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The Embankment, Bedford, Bedfordshire

The Embankment

4.4
4.4
433 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The Embankment has become one of the premier spots in the heart of Bedford. The clue to our location is in the name! Bedford’s beautifully-landscaped Embankment has wonderful views out over the River Great Ouse. The Embankment Hotel was built in 1891 and we renovated it to reflect its late-Victorian heyday, but with all the modern comforts and facilities of a great pub. The atmosphere is relaxed and hospitable. There is no stuffy hotel lobby or residents’ lounge, just a team of friendly faces to look after you.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 08:30–23:00 Sat 08:30–23:30 Sun 08:30–22:00
  • Phone number
    01234 261332
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Simon Harris
  • Private party facilities
    Our private dining space is perfect for a breakfast, lunch or dinner party. Whether you dine a la carte or from our set menu, bring the family together or gather a group and relax in the comfort of having your own space, enjoy a delicious dinner, paired with award-winning wine. We have a variety of options available catering for up to 80 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Kirsty: 01234 261332
  • Area
    Bedford
  • Parking Details
    At the back of the Hotel and parking is available along the Embankment
  • Public Transit
    We are right in the heart of Bedford on The Embankment by the River Ouse, just off the A6. Arriving from the West (Milton Keynes & the M1) follow the A421 towards Bedford, then join the A6 and continue until you cross the river and can turn left onto the Embankment. We are half-way along on the right hand side.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 433 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Bedfordshire

    Most Booked

439 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    5 stars all the way, booked a table for Mothers day unfortunately I couldn't make it as I was working 😢. But my wife & children was looked after so well by all the staff, the food was amazing ( even our fussy 6 year old son cleared his plate! ), staff lit a candle for my wife, wished her happy mothers day & gave her a small bottle of gin! The only downside was the tip our 20 year old gave the staff i gave him a speaking to when they got back! Thank you so much to the staff at The Embankment you made my wife's day even more special, definitely will be back, hopefully with myself :) & I'll give you guys a proper tip next time 😆

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere and really friendly and helpful staff. Good value for money, too. Unfortunately I had to reorder my main and pud, as they had run out of both! I was limited in what I could eat due to an allergy. I went for the burger, minus the bun. Very tasty burger, would recommend. Lacked presentation however. My partner had the mushroom risotto, which he said was lovely. Again, presentation could have been better. Our waitress was really helpful when it came to the pud choice and adapted to suit our dietary needs, as our first choices had both run out. These were also given free of charge to apologise for the inconvenience. Had a lovely 'date night' and will definitely return 🙂

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Phoebe was an amazing waitress! Such lovely food too.

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  4. JennieM

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We spent a lovely relaxed 4 hours at The Embankment on Tuesday having a tasty lunch and chatting to friends. Our waiter Connor (I think that was his name) was very helpful and friendly. All the staff were very welcoming. A lovely atmosphere in a beautiful building. This was our first time back since the onset of Covid. It was good to be back and will be meeting friends there again.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Arrive at restaurant was able to be sat quickly tables was really sticky and the table wobbled while eating and time we moved

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  6. TonyMcL

    Kent

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easy to find and easy to park outside in the street. Quite busy when we walked in bit we were shown to our table quite quickly. Good service, very friendly and great food. The ambience was nice. If we're in the area again we'll eat here.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff and atmosphere. Really nice place. Good food

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  8. DebbieG

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food - both taste and choice, the friendly and welcoming service and the ambience were all excellent as always

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Generally love this place, but won't order steak again, it's very bland

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  10. Milly

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We had been here before and had a lovely meal but this time we went for a Sunday roast, service was good with the waiter being attentive and additional veg and gravy were offered, however, the food was very mediocre for the price. It wasn’t very hot, the Yorkshire was very dry and the roast potatoes did not taste as if they had been freshly cooked, the texture was similar to the ones I do at home sometimes that have been frozen and reheated. We won’t be going again.

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FAQs

The Embankment is rated 4.4 stars by 433 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for The Embankment

No 6, The Embankment, Bedford, Bedfordshire MK40 3PD

Additional information

  • Area
    Bedford
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 08:30–23:00 Sat 08:30–23:30 Sun 08:30–22:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    At the back of the Hotel and parking is available along the Embankment
  • Public Transit
    We are right in the heart of Bedford on The Embankment by the River Ouse, just off the A6. Arriving from the West (Milton Keynes & the M1) follow the A421 towards Bedford, then join the A6 and continue until you cross the river and can turn left onto the Embankment. We are half-way along on the right hand side.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Simon Harris
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01234 261332
  • Private party facilities
    Our private dining space is perfect for a breakfast, lunch or dinner party. Whether you dine a la carte or from our set menu, bring the family together or gather a group and relax in the comfort of having your own space, enjoy a delicious dinner, paired with award-winning wine. We have a variety of options available catering for up to 80 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Kirsty: 01234 261332
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