From international cuisine to hearty pub grub, we look at the top Bedfordshire restaurants as voted by Trip Advisor reviewers.
Topping the list for Bedforshire’s best restaurant is The Bell at Westoning. A cosy and welcoming establishment, the menu is a fusion of English, Italian & French cuisine with a twist and offers a great choice of delicious and reasonably priced dishes.
Greenfield Road, Flitton, Bedford MK45 5DR. Tel: 01525 712511
Described by reviewers as “five star”, the restaurant has a worthy reputation for serving high quality and delicious food. It’s location in an elegant, period country house in a village setting, makes it a beautiful place for lunch or dinner.
High Street, Elstow, MK42 9XP. Tel: 01234 344848
A small traditional restaurant in the heart of Bedford’s historical town centre, Amici is praised for its authentic Italian cuisine and relaxed atmosphere.
27 St. Peters Street, Bedford, MK40 2PN. Tel: 01234 340734
Set in the market town of Biggleswade, The Croft Kitchen is a contemporary restaurant experience, specialising in best quality seasonal ingredients, prepared and presented with a passion for good food – it’s no wonder customers return again and again!
Forget flying half way around the world, a little piece of Thailand has landed in Bedford. With comments such as “a treat for the taste buds” the restaurant offers authentic dishes with the tastes and aromas of Thailand, served in a stylish setting.
41 St Cuthbert’s Street, Bedford MK40 3JG. Tel: 01234 272053
Scoring points with diners throughout Bedfordshire is a little Italian restaurant best known as Martini Restaurant. Serving traditional homemade Italian dishes, the restaurant has a great menu choice plus beautiful courtyard, which adds to the al fresco Italian experience on summer nights.
19-21 Hockliffe Street, Leighton Buzzard. Tel: 01525 853796
A must-visit for meat lovers, the restaurant is famed for its mouth-watering steaks, having for the last 12 years used Scotch Beef supplied by Ingle & Caves in Marston Moretaine. There are plenty of options for fish lovers too, with daily deliveries of fresh fish. The real local ale and wine selection is good too!
Brook Lane, Flitton, Bedford MK45 5EJ. Tel: 01525 862022
Galloway’s Restaurant?, Woburn
Housed in a grade II listed building in the picturesque village of Woburn, the restaurant has an old world charm and prides itself on its home cooked specialties using the finest local produce.
22-23 Market Place, Woburn, Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire MK17 9PZ. Tel: 01525 2904
The Plough at Bolnhurst, Bedford
With low beams, original features and an open fire, The Plough is an atmospheric pub. The menu changes with the season and offers delicious beautifully presented dishes. The kitchen is open to view from the bar and restaurant, which adds to the experience.
Kimbolton Road, Bolnhurst MK44 2EX. Tel: 01234 376274
The Higgins Pantry, Bedford
Set in the heart of the buzzy Castle Quay area, alongside the river Ouse, The Higgins Pantry is a bustling bistro great for a tea, coffee, a light bite or lunch. The menu has a southern Italian influence with tapas and stone baked pizzas available. Praised by reviewers for its excellent atmosphere and consistently good food, The Higgins Pantry really is a little piece of Italy in Bedford.
Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 3XD. Tel: 01234 276340
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