Bodega has reopened with a new Autumnal menu & opening hours. Following a long period of disruption due to Covid 19, we are finally getting back to something resembling normality.
We would really like to thank our loyal and kind customers, who supported us in the many weird & wonderful enterprises we came up with during this time.
Whether it was takeaway, bites boxes, sunday roast boxes, picnic boxes, charcuterie boxes, burger DIY boxes, the deli shop, cocktails to go, outdoor dining in the cold or any of the other ways we came up with to stay open, the people of Waterford supported us. We will always be thankful & grateful for keeping our spirits up & helping to keep our team working.
Its 9 months since Bodega closed its doors for indoor dining on December 23rd. Little did we know at that time what was to come, but we could never have expected the restaurant would remain closed for such a long time. Reopening has been emotional & daunting, but we are delighted to have our full team back. The Kitchen team is led by French man Sebastien Lajoye, who has been in Bodega for over 10 years. The front of house team is led by Mercedes, the Argentinian dynamo, we simply could not have done without these past 18 months. We are delighted to have everyone back from the old team, especially given the staff shortages in hospitality that has been plaguing the industry.
From a completely new kitchen, Sebastien & the team have created a new Autumnal menu full of new & old dishes. There are some lovely new starters, including a delicate Castletownbere salad with seasonal apple, and cucumber & horseradish gazpacho. As always, we wanted to use produce from the locality and make it the hero of the dish. For instance for beef capaccion lovers, we are using O'Flynn's Butchers wonderful fillet of steak ro create a new starter. The beef is rolled in crushed peppercorn & salt and then thinly sliced, topped with the classic Meditteranean flavours of truffle oil, rocket & parmesan. It's a Meditteranean classic, but with wonderful Waterford Beef Fillet.
There are new main courses of celeriac & baby carrot risotto, for the Vegetarian or non vegetarian. Made with parmesan & mascarpone, this dish remains light and full of flavour, with a sherry vinegar caramel providing a lovely contrast of slight sweetness & potato rosti for texture.
Local seafood is never forgotten and with our three mains of hake with samphire, mussels & light curry veloute, fish & chips or prawn linguini, theres plenty for the seafood lover to enjoy as well as the seafood specials we always add to our specials boards.
The full dinner menu is available here https://bodegawaterford.com/en/dinner/a_la_carte_menu For bookibngs, call 051 844177 and leave a message and we will call back, or go online where you can book a table through our online booking sytem Opentable.
Anyway, that's all for now. Christmas menus are next up !!!
Sunday & Monday - Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 4.30 to 9.30pm
Friday & Saturday 4.30 to 10pm