Five restaurants for your next meal in Waterford City

        While travelling we all love to sit down, relax and enjoy some delicious food. We all know that Waterford county was awarded number one foodie destination in Ireland for 2019. and the sense of community was also praised given the involvement if big and small local companies, along with the awareness of and pride and passion in food and food tourism in the area. The judges said that they were “blown away by how much effort the community had put in to making Waterford a real foodie experience’’. Every year there are multiple festivals in Waterford County that attract food lovers from all parts of the Ireland that share the same love towards food, but unfortunately this year they had to be cancelled.

         We have decided to feature some of the many amazing restaurants from each different city and area that we think you should not skip while visiting our county. Today we introduce you to some of the restaurants in Waterford City!


Momo restaurant

Momo restaurant offers international cuisine, using the best locally sourced produce, prepared with love and care. With all the delicious food they offer on day to day basis, they change their menus according to seasons so there will always be something new to try each time you visit. If you are looking for relaxed and casual atmosphere – this is a right spot for you! They also have an award-winning Kids Size menu, so you don’t have to be afraid about your little ones.

Their dinner menu includes a wide range of meat, fish and vegetarian/ vegan dishes as well as gluten-free and dairy-free options. They use all their ingredients super fresh and everything is cooked on the spot, never frozen or from a packet. Momo restaurant has won McKennas Guides ‘’Best in Ireland’’ more than couple times so it is definitely worth the visit!




Everett’s Restaurant

 Set in the remains of the 15th century John Collyn House, Everett’s combines fabulous, modern Irish cooking with historic, atmospheric surroundings. Enjoy your meal in The Front Room or The Vault, both perfect for that romantic date or relaxing night over a glass of wine.

Head Chef Peter is Waterford local who was awarded Eurotoques Young Chef of the Year while he was starting out and working alongside Michael Quinn. The restaurant and the chef have been awarded many times, most recent was 2019 Best Newcomer in Ireland and Best Chef in Munster.

With an amazing selection of fine wines to complement your meals, Everrett’s is a perfect place for fine dining.




 GROW HQ is the home for the GIY movement, open to the public 5 days a week. They grow delicious, healthy seasonal produce in the garden on site. Along with other organic, chemical free, free range ingredients sourced locally, all is prepared in their kitchen to maximise its nutrition and flavour.

They also offer education courses and classes to teach adults, teens and children how to grow their own fruit, veg and herbs, how to harvest it and how to cook it in their demonstration kitchen.



Bodega restaurant

Located in the heart of Waterford City with a local chef and a funky eclectic mix of food and ambiance that might well be described as Mediterranean it is most definitely not a conventional Irish restaurant experience. Critics and regulars alike acknowledge this place is fun and different with relaxed atmosphere.

The finest seafood is delivered from Dunmore East to Kilmore Quay, 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 just few streets away.

Bodega is an award-winning restaurant with ten different organisations recognising the quality they offer.



Sheehan’s restaurant

 Sheehan’s restaurant is a small hidden gem when it comes to restaurants, located on the Quay which offers a beautiful view while you enjoy your food.

Their menu offers a little bit for everyone – from stakes and burgers to salads and pasta, and the desserts that will satisfy every sweet tooth. The quality of the food and the atmosphere they offer are amazing, and even it may not be the first suggestion for a restaurant, don’t let that worry you – the amount of positive reviews they get is unbelievable!

With her extremely friendly and professional team, Clodagh has created a great restaurant that you would not want to skip on your next trip to Waterford County!



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