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The Embankment

No 6, The Embankment, Bedford MK40 3PD, England
01234261332
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Ranked #82 of 315 Restaurants in Bedford
Price range: $39 - $39
Hours:
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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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Warwick, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Apart from the wonderful setting, right opposite the river Ouse Embankment, the architecture of the place and the fine decor, the comfortable outdoor seating area and the atmosphere of genteel Englishness that we love, the food was amazing too. Well cooked, good value and fine service too. All it lacked was that cricket green with an active game in progress!

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Uk
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

We had a private meal for our family after we had married. The food, service, ambience were superb. A week later we had the Christmas staff do for 40 once again the food was great, not one person complained...that's a miracle. We also had a disco. Both occasions were extremely good value for money. Thank you

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Being to the embankment numerous times over the years. It's never failed on us. From Summer luncheons to Sunday dinners. However we've seen a dramatic change in the quality of food. Recently I organised a Christmas party of 14 to be trumedulsely let down. The food was VERY poorly flavoured and cooked. More plate on show than food. I could... More 

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Waasmunster, Belgium
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I went her with work colleagues on a cold day. I get warm quite easily and when it's cold outside and you walk into a resto with the heat blasting it's quite uncomfortable to me. That was the case at the embarkment. The service was great though. Young lady giving us a great explanation on the menu. I had a... More 

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Stow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We booked a private room for a work's leaving dinner. The room was lovely and the serving team were extremely attentive, couldn't do enough for us and really made our evening special. The food was pre-booked and a little inconsistent. Steaks were reasonable and so were the desserts, fish was over cooked and a bit bland.....fairly normal for group dining... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Good atmosphere. Prompt friendly staff. Good food and just difficult deciding what to have from the menu. All good

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We have been previous and experienced a really nice meal, this time there was a party of 10. The first issue was we had to wait over 25 minutes for a drink and when we chased we were told it the delay was due to the large party. We asked what came with the slow cooked lamb and was told... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We regularly visit The Embankment, either just for a drink or for a meal. Good service, delicious food and the best view in Bedford

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We recently visited the Embankment for a late Sunday lunch, without booking. We were given a table within a short time and made to feel welcome by the staff. The meal was excellent, there was no rush and all staff were very polite and courteous. The roar of a log fire in the Winter is inviting after a stroll along... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Very cool bar with great food and excellent staff who were very good with the 7 of us and our 7 babies!

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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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