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111 Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UD, England
+44 (0)1273 674116
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Ranked #528 of 883 Restaurants in Brighton
Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Beyond disappointing. Avoid if looking for a decent meal. All food was de frosted and warmed up- terrible on every level.

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The tables are small and the chairs or stools are not that comfortable, but the food and wine are excellent. We have eaten here many times, enjoying the tapas and rioja.

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Traditional Spanish Tapas Bar. Very meat oreientated tapas but all tastes great. Very good wine menu. And they serve sherry - winner!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We visited twice in a week! Once as a couple on a quiet Tuesday evening. The waitress was warm and friendly and took the time to advise on the right wine for the meal. The food was absolutely delicious and in true tapas style arrived quickly in a sporadic order. We left leaving having made reservations to return 4 days... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Fancied some tapas do we popped in to Bodega. Only a limited number of lunch options but excellent food. Especially recommend the Albondigas in Goats Cheese and the Tortilla. Simple food done well. Nice Rioja as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We visited because we could not believe the bad reviews having visited the sister Solera. We found the same food quality, service and atmosphere, after all they share the same staff. The food selection is a bit less than the other restaurant, but you can see the menu displayed outside so you know what you are getting. You are warned... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

As others have said, this is not a pretentious place, small tables, small restaurant, basic but very good food, not expensive. A good night here with plenty of Spanish wine will cost you £25 or so - its great value for money, very authentic.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

The food was terrible , chorizo and red wine dish was cold , wine was terrible , papatas bravas was boiled potatoes with cheap tomato sauce on top it has to be the worst tapas I have ever experienced !!!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The food and the service here is amazing as is the atmosphere and the patio out the back. I love this restaurant and the staff and if your looking for a traditional Spanish tapas bar being served by Spanish people in a Spanish way then look no further. It's a small place so avoid busy times as this restaurant always... More 

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Brighton
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This was a lovely place but something has gone wrong. As others have said, there aren't enough waiters and it's got to be really bad value for money. There were 6 of us sharing and someone ordered mushrooms, they brought 5 tiny mushrooms between us. The portions are the sort of size they'd give you for free in Spain. Nice... More 

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Additional Information about Bodega

Address: 111 Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UD, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1273 674116
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

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