Bodega 1904

4.4
183 reviews
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Modern Australian
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  • Notable Wine List
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
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.

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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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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

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S
1 review
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.

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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.

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

Great restaurant in the Tramsheds. Excellent service, amazing food

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SS
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.

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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.

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GH
Anchorage
1 review
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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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

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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

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely staff and yummy food and the decor is beautiful

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

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

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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!

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

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

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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!

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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.

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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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AH
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Never fails to disappoint and service is always top notch. A regular favourite.

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MM
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great evening out. Fabulous food and excellent wine choices. Not too noisy. Attentive but not overbearing service. All of this and within easy walking distance of home!

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T
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

You could be in Barcelona: this Bodega has all the attributes one expects of a Spanish/South American/ Australian style bar and restaurant. The staff could not have been more helpful, even offering some wines to taste before choosing, and meals were excellent, especially the lamb ribs. Comfortable, great for people watching at the bar, and an excellent selection of vino (I may have already said that!).

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d
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Bodega was nearly empty when we visited. The food was uninspiring and the serving sizes small, especially the "large" tortellini dish my son was served which was small and priced at $36.00, more than the fish dishes the rest of us ordered. The crockery was thick and unsophisticated, much like you would find at the local cafeteria or leagues club. Not what you would expect for $32 to 36 for a main.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place and the food was great but the vego options (while tasty) were focused on pasta and cheese - tough sell next door to A Tavola! The original Bodega generally had more vego variety. The lamb was excellent though.

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AG
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place had it all, the food was astonishing! Flavours I had never tasted that just bursted in your mouth, followed by outstanding service that I haven't experienced in a long time. Super attentive, friendly, plates replaced with each new meal, drinks topped up before they were empty etc.

I have already recommended to friends and family. Cannot wait to dine here again!

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GP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Food was lovely. Service ok. Wine very expensive for the type of restaurant. Bench seats in the booths very uncomfortable for an older lady and a pregnant lady. Also booth seats were very low for an average person.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

We have eaten here 4 times since opening
So we decided to take foodie friends here fordinner
To say we were disappointed is an understatement
The food and service compared to our previous visits was 3 out of 10
Will not be returning any time soon

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MT
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a very tasty and filling lunch for 6 people. The service was very good and the staff polite. Food arrived promptly. I would certainly return.

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EH
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent place with amazing food and vibe. Each plate was a delight and the staff made sure your night was an excellent one.

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JO
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thankyou. Seventh wedding anniversary and everything was perfect.

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CK
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food is amazing, great wine list, friendly & accomodating! Definitely on the regular list!

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AP
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The flavours were great. the staff were friendly and went out of their way to assist with accommodating a genuine dietary allergy with menu advice for a member of our party. Will go there again.

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R
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I think each time we go to Bodega it just gets better, and it was great to start with. The food on Sunday night was exceptional. We had the blood sausage, Cod fritters, steak, cauliflower side, yum yum yum. We look forward to going back soon.

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LF
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

PLEASE improve the service. We sat there for ages before anyone came to take even our wine order. And it was definitely not busy. We decided to order everything at once, as were concerned it would take another 20 mins before our food order was taken. No one checked on us to see if we were enjoying the meal either. We had our water topped up all the time, this was great, and only once were we asked if we'd needed another wine... Another suggestion: we had a vege with us, and apart from a very small salad, there was nothing on the main menu she could eat. I appreciate Sth American food is very meat heavy, but really feel there are enough amazing vege dishes that could be added. Apart from that food was delicious, wine was delicious, dessert was delicious, and would come back again because the food (and the WA chardonnay) made the day.

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AS
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, good service and amazing choice of drinks! falls short on space but that's Sydney for you...

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