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111 Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UD, England
+44 (0)1273 674116
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to this restaurant having spotted it before, however it was dead. No wonder the food wasn't that good at all. The wine & sangria were great, hence why I have given 2 stars. The meatballs came out in under a minute after ordering! Along with a hair in one of them! The potatoes brava were basic with same... More 

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Thank Geoffrey T
Cala A, Propietario at Bodega, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback and are sorry to hear you weren't satisfied with the quality of our food. However, we find it rather offensive and defamatory to call our restaurant a microwave Spanish restaurant, when we would like to stress that we use freshly ingredients, many of them delivered daily to our premises and ALL food is prepared freshly on... More 

northampton
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't bother, really is not worth it when there are so many other places to eat where food is prepared fresh. Probably don't rely on repeat business but tourists. shame.

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Thank Olivia1Northampton
Cala A, Propietario at Bodega, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and are very sorry to hear you weren't satisfied with the quality of our food. However, we would really like to stress that we use freshly ingredients, many of them delivered daily to our premises and ALL food is prepared freshly..it might be that in some occasions some things are heated up, but I can assure... More 

Bristol
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is in a lovely location and has a nice atmosphere. But my God the food is bad, and worse - it's visibly ALL microwaved. I sat in full view of the kitchen and watched as the waitresses (no sign of chefs) prepared and then reheated in a microwave every single one of our tapas. And you could tell.

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Thank Power_E
Cala A, Propietario at Bodega, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback and are sorry to hear you weren't satisfied with the quality of our food. However, we think it is rather defamatory to claim that ALL of our food is microwaved. We would like to stress that we use fresh ingredients, many of them delivered daily to our premises and our food is prepared freshly on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simple yet tasty Spanish tapas. Garlic prawns were amazing, good quality chorizo and the meatballs the best I've had for a while. Washed down with a couple of jugs of sangria.

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Thank Dan T
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a table of 8 ladies on a Sunday morning after a particularly boozy night on the town. The waiter appeared to have a headache before we even sat down and I don't think we helped! The service was not friendly, the breakfast was over priced and every single plate arrived with burnt toast and undercooked pancetta. Not impressed.

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Thank kentmum23
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Old style traditional restaurant. Small but good menu. Very very reasonable. Lovely friendly Spanish staff too. Like being in Spain. Will come again.

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Thank Karen B
Barnstaple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

What a lovely little restaurant. We had wine and nibbles. The waiting staff were lovely and suggested various options. A great little place in the centre of town.

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Thank Natalie479
Benalmadena, Spain
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Had been looking forward to visiting this small restaurant for a while but fell very short of our expectations. Ordered 2 glasses of rose but we were told they didn't have our choice but we were given red not an alternative rose. The customers who sat next to us ordered red and were given rose! We ordered tapas which seems... More 

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Thank shamick999
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We popped in before going to a show at the Dome which is opposite. There were four of us and the tables are really too small - we had to pull another table up as the tapas, wine, water plates etc would never have fitted on the one. Also the stools became uncomfortable after a while - I wish I... More 

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Thank Iant2000
Brighton England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Would have liked to score this 5 but service although charming was not the best, was dining alone but had no help or discussion about menu despite me speaking Spanish. The tiniest wine ever by the glass, well below the mark. But food was stunning.

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Thank kateharmond

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1273 674116

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?