Bodega Restaurant & Wine Bar

54 John Street, Waterford, Ireland

Bodega Restaurant & Wine Bar: Waterford

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 man in the Kitchen, Jamie Dowling, cooking up a storm, and restaurant manager Aneta, in charge of front of house, we can provide you with an experience to remember!

Critics and regulars alike acknowledge this place is fun and different. With early bird menus from €19.95, this is an affordable treat in a relaxed atmosphere.

Bridgestone/McKenna Guide
Georgina Campbell Ireland Guide
BIM Seafood Circle
Lonely Planet
Rough Guide
Michelin Guide
Rick Steve's Guide
Le Routard D'Irland
Frommer's Guide


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Msmelful Alamo, CA
January 2017
“Amazing food and atmosphere” We met a local friend for dinner and couldn't have been more impressed with the food, atmosphere and service. We had the chicken and beef and lamb sliders; all was delicious!
jshulman San Francisco
January 2017
“Excellent in every way” We have always had a really enjoyable time at this restaurant. The place has a cozy atmosphere, the food is quite often outstanding and the wait staff are incredibly pleasant to deal with. After a number of months looking for a restaurant that is its equal or better, we have come up empty handed. The only other contender for "best restaurant in Waterford" that we have run across might be the restaurant at Waterford Castle...but that is on an entirely different cost level and in a different dining category.
Trevor R
December 2016
“Best Restaurant in the City” This place never fails to impress me. Everybody was delighted with their steaks, my smoked salmon starter was lovely and my girlfriends lamb was the best she has ever tasted. I still managed to somehow fit in a chocolate brownie after the big feed and it was delicious. They were also very busy and we had a big table (12 people) but we couldn't have been better looked after. The atmosphere is perfect and the style of the place is unmatched in Waterford. Couldn't recommend enough.
Sally12345 Cork
December 2016
“Great Restaurant!” We were in Waterford at Winterval over the weekend and after our visit to Santa we decided to look around for somewhere to eat with our toddler. We came across Bodega - and we are so glad that we did. The restaurant is really lovely and warm, the staff were fab. The service was excellent. We had the most most wonderful meal and a really lovely baby bowl for our little boy (free of charge). I highly recommend it - great value for money, great food and excellent staff. Well done Bodega - you're getting it right!!!
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  • Restaurant Features
  • Award winning restaurant
  • Great central location
  • Finest local produce
  • Delicious seafood & shellfish
  • Local beef & organic pork
  • Fun, relaxed atmosphere
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