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Bodega Tapas Restaurant and Bar

#396 of 4,625 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Surry Hills
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Shop 1 216 Commonwealth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9212 7766
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 14:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I visited Bodega for the first time last night with six of my colleagues. The food was outstanding. We opted for the $80 chef's menu and every dish was mouthwatering. The highlight was the octopus and pork salad. I'm about to jump online and book again for next month. We also had a delightful host - thank you Coco x

Thank SinW1
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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262 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Tastes were wonderful and would score a 5, but the loud music was a total turn off. May be good for staff at prep time and to help motivate them but when you can't talk to people at the same table what's the point of coming? Staff were fun and helpful. Portions great for two to share but you need... More 

1 Thank astropig
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Banquet was v good in terms of combinations and tapas surprises, certainly not in the same league as Spain but nevertheless quite interesting gastronomically. The drinks bill was over $400 so a sting in that. Waitresses very efficient but alas no smiles on the night. Music v loud rock Led Zepplin anyone??

Thank Adam K
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is my second time to this restaurant and I was not disappointed. The olives and bread were delicious, the crispy duck and 12 hr cooked lamb were wonderful. The mix of flavours were subtle and surprisingly good. The wine was morish but best of all was the chocolate tart with praline cream - it was a true taste sensation.... More 

Thank Lyn L
Sydney, Australia
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120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Came here for dinner and we ordered the banquet which was $65 a head. I don't mind payment the money but as long as it's worth it and you get food. I felt like we didn't get much food at all, we had few entree bite size pieces and the main meal was only two dishes, a lamb one and... More 

Thank Sammy6d
Sydney, Australia
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144 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

No complaints about the food which was very nice but expensive....in fact looked at all the restaurants in tramshed and found the same. I put this down to high rents and the desire to recoup the fitout costs ASAP. The staff in bogega were fine especially the only waitress without tatoos. The tramshed is great particularly for the locals with... More 

Thank sorbomanabroad
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 20 October 2016

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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124 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 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.

1 Thank Bookem1
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

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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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

- 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 

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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
Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 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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