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“Relaxed atmosphere, good food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Bodega Tapas Bar - CLOSED

La Bodega Tapas Bar
84 Newgate Street, Morpeth, England
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Price range: $16 - $32
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: La Bodega is currently having a rest! We are looking to relocate sometime in the future. In the meantime you will find me running the cocktail bar upstairs in Sambuca Morpeth. Thank you for your custom over the last six years and if you have time why don't you come and visit me at Sambuca's.
Morpeth
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Relaxed atmosphere, good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We have been here several times both to drink and to eat.
If just going for a drink I think it's best early evening or midweek as the place can get pretty busy with diners Friday and Saturday nights. If drinking these is a good selection of drinks and the place is pretty relaxed and not rowdy like some places can get.
Tapas is one of my favorite methods of eating but I always order too much here as I am used to very small portions - obviously they are "Tapas" size but certainly large enough for a growing person. It all appears to be home made and freshly prepared. The staff are all enthusiastic and helpful service can suffer a little at busy times but I guess this happens at most places. One thing I have never personally come across is that the Chef often appears and serves the food - don't know what to say about that!
Anyway, in summary, relaxed, good food, good atmosphere, ok value

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“poor quality food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

an odd choice of tapas and mini 'normal' food portions claiming to be tapas, they don't do either well. Very average at best, small portions, lacking flavour and any real sense of what tapas is, went once, wouldn't go back - MUCH better places to eat locally.

Visited July 2012
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, tasty tapas!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

A lovely atmosphere is always present at La Bodega. We have dined here a few times now & have never been disappointed.
The food is fresh, homemade, and always really tasty. Lots of choice & would recommend the sharing menu for tapas novices.(a taste of the most popular dishes)
Staff may have been new when we were there last week, but they were friendly and everyone has to learn!
Would highly recommend, & friends now love the bar too!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“A nice treat!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

Ate here last Saturday. Food was really nice and the service was really good, all the staff were so friendly and helpful! It is a little expensive but nice for a treat!!! The ice cream is to die for!!! Would definetly recommend!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Rude management- not a good advertisement on their half!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Living in the town of morpeth i am very up for local buisness' however this one is not on my list of 'must visits'. After driving down the main road outside of the bar, what im guessing is the management, were driving in the company van with the name and advertisement plastered clearly all over the van. They the pulled out of a give way junction which was very clear and open with plenty of room to see and they (a dark haired woman) pulled out in front of me forcing me to bresk rather harshly, to which i flashed her as i thought this was an unexplainable move to which she stuck her middle finger up at me through the back window!!! I could not believe someone who was driving a company van would be so rude!! How silly?! Disgusting and therefore i would never enter.
My parents however have and they say the prices are average, the atmosphere is 'snobby' and not at all spanish and it is dark and gloomy!
There is also poor parking! ( can i point out to the van driver it is no helpful to park on double yellow lines on a junction)

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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