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The Embankment

No 6, The Embankment, Bedford MK40 3PD, England
01234261332
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Ranked #92 of 303 restaurants in Bedford
Price range: $39 - $39
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, 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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Ate here tonight after my son's graduation and the food was gorgeous and service excellent. Visited a couple of years ago and the food is certainly as good now, if not better. Thank you for a lovely evening!

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Great Barford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We called in on a Monday lunchtime, ate on the terrace, the service & food quality were very good, the menu is extensive, including daily specials. The food we saw go past to other tables also looked amazing. No complaints whatsoever.

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Steppingley
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Standard pub offering of reasonable food, friendly staff and over priced drinks. I asked them to turn the muzak down while our guest of honour made a speech but before she had finished, up went the volume again. When will pubs learn that not everyone wants to listen to gangsta rap throughout their dinner?

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Bedford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Visited here for our friend's birthday last week. Had had a bad experience at a wedding in April in fact, but on this occasion the food, service and staff were excellent. The reason we tried it was that if you fill in a particular form, you are given a free bottle of Prosecco to celebrate an occasion. It was a... More

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SwanGM, General Manager at The Embankment, responded to this review

Hi Elaine Many thanks indeed for your kind review. I am glad we redeemed ourselves following a not so good previous visit. We look forward to welcoming you back to the pub many more time s in the future. Kind regards Jonathan More

London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

This used to be really good Now the bad service is getting frustrating The food is overpriced for what you get and in the last year they have run out of half the menu by sunday evening on 2 occasions. The chefs need to plan better

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SwanGM, General Manager at The Embankment, responded to this review

Hi Suka If you could be more detailed in your comments about the service it would be more helpful. My email address is below. My chefs do plan very well for sales, however, occasionally – as you mentioned twice in a year, we are way more busy than we would ever have predicted and therefore some dishes become unavailable on... More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Went with friends last evening and the menu is not extensive and definitely on the pricey side. With that, the expectation is entitled to be very high indeed. It was nice but the starter of Devon Crab came on the hardest bread I have ever seen in my travels around the world, even the German breads were of slimcea grade... More

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SwanGM, General Manager at The Embankment, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, I am sorry you felt the position size of your ice cream was a little small and also the toast on your crab salad was too hard. We use sourdough which is naturally harder when toasted than usual bread. If we know of any issues at the time we will always rectify them. We are... More

Yielden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

One of my favourite resturants around! Buzzy, great staff, nothing too much trouble. Food is delicious and varied. Would recommend 100%

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SwanGM, General Manager at The Embankment, responded to this review

Angela, Thank you for a great review and thanks for supporting us. I look forward to suing you soon. Kind regards Jonathan More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Food pricey but nice however the portion is too small. Tables do not get cleaned had to do it myself. The staff is not rude but is not friendly, no warm feeling toward customers neither was there any attention from the servant whether the food was ok or whether I wanted anything else.

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SwanGM, General Manager at The Embankment, responded to this review

This is a very vague review. Please contact me via email with more information. Jonathan.taylor@peachpubs.com More

Bedford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The Embankment used to be one of our favourite restaurants, eating there regularly, but since Kelly left it has gone downhill and the last two visits have been disastrous. The first visit was a birthday family breakfast (as we were not all available in the evening). On entering via the rear door through the bar we noticed a strong smell.... More

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SwanGM, General Manager at The Embankment, responded to this review

Hi Vanessa Thank you for your review. I remember this evening in December well. May I point out that the times you visited were in 2013 and it is now 2014 so this review is a little late. I was the manager who dealt with you in December and you were rude to me from the outset. You arrived 45... More

Bedford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Good locally sourced food. Little pricey, but worth it as treat. Good ambience and nice setting. Service was good even though it was extremely busy for Sunday lunch. A good place to impress friends.

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SwanGM, General Manager at The Embankment, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review I am pleased you enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us recently. We look forward to welcoming you back to the pub soon. Kind regards Jonathan More

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