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Bodega Restaurant & Wine Bar, Co. Waterford

Bodega Restaurant & Wine Bar,
54 John Street,

T: +353 (0)51 844 177

Bodega Waterford  Bodega Waterford


In the heart of Waterford City, Bodega a restaurant that champions the local food experience. From the beginning, they have strived to offer the best of local produce where possible, to give value for money, to provide great food and drinks, and to create an atmosphere where customers can relax and have fun.

Waterford is a hotbed for fresh, world class quality local produce from farmer to fisherman. The finest seafood & shellfish from Dunmore East, Kilmore Quay and 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 only 500 metres away!

With a local man Jamie Dowling in the kitchen cooking up a storm, and restaurant manager Aneta, in charge of front of house, Bodega creates a dining experience to remember.

Adored by regulars and acknowledged by critics as fun and unusal restaurant. With early bird menus from €19.95, this is an affordable treat in a relaxed atmosphere.

With an extensive drinks menu including fine wines, sparkling champagnes, sinful cocktails, premium spirits and Irish craft beers, whatever your tipple is Bodega has you covered.

Opening Hours
– Monday – Saturday: Serving Noon – 10pm
– Early bird: Mon-Fri 5-7pm (Last order 7pm)
– Closed Sundays

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Bodega Waterford

Lunch Bites Menu

Small Bites
– Soup of the Day Fresh Baked Bread (CBA) €2.50 / €4.90
– Quiche Of The Day, served with Green Salad €7.50
– Homemade Smooth Chicken Liver Pate, Beetroot Chutney & Ballybeg Leaves (CBA) €7.90
– Bodega Chicken Wings, Mexican Molé Sauce & Avocado Dip (C) €7.90
– Castletownbere Crab & Haddock Cake, Saffron Lemon Aioli, Smoked Paprika Oil (C) €8.10
– Warm Boilie Goats Cheese Tart, with Spiced Butternut Squash Puree, Celeriac Remouldae €8.50
– Duncannon Smokehouse Smokie, Natural Smoked Haddock, Wilted Spinach, Smoked Knockanore Cheddar (CBA) €7.90
– Tiger Prawns Pil Pil, with Chilli & Garlic Butter,Crusty Bread (CBA) €9.90

– Toonbridge Irish Buffalo Mozzarella Salad, Serrano Ham, Caramelized Melon, Rocket & Garlic Croutons (C without Croutons) €9.50
– Nicoise Salad With Ortiz Tuna, Green Beans, Black Olives, Baby Potato, Egg (C) €9.50
– Free Range Chicken Caesar Salad, Crowe Farm Bacon Lardons, Croutons, Parmesan (C without Croutons) €9.50
–  Goat’s Cheese Salad, Roast Beetroot, Orange Segments, & Walnuts (C) €9.50
– Bodega! Salad Deal, salad of your choice with small Soup & Coffee €12.50

Sandwiches – All served with fries
– Toulouse Sausage, Caramelised Onion & Dijon Mustard €9.50
– Cajun Chargrilled Marinated Chicken Sandwich, Dressed Rocket, Basil Pesto Mayo €9.50
– Toonbridge Buffalo Mozzarella Bruschetta, Black Olive Tapenade, Roast Red Peppers, Sunblushed Tomatoes €9.50
– Castletownbere Crab Meat Sandwich, Dill & Lemon Zest Mayo, Saffron & Lemon Aioli €10.50
– Philly Steak Sandwich, Chargrilled Ribeye, Worcestershire Onions & Smoked Cheddar €12.50
– Ortiz Tuna Sandwich, Red onion, Mayo, Lemon Juice & Chives €9.50
– Bodega! Sandwich Deal, Sandwich, Soup & Coffee, excludes Steak & Crab Sandwiches & Fries €11.50

Main Courses
– Vegetarian Dish of the Day, please see blackboard €14.90
– Irish Corn Fed Chicken Ballotine, Gubbeen Chorizo Farcie, Champ Potato & Veg of the Day (C) €14.90
– Kilmore Quay Fish Pie, Salmon, Haddock, Smoked Haddock, White Wine, Puree Potato, Crumb Crust €14.90
– Tom Kearney’s 2 Burger Sliders, Beefburger with Knockanore Smoked Cheese, Onion & Relish & Lambburger With Cucumber Raita & Crumbled Toonbridge Feta, served with Crozier Blue Cheese Dip & Homecut Fries (CBA) €14.90
– Fish of the Day, please see blackboard (C) €15.50
– Waterford 8oz Irish Striploin Steak Frites, Chargrilled, Salsify Crisps & Pepper Sauce (C) €18.00
– Metalman Beer Battered Fish & Chips, with Squoshy Peas & Tartare Sauce €14.50

– Warm Chocolate & Peanut Butter Brownie, with Salted Popcorn Ice Cream €5.90
– Crème Brulee, a Cold, Rich Custard Topped with Caramelised Brown Sugar (C) €5.90
– Deise Blaa Bread & Butter Pudding, Waterford “Blaa” Served with Muldoons Whiskey Liqueur,White Chocolate & Berry Ice Cream €5.90
– Sticky Toffee Pudding, with Bodega Flavoured Ice Cream €5.90

(C) = Coeliac friendly dishes
(CBA) = Coeliac friendly with our Coeliac bread, All sandwich fillings are Coeliac Friendly and can be ordered with Coeliac Friendly Bread
All allergens in dishes are on display in the restaurant

To view the Lunch Homegrown Value Menu: Two courses €19.50 / 3 courses €24.50, click here.
To view the Children’s Menu: €7.90 per child, click here.

Bodega Waterford

A La Carte Menu

– Soup of the Day, Served with Fresh Baked bread (COA) €5.10
– Thin Gin Cured “Dirty Martini” House Smoked Irish Salmon, Green Olive Vermouth Crumb, Pickled Onion Syrup & Brown Bread crisps (COA) €9.50
– Fanci Fungi Wild Mushroom Risotto, Walnut & Tarragon, Mascarpone & Herbs (C) €8.50
– Dunmore East Cod & Scallop Ceviche, Red Onion, Tomato & Nigella Seeds (C) €10.50
– Sauteed Tiger Prawns, Bubbling in Chilli, Garlic Butter & White Wine (C)A) €9.50
– Warm Boilie Goats Cheese Feuille, Butternut Squash, & Thyme Parcel, Orange Syrup €7.90
– Bodega! Crispy 5 Spice Chicken Wings, Crozier blue Cheese Dip & Celery Sticks (C) €7.90
– Crispy Pig cheeks, Breaded Cheeks, with Crunchy Fennel Apple Salad & Wholegrain Mustard Mayo €7.90
– Dunmore East Crab & Haddock Balls, Small Balls with Pickled Cauliflower & Homemade Chilli Jam €8.90
– Bodega! Chicken Liver & Foie Gras Pate, Spiced Pear Jelly & Brioche Toast (COA) €9.00

Tasting Platters
– Seafood Platter Regular, Ginger Beer Battered Goujon, Crab & Haddock Ball, Smoked Haddock Bake, Thin Gin Cured Salmon €12.50
– Butcher Block Regular, Pork Cheek, Chicken Liver Pate, Smoked Duck Breast, Ham Hock & Mustard Terrine, Beetroot Relish, Pickles & Bread €12.50
– Seafood Platter Large (perfect to share or as a main), Beer Battered Goujon, Crab & Haddock Ball, Smoked Haddock Bake, Gin Cured Salmon, Prawn Brochette, Scallop & Cod Ceviche €25.00
– Butcher Block Large (perfect to share or as a main), Pork Cheek, Chicken Liver Pate, Smoked Duck Breast, Ham Hock Terrine, Foie Gras Terrine, Black Pudding Croquette, Beetroot Relish & Breads €25.00
– Bodega Antipasto, Salamis & Cured Meats, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Tapenade, Chargrilled Vegegetables, Smoked Mozzarella, Olives & Bread (COA) €16.50

Main Courses
– Trio Of Crowe’s Farm Free Range Pork, Bacon Wrapped Fillet, Glazed Belly, Black Pudding “Bitterball”, Home Made Sauerkraut, Beetroot & Apple Relish (COA) €21.00
– Elda Wild Haunch Of Dunhill Venison, marinated in Red Wine & Juniper, Chargrilled, Spiced Red Cabbage, Crab Apple Jus (C) €24.00
– Pumpkin, Sunflower & Linseed Burger, with Lentils, Smoked Knockanore, Relish & Rocket (COA) €16.90
– Slow Roasted Poussin, Whole Baby Irish Chicken, Garlic Roast Baby Potato, Caramelized Pearl Onions & Morel Cream Sauce (C) €19.50
– Tom Kearney’s Bodega! Beef & Lamb Burger Sliders, Beef served with Knockanore Smoked Cheese, Onion & Relish & Lamb With Cucumber Raita & Crumbled Toonbridge Feta, served with Crozier Blue Cheese – Dip, Red Cabbage & Apple Coleslaw & Home Cut Fries (COA) €15.90
– Bodega “Frito Misto” Selection Of House Smoked & Local Market Fish, in Fentiman’s Ginger Beer Batter With Romesco Sauce, Crispy Capers & Twice Cooked Chips €18.50
– House Smoked Dunmore East Haddock Bake, with Leeks, House Smoked Cheddar, Cockles, Potato & Salad €17.50
– Fish Dish of the Day, ask server for details
– Seasonal Vegetarian Dish Of The Day, ask server for details €16.00
– O’Flynn’s 28 Day Dry Aged 8oz Irish Striploin Steak, with Balsamic Pickled Pearl Onions (C), a choice of sauce; Pepper, Morel Cream, Confit Garlic Butter or Crozier Blue Cheese €21.90
– O’Flynn’s 28 Day Dry Aged 10oz Irish Ribeye Steak, Baby Spinach Salad, and a choice of sauce €24.90
– O’Flynn’s 28 Day Dry Aged 8oz Irish Fillet Steak, with Fanci Fungi Wild Mushrooms, and a Choice of Sauce €28.90

– Warm Chocolate & Peanut Butter Brownie, Toffee Popcorn Ice Cream with Raspberry Jellytots €6.90
– Vanilla Crème Brulee, a Cold, Rich Custard Topped With Caramelized Brown Sugar, Sable Biscuit, Roast Spiced Plum (COA) €6.90
– Seasonal Dessert of the Day, see blackboard €6.90
– Baked Vanilla Cheesecake, with Hazelnut Praline, Whipped Cream & Blackcurrant Syrup €6.90
– Dark Chocolate Fondant, Cappuccino Ice Cream, Walnut Brittle €7.50
– Selection of Bodega! Flavoured Ice-cream, choice of Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla, Pistachio, Salted Popcorn, Berries (C) €6.90
– Apple & Pear Trifle, Elderflower Scented Sponge, Apple & Pear Compote, Aerated Apple Custard, Caramelized Hazelnut Pastry Stick €6.90
– Irish Farmhouse Cheese of the Day, ask server €6.90

After Dinner Cocktails
– XO Espresso Martini Russian Standard Vodka, Patron XO Cafe Liqueur, Espresso & Sugar €9.00
– Spiced Melba Sailor, Jerry Spiced Rum, Apricot Brandy, Peach Puree & Fresh Cream €9.00
– Long Muldoon’s, Muldoon’s Irish Whiskey Liqueur With Ginger Ale & Fresh Lime Juice €7.90

(C) = Coeliac friendly dishes
(COA) = Coeliac Option Available – Please Ask Server
All allergens in dishes are on display in the restaurant

To view the Early Bird Value Menu: 2 courses €21.50/ 3 Course €26.50, served Mon-Fri from 5pm, click here
To view the Tastes Menu: €30 for 3 Courses – Or 2 Courses & A Selected Cocktail Menu, served Mon-Sat 5-10pm, click here.

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