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River Room Restaurant at Bedford Swan Hotel

The Embankment, 1 High Street, Bedford, MK40 1RW +44 1234584098

((()* British
Average
Main course: £15
Food spend: £30

What an excellent afternoon tea. Staff extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you all so very much.

Shirley Saunders 13 March 2017
from Isle of Wight

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Boasting 2 AA Rosettes, River Room Restaurant at Bedford Swan Hotel serves traditional English recipes in a stunning 1794 building with a multimillion pound refurbishment. On Bedford’s embankment, views of River Ouse can be enjoyed from the pretty al fresco garden.

The River Room menu changes with the seasons, playing host to the freshest ingredients in the local area. The vegetarian options are tempting, with spinach, nutmeg and chestnut parcels served alongside dressed potatoes and peppery rocket. Classic sausage and mash with tasty onion gravy features award-winning Jay Bettsworth sausages. A steak menu offers meat exclusively from Cumbrian farms, while the creative dessert list brings red wine-poached pear with an innovative chocolate and basil sauce.

As part of Bedford’s most historic hotel, River Room restaurant has maintained a beautiful classic interior, with a regal feel oozing from stone walls, red and gold upholstery and dark wooden features. The garden presents a striking stone fountain and cushiony furniture.

River Room Restaurant in Bedford hosts regular events, like a seasonal beer festival with cask ales, cider and entertainment. The River Room at Bedford Swan Hotel in Bedfordshire is a 6-minute drive from Bedford Rail Station.

River Room Restaurant at Bedford Swan Hotel

The Embankment, 1 High Street, Bedford, MK40 1RW

Contact +44 1234346565
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Customer reviews for River Room Restaurant at Bedford Swan Hotel

3.7 ((()* (based on 96 reviews)
81% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (67)
  • views (24)
  • dinner (23)
  • lunch (23)
  • luxury (15)
  • value (14)
  • private dining (13)
  • large parties (11)
  • romantic (10)
  • al fresco (9)
  • breakfast (9)
  • business (8)
  • entertainment (6)
  • child friendly (3)
  • trendy (2)
  • (**** 28 March 2017 by Benjamin Fletcher from Bedford

    Services was really bad. Had to get up 3 times to ask for drinks, bill and order: they didn't care and had to wait 40 mins just for the bill. Food was very very small. Will not be returning

  • (((** 26 March 2017 by Eira Smith from bedford

    please see below

  • ((((( 13 March 2017 by Shirley Saunders from Isle of Wight

    What an excellent afternoon tea. Staff extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you all so very much.

  • ((((* 1 March 2017 by Natasha Loftus from Bedford

    Very nice afternoon tea

  • ((((( 13 February 2017 by Margaret Moisey from Bedford

    Enjoyed a relaxed afternoon tea in the coy Lounge.

  • ((((* 13 February 2017 by Anna Kiely from Lower Stondon

    Afternoon tea. The service was good but sorry to say the foreign waiter was unable to speak or understand English. The waitress/s were more accommodating.

  • ((((( 29 January 2017 by Carol Gooch from Bedford

    Booking was easy, service was good, food was yummy, over all a lovely experience

  • ((((( 15 January 2017 by Edward Roberts from Bedford

    The quality,taste and selection of sandwiches was excellent as were the scones,cakes and variety of drinks.The staff were very attentive and obliging without being "in your face".

  • ((((* 9 January 2017 by Catherine Skinner from Luton

    My meal was excellent, but my Husbands beef was though ... and we had a loud mouth Australian or South Africa near us which was most off putting , when your out for a nice leisurely peaceful meal .

  • ((((* 5 January 2017 by Jean Saunders from Bedford

    Found the staff very helpful nothing too much trouble catered for our choices of sandwiches. Did not think the cakes were as nice as the last time we came.but overall very nice

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