Put some Ole in your day at Sangria Spanish Tapas Bar!
Located in a quirky lane way just 100 metres from Bendigo's iconic Alexandra Fountain, Sangria Spanish Tapas Bar offers diners an authentic Spanish laneway experience! With an extensive selection of Spanish dishes using the best local and imported ingredients, our menus include traditional dishes and our own contemporary take on the classics.
Our venue is unique to Bendigo offering laneway and balcony dining options as well as four levels of indoor dining. Each level holds up to 12 guests so is perfect for those who enjoy a more intimate and private dining experience.
Open Tuesday to Saturday evenings from 5:30pm and our menu offers an exciting selection of tapas and large plate dishes from around Spain, as well as postres (dessert). Our menu is available for download on the menu page and with a range of vegetarian and gluten free options we have something for everyone. Sangria also offers midweek take away on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30pm - take away orders recieve a 10% discount - phone orders welcome so please call us on 5443 5055.
We can hold functions with sit down options available for up to 12 guests or cocktail style functions for up to 40 people, or why not try our Sangria catering at the office or your home with some tasty tapas or paella cooked in the big pan?
Easter, Anzac Day and Mothers Day
Sangria will be closed on Good Friday but will open for dinner from 5:30pm on Easter Saturday ... perfect place to drop in for some tapas or churros before or after the Torchlight procession.
We will also be closed for the Anzac day public holiday.
Sangria will be opening for Mother's Day lunch from 12 noon on 14 May. Book early to avoid disappointment.
New for 2017 - Farm To Table
Sangria's owners, Gary and Ann-Maree have purchased a farm just north of Bendigo and are currently working on a range of farm grown produce to introduce to the menu in 2017. There is nothing quite like the taste of something home grown and picked fresh that morning then cooked for you to enjoy. Eggs, vegetables and herbs are now making their way into our delicious Spanish fare and we will build on the range of seasonal farm grown produce available. Unfortunately Sangria will no longer be open for Saturday lunch ... farm to table takes time!
There are some fantastic images that capture the journey on our instagram gallery so why not follow our story?
The Sangria story goes a little like this ....
Where’s my Spanish Nanna?
Once upon a time there was a little girl with deep dark brown eyes and black curly hair and people would often remark where did she get her dark looks from? The little girl became as used to these comments as she did to her NanGran’s response … it’s from her Spanish ancestry, a grandmother several generations back.
And that was how it began, the love affair with Spain and in her mid 20’s the brown eyed girl's dream to open a Spanish Tapas Bar was born. She held on to this dream for many years not sure if she could ever make it happen while raising her young family alone. Then one day a handsome plumber came into her life and he fell in love with her and the dream and as thier two families came together they all went on a journey to bring this dream to life!
After years of research, travel, cooking and tasting (not paella again mum!), the perfect location was found in a laneway … just like the tapas bars in Spain. So the family worked hard on renovations and bringing the best of Spain to Bendigo and in September 2013 Sangria Spanish Tapas Bar opened.
Sadly NanGran passed away before being able to help solve the mystery of the Spanish nanna, and the search still continues today. The restaurant is located on the site of the hairdressing salon where NanGran spent every Saturday morning for many years having her hair set, so her memory lives on in Sangria!
Date Night @ Sangria
Wednesday Night is Date Night at Sangria!
Enjoy our 8 Tastes of Spain selection for $50 per person and you will receive a complimentary pitcher of Sangria to share between 2 people ... valued at $28!
Whether it's date night with the one you love, the one you are getting to know, double dates or a night out with friends, this is a great midweek deal!
Midweek Take Away
Prefer to get your Spanish on at home?
Sangria now offers takeaway on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 5:30pm. You can drop in on the way home from work or phone ahead on 5443 5055. Please check out our menu which is available for download on the menu page.
Function and Event Catering
Sangria offers catering for all kinds of occassions, from office events to birthday parties.
Whether it is tapas or a tasty paella in the big pan cooked before your guests, let us put some ole in your next function!
Our standard catering menu is available for download on the menu page but we can customise to meet your needs.
We are also available for fetes and fundraisers. Call us on 5443 5055 to discuss your next event!