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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” (541 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (33 reviews)
“meatballs” (52 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 00:00 Hours
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere and the staff were very polite and helpful. Visited this venue twice and on the first visit we had great food, but after the last visit I am disappointed with the standard of food. Shame it did not live up to memory! Worth...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sampson94
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been coming to the lakes for years and we always head straight to the Bodega bar, great atmosphere and always good times.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Cheshirehendy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined here last night, groups girlfriend's (x3). Good atmosphere, nice and lively we got a table easily given the time of the year. Extensive menu with a really good choice of tapas and prices reasonable for Bowness. Choice of drinks were cocktails and Rioja,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SusieSueCarlisle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always like to give honest feedback and whilst I enjoyed my visit to this bar purely for the atmosphere I was put off by the bar man's attitude when asking for the WiFi password, the password is written in such a way that it...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank still2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a great atmosphere in this restaurant. We really enjoyed the food. Service was good. Would go again, we tend to come here when having an overnight stay in Windermere and never had a bad experience.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Natalie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waited over 1 hour and 15 minutes between receiving our drinks and our food. The calamari was the worst I’ve ever eaten and the rest of the food was distinctively average. Not worth the wait or the money. Avoid!

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank helenj32
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a lush place to relax and have drinks lovely atmosphere a little place of the Med in the lakes

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank vicj03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem! We called in the bar downstairs and discovered the fabulous restaurant upstairs. Opening at 6pm we went back and got a table straight away. The place soon fills up, its a gem of a place. Service is fast and organised....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank alex4lancs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drank for an hour and a half and then went to order tapas downstairs having watched several people order and eat , was told we couldn’t have food downstairs despite just having ordered a bottle of Prosecco to enjoy with our food , absolutely disgusting...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank lisacritchlow
ste12344, Owner at Bodega Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sorry but we stop serving food in the downstairs bar at a certain time of night as it becomes to busy and only serve food in restaurant. Sorry this was inconvenient for you but we hope you come back for our fantastic tapas soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to head out for a few drinks and some food as we sat down at our table with our drinks a morbid looking waiter who didn't even lift his head to acknowledge us knocked our full drink off the table over one of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Johnpaulredmond
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17 October 2018|
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Response from Lesley W | Reviewed this property |
Yes children are welcome
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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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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