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9 St Johns Street, Bedford MK42 0AH, England
01234 268 909
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Disappointing and overpriced

We ate here in December, when we were seated, we were forgotten about (despite the restaurant being almost empty!) when we eventually got menus, I was shocked at the price of the A La Carte dishes! We didn't want a set meal as we hate to waste food and wouldn't have eaten the amount of dishes... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Bedford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Visited the restaurant with my partner for an evening meal. The restaurant was around half full. On entering the Peking there were numbers of cases of beer just left in the entrance. The first impression was one of pretty dated decor and harking back to a time when customers thought that to eat Chinese food you needed to be in... More 

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Bedford, England
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Very bad customer service - after being seated we were forgotten. When we finally ordered there was a considerable wait for the food. The staff are disinterested and look as if they don't want to be there. The main courses arrived at different times.The meat dish arrived and rice appeared some time later. The food was bland and tasteless and... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

what a shame the service was extremely poor, at this semi expensive Chinese restaurant, for what should have been a lovely meal, to be followed by pudding provided by Franco!!! to have to keep waiting to be served and to get top up drinks.service with no smile, did we tip no we never. will i go back ? Nah think... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is deemed to be one of the best in Bedford... But the truth is... it is far from that! I have eaten both in the restaurant and had takeaways (February 2015). The decor is stuck in a time warp (old school) and needs updating. The food seems to get considerably worse each time and is mostly bland and overpriced.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We ate here in December, when we were seated, we were forgotten about (despite the restaurant being almost empty!) when we eventually got menus, I was shocked at the price of the A La Carte dishes! We didn't want a set meal as we hate to waste food and wouldn't have eaten the amount of dishes provided in the set... More 

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bedfordshire
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57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

ate here in december on a sunday night , we went for the set menu i think £16.95 each,food was good i had a pint of carlsberg not soo good and the wife opted for a bottle of house white god was it bad cheap wine..... clean your beer lines change your house wine this would help food ok on... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Just a short walk from the centre of town and well worth it. Good choice on menu and good set menus. Food was well presented and service was very good. Excellent food with lovely flavours. Will be back on my next visit.

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bedford78
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Fantastic Chinese food. The portions are very generous and their set menu's are very good. Very attentive staff in a beautiful restaurant, nice place to celebrate. Highly recommended.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The food is very good, unfortunately the staff and the service offered let the experience down. Upon exit the staff said we hadn't fulfilled the entire amount of the bill, which was incorrect. This is a shame as we have had many good take away meals from this restaurant previously. Due to the rudeness of the staff we shall not... More 

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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Staying at the Swan Hotel in Bedford we decided to go for a good Chinese meal and having gone there some 10 years ago thought it may be a good plan.We were not dissapointed , service , food and attention very good, and if you order a dish that happens to come with the carved vegetables you will be impressed.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 St Johns Street, Bedford MK42 0AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: 01234 268 909

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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