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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed today via mobile

Having The Higgins Pantry in Bedford is a real asset for all of us. Excellent food and amazing atmosphere, Top Level Staff! Grazie mille di tutto 🔝

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience, surprise birthday party couldn’t have wished for a better service, food and ambiance have always loved this place

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 10 September 2021

The best Italian food for miles. Authentic and delicious. Perfect every time with a fantastic menu, friendly service and reasonable pricing. Never had a bad dish in over 20 visits. 10/10 every time. Kids love it too. Can’t wait to go again.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 September 2021

We love this restaurant! We order takeaway a couple of times a month from here, and it is always really good! The delivery is very quick and the food is delicious. I highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 14 August 2021 via mobile

We booked a table outside months in advance but the restaurant had given it to someone else - they offered a smaller table outside after a while but by then we’d settled inside - a bit disappointing. Other than this the service was very friendly...and efficient. The food was ok - cannelloni beans on toast starter was fresh but needed a twist of salt or something to give it an edge. The main vegan salad was also cannelloni beans with broccoli - and again needed something else to give it some impact - half way through I found myself not really wanting to keep eating it so I stopped and took the rest away - with some salt and chilli oil added as home with a squeeze of lemon it perked up. The best dish was the side order of chips - hot and crispy with fluff interior. So overall an enjoyable experience but fairly average food.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 August 2021 via mobile

We had family down for the weekend so we took them for lunch . The service and food was Absolutely Amazing and the staff looked after us very well . Even though there was 14 of us the food came quick and was top quality...as plenty of it . All the family thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we had wicked Banter with the staff and a great laugh. If you want top notch Italian food in Bedford this is the place to be and we will definitely be going back !! Once again thanks to Vince Freddy and all the staff .More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 20 July 2021

Higgins Pantry allowed us to have a Hen Do with 20 people and it was such a great experience. They gave us a section of the outdoor area to ourselves and the service was second to none. The food was absolutely delicious and they were...also extremely accommodating to dietary requirements. Despite it being difficult circumstances living under restrictions we had such a wonderful time and the staff were so friendly. Thank you so much!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 12 July 2021

After seeing all the rave reviews about this place, I expected a lot more than what I experienced. The food was very average and my main course was disappointing. I went for the Salsiccia E Broccoli pizza and was expecting it to have a standard...tomato base, however it ended up being a white base. As a result the pizza was far too cheesy in the middle and so desperately needed that tomato tang that I craved for. You might say that its my fault and that I shouldn't have ordered it, but there was NO MENTION of it being a white base on the menu and therefore expected the standard tomato base you get on most pizzas. The service was also very poor. After we had eaten our mains it was like they didn't care about us anymore as it took us almost an hour to order dessert. It may of been because we were at the front of the building where there is only a few tables as opposed to the load at the back, but still unacceptable. I probably wont be going again, but if anyone is thinking of two pieces of advice: 1. When ordering pizza ask what flavour base you'll be getting with it as it might not be what you expect. 2. Try and get a seat at the back of the restaurant if you want better service.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 22 June 2021 via mobile

Excellent birthday dinner. Great fish platter and the kids loved the pizza. Great coffee and cakes too. Friendly staff. Was great to get out and have some normality

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 11 June 2021 via mobile

Such a lovely little place in Bedford. Great food, drinks & service! Our waiter was very friendly and the drinks were well placed. Definitely will be back to try the food.

Date of visit: May 2021
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4 September 2020|
Response from sammie0505 | Reviewed this property |
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21 November 2019|
Response from 1959jetsetter |
Yes they do
24 July 2017|
Response from Rosanna_Spiniello | Property representative |
Yes we do have plenty of dairy free options, just inform the team before ordering. They will be more than happy to help you :)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Higgins Pantry

Yes, The Higgins Pantry offers takeaway services.

The Higgins Pantry is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5