Spanning Indian, Japanese, Italian and Turkish flavours, to name but four, it’s tough to know where to start when it comes to the best restaurants in Bedford. But Three Rooms is as good as any, if only for its stylish flair. The food is a great contrast to the stark, almost minimalist dining room, with authentic Moghul dishes almost floating out of the kitchen, so good do they smell. With great service, reasonable prices and that food and style, this is a deservedly popular restaurant, so make sure to book ahead.
Restaurants in Bedford
The Higgins Pantry
Moving further east, Thai Lagoon is a favourite Asian and Thai restaurant that also does a mean line in takeaway. Just a short walk from The Higgins, this is a clean, unfussy restaurant that serves up seriously tasty Thai classics, including a wide range of curries and noodle dishes.
Straddling Thai and Chinese flavours, The Elephant is a modern restaurant decked out in strong red and wooden decor that offers a page-turning menu with literally hundreds of options. Bargain hunters will love their well-priced three-course lunch menu, while they also do takeaway.
Another Far Eastern restaurant is Hokuhoku on Peel Street, an authentic Japanese restaurant that’s much, much more than a cool sushi joint. With traditional Japanese dishes, including katsu curry, yakisoba and teriyaki dishes on the menu, they mean business.
There are several high-quality Italian and Mediterranean restaurants in town. Amici is a traditional, authentic Italian joint with a warm atmosphere and some of the best crab linguine in the region. And, just over the road from the Quarry Theatre, it’s the perfect place to fill up before a performance.
The Higgins Pantry is an easy-going Italian that comes alive in the summer when you can dine al fresco in the courtyard. Located in the Castle Quay area, make sure to try at least a few of their Italian-style tapas plates to get a real taste of their cooking.
Offering excellent value for money and some seriously tasty platters, Mimo’s Meze Grill does the simple things well – like big plates of charcoal-roasted fish and meat, crispy flatbread and their decadent desserts (the crème brûlée is a firm favourite).
And finally, we come to Nazar Restaurant. Found on the High Street, this is a family-run restaurant that serves up proper, authentic Turkish cuisine. Make sure you start off on the right foot with their meze platters and Mangal kebabs, which are charcoal-grilled.