Bodega is a Spanish and Latin American restaurant located in Surry Hills that is famous for their delicious tapas and share plates. We have heard great things about their menu so came here for dinner one night with some friends keen to try out a range of dishes.
To start off, we ordered the savoury Portuguese tart with miso and roast king crab. This was probably my favourite dish of the night, the tart was kind of sweet and so creamy and yet still went well with the savoury crab.
We also ordered the Fish fingers with hiramasa sashimi, charred toast, cuttlefish and mojama. This was another great dish, the sashimi was so fresh and tender and went perfectly with the crunchy toast. It was certainly the most fancy fish fingers I have ever tried!
Our last entree was the Char grilled SA calamari, green papaya, romesco. I usually prefer fried calamari but this was a healthier and still tasty way of cooking it with the meat retaining most of its original flavour and the romesco sauce added a good kick.
For our mains we ordered the “Porky occy gnocchi” with octopus, chorizo & pork shoulder guiso and gnocchi. This was a delicious dish, all the different ingredients came together nicely and the gnocchi had a great texture. The pork and chorizo was nice and tender.
The last dish I ordered was the crispy duck, scallops, chocolate mole, avocado, Old Bay apple. This was another interesting dish, the duck was so fatty and full of flavour and the sauce had just a hint of chocolate which worked well and the avocado was nice and creamy.
Overall, Bodega is a great Spanish tapas restaurant that does a range of interesting and unique dishes that are perfect for sharing with friends and family. As it is one hatted, the dishes do not come cheap but it is worth visiting as they are all delicious and cooked well and the atmosphere is vibrant.