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Dining Out: Top Restaurants in Waterford

Posted by on Jul 24, 2013 in Travel Tips | Comments Off on Dining Out: Top Restaurants in Waterford

There’s nothing better than a planned evening out with your other half or as part of a group of friends, toasting to the day you have had together or celebrating a special occasion. Many foodies tend to choose their weekend destination based on the restaurants in the area and understandably so – while accommodation such as Waterford’s Travelodge hotel would provide a wonderfully affordable and comfortable stay, there’s something to be said about heading out for dinner during your stay. Whether it’s a slap up meal in a chic and stylish restaurant or a quick bite in a local café, as long as the standards are there, you’ll have good things to say. Luckily, in Waterford, there are plenty of eateries to choose from to satisfy your appetite.


This café and wine bar, located on Stephen Street, offers delectable cuisine ranging from a simple tomato and basil ciabatta bread at lunchtime to a diverse menu during the evening, meaning that whatever you fancy, there’s bound to be something to suit. The Italian cuisine served here comes highly recommended, with the atmosphere and value for money making Harlequin an absolute must if you’re on a budget.


Staying with Italian influences, Emiliano’s can be found on the High Street and provides a wonderfully comfortable, casual atmosphere in which to while away an hour or two. Reservations are possible and the authenticity of the place is impressive.

La Boheme

Situated on Great George’s Street, La Boheme has something for everyone. While it’s at the upper end of a typical budget, the quality of the cuisine reflects the price you pay. The atmosphere and menu is unrivalled compared with many other establishments in the city and a wonderful choice for a romantic meal with your loved one.


Found in the basement of McLeary’s, locals and visitors alike really swear by this restaurant as a ‘do not miss’ when you stay in the city. Serving steak and seafood and other stuff in between, the menu is extensive and the atmosphere is second to none.

Take your pick from these fantastic Waterford restaurants and treat yourselves to an evening out (or two!) during your stay.