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Bodega Tapas Restaurant and Bar

#441 of 4,622 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
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 14:00
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Sydney, Australia
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120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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141 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
3 of 5 bubbles 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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114 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 

4 Thank concernedThaicitizen
Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a fun place for a group, with wow interior design and fantastic food. The tapas is generous and fantastic to share, and you can also go the classic main course if you like, along with some very tempting deserts. Coffee is excellent, the wine is mid-range but very good for the price.

Thank Terry L
Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Came here on a recent food trip to Sydney. Started off with a drink at Gardel's before dinner at Bodega. Wait staff were very friendly and helpful with both meal and wine choices. We shared a bottle of red, 6 meals and a dessert between two of us. Everything was great, especially the fish fingers and hot cross buns (sounded... More 

Thank SmallTownGirl87
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

be prepared to be blown away by the flavors! the food is amazing! One downside though - you have to be VERY LUCKY to get a table as a walk in :( - they do accept reservations - not very flexible with times - only 2 seatings 6:30pm and 8:30 pm

Thank Mlukot01
Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Every time I eat here the team and food get better. Friendly waitresses will wine you and dine you through one of the best overall food experiences in Sydney. Whilst cult 70's and 80's music plays in the background share great tasting cuisine and ask the wait staff to pick the wines for you as they don't miss the match.... 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
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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