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Bodega Tapas Bar

Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
+44 15394 46825
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“tapas” (502 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (33 reviews)
“meatballs” (45 reviews)
Closes in 7 min
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having used Trip Advisor as a guide to our choice, we can only assume either the reviewers don’t eat tapa’s often or it was a bad night ! Tuesday ? There were no diners at 5pm. A few drinkers, so not a lot to detract...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We love to chill out and relax in this clean and friendly bar, where they offer and extensive cocktail menu as well as an excellent food Tapas menu. Literally less than a minutes walk from our Guest House. ( Lake View ).

Thank pauldC4277IM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly, vibrant and good food. Will definitely be returning on our next visit and would recommend. Plenty of choice

Thank mjglover
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here on a Monday lunch time and noticed they had a good selection of gluten free tapas. We enjoyed it so much we returned the next night for dinner and had another fantastic meal. A must is the fried Chorizo and Butter bean...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This bar is very popular and serves a good cocktail.Invariably very busy, a good place to window watch, the bar always has a good atmosphere and the staff are good. For good Tapas, best try El Porton in Windermere.

Thank Malcolmjb1952
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn’t try the tapas here only the wine , the Rioja was very good & a great price It was very busy on Saturday night but Bar service was very good

Thank dgosul
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pub downstairs was empty and we had to disturb the barlady off her phone to ask direction to the restaurant, which she kindly pointed to upstairs! The decor is mock Mexican and the music blears out loudly. We were quickly seated and shown the...More

Thank machinmad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a Monday night. The restaurant was busy but not full. Service was quick, staff were helpful and friendly. Good choice of tapas. Food was very good and tasty. Some of the nicest tapas I’ve had for a while. Not too expensive.

Thank Blok103
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant and central location in Bowness. We had 3 dishes each and it was more than enough, I particularly recommend the Monkfish in Parma ham. All of our dishes were very tasty and I would visit again, also had great service and reasonable prices.

Thank joetaylor15
ste12344, Owner at Bodega Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review 😁

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a quick review after we popped in for a couple of drinks after our evening meal. My wife ordered a Long Island Iced Tea and a Corona for me which arrived in double quick time and tasted delicious! Can’t fault the location, staff or...More

Thank Gandoolie
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Response from niglynunk27 | Reviewed this property |
wasn't in there long enough. there on the Web ask them direct.
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Sorry I don't know you'd be better contacting the restaurant direct. Regards Chris
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 46825
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