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Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
+44 1539 446 825
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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  • 300
    Excellent
  • 211
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 51
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

2nd visit here and loved it again. Took an age to get served with food but we hadn't booked and it was Easter weekend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
legaleagle1973
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

2nd visit here and loved it again. Took an age to get served with food but we hadn't booked and it was Easter weekend.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Every trip to the lakes means a visit to Bodega...I love the strawberry Bellini. Always full, always a great experience... Please note I use only the bar ..there is a tapas restaurant attached. wide selection of cocktails, a smaller tapas menu ..which was great for a snack whilst sitting on the street in the sun. coll concept..I love it !

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We visited the restaurant twice on our recent week in the South Lakes. The food was delicious and varied with plenty for veggies as well. Good value and authentic Spanish flavours and staff.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

We visited bodega during our stay in Bowness. We had a drink in the bar in the afternoon and returned later for tapas which was great. Great choices for food and drink and a really good atmosphere.

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11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We visited this bar during a weekend in the Lakes. After a cold sail back from Ambleside the fire and atmosphere in the Bodega was just what we needed. We also had Tapas for lunch which was lovely and the atmosphere in the bar friendly.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Very authentic feeling Spanish bar/restaurant with good tapas, and a fantastic world beer list. thoroughly enjoyed the food, even if was a little slow in coming, only complaints would be the temperature upstairs (it made the lakes feel like a rooftop bar in Valencia) And at the end of a great meal (and£75 bill) We asked for a small Vanilla... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Visited here for a few drinks one afternoon! The atmosphere and ambience is amazing! We was served by Viktor, who went above and beyond to ensure out visit was amazing! Plus had the most amazing Long Island Ice Tea! Will be back again real soon!

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Seated quickly, order taken quickly then a long wait! Although all dishes ordered together the garlic bread was brought out and we were left wondering where the rest was. It became clear that it wasn't being served at the same time. Felt to me like serve something to keep them going. There is plenty of choice of Tapas and we... More 

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Dover UK
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31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We thought the menu was too ambitious, and we were wrong. Very good cooking, for example the delicious monkfish with parma ham, with friendly if slightly haphazard service. Getting a table is touch and go. Good wine list but I wish there were carafes in places like this. Well worth the visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

whilst we had to endure a 40 minute wait for our meal, it was worth it, very tasty Tapas Banquet for 4 of us , and some excellent locally produced Ales & Lagers on offer too

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 446 825

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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