La Bodega is a hidden Spanish tapas bar in Leeds, featuring the work of Nacho Manzano the Michelin-starred Executive Chef. Manzano grew up in the village of La Salgar in the Asturias mountains in northen Spain, where he learnt to cook with his mother and grandmother. This upbringing has allowed Manzano to bring an authentic dining experience to Leeds with fine, fresh Spanish ingredients.
The bar itself is trendy and relaxed with wooden beams contrated with white tiling, stone and black detailing. With a relaxed, informal vibe it is a great opportunity for sampling a taste of Spain in the middle of Leeds.
The menu features a selection of appetisers, cured meats and artisan Spanish cheeses. La Bodega priortises the tapas shared-dining experience through its small plates of croquetas, Ibérico pork, patatas bravas and Padrón peppers. With fried chorizo lollipops served with a pear alioli to Spanish sausage and charred vegetables, there is something for everyone on the menu including vegetarians and vegans.
As a tapas bar, you can expect a long and varied list of drinks at La Bodega. There is a selection of wines from regions all across Spain, the choice of varied craft beers as well as sangria. If those don't tempt you, there is also a selection of cocktails to enjoy alongside your tapas.
La Bodega is available to hire for large groups and events and it also has its own wine cellar so you could host your own private wine tasting. Other than wine tasting, the bar also has a limitless lunch experience—a spin on the classic bottomless brunch, guests can enjoy a lunch menu of 3 tapas for £20 with unlimited drinks as an optional add-on for £20 that includes beer, sparkling Cava, Sangría and a Tropical cocktail.