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Bodéga!

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2 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Serious About Seafood
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Bodéga!
54 John St., Waterford Co Waterford
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Tel: +353 51 844 177

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With its warm Mediterranean colours, this place would bring the sun out on the darkest of days; 85-90% of their ingredients are produced locally and, now firmly established as a Waterford restaurant that delivers quality and value, it is always busy
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Family Friendly
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Bistro
  • Contemporary International
  • Contemporary Irish
  • French (Modern)
  • Game (in season)
  • Seafood
  • Traditional Irish
  • Artisan Beers
  • Atmospheric
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Cocktails
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Cool Venue
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Informal
  • Romantic
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Wine Bar/Café

Bodéga!

With its warm Mediterranean colours, this place would bring the sun out on the darkest of days: interesting artwork, pine tables covered with the occasional oilcloth, a mix’n’match collection of seating; and, now firmly established as a Waterford restaurant that delivers quality and value, it is always busy.


Proprietor Cormac Cronin has a high regard for the quality of raw materials in the region; 85-90% of their food is produced locally and they take pride in listing their suppliers on all menus.These include among others renowned local butchers Bobby Flynn and Tom Kearney, who supply all the beef, lamb and pork; Sheridan's cheesemongers; and M&D Bakery, who supply the local speciality, the Waterford blaa bread roll.


Not content to leave it there, this innovative restaurant offers a 'Home Grown' menu, with special emphasis on seasonal foods - and a 'restaurant trail' in partnership with La Bohème (see entry), allowing diners to start the evening in the restaurant of their choice and finish in the other.


Everyday menus offer everything from lunchtime dishes like soup of the day and quiche of the day, to Bodega fish pie (including a junior version on an under 12s menu) and steaks, to dinner specialities such as duo of West Cork duck (pan fried breast, confit leg), organic pork belly, and game dish of the day (in season).


While there's always a wide range of very tempting dishes, including imaginative vegetarian options, a particular strength lies in the strong selection and skilled cooking of fish. There may be one or more fish choices on the menu but the main choices are on the specials board where, depending on availability, there may be eight or more local seafood dishes offered from several suppliers in Waterford and Castletownbere.


Blackboard specials could typically include Castletownbere monkfish, Kilmore Quay John Dory, and Boat Strand mackerel, cooked in various ways; all are likely to be a good bet - and friendly staff are well-informed to advise. At lunchtime the place fills up with young people, some with children - who are made especially welcome - and there are lots of regulars.


Dinner is a little more structured than lunch and the prices heat up a bit too, but it’s still good value - and at about €21/26 for 2/3 courses, the early dinner is a snip.


Desserts include Bodega versions of plenty of favourites - warm chocolate & peanut butter brownies with salted popcorn ice cream, perhaps - but the star is the Munster cheeseboard, serving a selection of the best local cheeses. And true to form, the drinks list is sure to include a good range of Irish craft beers.


Regular live music too, with big names including Mary Coughlan, Freddie White and Eleanor McEvoy.


It's a terrific restaurant and its popularity is well deserved..

Seats 70; L Mon-Sat, 12-5pm; value L €19.95/25 12-5pm. D Mon-Sat 5-10pm (to 10.30pm Thur-Sat). Early D 2/3 course, €21/26, Mon-Fri 5-7pm, 'Home Grown' Set Menu €29. Also a la carte. House wines from €19.50. SC discretionary. Children welcome (high chair, childrens menu, baby changing facilities). Free broadband wifi. Closed Sun (open Sun bank hol weekends); Good Fri, 25/26 Dec, 1 Jan, Bank Hol Mons. Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 12-08-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

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