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“Nice food again, but service was disappointing this time”
Review of Reem

Reem
Ranked #120 of 415 Restaurants in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bedford, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Nice food again, but service was disappointing this time”
Reviewed April 4, 2012

I have now been to Reem a couple of times and it is certainly different from anything else in Bedford. The food has been consistent good, both tasty and fresh cooked. There is heavy emphasis on meat but I assume that is the style of the cuisine of the country. My disappointment on the latest visit was with the service. On my arrival the 'wecome' was frosty to say the least and, having been shown to a table we waited at least 10 minutes for anyone to come to take a drinks order.
The rest of the evening passed with indifferent service, some of the time by a waiter who smelt of BO. Couple this with the fact that the restaurant was cold it was overall a bit of a disappointment this time around. I will go again because the food is a really nice change from the norm but I hope that the service is a bit more warm and friendly. If not I may tire of it.

  • Visited March 2012
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English first
Bedfordshire, UK
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“More interesting than the average Bedford food”
Reviewed March 11, 2012

Eat at Reem for light Sunday lunch whilst shopping. Had classics of Tabbouleh , Falafel & Mixed Grill. very tasty, with a distinctive taste.

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank Beds_Traveler
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bedford, uk
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Fresh!”
Reviewed February 27, 2012

Been to reem quite a few times over past couple of years. Food and service consistently good. Love hummus beiruty, tabouleh, lamb meshwi, i could go on! Mint tea and baklava also really good. What i most like about the food is that it is really fresh tasting and definitely all homemade. My fear is that it suffers from its location and looks like your average kebab shop from outside. Give it a go, you wont be disappointed.

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1 Thank oliveo99
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great family-run restaurant wasted on grotty Bedford High Street”
Reviewed January 19, 2012

Have picked up takeaway before and always enjoyed, but decided to eat in now the restaurant area is more presentable than previously. Had a really good lunch yesterday. Excellent fresh squeezed juices: orange, carrot, apple as you would expect from a lebanese establishment, but my Avocado Juice with Honey & Pistachio was really good. Food started with Hummus Beiruty and Moutabbal with hot flat breads to start, all freshly made, plentiful and tastefully presented. Just chose Lahm Meshwi and Shawerma Sandwiches to follow, but really well prepared and excellent flavour. Around us were plenty of lunchtime diners tucking into a variety of grilled meat trays and dishes, all of which looked and smelled delicious. Finished with an excellent cardamom infused lebanese coffee. Friendly staff, genuine and open owners. A real gem. Use it or lose it Bedford!

  • Visited January 2012
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1 Thank seannicklin50
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Bedfordshire, England
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Average Food, Not All that Comfortable and Over-priced”
Reviewed December 16, 2011

Shame really. Lebanese food is delicious when it is done properly. Too much emphasis on the rotating meats heated by the electric elements. Long and narrow place that is not all that comfortable. The real shocker, though, was the high prices for not much at all. Could do much better!

  • Visited July 2011
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1 Thank goodoldboy
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