Sydney, New South Wales

Bodega is the brainchild of the rock stars of dining, Ben Milgate and Elvis Abrahanowicz. The Surry Hills restaurant is Sydney's favourite tapas joint, where the menu offers a playful mashup of South American and Spanish small plates and everything's served by perfectly quiffed wait staff. This is a place where the bar is taken seriously and worked by bryl creamed gentlemen. Try something from the killer cocktail list.
Opening Times

216 Commonwealth Street
Surry Hills
Tel: +61 2 9212 7766
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
$$$$ = Mains under $20
$$$$ = Mains $20 - $30
$$$$ = Mains $30 - $40
$$$$ = Mains over $40
Fully Licensed (no BYO)
This hip, contemporary tapas bar radiates gastronomic sophistication. Located in the popular food quarter of Surry Hills, Bodega boasts a lively atmosphere set around an open kitchen, where you can watch the mastery of chef/owner's Ben Milgate and Elvis Abrahanowicz at work. A warm welcome by maitre d' Sarah Doyle and a stylish and tight team offer friendly and professional service adding to this wonderful dining experience. It is this combination of superb food, a vibrant atmosphere and great staff that has wowed patrons since 2006 when Bodega first opened its doors. It's no wonder Bodega has received many industry accolades – including Best New Talent, Gourmet Traveller 2009; Favourite Mediterranean, Good Food Guide 2008; and Favourite Tapas, Good Food Guide 2009. And the good news keeps coming. Bodega has recently expanded to include a bar and diner serving up traditional home-cooked Argentinean food. You may even find Abrahanowicz's parents rattling the pans in the kitchen.

The menu draws inspiration from Spanish and Argentinean food, wine and culture and is therefore designed with sharing in mind. In creating the menu, the chefs draw on fine dining experience and use fresh, quality produce. Expect to see dishes, such as, Argentinean-style beef empanadas with salsa criolla, steamed pork belly with warm salad of onion and shitake mushroom, and seared scallops with pickled Wagyu tongue, cabbage and celeriac salad. The plates range from $6 to $26 with most people reaching contentment after three plates. The wine list is another of Bodega's features, with an extensive array of Spanish and South American wines that have been carefully chosen to complement the food.
Kate Johnston
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Please contact the restaurant for further information.
Award Winning / Hatted
Bar / Wine Bar
Function for 50-100
Live Music / Entertainment
Private Dining Room
Something Different
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Product launches
SMH Good Food Guide Awards - 2016
One Chef Hat
SMH Good Food Guide Awards - 2015
One Chef Hat
SMH Good Food Guide Awards - 2014
One Chef Hat
Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards - 2014
216 Commonwealth Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Ideally located five minutes from the city in the hub of Surry Hills.
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