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The River Room

The Bedford Swan Hotel , The Embankment, Bedford , United Kingdom, MK40 1RW
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River Room Restaurant

Breakfast:
Monday- Friday 06.30-10.00
Saturday & Sunday, Bank Holidays 07.30-10.30

Lunch:
Monday-Saturday 12.00-15.00
Sunday 12.00-16.00

Dinner:
Monday-Sunday 18.00-22.00 (last orders 21.45)

Lounge:
Monday-Sunday 10.00-22.00 (last orders 21.45)


Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The River Room

Our RIVER ROOM RESTAURANT offers a varied choice of freshly prepared dishes whilst over looking Bedford’s beautiful embankment and River Ouse. Sit back, relax and take in the spectacular views.
Afternoon Tea is served in our beautiful Lounge whilst our Bar provides and ideal location to meet up with friends, enjoy a pre-dinner drink or cocktail.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 19 August 2018

We all had a great time enjoying the afternoon tea. We were well looked after, would definitely come again. Great value for money too. Thankyou.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 August 2018

Celebrated my 70th Birthday with family on Sat 18th Aug. The carpet in The River Room needs replacing, it was in an awful state. This let the whole venue down as far as making a recommendation is concerned.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

The food was great, some people in our party had allergies which they catered for very well! Found it a little odd when waiters started talking to each other in a different language while we were trying to pay. Sounded as though one was telling the other off, they continued speaking in a different language the whole time we were paying, just came across kind of rude.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Service was brilliant.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Lovely way to spend a Saturday lunchtime

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

We enjoyed the scones and cream however the could be a better selection of sandwiches

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Location Great, surrounding lovely, Staff fantastic, could not do enough for us. Went for an afternoon Tea with my sister and 84 year old Mother staff made it a wonderful afternoon

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

When we walked in the immediate ambience left us feeling a little underwhelmed. The restaurant was all but empty and they were just moving furniture around as they were obviously setting up for another party. However, the welcome (given that we were 30 mins early) was very warm and the staff couldnt have been more accommodating. They even offered to let us swap seats after we had ordered so that my mum would have a view of the river. The food arrived quickly, was warm and DELICIOUS. The service was impeccable.. friendly and attentive. It's such a shame that the room is so tired (paint is scuffed everywhere) and the carpet is filthy in places. Though I would definitely want to eat there again, I would say that there are nicer places to have a meal and - for that reason - we probably wont be back. With some aesthetics and more attention to the actual dining experience, it would be a wonderful venue.. but right now, it's very tired and unwelcoming. Your staff probably are the difference between people coming back or not - and I couldnt recommend them more.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Fabulous. Staff were so friendly and welcoming. Really good value for money and lovely surroundings.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

Yesterday we had lunch and it was excellent. The only remark I would like to make is that I do not like a roast meal with the ingredients piled on top of each other! The roast potatoes become soggy and I like to see the meat and vegetables spread around the plate. The food was delicious and the service excellent.

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Visited On Thursday, 26 July 2018

Dining room needs re.decorating. (new carpet)

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Visited On Monday, 23 July 2018

My only comment is that we were sat in the lounge with people walking past all the time - somewhere not on a thoroughfare would have been nicer. Theresa and her husband who looked after us were both very welcoming and made my Mum feel very special, as did your Reception staff who also wished her a happy 90th birthday. Thank you to everyone. You made her Afternoon tea very special.

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Visited On Monday, 23 July 2018

The food was lovely but the service was slow and the people serving us didn’t speak very good English so was hard work to ask for thing. Had to keep repeating our selfs. We sat in the lounge but the bench seat could do with some upgrading as all the stuffing has gone in it. So wasn’t very comfortable. Saying that we would return again

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

Poor service due to waitress not knowing what the dishes were and slow service of drinks and we were not asked how we wanted our steak cooked

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

The menu is restricted for a place of this quality and quite basic. Lower than expected cost matched the menu. The food was fine for the cost but coming back is a problem due to the lack of choice. Get a good chef, up the quality and charge more!

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

It was a fantastic experience - friendly staff in a lovely environment and superb food! Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

We had a nice afternoon however as we were in the lounge i think service may have been quicker if we were in the main room.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 July 2018

One diner commented that Eton Mess was all cream and very little on strawberries and meringue ….

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Visited On Thursday, 12 July 2018

We had a great afternoon. We'll be back

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Visited On Sunday, 08 July 2018

Was lovely but had to prompt waiters and waitresses ... really embarrassed I had to ask for tea strainers and our food

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Visited On Monday, 02 July 2018

The staff were pleasant and obliging.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 June 2018

Lovely restaurant with a good choice of food to choose from. Oldy worldy atmosphere fantastic friendly service.

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Visited On Thursday, 28 June 2018

very dissapointed as a professional within the food industry the food service and customer experience were all below standard and expecations very complacent and just plain bad food at expensive cost. a real shame its a lovely setting.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 June 2018

Quiet and comfortable. Sunday menu on the change. Easy to book with confirmation. would visit again. Roj.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Food was well cooked and most enjoyable.

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