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The River Cottage

The Cottage Knockboy Cross Dunmore Road, Waterford, Ireland
+353 51 873 082
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“seafood pie” (5 reviews)
“chowder” (5 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Cottage Knockboy Cross Dunmore Road, Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food and service. The seafood chowder is my favorite. The fish and chips was also very good.

Thank jimpS4419RF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During a visit to Waterford we stayed at a nearby hotel and passed the river cottage one the way into the city. We decided on the way back to the hotel to stop in for lunch. The food was well presented, and very tasty. The...More

Thank stardust20172017
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately what appeared to be a vegetarian main was made with chicken stock (risotto). Gluten free bread available on request. Vegetarian diners can order a tasty goats cheese salad or beetroot with candied walnuts. Just a shame there isn't a better selection of hot veggie...More

Thank S C
Reviewed 18 March 2017

They may have changed the name and given it a snazzy grey paint job, but River Cottage Knockboy has retained a smile of a welcome, good food, good service, and is as cosy as it ever way. The changes have been good for this restaurant....More

Thank storym
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We were staying in the Lodges at Waterford Castle and found eating at the castle too expensive although you got what you paid for. We found this restaurant/pub just by chance. The staff were very friendly and efficient. The staff were all Irish so you...More

Thank CoppoMullingar
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Have been here on a number of occasions with family and friends who live nearby. Food has always been excellent, have had lamb and fish on our visits. It's a very airy, comfortable restaurant and the staff are welcoming and extremely attentive. Hats off to...More

Thank Frank F
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here with friends. Has been refurbished since last here and have to say it is very nice. Upstairs is a private function area with bar ideal for large gatherings. Food always good here and staff pleasant and service very good. Bernie manager here always...More

Thank deiseboyz
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We visited this place before with friends for party upstairs and also as a couple beside today's business lunch - I didn't hear real complaints, except for the upstairs strange seating arrangements. Downstairs the seating is good also if you want to have a chat....More

1  Thank Roland8400
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had a lovely extended lunch with my mother recently. Opted for the lighter lunch option of calamari for me and fresh seafood fishcake for my mum. Both delicious, we enjoyed the wines recommended by the head waiter and when we asked for a cheeseboard, although...More

Thank Ann N
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Went for Sunday lunch today and ordered thai chicken curry - when it arrived I thought it was a bowl of soup as thats what it looked like with four or five bits of chicken in the end of the bowl - had to put...More

1  Thank Tina W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 20:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Cottage Knockboy Cross Dunmore Road, Waterford, Ireland (Formerly Becketts Bar & Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: +353 51 873 082
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