Bodega x Wyno

Thursday
12:00pm - 11:00pm
50 Holt Street Surry Hills

Bodega was a Surry Hills tapas restaurant that, when it opened in 2006, instantly became one of Sydney’s best-known and loved restaurants. Co-owners Elvis Abrahanowicz, Ben Milgate and Joe Valore are also the trio behind Porteño, another Surry Hills institution. In 2019, on Bodega’s birthday, the group decided to call it a day and move out of its Commonwealth Street premises.

Now, Bodega lives on in a new form. It moved into then-wine bar and bottle shop Wyno (also owned by the trio), to create Bodega x Wyno. It’s a hybrid of what both venues did best. From Bodega, come the innovative and inherently snackable tapas plates, and from Wyno, the wine (of course.)

Now, you can take a seat at this seemingly always-busy eatery or browse the narrow bottle shop that takes up the other half of the space. With a strong focus on wine every bottle on the list –which ranges from Australian pét-nats to European syrahs and chardonnays – is available by the glass. If you like what you taste, you can take a bottle home.

The menu changes weekly rather than seasonally. There’s still room for two old favourites though: the fish fingers (raw sashimi kingfish on charred warmed toast rubbed with garlic) and the banana split (the dessert was once removed from the menu but reinstated after a petition was launched) make regular appearances.

Other dishes you might find include pork sausage with cider sauce and octopus with ricotta, pepita mole (a traditional Mexican sauce) and roast tomato.

Updated: October 15th, 2019

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