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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: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 71
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  • 26
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  • 62
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Tapas in Bowness .... may be the only one :-)

Great tapas and cool bar in Bowness, we have eaten here on 3 occasions over the past couple of years and each time found the food and service to be great. Good selection of tapas and prices very reasonable. The bar downstairs is nice too for pre or post dinner drinks. Only snag is we have found... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
warny15
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Durham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Dobcross, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We have stayed in Windermere a couple of times now and have only just found this Tapas Bar, what a find!!!! We love going for tapas meals and this bar isn't a disappointment. The menu offers a wide variety of tapas dishes for you to choose from. We went for a pre selected menu package offering 7 tapas dishes. The... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great tapas and cool bar in Bowness, we have eaten here on 3 occasions over the past couple of years and each time found the food and service to be great. Good selection of tapas and prices very reasonable. The bar downstairs is nice too for pre or post dinner drinks. Only snag is we have found you can't book,... More 

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MANCHESTER, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Awful table, was placed in front of the storeroom which was in constant use! Meatballs were terrible, whitebait tasted unfresh, calamari was frozen... Paella was so-so. Complained about the meatballs and they didn't even take off the bill or ask us if everything was alright again. Such a disappointment.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Tapas tasty, beer cold, cocktails delicious! Great spot for people watching at the end of the ginnel and lovely spot in the sun

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Cool Tapas Bar. Staff were good, atmosphere was nice. We enjoyed a lot of tapas for a decent price. All in all a great night out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

An ongoing visit each time we come to Windermere is a visit here. Walked straight in to a friendly welcome and a table. Slight issue with not having my first choice of beer, but hardly a problem given the full list they offer. We did the usual of choosing 3 dishes then having a happy argument about what we're missing... More 

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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great location. Great concept too. However the joint bar/restaurant is rather confusing. We entered via the Bodega bar. Having ordered drinks,we picked up a menu for the Tapas. The idea of eating Tapas in the bar whilst sharing a very reasonably priced bottle of wine seemed a good concept. However having asked the bar tender if we could order some... More 

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Goole, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely food as always, great cocktails. The staff are always polite and busy. We always look forward to Tapas here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Great range of cocktails and world beers, fantastic atmosphere, very laid back. Could easily spend all night here. Reasonably priced for Windermere as well!

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Bury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We went in late evening and had to have a few drinks in the bar area while we waited for our table, which wasn't a problem as the place was absolutely jam packed and had a great atmosphere to it. Ended up sat on a sofa opposite Duncan Bannatyne and his partner! One of the bar staff was a bit... More 

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Additional Information about Bodega Tapas Bar

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

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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: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
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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