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No 6, The Embankment, Bedford MK40 3PD, England
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Ranked #82 of 318 Restaurants in Bedford
Price range: $39 - $39
Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: European, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: The Embankment is an imposing mock-Tudor pub with rooms in the heart of Bedford. The clue to our location is in the name! We sit right in the middle of Bedford's beautifully-landscaped Embankment, with wonderful views out over the River Great Ouse, the boathouses and all the hustle and bustle of life on the river.
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  • English first
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English first
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We went on Saturday night with friends, the service was attentive and really friendly, but it was let down by the food. The starters and puddings were average, but the mains were not good. One of us ordered chicken ballotine, but it was red and undercooked, they took it away to try again but by then it was inedible. They... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Friends and i have been back to the Embankment about 4 times over the last 4 months and I am happy to say that finally the service has improved. Jonathan the manager and his team have worked hard to move on from the terrible service it was on previous visits. So well done. I have had various dishes on the... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A few days before Xmas, myself and my friend went to The Embankment for a good ole catch up. Unfortunately for us it was only the Xmas menu, initially, and we fancied burger/chips and sausage and mash (my friend now resides in Dubai and you cant get sausage and mash out there for love or money!). The waitress was an... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Really loved the setting, the service, the menu, the food and the atmosphere. All really good and will definitely go back. Pricey though, but all things considered its ok

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148 reviews 148 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a buzzing, vibrant restaurant which was very full the night we went. The tables are quite close together and it is extremely noisy but it makes it 'cozy' I guess. The service is very friendly and the girl serving us was knowledgeable and friendly. We started with the 'mixed board' which is nice for 3 or 4 people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It wasn't particularly busy, but we waited around 40 minutes for a salad and a sandwich... seemed long to me, and it was expensive for the quality of the end product and the amount of it.

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7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I left the office Christmas meal booking till October and panicked. The Embankment were very flexible and really helpful in accomodating us. We went for the Green Room which boats a long table, great for 20 people or so. We pre-booked our meals on-line using their "Tell The Chef" page (very impressed with this and removed the annual requirement of... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This was may be our 3rd or 4th visit to the Embankment,always good,most of us ate the duck breast,with duck shepherds pie,different and excellant.The atmostphere is great,differerant age groups,and a fun place to be. The staff are very good ,very polite,not in your face i.e popping up every 5 mins asking if every thing is ok ? The setting is... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Normally come here after an afternoon walk, coffee very good and I always welcome the little bowl of smarties that come with it! However, the cakes are not so good and even the barman agreed, informing me not go for one of the cakes as it had been there for over a week. I have eaten here a few time... More 

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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Had a wonderful meal here. We all shared a deli board then I had the chicken and chestnut ballotine on Jerusalem artichoke rissoto and was absolutely gorgeous! Finished with iced apple crumble parfait with brambley apple sauce which was very nice too. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Service was friendly and not intrusive. The only thing I didn't like about it... More 

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Additional Information about The Embankment

Address: No 6, The Embankment, Bedford MK40 3PD, England
Phone Number: 01234261332
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 39 - 39
Cuisine: European, British, Pub, Gastropub

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