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Bar Bodega

$$ - $$$, British,
151 Parade,, Watford WD17 1NA, England
+44 1923 229651
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (10 reviews)
“sunday roast” (5 reviews)
“halloumi” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
151 Parade,, Watford WD17 1NA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was very tricky to find, no big sign and a tiny doorway, we walked past twice before we found it, but it was well worth searching for. My wife and I had a couple of drinks each and a plate of tapas and puddings...More

Thank Panick_Times
Matt P, General Manager at Bar Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mr Panick_Times Great to hear that you found out about our lovely hidden gem and that you had a lovely experience here with us, we hope to see you here again to share another experience with us. Regards Riki General Manager

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

There's not many bars to go in Watford if you're of a certain age this place is one of them. Wile the decor is very nice and the the bar staff friendly and polite this place is as pretentious as they come. For a start...More

Thank Reg F
Matt P, General Manager at Bar Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Hi Reg F Thank you for visiting Bar Bodega, I would like to thank you for your review on the bar, the reason there are no labels is because as a bar we love to interact with our customers, by asking what beers we do...More

Reviewed 20 February 2018

Bar Bodega has a great location, close to the centre of Watford. It has a big entrance, numerous tables and an area outside where it is possible to smoke. Staff friendly and nice. It is a good place for a drink. Definitely.

Thank olivehoover
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

I like this place however we visited and it was warmer outside ask the lady to turn heating up all she said was can't

Thank mrrugby111
Aaron M, Manager at Bar Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Hi Mr Rugby, Many thanks for your visit and your feedback. We had a boiler malfunction recently, which thankfully is all fixed. Please bear with us as the old building gets back to temperature. Regards.

Reviewed 7 December 2017

We have so enjoyed a fabulous afternoon meal from the Christmas meal menu. Gorgeous atmosphere, beautiful food and truly exceptional service. Perfect.

Thank ajeanf
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a couple of drinks, reasonably priced wine, good value for money. Nice decor and atmosphere, not particularly busy as was a Monday night but definitely worth a visit.

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

First time visitor to this for a Sunday lunch and what a Gem this place is. Much better then the usual roasts out there... Nice, quiet and cosy atmosphere with friendly staff. Even the chef manager came to greet us which was a nice rare...More

Thank Henesh P
Matt P, Manager at Bar Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Hi Henesh thanks for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your Sunday lunch and had the chance to meet our head chef Carol. Looking forward to see you again. Regards Matteo

Reviewed 13 October 2017

I was out with old work colleagues that i had not seen for a while. We decided to eat here, as the food had impressed me the last time i eat here. I ordered a burger and was told that it was 100% beef, with...More

Thank Dave F
Matt P, Manager at Bar Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Hi Dave I'm sorry to hear about your experience here at Bar Bodega. If you would like to talk further please do not hesitate to contact me at info@barbodega.co.uk. Regards Matteo

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit, top quality cooking excellent atmosphere, very friendly and helpful staff, value for money

Thank chrispeters2016
Management response:Responded 3 October 2017

Hi Chris Thanks you for your positive review. We look forward to hosting you again. Regards Matteo

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

I used to love a bodegas Sunday roast, however, disappointingly this year brought with it a new chef and standards Have significantly dropped. Beef was over cooked, Yorkshire was doughy and chewy, cauliflower cheese just tasted like cauliflower in a white sauce, gravy was granules...More

Thank Princessbetsy81
Management response:Responded 3 October 2017

Hi Joanna Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear about your experience, If you wish to talk further about that please do not hesitate to e mail me at info@barbodega.co.uk Regards Matteo

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Questions & Answers
julie l
24 September 2016|
Response from mrjkeen | Property representative |
Hi Julie... We have a few small, round tables for 2 persons but our tables are mainly square or rectangular. I can arrange a larger round table if needed? Hope this helps! Cheers J
Kevin H
23 June 2016|
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Response from antheapotsides | Reviewed this property |
its just a bar, anything goes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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