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MartinK
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food very high quality & cooked to perfection. Generous portions. Staff friendly, lovely relaxing ambience.

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AnnmarieS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Really enjoyed our night. Food was beautiful. Glad to see the owner enforcing masks, even though some diners thought it was ok not to wear them.

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JustineD
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Atmosphere was as always second to none and staff were extremely friendly and helpful. I was disappointed in my starter - crab was a little tasteless but other than that, food was great.

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GrahamM
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and food. Good atmosphere.

Overall very enjoyable.

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Karen
Waterford
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, great service & atmosphere. Throughly enjoyed it.

JR
JennyR
Waterford
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is absolutely no way you can fault this restaurant. Food, service and ambience is top class. I would defiently return to this restaurant over and over again. 5 star

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely meal service excellent food excellent no complaints

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RoisT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening, the pork belly was divine and prawns were perfectly cooked. Delicious cocktails and lovely friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was outstanding. Such a lovely atmosphere too. Very enjoyable evening all round! Looking forward to next trip there.

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CatherineS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely relaxed restaurant, good food and good price

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AndreaR
Waterford
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so outstanding I have booked again with my friend in two weeks and my husband was jelous listening to me about how good it was he wants to go now too so I'll be making another booking soon X

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TastyMorsels
Waterford
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Number 1 favourite restaurant in Waterford, the food is always delicious & staff super friendly and efficient. Can't give Bodega enough stars, love it!

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NicoleG
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really nice time out. Service and staff were excellent

MC
MichaelC
Waterford
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bodega continues to be one of the best places to have a dining night out in Waterford. Great atmosphere, good food and attentive staff. Despite the Covid pandemic I felt very comfortable with the measures, etc which were in place. A joy and a triumph.

MC
MariaC
Waterford
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant

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AmandaS
Waterford
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food great. Very enjoyable

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Iulia
London
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
Waterford
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
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
Waterford
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
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
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
Dublin
2 reviews
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.

FAQs

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

Bodega is rated 4.6 stars by 149 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.