Top Choice French in Waterford City

La Bohème

This dress-for-dinner kind of place combines French flair with fresh Irish produce. Set in the kitchen basement of a Georgian town house, the dining rooms are intimate spaces with barrel vault roofs and arches; the …
Top Choice Market in Waterford City

Saturday Market

An excellent market featuring many prepared foods. Watch for the irresistible baked goods by Mary Doherty of Granny Maddock's Pantry.
Top Choice Irish in Dunmore East

Lemon Tree Cafe

Come here for organic coffees, delectable baked goods and a deli counter (and freezer) with takeaway dishes ranging from nut and lentil loaf to seafood pie. There's plenty of seating, inside and out, and a menu of d…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Dungarvan


An old tannery building houses this innovative and much-lauded restaurant, where Paul Flynn creates seasonally changing dishes that focus on just a few flavours and celebrates them through preparations that are at o…
Top Choice Pub Food in Ring Peninsula

Marine Bar

Sure, there's good traditional food at this two-centuries-old pub, but the real reason to stop by is the craic. Year-round, traditional sessions rock the place on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays (nightly except Wedne…
Top Choice Market in Lismore

Lismore Farmers Market

The upscale surrounds on the approach to the castle attract a fab collection of vendors to this market, including Naked Lunch – from Dungarvan's Nude Food deli – whose tasty sandwiches you can enjoy in the park or a…
Top Choice Cafe in Dungarvan


Enjoying an ace position on the town’s main square, this cafe has a cheerful vibe with a kids' corner, sofas to lounge on, papers to read and a menu of scrumptious baked goods, as well as savoury tartlets, home-made…
Top Choice Bistro in Waterford City


This buzzing new bistro is so popular that you might struggle to find a table. The big draw is freshly made, flavoursome food based on quality local produce, with a menu that takes in braised lamb shanks, Asian barb…
Modern Irish in Waterford City


Although the ochre walls and Gaudi-style tile floor seem Spanish, the latest Bodega! incarnation is contemporary Irish with an emphasis on local produce. The menu has a healthy mix of fish and meat dishes, as well a…
Italian in Waterford City


Italian run, this authentic little trattoria morphs through the day from a coffee and pastry breakfast stop, to a busy lunch venue, to a candlelit wine bar. House speciality antipasti platters are laden with cheeses…