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“Trying too hard to be inventive & hip”

Bodega Tapas Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #364 of 6,916 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours
Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Bodega is a trendy, popular spot. The restaurant was full, the staff was friendly/professional, and the food quality was quite good. But the menu consists of dishes that have food and/or sauces that clash; e.g., one dish alone has crispy duck, scallops, chocolate mole, avocado, and apple. Our stomachs were in bad shape after dinner! Also the drink pours were small.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Thank jeffreyq2017
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Great service and knowledgeable staff really complement the incredible food & wine menu on offer. We’ve been a couple of times now and there are always new items you can try. It’s a bit on the pricier end but definitely worth every cent.
There’s also a great wine shop attached to the restaurant with an boutique (yum) selection.
If it’s still on the menu, you must try the morcilla/Black sausage...que rico!!!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank polic729
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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Dining solo is never ideal but I had a good midweek dinner.

Dishes were all excellent.

I don’t have a history with this venue but was concerned about the negative reviews. They didn’t play out for me.

I would go again but there are a lot of others I want to try in the suburbs fringing the city.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank PeterKaye
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

This was one of the most exquisite Tapas experiences I have had in a long time. The place is small, elegant and lovely. The ambience is superb. The Spanish wines are fantastic. The food is incredibly tasty. The service is friendly. Everything we had on the menu was elegant. We will be going back, for sure. The ONLY compliant I have is the feeling I got that they wanted us to eat and go away soon (maybe because they had a few later bookings and were cramped for space?). But overall, lovely...

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Mohan K
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Compared to my last visit a few months ago, I found the quality and detail on the food had gone down a bit. The portions are still the same size but it lacked flavour and punch especially the new items on the menu. Lucky though its easier to get a table if you rock up to the place at 6pm. I love the new plants in the rooms which really freshened the place up and the staff are always friendly and nice!
The staff did however cause us to over order which was annoying as I couldn't eat my fav dessert the donut and ice cream! :S Instead I would rather the staff tells us to order maybe 4 dishes instead of 6 dishes and see how we go.....

Date of visit: November 2017
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Thank Doumomo
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