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The Embankment

No 6, The Embankment, Bedford MK40 3PD, England
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Ranked #97 of 306 Restaurants in Bedford
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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, 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
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Timely service, friendly and not nagging. Food on the whole well cooked and arrived well presented. Some parts of the meal were in my opinion a little undercooked, but that is just my preference

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Would like to agree with those who say food good or poor but I waited so long to be served that I just had a drink and left. When I mentioned lengthy wait, two members of staff gave me that 'am I bothered' look. Shame as restaurant in nice building and great location but I shall not be rushing back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We went to the Embankment Hotel restaurant for my sisters birthday lunch...when Ben, who was our waiter, knew this, he made a real effort to make it special for her...a free glass of Pimms, we had the Lamb Sharing Board for our Main course... AMAZING!!! The chef also decorated my sisters dessert plate...all in all we had a lovely lunch... More

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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My Partner and I visited The Embankment one sunny evening in July. We sat outside in the sun with beautiful views of the River across the road. The Venue itself is beautiful, it has a good atmosphere and the decor is of a high standard. The disapointment came when we ordered our Angus Beef burgers, they were really thin, over... More

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Clapham, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My experience was not a good one. Food was rather expensive for the quality. Service was poor, we had to send food back as it was not as stated on menu. Prosciutto was so thick it was hard to cut, should of been wafer thin.

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Hampshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I have to give this full marks for the all-round lovely experience. Sitting on a sun drenched terrace, overlooking the river with a couple of my closest friends, and excellent food too. What more could I ask for? Service was ok, no problems, but nothing outstanding. Could moan that there were too many tables squashed on the terrace, but this... More

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

Many thanks for your fab review. It gives us great pleasure to know our food and surroundings create experiences like the one you describe. Please be sure to say help next time you pop in. See you soon. Kind regards Jonathan More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

food ok but expensive not many lighter options in a lower price bracket for lunch. Lovely setting overlooking the river with seats outside. Good for breakfast or a coffee.

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

Many thanks for your review Karen. I am surprised by your comment regarding us not having many lighter lunch options at a lower price which ultimately resulted in a 3 star review. We have a salad & rice section on the menu where you can have lighter main course sizes & lighter bites including risotto and 4 different salads from... More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Guests choice as staying locally, was excited about lunching here as had driven past on way to The Swan last summer and also that it was part of the group that own the Black Horse in Ireland (extremely good). Met on terrace, jiggled tables and chairs about as 7 of us including a baby and waited and waited, not realising... More

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

Many thanks for your review. I am sorry to hear that areas of you recent visit did not live up to the standard you expected, however I am glad you enjoyed your steak ciabatta and mentioned that our coffee was very good. I have shown your comments to my team as I always aim to continually improve our service. May... More

Colchester, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Ate here on a business trip to Bedford. Located in a quite picturesque part of Bedford opposite the River Ouse this pub restaurant was busy even on a Monday evening. The weather was good so we ate outside and were treated to a great view of the river. It was burger night so I had the classic and my colleague... More

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

Hi Barry Many thanks indeed for your review and kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Jonathan More

London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Three of us went for Sunday Lunch and sat down in the restaurant area after spending a while looking for various table/seating options with no staff offering to seat us. A couple of minutes later we were told that the table was reserved (although no reservation notice on the table) and we would have to move but were not offered... More

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

Many thanks for your review. I am really sorry you received this service on Sunday. It really is not the service from which we have built our reputation on over the last 5 years. If you could please get in touch via the email address below with some contact details that would be great. I would like to discuss you... More

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