Bodega

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$40 and under
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Spanish
AFTER 13 YEARS BODEGA HAS MOVED...we have joined our sister venue WyNo (behind Porteno Restaurant) 50 Holt Street Surry Hills with the entrance on Gladstone Street.

And just like our previous venue, the menu will be fun and always interesting. An inventive offering of modern tapas inspired by Latin cuisines, it is prepared right before your eyes in the open kitchen.

You can always count on their signature dishes like Fish Fingers and Banana Split but you’ll have to keep coming back to try the new and exciting choices constantly being created to take advantage of the best seasonal produce.
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LE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 1

We’re disappointed in Bodega’s new set up. We loved the restaurant at the old location with private tables. The new set up is 1 long bar, so our group of 4 was 2x2 each side, with other groups of 4 also split across the bar on either side. It’s noisy, and impossible to have a private dinner conversation. A couple was sitting together on 1 side and despite the lack if privacy, engaged in heavy PDA. Very awkward for diners (us) who were elbow to elbow with them. It’s also such a tight space that the wait staff had to squeeze behind you to reach others. The food was excellent - varied and every dish delicious. The wine was also excellent. Sadly, the atmosphere was awful. It’s very expensive for that type of experience. I won’t return unless they put in tables.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Got in early for lunch, photoshoot going on and no one else dining - perfect! Great service, left it to them to select dishes and accompanying wine. My old friend and I could concentrate on catching up. Could have stayed there all day if it wasn’t for his flight out...

KI
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!
Terrific wines, fantastic service & wonderful food!

JK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding client lunch experience. The waiter took control of ordering and was very attentive thereafter. Food had depth of taste and presentation was superb. Highly recommended.

T
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and delicious food, lovely, helpful and attentive staff, great vibe and atmosphere!

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Been many times and they have the best staff in Sydney. Looking forward to visiting their new premises.

HD
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bodega never fails to satisfy! It has been a personal favourite of mine, a place to enjoy an intimate dinner for two or an evening with friends. The food is outstanding and the hosts are friendly and personable! I highly recommend Bodega!!

LR
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Interesting food with impressive flavour combinations. Fun service, great experience

CD
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food though
Some smallish dishes a little expensive.
Good service
Appreciate changes to the menu

MV
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Bodega many times and have never been disappointed. It’s one of our favourite restaurants. The food is always original and delicious and the service is welcoming and professional. I would be happy to recommend Bodega to anyone.

NS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bodega is my favourite restaurant. It has the perfect mix of great food, staff and ambience. Am never disappointed.

k
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Being a huge fan or Argentinean food, I used to visit Bodega quite regularly. It had been some time between visits and I was extremely disappointed on my return.
My first waitress was unhelpful and difficult, putting a very sour taste in my mouth from the moment I walked in, and some of the best plates from the old menu were no longer available such as the empanadas and dulce Leche with earl grey ice cream. I work in an industry where I entertain regularly and won’t be returning or recommending to clients or friends.

SB
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Wir waren seit langem mal wieder im Bodega (Regensburg) und es war ...
... sehr lecker (8 verschiedene Tapas - einige Grappas :)
... Service anfänglich etwas launisch - sehr viel los - aber dann sehr nett
... meist schnelle Essenslieferung
... ein sehr schönes Ambiente
... super und ich würde es einem Freund/Freundin immer weiter empfehlen!

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W
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was OK - nothing special and very small, overpriced portions. We had 4 main tapas dishes between two of us, plus one dessert, which came to $120 and yet I was still hungry afterwards. I wouldn't mind the cost if the taste had been outstanding, but I found it rather average to be honest. I wouldn't go back.

AD
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Most overrated restaurant
Food very basic and service not friendly
Expensive would not recommend

DM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful vibe, amazing food and great service, I would recommend to anyone

s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great ,location, beautiful food. I really enjoyed dining at bodega and I love all of their restaurants!

CD
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good efficient service with delicious food. Highly recommended.

DR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This neighbourhood Spanish gem still delivers the goods.

OT
Sydney / NSW
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW!! Spectacular food

JJ
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere and the staff where fun, attentive and helpful.Good fun night.Fabulous food and wine, see you soon.Big thanks.

j
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a group of 6 and really enjoyed the evening. The service was very good and the food and wine was lovely. The only thing was that it was noisy and we had to talk louder to hear each other which would have made it even noisier.

N
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere , quirky and sophisticated. Great staff and service

R
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I have been to Bodega several times and have always enjoyed the food, service, and great wait staff. This time we sat in the first section of the restaurant and it was somewhat noisier than the other room especially with the door to the restaurant left open. Generally the food was tasty and interesting however on this occasion I found some of the dishes tasted bland. The avocado on one of the dishes was tasteless. It added nothing to the dish and only served to make the meal less textured. There was also a sauce on a chicken dish that didn't add much flavour or spice. Not sure if the avocado had been cut with something to make it smooth so it lost more of its flavour this way. So overall mixed feedback on the dishes.

Spanish wine we chose was excellent.

We'll probably give this one a rest for the moment.

DS
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Every dish we ordered was a hit. Great tasting food.

TP
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved it, ambience, staff, the flavour combinations of the tapas - just wow!

HT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Disappointed with our visit, food has gone really downhill. Not worth the money for the quality

A
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The arepas and the Wagyu is a must have! Love love love the octopus salad as usual

LA
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Delicious flavours with some unusual twists to tapas offerings. Only downsides very noisy and fairly expensive.

MM
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Dont ever write review but dìd not understand menu.order corn fritters.i thought fritter was made with batter not crisp base.calamari dish very small undercooked. Pork salad ok but not great
Dont no maybe off night.cheers

SK
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This eatery helped revitalise Surry Hills as a foodie's destination with outstanding reason. The dishes all have a distinct favour and the standouts are the skirt steak, corn fritters and especially the fish fingers. Whilst many restaurants open and shut like the flash in a pan, this place stays open for good reason.

CL
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food exceeded our expectations and the staff were lovely! You cannot / must not skip the Gozleme. Ridiculously good!

OT
Sydney / NSW
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fun, innovative, banging with Flavour. Want to come and try more. We were impressed with the flavors and the freshness with each dish. Loved the fusion effects to each Latin element. We left with a need to come back for more.

MC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and wine list was fantastic. A perfect place for a date night or dinner with friends. Never disappoints.

MP
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very interesting delicious food. The chefs are to be congratulated and we also appreciated the friendly and informative service.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really amazing dinning experience. Staff, ambience, food and wine selections are wonderful! Will come back again!

T
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The love heart emoji with the two different sized pink hearts.

K
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, brilliant service, great experience... highly recommend

R
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing time a Bodega. Everything was delicious. Perfect.

E
Dubai
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The dumplings and wagyu beef were outstanding. Slightly less enthusiastic about the fish fingers which were tasty but a little too salty. The banana split dessert was as good as the reviews state!

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