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River Room Restaurant

The Bedford Swan Hotel, The Embankment, Bedford MK40 1RW, England
+44 (0)1234 346565
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Ranked #222 of 316 Restaurants in Bedford
Price range: $84 - $128
Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: European
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English first
Bedfordshire
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Decided to visit Bedford and start with a lovely lunch with my wife at The Swan. It was a mistake. The floor was dirty as was the cutlery. Service was slow (although we were the only customers inside the restaurant) and the food quality below average including the worst French Onion soup ever. Restaurant somewhat jaded.This hotel has tremendous potential... More 

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Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I recently got married, and after the registry office we went for a meal in the swan. We rented the library room, and it didn't disappoint. I was so happy, the food was excellent, service was amazing. I was so so happy, and I still am, thank you the swan.

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bedford
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We retuned to The Swan for a meal for the first anniversary of our Civil Ceremony and we were again impressed by the food. However, yet again we found there is such a desparate need for staff training that it tends to spoil your enjoyment of the whole occassion. A year ago we were disgusted by the way we and... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

A stylish and comfortable restaurant with a lovely view of early spring on the River Great Ouse.An interesting and varied menu of good quality,well-presented food served in a relaxing atmosphere.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We had high hopes as on previous visits the outrageous wine prices had been compensated for by a fine dining experience, however for this year my Birthday Treat was anything but. An evening meal for 4 on 6th April, a very limited menu gave poor choice: we ended up with fishcakes a small piece of fish and 2 portions of... More 

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Christchurch
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We went here for afternoon tea as a birthday treat for my Husband, my Son had booked it for 3pm on Sunday 14th April, for six people four adults and two children, upon arrival we were taken to a table that wasn't prepared for customer and told someone would be with us soon, 20mins later our order was taken, but... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I have gone to the Swan on and off over the last couple of years largely out of convenience given it's position in town and because it doesn't have any immediate competitors for the type of establishment it is. If it had even one decent competitor it would be out of business overnight! The management at the Swan must know... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We decided to go to the Swan as a treat for my husband's birthday. On arrival, we were taken to the restaurant which was practically deserted. Since this was Sunday lunch we were very surprised - there were only two other parties in the restaurant. As a result there were lots of empty tables in the "nice bit" of the... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Have been wanting to have Sunday lunch at the Swan for ages. I want to feel pride in our town and The Swan is a beautful looking hotal near the river. So I duly booked Sunday Lunch for two last Sunday. I was led to believe it was very busy and could not get a table 'til 3pm. On arrival,... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I've eaten here a couple of times within the last month. First time round I thought pretty good, second time round not so much. Firstly, the blonde receptionist is the most miserable, unwelcoming front of house staff I've ever come across. It's a shame you have to enter your car reg' at reception (otherwise you will receive a parking ticket... More 

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Additional Information about River Room Restaurant

Address: The Bedford Swan Hotel, The Embankment, Bedford MK40 1RW, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1234 346565
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 84 - 128
Cuisine: European

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