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River Room Restaurant

The Embankment The Bedford 1 High Street, Bedford MK40 1RW, England
+44 1234 346565
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good14%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible39%
3 Jun 2017
“Very disappointed”
29 Apr 2017
“Hotel food and service not upto standard”
Open Now
12:00 PM - 3:00 PMAll hours
British, European
$$ - $$$
The Embankment The Bedford 1 High Street, Bedford MK40 1RW, England
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

After strolling past River Room Terrace bar yesterday with my husband and 2 young Grandchildren, we thought we'd pop in for a drink and something to eat as it looked quite inviting. Upon finding a suitable table to sit at, 2 staff members approached us...More

1  Thank suflaherty
Reviewed 16 August 2017

As my wife is vegetarian, the day before we checked if vegetarian food was available. The maître showed us a whole vegan menu, including several dishes. Hence, the day after we went for dinner, and asked the waiter who came to look after us for...More

1  Thank Michel T
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Upon exploring Bedford I found the River Room terrace. Tried there beers not my taste so I tried a latte coffee & food, I found it so peaceful sat there by the river watching the rowers going about there business & completely forgot I was...More

Thank Brent K
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Booked a table at this Hotel restaurant for 7pm on a Wednesday. When the taxi arrived at the hotel my wife and I were very impressed with the look of the building. That was the last time we were impressed. On entering the restaurant we...More

2  Thank anth0ny706
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We always stay in this hotel when visiting Bedford for athletics events. Over the years it has declined and the restaurant is poor, wine list poor, service clumsy and food ok. Our waiter didn't have a clue, but pretended she did. Not value for money...More

1  Thank Adrian W
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Lovely experience in the River Room although we were offered a table right next to a fire exit which blocked the exit so I declined..was a little disappointed that we were offered such a table as the exit bar was right next to the table......More

Thank June F
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We ate here with our family prior to a wedding reception the next day. Food was OK, but mine lacked taste. Wine prices were as expected in a hotel. Total bill was around £225 for six people with a bottle of wine per couple and...More

Thank Kath B
Reviewed 23 November 2016

There is a good choice of food and the three of us had very different dishes and we all made an excellent choice.

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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Don't ever go here to eat worst restaurant in UK. Half the food on menu not available. Staff hopeless. Management should be held to account. Wine list expensive and red was hot and fizzy.some also not available. Food what there was certainly not up to...More

3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 April 2016

These days, I am on a low carb diet, and the staff were happy to work that out for me from their menu with modifications. The food was very good. Earlier, I enjoyed the bars for some wine. The view of the river is not...More

Thank ShingletonSam
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$72 - US$110
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Embankment The Bedford 1 High Street, Bedford MK40 1RW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: +44 1234 346565
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