Bodega 1904

4.4
199 reviews
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The team from Porteño and Bodega are excited to introduce, Bodega 1904, your local restaurant and wine store. Serving up simple and delicious Latin American and Spanish inspired tapas.

When Bodega first opened its doors in Surry Hills over a decade ago, it became a fast and firm local favourite, serving up food and fun times in a way that has made it synonymous with the neighourhood itself. We look forward to Bodega 1904 catering to the community of Forest Lodge and serving the surrounding suburbs in the same way.

Our chefs – Elvis, Ben and Joel – bring with them a wealth of experience and a diversity of influences from around the world with a niche focus on Argentinean and Latin American cuisine. We work closely with local farmers and fishermen to ensure that we bring you the freshest and best seasonal produce to create simple, honest dishes that are prepared exactly the way we love to eat with our own family and friends.

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Bodega 1904 can accommodate all of your special event needs.

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Special Offers

Chef's Menu - $70 per person

This is a simple and generous way to dine with us, showcasing all the highlights from our menu. From starter’s to mains, to sides and finishing with dessert. Adjustments can be made to cater to dietary needs and allergies, any notice of these for the kitchen is much appreciated. Also ask about our $90 Chef's Menu option!

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Valid For: 2 - 20 people

Starts: 13 June 2019

Ends: 8 December 2019

Availability: Daily 18:00-21:00

What 199 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

RP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

DA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice place for lunch or dinner, great atmosphere

JP
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

CA
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

The food and environment was nice.
The service was lacking. There wasn't anybody welcoming guests. The service was generally below average standards.

MC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The atmosphere is great and the food adequate without being outstanding. The bar seating is incredibly uncomfortable as you are perched on fixed seating, no rotational movement, and no foot support so your legs are left dangling and over the period of the meal, becomes uncomfortable.
So unless your legs are longer than the average person, I'd opt for table dining

RR
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We both had the chef's menu which provides a taste of many items off the menu. EVERY course was delightful - and was delivered by staff with a smile, with courtesy and attention to detail. I enjoyed everything - and was (over)full at the end of my shared dessert. Would I recommend Bodega 1904? In a flash. I had a very pleasant night and appreciated such attentive employees.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and location. The staff made great recommendations on wine to match our delicious shared plates. Highlights were the cerviche and pork belly.

HN
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service was above and beyond. Recommend the chefs menu, generous and delicious variety of food.

MS
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was interesting to go to the Tramsheds and see what a great renovation has taken place, but its a bit out of the way if staying in the city. The food and service at Bodega were very good, especially the shared steak and sides. We enjoyed negronis and a nice Chilean wine and had a great night.

JD
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Really nice small relaxed and quiet restaurant experience.
The food was fabulous. Loved the Spatchcock. Service was friendly and knowledgeable with good recommendations.

SR
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

amazing food (especially the brussel sprouts!) and extremely attentive staff. great value for money and a lovely atmosphere.

JV
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Three mature ladies certainly appreciated a booth in the main part of the restaurant. Wide variety of meals on offer, we shared 3 entrees of calamari, croquettes and falafel which were delicious starters and then we all had the rigatoni. Just divine. I had been previously and was looking forward to ordering the Spanish eggs again but did not realise that our Friday lunch booking meant we couldn't order from the weekend breakfast menu. Bad luck - I will just have to return on a weekend which I will definitely schedule.

AL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great night, staff were lovely and the food was delicious. Kids really like it too which was a real bonus, best spaghetti and meatballs ever apparently. Will be back again soon for sure.

MB
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for lunch rather than brunch, Great food, even though it was set up on Sunday's for brunch there was still a good selection. Wine was excellent to compliment the food. Noise level was low even though it was very busy outside in the Tramsheds.

ST
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was excellent, the service was good, my friends enjoyed the wine list, the food did take some time to get to the table, it was a bit slow, overall it
Was a very enjoyable evening

S
6 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

We were there for brunch. Pleasant ambiance, whole Tramsheds development has a fun vice. Coffee was good. However very limited choices for brunch. I had a cheese & mushroom melt with egg which the flavours were nice but was served too cool so turned a bit too chewy and the egg too greasy. My husband had pancakes which were very small and not much flavour.

JM
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and amazing service. Only downside was the main meal was served straight after entree. Staff apologised and gave us a complimentary drink after our meal. The wonderful staff make this restaurant a pleasure to dine.

KS
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant in the Tramsheds. Excellent service, amazing food

SS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great experience for 4 friends to catch up and share great food. Love the ambience. Professional service. Convenient parking. Will definitely visit again.

SB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quite simply one of the best meals I have ever eaten - and we are foodies!
I had octopus - not only were the flavours amazing, it was so tender it just melted in my mouth. My partner had a vegetarian tart and said the flavour combo was stunning.
We shared a rhubarb tart desert - again delicious. Just the perfect amount of sharp and sweet, and a dusting of marjoram was perfect.
Amazing. In a GREAT setting too! We cannot recommend it enough.

GH
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Bodega has improved a lot since our last visit - food is genuinely tasty - service is good - but a little slow - nice reception too.

JB
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I’ve eaten here 4 or 5 times and its always outstanding

CL
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful experience and I would definitely return. Thank you for a wonderful evening of attentive service and delicious food.

CH
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

A very long wait for our food and while 2/3 dishes were great (the steak and the broccolini) the polenta was awful. Too sloppy, was meant to be three cheese but all you could taste was rosemary.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service. Food was delicious. We had the chefs menu which was heaps of food. Would go back again.

SK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and drinks were more tasty and interesting than expected - was surprised that the standard has maintained itself after a couple of years - definitely an impressive place for a girls night out!

MR
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Amazing food, and a good sommelier who will let you try interesting new wines.

DF
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Second time at Bodega. Always a nice experience. The key is not to over order...

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food was very good and the guy handling the wine was very knowledgable and helpful - including offering a couple of samples that were excellent. The ambience in the tramshed was great and noise levels were low, even with people moving around outside the restaurant. We had an excellent time, and would definitely recommend the restaurant.

p
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Service was great, food ok not as good as the Surry hills menu

OT
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Recently changed menu is superb. Great tastes and quality service

s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely staff and yummy food and the decor is beautiful

MD
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely food and great service- perfect for a belated team Xmas lunch

MM
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the set menu in New Year’s Eve - the food was wonderful, so was the matching wine and the service was great. We will be back. Thanks for a great night!

GG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Had a fabulous meal, thoroughly enjoyed everything. Definitely recommend.

CN
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, amazing service! I came here for lunch and look forward to coming back for dinner at the bar!

AG
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and outstanding food. The tramsheds is also a great spot for a coffee before or an ice-cream after.

I
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service! Perfect for our family Christmas dinner. Extensive wine list with lots of natural wines.

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