Dining in Waterford

It’s official. Waterford is Ireland’s No. 1 Foodie Destination. Come and taste the reasons why... 

Water ripples across picturesque Dungarvan Harbour. There’s a cosy maritime vibe in the Moorings Bar and Restaurant on the quay. The sea air has whetted appetites and you are looking forward to some locally caught fish, washed down with wine or a craft beer. You sit back, enjoying this perfect moment. Tomorrow also promises mouthwatering moments dining nearby at The Tannery Restaurant where award-winning chef Paul Flynn sets tastebuds singing with succulent offerings, from crab to Comeragh Mountain lamb. Maybe you’ll try one of his cookery courses? Or indulge in a tour and tasting at Dungarvan Brewing Company. Or savour sweet, local Harty Oysters. Dungarvan is famously foodie with annual festivals to match.

The Restaurants Association of Ireland recently rated Waterford [City] Ireland’s No. 1 Foodie Destination. Not surprising, really. The county’s gastronomic reputation has grown (naturally and literally) from its lush green pastures, seashores and temperate climate. Nurtured by generations of farmers, fishers, artisans and chefs, and seasoned with the cosmopolitan influences of traders through the centuries. This is Food the Waterford Way. And it’s a delicious way to get to know local landscapes, people and their stories. Join a Tapas Trail or Bus Bia Food Tour, for example, taking in Walsh’s Bakehouse: third generation bakers of the floury Waterford Blaa bread roll made to a recipe brought by French Huguenots in the 1700s.

Meanwhile, along the coast at seaside Tramore Sarah Richards handcrafts tasty sourdough breads, wholemeal to seaweed, at Seagull Bakery. Along the River Blackwater, craft gins inspired by 19th-century Waterford spice importers are made at Blackwater Distillery (when he’s not blending botanicals, head distiller John Wilcox loves blending notes on his fiddle). There’s always a tempting bite to be had. Snacks at the Pigeon Loft as you cycle the Waterford Greenway. Sumptuous sit-downs in Waterford Castle.  Michelin-starred dishes at Cliff House Hotel overlooking the sea at Ardmore. And in the bars of Waterford City’s Apple Market with their cocktails, whiskey and live music there’s always that special ingredient: craic.

 

McLeary’s

Location: The Quay, Waterford
Telephone: +353 (0)51 853444
Known for it’s relaxing dining experience, infused with great food and service, McLeary’s Restaurant has built an excellent reputation offering locally sourced fresh food at an affordable price.

www.mcclearys.ie

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Sabai

Location: The Mall, Waterford
Telephone: +353 (0)51 858002
Set in a beautiful Georgian building in the heart of Waterford's historic quarter next to the Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre, Sabai offers a mouthwatering range of thai and vietnamese cuisine. With a range of good value menus for both lunch and dinner, it is the perfect place to relax after a days sightseeing.

www.sabai.ie

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Bodega

Location: Johns Street, Waterford
Telephone: +353 (0)51 844177
From farmer to fisherman, Bodega strives to offer the best of local produce and good value presented in a fun, releaxed atmosphere. They were awarded best causual dining experience in Waterford and Munster in 2019.

www.bodegawaterford.com

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La Boheme Restaurant & Wine Bar

Location: The Quay, Waterford
Telephone: +353 (0)51 875645
A taste of france in the heart of Waterford. La Boheme offers a gastronomic tour of the quintessential France, set in a beautiful Georgian vault with arched ceilings and lime washed walls reminiscent of the great kitchens of the french chateaux.

www.labohemerestaurant.ie

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The Reg

Location: The Mall, Waterford
Telephone: +353 (0)51 583000
The Reg, Waterford is located in the heart of the Viking Triangle in Waterford City, Ireland. Providing fresh, low-miles and locally supplied food at the highest quality for lunch and dinner. 

www.reg.ie

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Momo

Location: Patrick Street, Waterford
Telephone: +353 (0)51 581509
Momo is a multi-award winning restaurant in Waterford City, Ireland. Featuring fresh and healthy cuisine that celebrates the local food producers of Waterford County, Momo presents dishes rich in flavour and finesse in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.

www.momorestaurant.ie

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The Vee Bistro

Location: Tramore, Waterford
Telephone: +353 (0)51 386144
The Vee Bistro has an ambiance of its own and has built up an excellent clientele due to the excellent food and customer service provided. It is a family friendly restaurant and provides live acoustic music every Saturday night.

www.facebook.com/theveebistro

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Brooklyn

Location: Tramore, Waterford
Telephone: +353 (0)51 383383
Brooklyn is a Restaurant situated on the Prom in Tramore, Co. Waterford with excellent views of the beach.  They serve a range of Pizzas, Pastas, Salads, Burgers, Ice Creams and homemade deserts, all made with fresh locally sourced produce.

www.labohemerestaurant.ie

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