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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: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 22
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  • 55
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun Food

Visited Bodega Tapas Bar while on a short break to Bowness. While this may not be tapas for the purest it certainly offers fun food. The main menu is quite comprehensive and the price of their wine must surely be amongst the cheapest in the Lake District. My wife and I had a selection of ten tapas... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
tommag
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Visited Bodega Tapas Bar while on a short break to Bowness. While this may not be tapas for the purest it certainly offers fun food. The main menu is quite comprehensive and the price of their wine must surely be amongst the cheapest in the Lake District. My wife and I had a selection of ten tapas ranging from prawns,... More 

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Ate here for lunch one Saturday afternoon and found that this place is perfect for something a bit different. Service was very good and the food was tasty and reasonably priced. I would recommend this place to eat and would go back if in the area.

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Workington, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely food, great atmosphere, centrally located, friendly staff & reasonable prices. I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the lakes.

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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146 reviews 146 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Dined here for my birthday on Saturday night. I enquired beforehand if we would have to book for 7pm and told they didn't accept reservations, but if we got there before 7pm it shouldn't be a problem. Sat upstairs in the restaurant area this time, normally we have eaten downstairs, but this has always been at lunchtime previously. Ordered a... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

enjoyed a mixed platter and patatas for lunch, very tasty, presentation very good and staff were very friendly, all seemed to be Spanish which added to atmosphere. Also went in later next night for drink they make good cocktails.

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We ate here on Wednesday night. Bodega has a very relaxed feel, and you order your food from the bar. We went for 7 tapas dishes between 2 of us. The food arrived pretty quickly and was absolutely delicious, we couldn't fault it, I would particularly recommend the ribs, the meatballs and the paella. You could tell that everything was... More 

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We were enjoying a nice afternoon with friends having a few drinks. We went back to the bar to order four drinks two of which were cocktails. The two beers were presented straight away and then we saw the barman go and serve someone else, when he returned we asked why he had stopped serving us, his reply was pouring... More 

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I had hot garlic prawns/ Chorizo & chickpeas/bread & oil and shared a very reasonably priced bottle of Sauvignon whilst sitting outside people watching. The prices are reasonable and the staff and atmosphere are always excellent.

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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We travel to Windermere at least once a year and Bodega Bar has become a firm favourite to dine at during our holiday. They offer the perfect balance of relaxed atmosphere and delicious food that always has us going back for more. I'd highly recommend one of their set menus, £37 for more food than you can eat and a... More 

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We found the Bodega on a tiny lane in the heart of Bowness. We needed lunch and were quite hungry so took advantage of the extensive menu. We had more than 8 dishes between us and we ate the lot! The quesadillas were excellent and the tempura prawns. My husband has a beef stew dish and he raved about it.... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?