What is it?
While sitting at the bar on the baby blue, diamond-studded leather stools, you are immediately transported back in time to the early 1900s when Sydney was humming with opportunity; electricity was replacing steam power, and the expansion of transportation brought everyone closer together. Bodega 1904 has bottled up this period in their elegant train-station inspired design. The look is classy, and the menu follows suit with Argentinian and Spanish tapas and wood-grilled meats. Sink your teeth in grilled lamb shoulder or charcoal-grilled black sausage with mojo verde sauce, and top it off with something sweet like their buttermilk pudding with rose petal and watermelon jam!
What makes it unique?
Bodega 1904 is restaurant number three for owners Elvis Abrahanowicz, Joseph Valore, and Ben Milgate. And just like their other successful venues, these guys are thinking local and fresh. Bodega 1904 works closely with local farmers to ensure they are serving up the best possible quality of seasonal produce and meat.
How do I get it in my life?
Bodega 1904 is located in what used to be Sydney’s largest tram center, the historic Rozelle Tramway Depot. Now known as the Tramsheds, this venue is what foodies’ dreams are made of, and this spot is located at 1 Dalgal Way, across from Rozelle Bay.
What’s the #insidertip?
On-site, Bodega 1904 has a climate-controlled wine cellar with a handsome selection of imported Spanish wines and local Australian wines ready to go home with you! Their assortment is carefully considered by the expert, sommelier, Joseph Valore, and among the diversity, you can also find attractive and affordable wines that won’t break your bank. If you are looking for something fun to do that doesn’t involve uber eats and a movie, go for a picnic and pair a bottle of wine with Bodega 1904’s special picnic basket menu that offers only the best of their everyday menu.
*all images via Bodega 1904