If you’re heading to Waterford then you're in luck; the area is known for its delicious food. Our sister publication FOOD&WINE Ireland staff are craving these five dishes in particular right now

Waterford is known for its high-quality produce, gorgeous views and friendly people. If you decide to head out for some grub in Waterford then you’re in for a treat. There are endless options, from upscale and elegant, to lowkey and casual, so there will definitely be something on offer to suit everyone.

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Here are our top tips for what to eat in Waterford right now.

Rhubarb and granola rolled ice cream

Freezin' Friesian, Ballyhussa Farm, Kilmacthomas

The weather is picking up and there's some warmth in the air, which means it's officially ice cream season again! Freezin' Friesian ice cream is made and hand rolled by three Waterford brothers with milk from their very own Friesian herd, so you know you're getting a good product. We're particularly excited by this special flavor made with rhubarb from the Ballyhussa Farm garden and homemade granola.

The weekly nourish bowl

Blackfriars Coffee, No. 4 Blackfriars

Blackfriars Coffee is a lovely coffee shop in Waterford offering great food and delicious coffee. Their nourish bowl changes weekly, but we're loving the sound of this week's one: lentil, aubergine, and walnut stuffed potato, spring quinoa and beetroot salads with a garlic dressing. 

Chicken satay burger

Grady's Yard, Johnstown

Who doesn't love satay? The peanut-based sauce is always delicious, so this chicken burger from Grady's Yard sounds delicious to us. Featuring chicken breast marinated in coconut, soy sauce, lemongrass and chili with peanut butter mayo on a brioche bun, we want to eat this burger right now.

Cajun chicken and pesto sandwich

Bodega Restaurant & Wine Bar, John Street

Another sandwich that looks seriously good to us, this cajun chicken and pesto sandwich from Bodega in Waterford would certainly make a great lunch option. Pair it with some house-made soup and you'll be sorted for the day.

The coach house mini-breakfast

Coach House Coffee, The Courtyard, The Workhouse, Kilmacthomas

Sometimes you're craving an Irish breakfast, but can't face a massive full breakfast – that's where the mini breakfast comes in. This plate from Coach House Coffee includes all the best bits of breakfast without leaving you too full, so you'll head home perfectly satisfied.

Where else in Waterford should we check out? Let us know in the comments below.