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Bodega Tapas Bar

Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
+44 15394 46825
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“tapas” (511 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (33 reviews)
“meatballs” (48 reviews)
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Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Since the four of us were at this restaurant about two weeks ago, I don't recall what each of us had; all had differently, and we were all quite pleased not only with the food, but the service was excellent. Reasonably priced in town. Whole...More

Thank CMoss13
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came across this tapas bar a few years ago and when we decided to come back to Bowness-on-Windermere it was a must to eat here on the first night. The food was fantastic, we ordered about 5 dishes and felt content and not stuffed...More

Thank JoannaC3439
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had no plans on where to go one evening when strolling through Bowness but come across this lovely Tapas restaurant so thought we’d give it a try. An excellent little restaurant with quick & helpful service and serving lovely, tasty Spanish food at a...More

Thank _jameschester24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favourite tapas restaurants & it did not disappoint. Great food, fantastic atmosphere & friendly Spanish staff. We had the chefs special tapas selection. Absolutely delicious. I must say the spare ribs and the chorizo with chickpeas were particularly memorable. Looking forward to...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always pop in when we are in the area. We went three times in a week. The food and wine were tasty and good value and love to sit and watch the world go bye. The staff were friendly and helpful. Will be back.

Thank FlintNorthumberland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking the street of Bowness on Windermere and decided to try the Tapas at Bodega for dinner. Nice attentive service from all staff, tapas were all very good. No hesitation in returning again in the future , was good value for the family.

Thank BenVdB1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a shame. We’ve eaten here several times and brought some friends on the basis of previous experience. The food didn’t disappoint, that’s for sure. Absolutely delicious. But the thing that winds me up most of all is being ignored when we arrive. Waved over...More

Thank pris0nbreak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Central bar with good range of drinks available at decent prices. Great place for people watching if you can get a place at the window or outside. We have not eaten here as I am not a big tapas fan but food certainly looks good...More

Thank avrilritchie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Are here as we checked the reviews on trip advisor and were not disappointed. So many places do tapas now but really good authentic tapas are hard to find. This place exceeded our expectations. The food was lovely and the portions were large. Really would...More

1  Thank AnnetteMartin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a little gem, fantastic food, fantastic service, lovely atmosphere. Had 5 tapas between 2 if us and couldn't eat them all. Every dish was cooked to perfection! There's so many places to eat in Bowness so the standard has to be good...More

Thank Rhinos2018
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17 October 2018|
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Response from PatBrandon | Reviewed this property |
Whilst we were there (daytime) a rowdy hen party were in. They were asked to tone down their behaviour or leave as there were children on the premises. So yes a lovely child friendly venue. We didn't eat there but the food... More
29 July 2018|
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Response from shazzie22 | Reviewed this property |
Outside you can but dont think you can inside
20 April 2017|
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Response from ste12344 | Property representative |
No, we do not let dogs in. Sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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 15394 46825
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