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  • 217 Commonwealth St,
    Surry Hills,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9212 7766,
  • Lunch Fri noon-2pm

    Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm

-33.883486, 151.210030

It's invigorating to see the inked-and-coiffed dream team, Ben Milgate and Elvis Abrahanowicz, back behind the pass at Bodega regularly of late, and the zing they instil in their sharing-style tapas menu is manifest from the get-go. Seasoned to great heights, classic empanadas stuffed with almost liquid raclette and spinach crack open easily at your fingertips. A thick buttermilk pancake topped with a salt-cod croquette, a poached egg and a dollop of smoked maple butter is a slightly tongue-in-cheek, salty-sweet, breakfast-like dish strictly for grown-ups. Though the duo's way with meats is a consistent standout - like tender, flash-grilled lamb neck with marinated eggplant, Padrón peppers and anchovy mayo - vegetables don't fall to the wayside here, as might be expected. Inventive, always boisterous and with some of the best service in town, Bodega may be the most fun you'll have while sitting down.

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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $2-$18

    M $18-$32

    D $16

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Booking:
  • Bookings for 5 or more only at dinner
  • Chef:
  • Ben Milgate & Elvis Abrahanowicz



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