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Bodega Tapas Restaurant and Bar

#401 of 4,468 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Surry Hills
As featured in You have to Love Sydney!
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Shop 1 216 Commonwealth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
(02) 9212 7766
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to Bodega at the Tram Shed What a shame that the front of house staff let down the great quality fresh and interesting menu . Pretentious staff and very average service, so won't be going back as there are too many other restaurants doing great food and are happy to provide good hospitable service without making you feel like... More 

Thank rosebydrv
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105 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meal. The music was good although the atmos was overall very busy, a bit like a Foodcourt. Attentive staff. Great food. But really. $90 a head and I left very hungry.

Thank Bookem1
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We (2 couples)have had a busy weekend visiting Sydney. Unfortunately, as interstate visitors, we never quite know where to dine so, after some last minute research, we were delighted to secure a booking (early sitting 6:00) at Bodega on Saturday evening. It was a FANTASTIC night. The Spanish food, which we elected to share, was absolutely delectable. We were tempted... More 

Thank Barbara M
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

- Food at this place was at best average (finger fish on toast was burned, the duck with scallops on chocolate sauce was very weird, steak tar tar with plantain chips had this weird thick orange sauce that just killed the dish, cod fish croquettes too salty) Their interpretation of European cuisine (Spanish tapas, French dishes) just did not work... More 

2 Thank concernedThaicitizen
Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fun place for a group, with wow interior design and fantastic food. The tapas is generous and fantastic to share, and you can also go the classic main course if you like, along with some very tempting deserts. Coffee is excellent, the wine is mid-range but very good for the price.

Thank Terry L
Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Came here on a recent food trip to Sydney. Started off with a drink at Gardel's before dinner at Bodega. Wait staff were very friendly and helpful with both meal and wine choices. We shared a bottle of red, 6 meals and a dessert between two of us. Everything was great, especially the fish fingers and hot cross buns (sounded... More 

Thank SmallTownGirl87
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

be prepared to be blown away by the flavors! the food is amazing! One downside though - you have to be VERY LUCKY to get a table as a walk in :( - they do accept reservations - not very flexible with times - only 2 seatings 6:30pm and 8:30 pm

Thank Mlukot01
Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Every time I eat here the team and food get better. Friendly waitresses will wine you and dine you through one of the best overall food experiences in Sydney. Whilst cult 70's and 80's music plays in the background share great tasting cuisine and ask the wait staff to pick the wines for you as they don't miss the match.... More 

Thank apwc71
Melbourne, Australia
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238 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

I had been wanting to visit Bodega for a while now & left me explain......... * The food was superb indeed * The venue is very good, a little noisy ion the main room, but we sat in the 2nd room, much quieter *We arrived at 8.45pm as they have 2 sittings only to be advised our table was not... More 

3 Thank Declanj51
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We had a group of 14 for lunch on Friday - the food was excellent with a wide range of choices for all the discerning palates in the group. Service was friendly and extended to helping us take a group photo, even rearranging the curtains so to get the great shot. Wine - we didn't drink a lot, but had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1 216 Commonwealth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighborhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: (02) 9212 7766

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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