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All 4 Sharnbrook Restaurants

VesuviO Restaurant & Bar

A6 / Park Lane, Sharnbrook, Bedford MK44 1LX, England
01234 783142
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Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Sharnbrook
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $80
Cuisines: European, English, Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The VesuviO Restaurant & Bar has been the Ciampi family business since 1987 where it originally opended in Clapham, Bedfordshire and in November 2006 it relocated to the new site, still serving our excellent traditional English and Italian cuisine. VesuviO is the beating heart of The Sharnbrook Hotelappetising all visitors from Conference Delegates to Wedding Guests to the Romantic Couple.
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We hired a room at VesuviO Restaurant for a church anniversary dinner. Ciro was very helpful in assisting with this event for 49 people, giving guidance on menu variety. A superb menu (3 course sit down meal, followed by cheese and biscuits) and catered for gluten free requests. The room was nicely presented and the evening flowed very smoothly. The... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is the 5th consecutive year we have attended this event. Since our first visit as a party of 4 our group has steadily increase each year to 19 this New Year's Eve. The Italian inspired dinner is of high quality especially when accompanied with excellent singing by Sergio. Following the 3 course dinner there is dancing (and drinking) to... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went here for a family meal. Food seemed nice. As with all hotel restaurants, it is very open and light so not cosy. The issue that let the meal down was the end service. I had noticed that most of the time the girls serving would hang around near the bar, moving when summoned to the kitchen or when the... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

A lovely restaurant environment but the food often has that mass produced taste and presentation. Probably something to do with the size of the venue and numbers catered for - which is a pity.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A larger than average Italian restaurant offering a good range of traditional food and wine. Service is prompt, attentive, and efficient. Attractive ambience. Prices very reasonable. Ideal for families with children, also having good cloakroom/etc facilities. Ample free parking.Ideal for group bookings, or when various entertainments are provided.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Had to write a review to say thank you to Ciro and the team for last night. I thought I'd take the family out for a Christmas lunch- although there was no room for when I wanted to go as they were fully booked they still managed to accommodate us with some carefully planned timing! As always good food and... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

There is not a better place to eat a Gluten Free Pizza - Always a warm welcome, friendly staff and good service. Would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Me and my partner visit Vesuvios often! Even with the children,The food is amazing - service is brilliant, staff friendly always happy to help and the rooms are great value for money!! Doesn't feel like a hotel room - Deffo a home from home experience. You wouldn't be disappointed here!! No reason to feel uncomfortable, and very child friendly!! :))

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Nice place. But not too keen on the small tank they keep the gold fish in though. Made me feel uncomfortable. Food was good. Band was good. Bar was expensive though. Bar staff seemed friendly. They also felt sorry for the fish.

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VesuviOCiampi, General Manager at VesuviO Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Ruby Roo, Following our absolutely bizarre phonecall you have now decided to take this one step further than a drunken complaint to my bar staff, you called the hotel this morning and made a further complaint and now you have decided to continue this on Tripadvisor. I have personally confirmed to you that the fish was bought over 5... More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We visited for Sunday lunch yesterday. The place was absolutely heaving with several large parties. However we were seated at the booked time, our order was taken quickly. The food arrived promptly. It was hot , well cooked and well presented. Loads of meat on the Sunday roasts. A good assortment of vegetables. We weren't rushed. We got desserts and... More 

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Additional Information about VesuviO Restaurant & Bar

Address: A6 / Park Lane, Sharnbrook, Bedford MK44 1LX, England
Phone Number: 01234 783142
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford  >  Sharnbrook
Average Prices: USD 24 - 80
Cuisine: European, English, Italian

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