Bodega 1904

4.3
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
Good times, great wine, and food we love to eat...

The heart of our restaurant is good times with family and friends while sharing great food and wine.

Our head chef Ivan Sanchez Arrieta and executive chefs Elvis & Ben have designed a TAPAS menu with flavours influenced by South America and Spain.  The team work closely with a group of handpicked local producers who share our vision and core values of seasonal and flavoursome food.

Pull a seat up at the bar or grab a table with a group of friends...sit back, enjoy the tunes, have some fun and let our team recommend some food and great wine to share!
What 256 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Would of been nice to be told the price of bottles of wine bought in wine shop and not just get the bill at the end of lunch with seeing for first time. Being told “charge for licensing of drinking in restaurant “ doesn’t give a clue as to the mark up.

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KatherineP
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were good. Will go there again. Good menu.

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Tambo
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little venue, food was delicious and the wine was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at Bodega. Food was absolutely amazing and the wine was perfect. Sat up the bar which we love and was just a really comfortable place for a night out. Will definitely be back

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Yummy
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, attentive service in a casual atmosphere at the bar.

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MonicaR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location, great food, great services but a little pricey but overall will recommend always

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CeriJ
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great! The food, the service, the atmosphere was all lovely.

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MelissaM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect booth dining tapas lunch with lovely wine. Quiet enough to have a conversation but still had an energetic buzz.

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Echo
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An awesome experience! Super friendly and personable waitstaff!

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Rebekka
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My favourite wine bar in the Inner West of Sydney. Great selection of wines, tasty bar snacks and always friendly, attentive service. Good to visit on a Friday or Saturday night or Sunday afternoon when the Tramsheds are busy. Nice vibe. Recommend sitting up at the bar to soak up the ambience.

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ClythH
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The menu has changed since I last ate here and the new one is as interesting and tasty as the old one.

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FionaH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend Bodega 1904. Great food and atmosphere and exceptional service.

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SallyT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best meal I have had in years.. I will be returning soon :)

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GregoryS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

An excellent meal with attentive service. Importantly the spacing of the tables met the social distancing requirements and it was good to see the wait and kitchen staff all wearing masks.

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OVP123
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A delicious meal. Great wine list. Attentive staff.

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JaxL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was nice. Presentation was simple, bordering on basic. Service was friendly but not quite as attentive as we expected given that the restaurant was quiet

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great ambience! Staff were very hospitable and friendly. Great place for lunch.....

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Shawn
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food here was not good. The lamb was dry and the risotto stodgy and salty. Not recommended.

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marjolainew
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The food was really good but also very simple.
They are not very transparent with their wine list.
Told us we can chose any bottle from the wine store but then it is twice the price when you are having it in the restaurant.
I am a big fan of Porteno and this is the reason why I wanted to try but it is very disappointing.
Service is amicable but cold.

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VanessaT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice venue and good service, great for a special occasion.

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DeanA
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food Quality was second to none. Menu was a bit limited and lacked proper variety, possibly due to current social restrictions. With that said though, the place was as busy as it gets.
Friendly and helpful staff made for a pleasant dining experience.

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Cindy
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner. I would happily return and recommend to other.
Staff were lovey (as always) and service was excellent.
Meals were delicious and well portioned. My partner and I shared the cheese platter as a entree, and had the risotto and salmon as a main.
Great neighbour restaurant!

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AngelaM
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The staff were the best thing about the night. The food was disappointing; quantity and quality. The prices didn’t reflect what was presented. In all a very disappointing experience because we are such huge fans of Porteno and Bodega Tapas Bar.

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Chin
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and lovely staff who were very helpful and bubbly. We were seated at the bar and the food arrived quickly. Great atmosphere! We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and are looking forward to coming back soon!

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Lewis
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Generously portioned, interesting and tasty food, and a very extensive wine list with knowledgeable and attentive wait staff.

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LouiseB
Sydney / NSW
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and great service - enjoyable casual evening with friends - would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We now use Bodega as a regular birthday dinner venue. Works great for just the two of us, or with the full family.
Always enjoy the ability to taste different wines as suggested. Often not from the printed wine list. So don't find the wine list is limited at all.

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PhilipS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a sensational experience as always. We are regular customers and the service, food and overall experience is always awesome which is why we keep coming back.

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PaulG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food great service consistently
never fails to deliver

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Tagsy
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Have eaten here numerous times, but it was clear that they were short of staff, in particular behind the Bar. 1 person was left to make all the mixed drinks, in the past there have always been 2, and sometimes 3 making mixed drinks. I had to ask each time to have our glasses filled, as our wine was in the sink, so I could not reach it myself, this is despite the fact staff and manager hovered around us, basically just no concept of the basics of service. Towards the end, we were left once our food had all come out, with a stack of plates, which were empty for a good 20-30 minutes just sitting infront of us, and empty glasses. Eventually someone asked if we were done, and I said yes, 30 Minutes ago, and FYI if there is any of our wine left, i wouldn’t mind my glass topped up. I then noticed our white wine was not a 2016, but a 2017 , so not even the correct wine was being poured. The Manager did Comp the equivalent of $50 and I still left a 15% Tip, as it was not the fault of the floor staff, waiters or the poor young lady who was left doing mixed drinks all by herself, but a clear lack of control by the aloof manager. I will revisit, as I have always had a great level of service here, and would still recommend and hopefully this was just an off night due to staffing problems.

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DavidB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dining experience. All the dishes we tried where delicious. Great service from all the floor staff. We'll be back!

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MadieS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meals at Bodega 1904 seem to get better every time we come. For this booking we were seated at the bar which initially concerned me but it ended up being fantastic. We had a lovely girl looking after us, she was more than happy to give us tastings of different wines instead of relying on just her advice. She was lovely to have a chat with and always made sure we had a drink in hand or one on the way.
The food as always never disappoints at Bodega, I got the spatchcock which was amazing, the flavours of the corn salsa with the yogurt went so well together. My partner got the cut of the day which happened to be a beef rump and he was not disappointed at all, after taking his first bite he insisted I try some because of how good it was.
Thank you Bodega for making our night out one to remember!

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PatP
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic there is nothing more to say and no need to blow smoke

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ChrisH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food and excellent service. Not cheap though but didn’t expect it to be!

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vipEmmanuelB
Sydney / NSW
16 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is great, vibe is great and service is very helpful and courteous. Would highly recommend.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious but ridiculously expensive esp the wine

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sanch
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love the decor and the food here, the wine is also fantastic! Overall a winner!

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LizW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Have dined at Bodega a few times now and believe the menu is the best it has been. Service was a bit off eg didn’t ask us if we wanted a drink and had to ask to order a drink when we ordered our food ... no biggy but just thought I would let the manager know on a way to improve service ... staff were very pleasant and obliging

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MsMaedchen
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely way to bring in the new year, with a dinner at Bodega 1904. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. We had the banquet with the matching wines and were blown away by the quality (and the generous) quantity of food. I would highly recommend!

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MarionJ
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Personal service, friendly, attentive and an inventive menu.

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Bodega 1904 is rated 4.3 stars by 256 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.