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Bodega Tapas Bar

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Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
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Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
+44 1539 446 825
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter-in-law and I had lunch here, and ordered the sharing plate of seafood. We weren't sure it would be enough, so ordered Patatas Bravas and the Tempura Vegetables as well. However, the sharing plate was extremely generous and filling, so we couldn't finish all the meal! It was quite quiet at lunchtime, but other members of the family went... More 

Thank dvf190761
Skipton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice friendly atmosphere. Had a couple of drinks here on Sunday. Really enjoyed our visit. Can sit outside or in. Very good choice of drinks and serve tapas food. Staff very helpful and friendly.

Thank Pat M
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here on the bank holiday weekend, fresh cooked tapas was really enjoyable, all the staff are Spanish, and the food delivered authentically. Place then comes alive about 8:00pm and was very popular.

Thank SHughesLFC
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

8 of us called in for a light bite and that's just what we got. The food was of good quality and served quickly despite the place being quite busy. Staff were all polite.

Thank holmsey1618
Priors Marston, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking for an authentic Spanish tapas bar, then avoid this place. It is too "spanglished", the Spanish omelette has pepper, garlic prawns have lemon, etc. The only very good dish was the chorizo with chick peas. Waiters and waitresses are all Spanish speakers and were making fun of the English customers!

Thank Oriol M
County Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent location varied choice of food and beverages and excellent service the in place at the moment

Thank waskew2016
Kendal, UK
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We picked this as it looked nice and we wanted something handy before meeting friends for drinks, we hadn't booked and were lucky enough to get the last table for two..very busy and understandably so, lovely tapas, friendly and efficient service, great sangria and fab atmosphere. We will go back, but next time we will book a table so we... More 

Thank Snoozle
Chester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great place friendly cool staff great food excellent choice of drinks the tapas are amazing an oasis in mad Bowness not to be missed love the music its so funky and relaxed an excellent afternoon

Thank BarryAnne
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I were in the Lake District for the night and we came to bodega on a whim as she has never had tapas before. Let me start with the atmosphere - sultry, warm and reminiscent of a summer evening by the sea. The music is as low as the lighting and creates a real alfresco dining scene.... More 

Thank Keeley R
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice Spanish feel, Spanish music, Spanish food, Spanish beer. Only one thing missing. Gin! If you're content with Gordon's, Bombay Saphire or Hendricks, you'll be fine, but any half decent bar in Spain will have a selection of at least 8 or 9 gins to choose from. We didn't eat there, so apart from the lack of gin, it... More 

Thank Gillibobily

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?