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Golden Cross

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2-4 Bedford Road | Great Barford, Bedford MK44 3JD, England
01234 871 727
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 50
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 4
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Chinese in Bedfordshire

Have eaten at this restaurant on several occasions and cannot fault the food and service. Great choice on the menu with starters that are as good as any Chinese restaurant that I have eaten at. The spare ribs have plenty of meat on them, are succulent and really tasty. Golden Cross is situated in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
David H
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Flitwick, United Kingdom
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Flitwick, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have eaten at this restaurant on several occasions and cannot fault the food and service. Great choice on the menu with starters that are as good as any Chinese restaurant that I have eaten at. The spare ribs have plenty of meat on them, are succulent and really tasty. Golden Cross is situated in a pub so don't expect any... More 

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Thank David H
Bedford, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think this is One of the best Chinese restaurants in the area, the staff are friendly and the food is out of this world !!!

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Thank Stufuk
Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Golden Cross is a Chinese restaurant serving very good Chinese food, and unlike many Chinese restaurants the service is friendly and on our last visit before Christmas our waiter was very engaging and the service was better than expected. Nevertheless, the food, good as it is, is not great, and the prices are on the steep side for what you... More 

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Thank Frank M
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've visited this restaurant several times before but something has changed since my last visit last year. The food is still good but it used to be exceptional and the portions have decreased in size. The service was slow and one of the waiters was borderline unfriendly. I don't expect waiting staff to hug me and shake my hand but... More 

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Thank Georgetait
Bedford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

The Golden Cross is certainly the best Chinese food in the area and amongst the best I've ever eaten. It's a family favourite and we often go on special occasions. It's always busy so it's best to book. The staff are lovely and always try to make us feel welcome. The beer & wine is very reasonably priced too -... More 

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Thank Millymollyfrankie
Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

4 of us went for evening meal. All well cooked, no problem there. The thing was that with drinks, only 2 rounds, and not a large meal at that we paid in excess of £160. I,m sure some will say that reasonable but......Rather go to The Plough at Bolnhusrt.

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Thank Plumbgod
Bedford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Food was so lovely amazing it wasn't salty and it taste so fresh best Chinese ever !! Recommend to everyone to go lovely !!!

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Thank livelifeloveforever
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

I went to the Golden Cross for the first time in September 2015 with friends and was not disappointed, the food was just amazing. It is a little bit on the expensive side but I don't mind paying extra when the food is good. We ordered the set starter which comprised of ribs, prawns in chilli and garlic, tea smoked... More 

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Bedford
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Visited this week to celebrate my birthday. I had been three times before and had a very nice time, the staff were always good and the food was outstanding. This time the food was pretty average, the periods smaller, quality not as good. The staff were really different, they hardly raised a smile and clearly something has changed. I understand... More 

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Thank Graham C
Bedford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The food is excellent, as is the service, the prices are reasonable however as a personal thing I would prefer to have a more restaurant feel with softer lighting to the environment rather than a seat in a diner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2-4 Bedford Road | Great Barford, Bedford MK44 3JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: 01234 871 727

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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