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Bar Bodega

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
151 Parade,, Watford WD17 1NA, England
+44 1923 229651
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (10 reviews)
“sunday roast” (4 reviews)
“halloumi” (3 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
151 Parade,, Watford WD17 1NA, England
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1 - 10 of 160 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Popped in for a couple of drinks, reasonably priced wine, good value for money. Nice decor and atmosphere, not particularly busy as was a Monday night but definitely worth a visit.

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time visitor to this for a Sunday lunch and what a Gem this place is. Much better then the usual roasts out there... Nice, quiet and cosy atmosphere with friendly staff. Even the chef manager came to greet us which was a nice rare...More

Thank Henesh P
Matt P, Manager at Bar Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Henesh thanks for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your Sunday lunch and had the chance to meet our head chef Carol. Looking forward to see you again. Regards Matteo

Reviewed 13 October 2017

I was out with old work colleagues that i had not seen for a while. We decided to eat here, as the food had impressed me the last time i eat here. I ordered a burger and was told that it was 100% beef, with...More

Thank Dave F
Matt P, Manager at Bar Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Dave I'm sorry to hear about your experience here at Bar Bodega. If you would like to talk further please do not hesitate to contact me at info@barbodega.co.uk. Regards Matteo

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit, top quality cooking excellent atmosphere, very friendly and helpful staff, value for money

Thank chrispeters2016
Management response:Responded 3 October 2017

Hi Chris Thanks you for your positive review. We look forward to hosting you again. Regards Matteo

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

I used to love a bodegas Sunday roast, however, disappointingly this year brought with it a new chef and standards Have significantly dropped. Beef was over cooked, Yorkshire was doughy and chewy, cauliflower cheese just tasted like cauliflower in a white sauce, gravy was granules...More

Thank Princessbetsy81
Management response:Responded 3 October 2017

Hi Joanna Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear about your experience, If you wish to talk further about that please do not hesitate to e mail me at info@barbodega.co.uk Regards Matteo

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Celebratory drinks and nibbles with company- great customer service, and even thrown in a bottle of prosecco as we were celebrating! Live music is also fab here and we had a great night! Thank you! :-)

1  Thank Nu K
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

4  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

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julie l
24 September 2016|
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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
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Parade,, Watford WD17 1NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Watford
  • Phone Number: +44 1923 229651
Description
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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