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Bar Bodega

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Wine Bar
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151 Parade,, Watford WD17 1NA, England
+44 1923 229651
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've visited Bodega on a few occasions with groups of girlfriends and with my husband in a group with other couples. There is a great ambience, cool interior and nice drinks served by smiling bartenders. The bar caters for over 25s which is perfect for me. A slightly older crowd and a more upmarket feel than other Watford bars. It's... More 

Thank Nic0laJayne
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bodegas is the best bar in Watford. Lovely and classy surroundings. The staff are the most efficient, polite and friendly and fun people ever. The make your nite go smoothly. I love the table service, no queueing . The manager Matt goes far and beyond to make your nite special. All my friends and family love this place. Food is... More 

Thank Ki16rnc
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere, service, wine selection, wonderful staff and on Saturdays they have the best damn vinyl DJ's for miles around, guaranteed to make a crowd happy with their cool and funky offerings This place is great in the summer as it has a decent sized private back garden and a cosy place to go in the winter where you can... More 

Thank Stephie R
Luton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok some of the comments on here are unjust. This bar is amazing and exactly as described a 1920 style speak easy. All of the staff have fantastic attention to detail and in my eyes need no improvement. The chef dishes out the most exquisite food in a fast friendly manor ( Martin I think) Keep what you are doing... More 

Thank philwaller
Watford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited Bodega's many times and it is always a wonderful experience. The venue itself is cosy and ambient and the room is lit with candles which give it a beautiful glow and a warm atmosphere. There is also an outdoor section which is ideal for smokers or the summer months. The staff are very accommodating and service is... More 

Thank Karen B
London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bodega's isn't too bad, however it's quite depressing to see the number of people in there trying to cling on to their youth. It's OK if your in your 20s or 30s but it's a very mixed crowd and the bar takes ages to get served.

Thank Luke C
London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being born in Watford and having lived here all my life, I hadn't really heard much about this place until two years ago when we came with friends. Since then, we've been a couple of times. One being with a large family group which was quite disappointing food wise but service was great. A few times for drinks. And another... More 

Thank Zoey O
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this bar because of the good reviews it has received previously, I was not overly impressed with the menu, we had the mixed starter, which was ok but not mega exciting. We toyed with the use of going on to mains but it looked exactly the same as the starter course but larger versions. So we decided... More 

Thank andy-murphy72
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely bar with chilled atmosphere. Been few times and always a great night. If you fancy a nice evening without all the teens running around like in most of the bars in Watford that's place for you. The food is lovely and service with smile.

Thank carolineblue
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My fiancé and I went for Sunday lunch there over the weekend. The food was absolutely fantastic! We both very much enjoyed our dinner with a gass of wine whilst soaking up the ambience of the bar. Great food, great service and would definitely return back for Sunday dinner!

Thank Amanda C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$30
Bar, British, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Parade,, Watford WD17 1NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Watford
  • Phone Number: +44 1923 229651
Bar Bodega is the perfect haven for every over-25 who just can't find a decent bar. Our feel is 1920's speakeasy meets jazz club with heavy drapes and deep leather sofas to offer a welcome that's akin to a long hot bath after a rough day. Discover a rare find of mature drinkers and enjoy chilled-out evenings of table service and conversation against a background of cool nu-jazz - played at just the right volume. Come in, relax and choose a bottle from the extensive wine list or select a specialty beer, and you'll find it's midnight before you know it. We very much hope to see you soon. Cheers!

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