From pubs full of character with wood-panelled nooks and crannies, heavy wooden furniture and lofty ceilings to restaurants offering delicious international cuisine, using the best locally sourced produce, Waterford provides the visitor with a good choice of eating and drinking venues.
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Momo - Patrick Street - Momo restaurant Waterford offers delicious international cuisine, using the best locally sourced produce, prepared with love and care in a relaxed and casual atmosphere - Visit website
The Tannery Restaurant - Dungarvan - Since Paul and Máire Flynn opened The Tannery in 1997, it has become one of the most original and welcoming experiences in Irish food. What makes it special? There is Paul’s cooking, of course – his fresh Waterford produce, ever-changing menus and mouth-watering focus on flavour - Visit website
Café Lucia - 2 Arundel Square. A lovely little café in a small laneway, Cafe Lucia is the best in the city. Enjoy sumptuous food and decadent hot drinks. Located in the centre of the city, it is perfect for a cup of coffee or lunch in the middle of your sightseeing.
Bodéga - 54 John Street (City centre in entertainment hub). Located in the hub of Waterford's nightlife, this very fine bistro/wine bar offers a fabulous range of dishes prepared by their three French chefs. Seafood a speciality. This alternative, informal late-night wine bar has a truly Latin feel, with a full licence serving wines, beers & spirits.
The Brasserie - Arundel Square. For great service and great food in a relaxed informal atmosphere, the Brasserie is definitely the place. Located in the very heart of the city, take time to relax with friends over a good meal. Full range of wines & beers to compliment a delicious selection of dishes.
The Cottage Bistro - It's reasonably priced menu and wine list, together with a light hearted atmosphere made it an initial hit with people from Waterford and abroad. Situated in the picturesque village of Cheekpoint, seven miles east of the historic city of Waterford. Cheekpoint is a small 17th century fishing village situated where the three rivers: the Suir, the Nore, and the Barrow meet.
The Dry Dock Bar - at Dooley’s Hotel, The Quay. Conventiently located in the City Centre. Rich in character comfort and style. Enjoy the dining experience. Carvery Lunch served from 12.30 - 2.30PM followed by an a la Carte Menu until 8PM. Tradition Irish music on Monday and Wednesday nights during the summer. Irish stew on Wednesday nights until 8PM.
Bistro @ The Tower Hotel - Tower Hotel, The Mall. Open daily for dinner Sunday to Thursday from 18.30 to 21.00 . Lunch is served on Sunday only from 12.30 to 14.30.. The imaginative menu is a mixture of local and European influences and this award winning Bistro has become a very popular choice amongst the local Waterford restaurant pundits. The menu at ‘The Bistro’ proves to be popular with both locals and visitors alike focusing on delectable local ingredients and innovative preparation with a high standard of service and an extensive wine list. ‘The Bistro’ combines delicious cuisine in an intimate and stylish atmosphere and provides menus created to cater for all dietary requirements and also special occasions.
Espresso - Parnell Street. Espresso is an Italian run Pizza / Pasta restaurant at Parnell Street in the heart of John’s Street Village. The menu is inexpensive and includes lots of Pasta, Homemade Burgers, Salads and probably the best Pizza in the country. The house wine comes by the litre and the beer comes by the pitcher. The style is informal, the music is loud and the prices are cheap.Jade Palace - 4 The Mall. Fine traditional Chinese restaurant in the heart of the city Wide variety of Chinese, Thai, European & Seafood dishes available. Relax & enjoy a splendid meal in the restaurant or alternatively enjoy the barfood menu in the fully licensed bar.
Kambo - The Brasscock Centre, Dunmore Road. A delightful Thai restaurant serving the best Oriental dishes. All dishes freshly prepared to traditional recipes using only the best seafood, meats and vegetables. Excellent selection of wines & bottled beers. Book now for special occasions & dinner parties. Free Car Parking.
Kong's Chinese Restaurant - Glenville Centre, Dunmore East Rd. (behind StatOil Garage). A genuine Chinese experience in style & taste. Enjoy the authentic flavours and spices of oriental cuisine, in a cool and comfortable setting. A fine selection of wines & bottled beers.
La Bohème - 2 George’s St. Be transported in time and enjoy innovative French Food in the vaulted elegance of this beautiful restaurant, carved from the cellars of one of the oldest houses in Georgian Waterford. 7 Course Tasting Menu a Speciality.
La Palma - Ristorante Italiano 20 The Mall. Visit La Palma’s striking new location at No. 20 The Mall in a beautifully restored Georgian building. Set over two levels La Palma now offers a private dining room & Cocktail Bar with an enclosed heated Terrace. Bridgestone Recommended.
Geoffs - on John's Street is a popular location with the alternative crowd. Impossible to find a seat after 9 on the weekends. Good drinks and loud music without being too imposing. Geoffs has an amazing arty interior and a large sheltered and heated smoking area.
Downes Pub - on Thomas Street (between the Quays and the Glen) is Waterford's oldest pub and still today remains a clock-ticking pub. Conversation is the music of this pub and it attracts unique characters from all over the city. Please switch off the ring-tones on your mobile (cell) phone as this is frowned upon.
The Forum - in the Glen is a bit out of the way from the normal nightlife hub, but is one of the major gathering points for the 'alternative' crowd in the city. They run a popular indie nightclub every Thursday and Saturday night. The main floor is normally open for techno nights, but still attracts an unusual crowd due to it's location. They also host live bands and theatre productions.
The Foundary - are two night clubs situated on the corner of Parnell st. and John st. these play the usual nightclub music and are populated by the younger mainly student crowd.