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Bar Bodega

) #17 of 212 Restaurants in Watford $$ - $$$ , British,
151 Parade,, Watford WD17 1NA, England
+44 1923 229651
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (8 reviews)
“roast dinner” (4 reviews)
“halloumi” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
151 Parade,, Watford WD17 1NA, England
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

I have been visiting Bodega on and off for years and have always enjoyed the atmosphere, well selected drinks, service, clientele, great music and a nice relaxed vibe. However, my last two visits have been seriously disappointing. Easter Sunday: I always expect the bank holiday...More

3  Thank JimmyBen
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Some friends and I went for dinner and cocktails. The staff were all lovely and no complaints about the service. The food is nice enough (although the sweet potato wedges weren't cooked in the middle) but you are seated right next to the bar and...More

Thank Nicola H
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Good decor, good drinks selection and nice setting places this apart from the usual rowdy and trashy establishments on Watford High Street. Not easy to locate at all, but worth seeking out if you want to avoid the alternative lower class venues.

Thank nicosanremo
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Really excellent bar, not full of teenagers . Great atmosphere getting very busy Friday and Saturday evenings. Good area outside for smokers or just for chatting to friends if it gets to noisy and hot inside. Only draw back is they close relatively early for...More

Thank 571leonardb
Ana R, Customer Experience Manager at Bar Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Dear friend of Bodega, Thank you for sharing your experience from us. We are always pleased to hear that our guests enjoy themselves and appreciate our efforts. Will pass on the feedback to the Team, Cheers! Ana Rosa

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Huge thanks to Matt and the team for looking after the 6 of us. Food and drinks aplenty and simply delicious - recommend the gin, elderflower and tonic. Wanted to also thank the gorgeous Ruby Rainbow for catering to our every whim - brilliant night....More

Thank Rita B
Ana R, Customer Experience Manager at Bar Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Dear Rita, Thank you very much for the kind feedback, we do work hard to ensure all our guests have a great time in our company. We will pass on the feedback to the team. Hope to look after you again soon! Warm Regards, Ana...More

Reviewed 26 March 2017

Went to this Bar for Sunday Lunch. It was the best that I have ever had. The menu has a selection of roasts including for vegetarians. We had the roast lamb and it was cooked to perfection with loads of roast potatoes, a huge yorkshire...More

Thank travel-walli
Ana R, Customer Experience Manager at Bar Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Hello! Thank you from all of us at Bar Bodega! We look forward to having you again :) Ana Rosa Customer Experience Manager

Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We were invited to this bar by friends to celebrate our friends birthday for drinks and food. I am nervous when eating out as I have coeliac disease which means I cannot eat gluten. When the food arrived I was unsure what I could have....More

Thank Karen P
Ana R, Customer Experience Manager at Bar Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Hi Karen, Thank you for taking time to write us this sparkly review. We do what we can to make sure our guests are happy whenever they visit us, going the extra mile is something we do! Will pass on this review to the team,...More

Reviewed 5 March 2017

Good food, good drink, good atmosphere and good staff, worth a visit if you want to experience something a bit different. A good place to visit with a group of friends or for a romantic meal. Would recommend.

Thank K S
Ana R, Customer Experience Manager at Bar Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review! It's important that our efforts are recognized by our customers. Will pass on the feedback to the team! Cheers! Cheers! Ana Rosa Customer Experience Manager

Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Great night out! Thankyou to Matt for looking after us! You have been a star. We would like to have stayed longer! Big love. ....

Thank Sarah N
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Booking was made for the wrong time however the waiter matt got us a table last minute and kept the kitchen open so we could order food!! The tapas was incredible and reasonably priced waiting staff very attentive and hilarious I recommended all locals and...More

Thank IzzyT2
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Questions & Answers
julie l
24 September 2016|
Response from mrjkeen | Property representative |
Hi Julie... We have a few small, round tables for 2 persons but our tables are mainly square or rectangular. I can arrange a larger round table if needed? Hope this helps! Cheers J
Kevin H
23 June 2016|
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Response from antheapotsides | Reviewed this property |
its just a bar, anything goes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Parade,, Watford WD17 1NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Watford
  • Phone Number: +44 1923 229651
Bar Bodega is the perfect haven for every over-25 who just can't find a decent bar. Our feel is 1920's speakeasy meets jazz club with heavy drapes and deep leather sofas to offer a welcome that's akin to a long hot bath after a rough day. Discover a rare find of mature drinkers and enjoy chilled-out evenings of table service and conversation against a background of cool nu-jazz - played at just the right volume. Come in, relax and choose a bottle from the extensive wine list or select a specialty beer, and you'll find it's midnight before you know it. We very much hope to see you soon. Cheers!
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