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Golden Cross

2-4 Bedford Road | Great Barford, Bedford MK44 3JD, England
01234 871 727
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Ranked #59 of 306 Restaurants in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Most recent review
- Sep 4, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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English first
Bedford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
177 reviews 177 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My prawns and the accompanying vegetables, including mange tout and garlic, were cooked perfectly, the prawns being succulent and delicious. Although I cannot fault the cooking, the sauce was unpleasantly 'gloopy'. Frankly, I would find it difficult to distinguish this meal from a hundred others that I have eaten in Chinese restaurants over the years. Some were worse, a few... More

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

Gone downhill badly, couldn't sleep for MSG poisoning, heart pounding all night. Very expensive and not worth it. Used to be good but must have changed hands to be this awful

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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Probably one of the best Chinese meals I have had in a long time. The quality, the taste and the presentaion was excellent from the set menu plus you can order extras too. The drinks choices were good. The atmosphere and room decoration exceptional. The staff were polite and friendly and very welcoming and helpful. Lovely quiet location with a... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Hi, Visited on 7th August and had the set meal for two people, i couldnt fault it, plenty of good quality food and a good variety of starters. The service was excellent and friendly. If you like good quality authentic food, this is the place. You will pay a service charge here, it is more pricey than your average Chinese,... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is my favourite Chinese restaurant the quality of meat and fish is fantastic!! The prawns are large and squid is so fresh. I would recommend the tea smoked chicken and the chilli prawns! Delicious

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The great quality of food and service never changes. It is a great experience to eat the really good Chinese food which we have yet to better.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We've just turned up to this restaurant as used to come here regularly for the amazing buffet and posh surroundings only to find it's become very un posh , no buffet, unfriendly staff and something tucked in at the end of the menu ...you must order £30 minimum per couple. !!! They used to have this rule over 10 years... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I have twice eaten at the Golden Cross this year - one dinner and one lunch. The food was superb. More authentic than many Chinese restaurants in England and with superb ingredients. We have had takeaways in the past which have been OK, but for really good Chinese food a meal at the Golden Cross is the best way to... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We recently visited this restaurant after a long absence. I don't know why we left it so long to revisit.Polite and friendly staff. Absolutely mouth watering food. We had the banquet for four and were more than satisfied with quality and quantity. Looking forward to going back soon.

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The Golden Cross is one of my favourite restaurants. The food is always top quality- the set meal for 6 people is what we always have, and the starters are to die for. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and are great with our family friend who is disabled. As it takes us about 30 minutes to get to... More

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