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Bodega Tapas Restaurant and Bar

#358 of 4,392 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Surry Hills
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

Thank groovytsm
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is fun the music is pumping and good atmosphere. However it's way too pricey! Some "to share" plates are $30 and are the size of a starter! When will you Sydney hipsters learn the value of money!

Thank Hogsters2000
Sydney, Australia
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585 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wondered if Bodega could live up to the amazingly high standard they had set on our first visit. There wasn't a problem, if anything it was even better. The food is the real star, but the great vibe created by the staff, decor and music take it to an even higher level. Stand out dishes this time - "Fish... More 

Thank Riddoch88
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first thing that struck me was the helpfulness and friendliness of the staff. From being greeted, seated and served the service was impeccable. The menu was clearly and expertly explained, as was the wine list.The food- we ordered the shared plates- wow, wow, wow- simple, complex, perfect combinations to suit all palates. Will definitely return.There were a few romantic... More 

Thank Cheryl R
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Prompt, pleasant service without being too attentive. Very good food, but the wine was expensive. We were given a table as soon as we arrived as they hold some for walk ins.

Thank AnniePerth
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Always wanted to come here but previously they didn't accept bookings for small groups. We were impressed with the hot cross bun and arepa tapas. The calamari green papaya salad was refreshing and the duck with scallop was also very tasty. The pork and cuttlefish meatball with truffle was a nice change from tomato based meatballs found on all tapas... More 

Thank Avidtravelfoodie
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely night. Great food, started with bread and olive oil. Oil was of a very good quality. We then shared the zucchini flowers stuff with a creamy filling in light sauce. Next was the eggplant parmagani with 3 cheeses and the beef cheeks just melted in the mouth so tender and full of flavor serviced with a sherry... More 

Thank LaFayette59
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We turned up on Saturday night without a booking and managed to get a table for 2 straightaway. We ordered 2 arepas with corn, salsa and cheese ($6.50 each), the pea and ricotta zucchini flowers to share ($20), and the eggplant schnitzel to share ($20). We felt the portions were a little small but the food was absolutely amazing. Such... More 

Thank Luke J
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106 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Spanish themed tapas restaurant The food isn't Spanish but more of an alternative theme However, all the food was delicious Hot cross buns, salad, beef cheeks and the banana split dessert..... definitely worth the visit. Service great and water was continously being refilled

Thank Lauralouxx
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Good tapas style food. Menu wise it was a bit limited compared to a full on tapas bar but quality was good. Pea and ricotta zucchini flowers with malt vinegar was tasty. Beef cheek with oloroso sauce was really tender and well cooked to perfection. Banana cream flan was a sweet end to dinner. Lighting was a bit poor for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Surry Hills

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Surry Hills
Once regarded as the traditional fashion area, Surry Hills has broadened its appeal. This neighborhood continues to distinguish itself as a shopping destination, offering the best collection of one-of-a-kind boutiques, designer brands and flagship stores in the city. Today, this area has evolved into a hub of media, design and professional services - a colorful and diverse place equally known for its antique dealers, art galleries, cafes and pubs. Strolling down the street on a Saturday morning, you’ll see a mix of students, artists, hipsters and a few all-nighters from Oxford Street, the “Gay Capital of Sydney”. In this vibrant neighborhood you will find bohemian chic and modern style co-existing side by side.