Located in the heart of Waterford City and minutes from the Viking Triangle, Bodéga is a restaurant that champions the local food experience, championed by a team that strive to offer the very best of local produce.
Waterford is a hotbed for fresh, world class quality local produce from farmer to fisherman. The finest seafood & shellfish to the most succulent of local beef or organic pork, “free range” chickens and the famous “Blaa,” are all sourced locally.
Address : 54 John Street, Waterford
Telephone : +353 (0) 51 844177
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Owned and run by Cormac & Lousie Cronin of Bodega Restaurant Burzza. is located at 53 John Street, Waterford beside it’s sister restaurant Bodega, and specialises in real Italian style woodfired Pizzas and proper Hamburgers. The new restaurant fuses Traditional Italian Pizzas with New York style Hamburgers all the while using the best of Irish & Italian produce.
Having purchased a woodfired oven from Naples, Italy and employing an Italian chef from the same region, Burzza wanted to create a true Italian style Pizzas.Burzza’s burgers are 6oz chargrilled Irish Beef made daily to their secret recipe by Tom Kearney using the finest meat. With 13 Pizza options to choose from and 8 Burger options, there is something for everyone. With a range of antipasto, bruschetta and bites such as onion rings, chicken wings & mozzarella balls as well as desserts available, this is great comfort food where the ingredients really matter.
Address: 53, Johns Street, Waterford
Phone: +353 (0)51 844969
3. CAFÉ GOA
Ranked by Tripadvisor as one of the one of the top Indian restaurants in Waterford, Cafe Goa pride themselves on offering authentic dishes using only the freshest ingredients including locally sourced meats and seasonal vegetables, with spices created daily to accentuate the range of their dishes.
Commitment remains fast at Cafe Goa to the wonderful authenticity of Indian food and have a range of exceptional regional dishes that reflect the taste of the diverse communities of India. Guests can take a gastronomic tour that extends from all regions of this fascinating country.
Guests are welcomed with great enthusiasm, with staff ready to advise both novice and seasoned foodie on the choice of dishes including the appropriate wines so that they can enjoy the total Indian experience and all it has to offer.
Address:36, The Quay, Waterford
Telephone: +353 (0) 304 970
4. CHIANG MAI CUISINE
Chiang Mai Restaurant also offers a combination of both authentic Thai and European dishes. So, relax in the intimate setting of their charming restaurant, recommended by Paolo Tullio as one of the top ethnic restaurants in Ireland .
Address: 5, Merchant’s Quay Waterford
Telephone: +353 (0)51 840740
5. CHEZ K’s @ THE FITZWILTON
A ‘multi award winning restaurant in Waterford, offering some of the best value and quality dishes to be had in the City. Chez k’s restaurant is one of the best known and loved restaurants in Waterford City and is part of the Fitzwilton Hotel, one of the most luxurious Hotels in Waterford, serving traditional Irish fused with European cuisine. Recommended by Tripadvisor ‘Trendiest Hotel’ Award 2012 and Georgina Campbell Recommended place to Eat & Stay 2013, 2014 & 2015.
Head Chef Ian Bailey has created an extensive food menu appealing to all tastes with an exciting array of starters, main courses & mouth watering desserts with an equally extensive wine list representing the four continents.
Situated on the Ground floor of the Fitzwilton, the dining room seats 120 guests in a relaxing contemporary ambiance offering table d’hôte dinner menu they are open nightly from 6pm. In addition, Chez K’s @ the Fitzwilton Hotel also offer you the delight of the Met Bar Cafe, which offers an array of classic drinks & quirky cocktails.
Address: Fitzwilton Hotel, Bridge Street, Waterford
Phone: +353 (0)51 846900
6. THE DRY DOCK BAR & NEW SHIP RESTAURANT @ DOOLEY’S HOTEL
Located in the heart of historic Waterford, overlooking the waterfront, Dooley’s Hotel is a rather special hotel. Three generations of the Darrer family have welcomed guests to the city since 1947 and their special brand of hospitality has made Dooley’s Hotel the first choice for corporate and leisure guests, conferences, trade shows, weddings, or just a great weekend away in Waterford city. Included in the dining options are:
The Dry Dock Bar – a traditional Irish bar serving local produce from dawn to dusk. An array of local cuisine including their ultimate Waterford breakfast, succulent Irish steak, hearty beef & Guinness stew, locally caught fish & chips, and healthy salads and lots more.
The New Ship Restaurant combines a choice of Early Bird, A la Carte, and a wine list to match. There is also an extensive children’s menu available in both dining areas.
Address: Merchants Quay, Waterford
Telephone: +353 (0) 51 873531
7. DRUIDS RESTAURANT & WINE BAR
Druids Restaurant & Wine Bar, has been established by husband & wife Paul and Mary Kennedy, Their vision is to create ‘a home away from home’ Irish Brasserie & Wine Bar. We prioritise the best best of Irish local produce, with contemporary cooking and insistence on value for money. All visitors are welcome whether popping in for a coffee, a glass or bottle of our extensive range of wine or a sharing plate. Our sharing plates start a very reasonable €11.50.
Our intimate setting is a quiet haven from the hustle and bustle of the main city centre. We encourage you to not only savour the food and wine but also the conversation. Our staff is on hand to enhance the experience by providing impeccable service, anticipating your every need and helping create a memorable occasion.
Address: Bank lane, Viking Triangle, Waterford City
Telephone: +353 (0)51 843 884
Emiliano’s is a traditional Italian restaurant located in the heart of the Viking Triangle, just minutes from the famous, House of Waterford Crystal, Reginald’s Tower, & the Waterford Treasures Museum.
Having spent much of their lives travelling on cruise ships around the world, the owners of Emiliano’s settled in Waterford and opened this restaurant in 2000, offering customers a unique atmosphere with an Italian feeling and a high quality and professional service.
Address : 21 High Street, Waterford
Telephone : +353 (0) 51 820333
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9. GRANVILLE HOTEL, BIANCONI RESTAURANT
This lovely period Bianconi Restaurant has an elegant ambience making it a perfect setting for guests to sit back and relax while enjoying the stunning views over the Quays of Waterford City, just minutes from the Viking Triangle.
Peppered with some modern fusion dishes, the overall style is proudly traditional. Ingredients, when possible, are locally sourced.You will find a concise selection of tempting appetisers, interesting mains and delicious house desserts. The A la Carte boasts smart appetizers featuring south east coast seafood, Irish smoked salmon, and house favourites including the Granville Hotel pate.
Address: Meagher Quay
Telephone: +353 (0) 51 305555
Kyoto is the newest addition to the Waterford dining experience and the first Japanese restaurant in the city, bringing you the finest of Asian Cusines using the using the freshest ingredients and Irish Beef.
Traditionally, there are no starters or mains in street food cuisine, but if you wish to make changes, be sure to let the staff know, who are always happy to help! With dishes ranging from a brace of sushi topped with crabmeat, pickled ginger and wasabi, prawns lightly battered in flour, to a strong tempura sauce with crispy Gyoza filled with chicken cabbage, and hot garlic and chilli squid. All washed down with a glass of one of their fine wines, Japanese Sake or a selection of Asian beers.
According to food critic Lucinda O’Sullivan “some places become buzzing lunchtime hubs with those in –the –know dashing from near and not so near to grab their usual spot. This is certainly true of the fabulous new Kyoto Restaurant in Waterford.”
Koyto were also recently awarded the ‘Munster Award -Best World Cusine
Address: John Collyn House, High Street, Waterford
Telephone: +353 (0) 854 762
A French restaurant located in the heart of the Viking Triangle, just a 5 minute walk from Reginald’s Tower, Waterford Treasures, and the famous House of Waterford Crystal. With extremely high standards and a great ambience, L’Atmosphere is the perfect French restaurant for all the family.
A multi award winning restaurant boasting a selection of delicious & keenly priced, French food complimented by French style service, prepared by French chef’s and owners , Arnaud Mary & Patrice Garreau. The menu offers a wide range from luxurious dishes including Foie gras, lobster and an early dinner menu which is very keenly priced. This is a restaurant where you can expect typical French bistro and ‘Grand Mere’ cooking side by side at it’s very best.
Address : 19 Henrietta Street, Waterford
Telephone : +353 (0) 51 858426
Email : Latmosphererestaurant@hotmail.com
12. LA BOHÉME
This wonderfully restored restaurant is located in the basement of a striking Georgian four-storey building called the ‘Port of Waterford’ over looking Merchant’s Quay, in Waterford City. Included in the McKenna’s Guide of 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland, La Bohéme offers a unique experience for lovers of fine dining.
Owners/Proprietors Eric Theze (head chef) and Christine Theze (front of house) are passionate about everything local and organic and support local producers whenever possible. Salads and vegetables are sourced from a city based horticultural initiative, and fish/shellfish are freshly sourced from the docks in the coastal villages of Dunmore East and Kilmore Quay.
Eric also smokes his own salmon and even makes his own crème de cassis. The cooking might have a French slant, but the Irish ingredients are top notch, and this makes for a very exciting combination. La Bohème Waterford is a taste of France in the heart of Waterford City.
Address : 2 George’s Street, Waterford.
Telephone : +353 (0) 51 875645
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13. LA FONTANA
La Fontana offer a wide range of menus to suit every palate. They use quality food sourced from Waterford suppliers. This intimate Italian restaurant was opened by best friends Enrico and Giuliano in July of 2009 and is centrally located on the picturesque quay, overlooking the William Vincent Wallace Plaza, minutes from the famous House of Waterford Crystal.
La Fontana’s wines are sourced from the Italian regions of Sicilia, Toscana, Chianti valley, Piemonte, Alba valley, Lazio, Abruzzo, and Veneto
As you pass the restaurant you may notice the “Recommended by Paolo Tullio” plaque sitting proudly on the front of the building. Don’t think sadly upon it, give him a wink and a big smile!
Address : 124, The Quay, Waterford.
Telephone : +353 (0) 51 844554
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Located on the outskirts of Waterford city and inspired by the casual experiences in the worlds best restaurants, Loko selects authentic local Irish produce and creates plates with a global outlook. The menu is as eclectic as the interiors. Dishes include slow cooked meats, fresh flat breads and unconventional salads. You to choose and mix whatever you feel like. There are no rules, just honest food in a vibrant place.
The interiors of loko has a casual approach, a buzzing environment, and a dedicated passion to its food with a little loko twist. Donagh Cronin explained that supporting local producers is part of the Loko ethos, not because its hip, but because it makes sense with such a wealth on the doorsteps of Waterford. This restaurant thinks ‘global’ and cooks ‘local.’
And the name……Loko means ‘place’ in the international language of Esperanto, which reflects the global outlook and our sense of a local place. It’s also a subtle hint to LOcal and COoking Now you know… There’s never been a better time to go loko…!
Address: Unit 1, Ardkeen Shopping Centre, Dunmore Road
Telephone: +353 (0) 51 841040
McLeary’s have moved to their beautiful new surroundings in the heart of the Viking Triangle. With a stunning front view of the river, a back garden looking out onto Greyfriars Church (which now houses the Municipal Art Gallery) all within 2 minutes walk from the famous House of Waterford Crystal.
McLeary’s is owned and run by two home grown boys Ken and Kevin, who wanted to be the first Waterford steak & seafood house This is a restaurant that prides itself on it’s use of fresh local produce daily, including fish/shellfish from Dunmore East, vegetables from Stradbally, and meat supplied by Waterford company Dawn Meats. This attention to detail also extends to their excellent service and above all, value for money!
If you want a relaxing evening, with good food and service at very affordable prices, then this is where you should go. Ken, Kevin, and all their team, can’t wait to make you feel right at home at McLeary’s Restaurant.
Address : The Quay, Waterford
Telephone: + 353 (0) 51 853444
16. MOMO RESTAURANT
Located in the heart of Waterford City , Momo’s Restaurant is an award winning dining experience. With locally sourced ingredients and independent producers, this unique restaurant offers a very wide range of dishes including vegetarian and Coeliac (gluten intolerant) options as well as delicious meat and fish dishes. All sauces, soups, condiments and dressings are freshly made from scratch in our kitchen.
Special Dietary Needs? Not to worry! Chefs at Momo’s can adapt their dairy-free and gluten free options on the menu, including most other dishes, to suit any dietary requirements. The lunch menu includes super salads, healthy & delicious sandwiches and home made soups as well as some old favourites like delicious artisan chicken burgers and their famous meaty hash salad (trust us, you really want to try this one!).
In the evenings, with lights turned down, and the restaurant dappled with candle light and music, the evening menu features some truly decadent slow cooked meat dishes, luxurious desserts and of course our wide range of vegetarian, vegan and dairy-free dishes.
Address: Patrick Street, City Centre
Telephone:+ 353 (0) 51 581 509
17. SABAI THAI & VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT
Sabai is an authentic and traditional Thai and Vietnamese restaurant situated in a beautiful Georgian building in the heart of the Viking Triangle and next door to the famous House of Waterford Crystal. With a range of good value menu’s for both lunch and dinner available Sabai is the perfect place to relax and enjoy top of the range Thai food. Outdoor dining is also available in a private courtyard, weather permitting of course!
Sabai is also part of the the heritage Waterford Civic Trust’s famous ‘Blue Plaque Trail’ which are placed around the city commemorating links between particular locations and famous people. The building that houses Sabai is where Thomas Francis Meagher, a young Ireland orator and American civil War hero, was arrested on the 12th July 1848.
Telephone : +353 (0) 51 858002
Address : The Mall, Waterford
18. THE JADE PALACE
The Fan family take pride in giving their customers an enjoyable dining experience in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. the Jade Palace became the first Chinese restaurant in Waterford.
Sammy and his wife Pauline became sole proprietors of the restaurant in 1998 and now, a new generation of the extended family are bringing this tradition to another level. Blending local produce together with home recipes from Hong Kong
Address : 3 The Mall Waterford
Telephone : +353 (0) 51 855611
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19. THE OLIVE TREE
The Olive Tree, locally owned and family run, are located in the centre of the Viking Triangle, next door to the wonderful Reginald’s Tower and the House of Waterford Crystal. Tapas are small Spanish savory dishes, typically served with drinks at a bar and the Olive Tree is the only Tapas and Wine bar in the area.
The word ‘tapas’ is synonymous with Spanish cuisine and this restaurant has brought a piece of Spain to Waterford city. The beautifully decorated restaurant offers the ambience and atmosphere that will create a great night! The Olive Tree Wine and Tapas Bar have an extensive wine list offering a beautiful selection of wines.
Address : No 8 The Mall Waterford.
Telephone : +353 51 585555
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20. THE REG
Located a stones throw from the famous House Of Waterford Crystal, Bishops Palace, The Medieval Museum, all within the Viking Triangle, the Reg has a strong focus on ‘Farm to Fork’ fresh produce, local suppliers with low miles, and Fresh & Wild ingredients. Dining options include:
Address: 2, The Mall, Waterford.
Telephone : +353 (0) 51-583000
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21. THE TOWER HOTEL
Located right in the heart beat of Waterford’s cultural and heritage destination, the Viking Triangle. The Tower Hotel also overlooks the River Suir and it’s Marina, Reginald’s Tower, is a minutes walk from the famous House of Waterford Crystal, the Medieval Museum, and the beautiful Bishops Palace,
The hotel offers three dining options;
The Bistro: Serves locally sourced, seasonal cuisine daily and boasts an extensive wine list. .
The Lara Restaurant: Overlooking the famous Reginald’s Tower, serves a hearty breakfast daily including an excellent evening menu.
The Adelphi Riverside Bar: A bright, spacious lounge that provides an informal surroundings to relax and enjoy a drink, and includes a range of speciality coffees, beers, wines and cocktails as well as a variety of hearty and healthy snacks and meals.
Address: The Mall, Waterford
Telephone: +353 51 862300
22. WATERFORD MARINA HOTEL, WATERFRONT RESTAURANT
The Waterford Marina Hotel is a haven of peace and tranquility and is ideally located in the heart of Waterford City, just 2 minutes walk for the Viking Triangle and nestled idyllically on the banks of the River Suir. The hotel is an ideal base for family, leisure or business guests looking for Waterford Hotels.
This waterfront restaurant is warm and welcoming with menu’s full of signature dishes which Head Chef has carefully selected and prepared to ensure there is a dish for every taste. Chef recommendations; to start, the Linguini with Cray Fish & Crabmeat Pil Pil followed by the Confit of Duck, finishing with a selection of Cheese from the South East, of course! the team in the Waterford Marina compiled a classic wine menu from the more popular wine regions that will enhance every meal.
Address: Canada Street, Waterford
Telephone: +353 (0) 51 856600