Where to eat dinner by the water in Bedfordshire
Whether it’s fine dining by the river, lakeside cocktails or a hearty pub lunch watching the narrowboats go by, we’ve rounded up some of the county’s restaurants with the best waterside views.
Corner 5, Box End Park
Box End Park, Box End Road, Bedford, MK43 8RQ
With its lakeside setting, contemporary timber building and panoramic views, Corner 5 offers a fine dining experience. Menus change with the seasons and dishes are freshly prepared using the finest ingredients. Part of the Box End Park complex, a family business offering water sports on two purpose-built lakes, Corner 5 is a fantastic place to relax and take in the views.
Waterfront Brasserie, Wyboston Lakes
Wyboston Lakes Resort, Great North Road, Wyboston, MK44 3AL
Perfectly situated with views over the lake, the Waterfront Brasserie offers plenty of choice with traditional British dishes alongside European classics. With a wide variety of gins and a dedicated Martini menu, a pre or post dinner drink by the water is a must.
Riverside Cafe, Jordans Mill
Jordans Mill, Holme Mills, Southill Road, Broom, SG18 9JX
Take a guided tour of the Victorian mill, explore the beautiful gardens with crops growing alongside ornamental plants and enjoy the wildlife and tranquility of the meadow and woodland. Relax in the Riverside Café where you can enjoy freshly prepared food and drink overlooking the stunning River Ivel.
The Wine Glass & Riverside Bar, The Barns Hotel
The Barns Hotel, Cardington Road, Bedford, MK44 3SA
The Wine Glass is a river facing restaurant offering delicious food. In a tranquil setting, the Riverside Bar is a place to linger for one drink longer or indulge in a sharing platter. Arrive by river and you can moor alongside the bar; the perfect place to stop for lunch or sip a few drinks while watching the sun set.
The Grove Lock
The Grove Lock, Grove, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0QU
Located beside Lock 28 of the Grand Union Canal, the pub serves hearty food, traditional ales and wonderful views over the water. On the menu you’ll find daily signatures alongside the classics using seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. The canal side garden is a beautiful spot to stop and watch the boats go by.