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VesuviO Restaurant & Bar

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A6 / Park Lane, Sharnbrook, Bedford MK44 1LX, England
01234 783142
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Description: The VesuviO Restaurant & Bar has been the Ciampi family business since...
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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  • 32
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful experience

We recently celebrated our son christening reception here and the whole experience was brilliant from start to finish. Right from the start there wasn't anything that Ciro couldn't do for us, even though he is busy you always get the time and attention that you need. We opted for a hot buffet for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tanya Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently celebrated our son christening reception here and the whole experience was brilliant from start to finish. Right from the start there wasn't anything that Ciro couldn't do for us, even though he is busy you always get the time and attention that you need. We opted for a hot buffet for our guests and it was delicious plenty... More 

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Thank Tanya Z
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here for the Sunday lunch. I was disappointed by the overcrowded room with a huge lack of windows that was presented as the restaurant. It felt more like a school canteen with cheap laminated menus given to us. We ordered roast beef and roast pork, which were passable although the vegetables were al dente including the roast potatoes.... More 

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Thank AmyRushden
Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was amazed at the quantity and quality of food served to around 500 people in one sitting. All the Christmas meals we were served were cooked to perfection and served piping hot, I was really impressed by this. Sadly the one downside was the price of drinks which was on the very high side and no price list displayed... More 

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Thank Martin E
Kimbolton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spontanious visit tonight. The hotel was busy with a function but easy to get a booking. Service good with a range of friendly staff throughout the meal. Starters and mains really nice with lots of tomato and garlic flavours punching through. Compared to the awesome main course the desert a little disappointing and felt like it hadn't been prepared fresh.... More 

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Thank Puzafriday
Olney, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Third visit to this restaurant and have again found it an excellent all round experience. Although we visited on a Sunday, it was just after Christmas and relatively quiet when we arrived but did begin to get busy as the afternoon wore on. There were Five of us in my group and we had two courses which for mains were... More 

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Thank tartnjohn
Bedford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Spent another excellent evening at Vesuvio's on New Year's Eve. A fantastic way to see in the new year with family, friends and of course Ciro and his friendly staff. Once again we had a great meal, great service and above all a great time! I'm never disappointed by the friendly approach from everyone there and the excellent quality of... More 

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Thank BenandAdri
Bedford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Spent my 3rd New Year's Eve at the Sharnbrook hotel Last night and can honestly say it just gets better each time!! The food was excellent, the entertainment brilliant and the staff were amazing beyond belief, despite dealing with so many people, the standard of fineness did not slip! Roll on this year...will definitely be spending my 4th year in... More 

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Thank Carla D
Bedford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

I have spent new years eve at the Sharnbrook Hotel for the past 8 years and last night exceeded all expectations. Nowhere I have ever been can mass cater successfully for so many people. Food was excellent, entertainment was excellent, the whole evening was excellent! We also stayed in the hotel - can not fault it. Spacious rooms and one... More 

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Thank spursgirl78
Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We've been to The Sharnbrook Hotel and Vesuvio's on several occasions and each time we've experienced good service and quality food! We went to there New Years Eve function last night and had a great time, it was very well organised and both food and service were excellent, please give it a try you won't be disappointed 👍

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Thank markjarmin
London
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Went to restaurant with a party of 40. Service was slow from the start with long periods of waiting between courses and some finishing a course before others had even got theirs. I ordered the chicken dish which apparently is their signature dish. The vegetables had been over cooked and were bland and tasteless. Others ordered the ravioli which had... More 

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

Dear Denise S, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit last night - immediately upon your return from you visit. I personally spoke to you and introduced myself as Ciro, one of the owners and General Manager. Unfortunately I was unable to appease you in any manner as you did not let me explain, investigate or respond... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: A6 / Park Lane, Sharnbrook, Bedford MK44 1LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford  >  Sharnbrook
  • Phone Number: 01234 783142

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, European, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children

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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