Bar Bodega

151 The Parade, Watford, United Kingdom, WD17 1NA
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Opening Information

Mon & Tues & Weds | 5pm until 11pm
Thurs, Fri and Sat | 5pm until midnight
Sun | 12pm until 11pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Event Space
  • Minimum age restriction
  • Bar

About Bar Bodega

Bodega is the perfect place for every over-25, a quirky 1920’s speakeasy meets jazz club that offers a welcome that is 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 whilst dining on our delicious food. The food we serve is fresh, quality produce with a theme for sharing. Come in, relax and choose a bottle from the extensive wine list, select a specialty beer or one of our spectacular liquors, you’ll find it’s midnight before you know it. We very much hope to see you soon. Cheers!

Cuisine: Small Plates
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Had a lovely time, service was great, thank you!

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Hi Cristina, So glad you had a lovely time with us! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Freddie

Responded On Friday, 09 August 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

Will be back

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Hi Lina, Thank you for you review! We look forward to having you back soon. Cheers, Freddie

Responded On Wednesday, 24 July 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 04 June 2019

Best bar in Watford.

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Thank you Amy! We are very happy that you feel that way about Bar Bodega. See you again soon!

Responded On Wednesday, 10 July 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 26 May 2019

Best bar by far in Watford! Great food, great atmosphere, good prices. We love it. The live band evenings are great... More dates please!

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Hi Cara! Thank you so much for your amazing review! The band are back on August 25th, we hope to see you there!

Responded On Wednesday, 10 July 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 05 May 2019

All round an excellent experience and fantastic bank holiday weekend entertainment with a band. To add to the perfectness of our visit to bodega Prosecco at only £10 a bottle!!!

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Hi Sarah, It was great to have you and the rest of the Cook gang in Bodega for the bank holiday! We look forward to seeing you soon! Regards, Freddie

Responded On Wednesday, 17 July 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 21 April 2019

Visiting for FF band and the atmsophere was incredible. Staff where very friendly and service was fab!

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Hi Tyler, It was lovely having you in enjoying Fully Funktional with us for the bank holiday. Bring on the next one! Regards, Freddie

Responded On Wednesday, 17 July 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 24 March 2019

We had Sunday roast with some friends and the food was fantastic! Absolutely faultless!

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Visited On Sunday, 17 March 2019

Fantastic night, great food & bubbles a TENNER!!!!!! Fantastic staff too! Thank you Bar Bodega x

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Visited On Friday, 08 March 2019

Wonderful service, helpful and friendly staff

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Hi Natasha, Thank you so much for your wonderful review, I'm glad you had such a great night with us.

Responded On Wednesday, 13 March 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 02 March 2019

lots to like, just a little pricey

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

I know its my age, but I found it a little too dark, to read the Menu

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Visited On Tuesday, 18 December 2018

18th of December our works Christmas lunch from West Herts College enjoyed our experience at Bodega service was good food good we will be back next year we also had the place to ourselves with 26 of us it was great! Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 December 2018

Fantastic roast dinner, service and ambience. Well worth a visit.

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Visited On Thursday, 20 December 2018

This was our Second Christmas event at Bodega’s and like last time we all enjoyed the experience. The manager and staff were fantastic and made sure the whole evening went smoothly. One of our guest is a coeliac and once we mentioned this at a late stage the manager and the chef made sure there was a good selection which was impressive. Thank you!

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Excellent evening and staff were very good and attentive

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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

I hadn’t been here for a couple of years and even though it’s a still a fab night out, I thought the service (although friendly) was lacking we had a table of 10 in years gone by you would normally get table service but this wasn’t available in fact despite having a table reserved no one came over not even for food or even a welcome. We did get food it was nice and good value I had reserved the the Xmas buffet with the table but we had to order from the standard menu apparently it was a mistake with the booking system. I’ve got no axe to grind it’s a great night out but the staff seemed to be lacking a leader and direction.

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Visited On Monday, 10 December 2018

We had a lovely Christmas meal here for our team night out - everything was fantastic! Thank you!

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Visited On Thursday, 29 November 2018

We had another amazing night at Bodega - we can't thank you enough!

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

We were well looked after by attentive staff who even provided us with late cheese boards! Always a pleasant evening at Bodega

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 November 2018

We were a group of 25 and we were all very well looked after. Freddie, Adam and Rowan were extremely helpful and made sure everyone had a very enjoyable evening. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

Booked table for 6.45 as we wanted to order some food I.e the snack bits .... thought it shut at 8.45 as it had done before .. very disappointed that it closed at 7 so we couldn't eat.. so we had 1 drink and left to go somewhere else .. man serving our drinks was really nice and apologetic .. shame as we loved eating here .. Will have to go elsewhere now on our Sunday out ....

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Visited On Thursday, 08 November 2018

Really not recommended we waited near 2 x hours for our food will never go back...food wasn't great either...there only saving grace was Dan who tried his bed...

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Hi Debra I am so very sorry to hear about your visit to Bodega. Please find my response to your feedback in your inbox. Once again my apologies...Jason

Responded On Friday, 16 November 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 20 October 2018

Wonderful service and atmosphere. We had a fabulous time and will definitely be going back

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Hey Nat Thank you for you review. It's lovely to read how much you enjoyed your experience at Bodega. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

Responded On Friday, 16 November 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

Real shame it was so quiet. Amazing food and service and we will spread the word. Keep it going guys!

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Hey Mr Thompson! Thank you for your kind review. You'll be pleased to hear that Sundays have really picked up and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Thank you again for your comments. They make what we do so worthwhile. Cheers!

Responded On Friday, 16 November 2018
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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

I came here for some work drinks and reserved an area of the bar, everyone had a great night! The bar is spacious, lively, and has a warm atmosphere. Even though the staff were busy due to it being a Friday night, it was nice that they came over to the table to take our orders on a few separate ocassions, whether that being food or drink orders. I will definitely be back!

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Hi Olivia What a lovely review! Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. Fridays are very busy indeed and our job is to ensure you receive attentive service however busy we are. It's lovely to hear that we were offering the service that we know our customers expect. We hope to see you again very soon. Cheers!

Responded On Friday, 16 November 2018
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