Bodega 1904

4.3
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234 reviews
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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 234 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
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4.2
ambience
3.9
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AngelaM
1 review
Dined on 13 March 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 7 March 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 6 March 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
11 reviews
Dined on 28 February 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 22 February 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 14 February 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
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food great service consistently
never fails to deliver

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Tagsy
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 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 8 February 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 8 February 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 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ChrisH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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vipEmmanuelB
Sydney / NSW
12 reviews
Dined on 14 January 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 12 January 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious but ridiculously expensive esp the wine

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sanch
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 January 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 3 January 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 31 December 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 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Personal service, friendly, attentive and an inventive menu.

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GregoryS
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, great service and well deserving of my 10% tip.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food excellent. A bit different to your run of the mill tapas. Good wine selection. Staff polite, friendly, helpful and efficient.

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very relaxing atmosphere, it was nice being able to talk and not hear the next table’s conversation. Staff was excellent, gave ideas On what food to choose when asked and delivered the food quietly and were unobtrusive . Would go back again loved it!!

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Craigw
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening made especially lovely by your staff! The food was amazing as always and the ambience and noise level was great, no problems having a good healthy conversation whilst feeling like we had the authentic Bodega experience. We both felt the value was also especially good and could not have had a more enjoyable evening, thank you Bodega 1904 team we will be back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and great service as always. Disappointed the cheese varieties have been reduced to one.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Not excited about the food at all. $69 sharing menu. Two dishes made from corn cake. One meat dish only.

Food was bland and heavy. Not up to the reputation.

Staff were inexperienced but friendly. Ambience is also a bit food hall like. The bar experience is likely better in that regard if you are a party of 2.

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

very warm welcoming service, well presented and good food using interesting ingredients..shared plates worked really well, all up a good experience....again at 1904

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KristineR
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

After a lot of searching, we chose Bodega 1904 for a birthday brunch and it turned out to be a perfect choice. The service was exemplary. The food was delicious. The setting inside the Tramsheds is very pleasant. Our birthday guest was very happy.

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Davidl
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Relaxed dining experience with nice food and wine. Sitting at the bar area to eat was awesome. you can watch the world go by or just enjoy the company you have with you. If you want intimate this isnt the place but it is cool to have your lunch or diner served to you at the bar and not have to move to a table.
Lots of choices on the menu for most tastes.

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Ellyse
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was amazing, food was amazing but it just didn’t quite have the Spanish flavours that I expected

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent from the moment we sat down. Wine tasting. Menu suggestions. Food was amazing. Special thanks to Olivia!

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SallyT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambience, great place to catch up

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BrendanR
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Calamari and pork tapas plate grossly over priced for the size. The pork also tasted like it had been reheated, calamari didn't taste fresh either. The squid ink risotto was it's saving grace.

The staff and service, however, was excellent.

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FionaL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bodega 1903 continues to be my preferred spot to eat by myself or with out of town guests. Great wine, food and staff.

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Chunky
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went there on a quiet weekday for lunch. Was spoiled by service.
Excellent vegetarian tapas - corn cakes with mushroom was stunning.

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MaryJo
Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A delightful dinner with excellent food and superb service. It's not inexpensive, but the quality of the food was absolutely worth it. We can't wait to go again.

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Rosie
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not our first time at this restaurant. We love it, even when the menu doesn't 'read' all that well, the food
comes out and the flavour combinations are superb. They nail it each and every time.

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CatherineO
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic selection of wines and the services was great!

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RichP
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was really good - loads of care taken in the presentation and really tasty, portions are a little bit on the small side for the price of each dish, could do with a few more meat options on the tapas menu.
Overall a lovely experience, staff were really friendly and knowledgeable.

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DiranA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place for lunch or dinner, great atmosphere

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JohnP
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again we had an excellent meal. The food is very interesting, inventive and beautifully presented and, most of all, delicious. The menu changes regularly so return visits are very worthwhile. The service is first class, efficient and friendly but not intrusive.

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sanch
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food and the wine and the decor. It's all beautiful

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