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118 - 120 Bedford Road | Kempston, Bedford MK42 8BG, England
01234 843210
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 41
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good value business lunch!

Visited here on a quiet Tuesday lunchtime with customers. They do a set lunch for £9.80, which includes two starters per person, a main course with rice & coffe & ice cream. The food was pretty good, with prompt service. Definitely worth a try.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Leedsaway67
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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English first
Bedford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was a regular haunt for an eat in as well as a take away and home deliveries' - as Bedford does not do well on the Chinese restaurant front. A while ago we ordered a home delivery, it took ages to arrive - not at all when they said they would deliver. We gave them a wide berth for... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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820 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Visited here on a quiet Tuesday lunchtime with customers. They do a set lunch for £9.80, which includes two starters per person, a main course with rice & coffe & ice cream. The food was pretty good, with prompt service. Definitely worth a try.

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Visited this place after hearing its advert on the radio and felt adventureous on a Friday night. I went with low expectations and how wrong it prove me. Service is great, food is something fantastic. You can taste the flavours of the vegetables, meat... Very pleasantly surprised. We ordered the set Chinese menu for two. I am not sure how... More 

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bedfordshire
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56 reviews 56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Been back twice scince 20th feb.... the last time today 23rd april not impressed, Chicken in black bean sauce, Chicken not right, complained too the waiter and he just wanted too argue with us, (felt very unconfortable) Also had thai green curry Chicken was fine in this but the sauce was very watery but had alot of flavor. The Best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Very good food but a little expensive. Service was fantastic, all the food was cooked well. Would of preferred the dishes to be a little bit more spicy. Overall I can't fault this restaurant.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Nice and tasty satay chicken starter, not overcooked, still juicy, just the way it should be! Thai red beef curry had that perfect way of increasing in heat as the dish went on, although it was a little too runny for my liking and had something like corguette in it. The beef with black bean sauce was so runny I... More 

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Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I've eaten here several times and usually go for the Thai menu. It's standard Thai fare, but always very tasty (if a little expensive). Service can be a little on the slow side and getting more than your first drink can be a challenge, but I'd still recommend it!

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Decided to make a visit tonight as a group of 10 for my son's birthday celebration with friends (it was their first and last visit). My son loves Chinese so this was an ideal venue as we also like Thai so everyone can mix and match. As part of a set menu we had crispy chicken with sweet chilli sauce... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Made a recent visit to eat here following a recommendation from a family member who had a take away. Found the staff to be very good with service even when later in the evening it got quite busy. Like the idea you can pick and choose from the Chinese and Thai menu a mix and match if you want. The... More 

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Ampthill, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We went here for a second works do and had a nice time.the staff are sweet but don't speak brilliant English.i was asked to pay cash on booking a deposit because there were 14 of us.luckily I kept the receipt as they hadn't subtracted the £70 from the bill (hopefully just an error and not deliberate). The food isn't the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 118 - 120 Bedford Road | Kempston, Bedford MK42 8BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: 01234 843210

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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