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Bodega

111 Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UD, England
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Ranked #523 of 844 Restaurants in Brighton
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 29, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
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 restaurant reviews
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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I really wanted to leave a positive review as I love Spanish food and saw there weren't many reviews for Bodega on Trip Advisor... unfortunately I don't really have much positive to say about this restaurant. There wasn't anything 'terrible' about it but the service was slow, the food was average in quality, the portions were tiny and the price... More

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Sussex, England
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54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

A nice little unpretentious tapas bar opposite the Dome. Friendly Spanish staff, Spanish ambience, simple (ok, fairly basic) food at down to earth prices. Very good and recommended!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We wanted tapas and the sister restaurant was full, so we went here. We have been before for a birthday and were disappointed by the lack of quality and choice and hoped this may have improved but sadly not. The service is fine but the food is ridiculously overpriced for the quality -£5.95 for pulled pork brochette ( which translate... More

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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Having visited a few times and loved the simple, honest quality of the service, food and wine, we decided to invite a very well travelled wine supplier friend for Tuesday evening dinner. Needless to say we all left very happy! The sister restaurant on Sydney St is equally good.

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