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Great Sunday Roast! & Great Service As well. Thanks team
Great food and service at very affordable prices. The venue is lovingly restored and maintained, and is a joy to visit with a warm and friendly atmosphere and staff.
Excellent food and friendly efficient staff. Hope to return next visit to London.
Great refurb, really impressed by the restaurant decor and the food!
This was our first visit to The Bedford. We were struck by the warm welcome we got from all the staff. They were very polite and professional and made our night extra special. The decor and ambience had a classy young vibrant style. Loved it. The god was faultless, tasty and well presented and hot. Loved it
We arrived and the place wasn’t packed. It was very loud and there was a band playing. Not something you expected on a Thursday evening when you are taking your stepmother out. After waiting for about 10 mins to be seated I went to get someone’s attention. The Young lady who was collecting glasses told me to wait till She found someone. Once seated, the young man who served us was very attentive and looked after us very well, been also very patient with my stepmother who doesn’t really speak English. He made our evening. I wish I had asked his name. However, it was very loud. Food and service was superb but there is no need for that level of noise on a Thursday evening. Definitely go back but I won’t stay next time if too loud again. It’s ok to shout at each other at the bar but not ok when you are having dinner sitting next to each other.
Sadly this is the second negative experience we’ve had at the Bedford. Firstly we had to order our food and drinks from the bar after no one came to take our order or give us menus after we had to show ourselves to our table. One staff member told us we could move table because it was really cold near the door, then someone else told us we couldn’t. We ended up being made to move table 4 times despite having booked a table and one of our meals having already arrived. They then brought out the wrong order. Will be going to other pubs in Balham from now on, as last Christmas they “forgot” our Christmas dinner order and apparently the chef wasn’t in (it was a Sunday...). They served us a basic roast (with frozen potatoes and none of the festive additions we had paid for) and then when we chose not to pay service charge, they challenged us and told us we had to pay it because they had “already put it through the till” and apparently you need to expressly tell them you’re not paying it when you’re given the bill....?! It’s a shame because the comedy and live music nights at the Bedford are great.
Loved our visit here! We honestly visited because The Bedford was a place that Ed Sheeran performed at and we wanted to see where he started. The place is very nicely decorated and the food was excellent. Staff was nice as well. Try the baked Camembert, you won’t regret it!
We were seated in the main bar rather than the side room for lunch at 4pm on a Sunday. It was extremely noisy as the bar was packed and football was also on. Huge portions, but my wife said the belly pork was very fatty and my son said that the beef (served medium rather than medium rare as requested) was rather tough and had lots of sinew. To be fair, my beef was very good though the roast potatoes were rather odd - very dark colour and not crisp at all. For 6 adults and two 3 year olds the bill came to £200 which seems rather steep especially as 2 adults didn't have any alcohol (mind you, £4.50 for a smallish glass of Rhubarb lemonade full of ice is more expensive than wine!)
It wasn’t too busy but we were left unattended at the entrance to the restaurant room for 5 minutes. I had to get the attention of someone behind the bar to ready our seats. I noticed two other tables who arrived after us were served before us & although the manager apologised, it was clear the waitress was overwhelmed. The stew my friend ordered was cold, so had to be taken back. I accidentally spilt my drink, smashing a glass. There were tiny bits of glass still on the table as it wasn’t cleaned properly & there was no offer of a complementary drink. We then had to wait a long period for someone to deal with our bill when two staff were chatting behind the bar. The food was fine but I won’t be going back due to poor customer service.