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Bedford & Strand - CLOSED

1A Bedford Street | Covent Garden, London WC2E 9HH, England
+44 20 7836 3033
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good50%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“potted crab” (7 reviews)
“cheese board” (9 reviews)
“fish cakes” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
European, British, Wine Bar, Bar, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1A Bedford Street | Covent Garden, London WC2E 9HH, England
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We visited with friends for a birthday meal on 11Feb 2017. The restaurant was not particularly busy, but they've run out of some of the dishes on the menu. I ordered oysters and was told that they may have run out. The waitress came back...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 February 2017

One of our party chose this place because of its location close to the theatres on the Strand. We almost walked past it because it is marked by only one sign high above the door, a door so narrow that a broad shouldered man might...More

Thank GBSLondon
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We had a table for four booked for 6pm this evening. Like a lot of people eating at that time, we were planning to eat before going to the theatre. The special of the day was Fish pie. The waitress advised us that there were...More

Thank Paragonwsm
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Tucked away beside the Strand, this restaurant is a great find. The staff are very friendly and tables are often free. While the meals are a little pricey, the portions are huge - the best lamb in a long time and a terrific steak. A...More

Thank Pravin S
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We chose this restaurant because of the proximity to the Adelphi Theatre and we were not disappointed with our choice. The service and food were great and the portion sizes were very generous - perfect after an afternoon of shopping.

Thank Rdm1001
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We found this place almost by accident when we were looking for somewhere to eat before a show. It's tucked down a small set of stairs and until you open the entrance doors down in the lobby you wouldn't know it was there. We found...More

Thank Belbella50
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

You can easily miss this place, accessed by a single doorway and down stairs; I kind of hope people do as it feels like a little hidden gem! Spent lovely, relaxed evening here. Lovely atmosphere, can either just drink or has restaurant area. Was lovely...More

Thank Anne N
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I've been here a couple of times before and not eaten, on this occasion with work I did. The food is of a good standard but not sure about the value. I chose the cheese platter as I know that the cheese choice here is...More

Thank Turbo250174
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Meal for 20 people. Service was good, food was very good and enjoyed the atmosphere and a handy location.

Thank Geoff F
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Visited via last minute booking on open table. Excellent, prompt service with great recommendations. Not all that busy at 1930 on a Saturday night for some reason as this is a great restaurant in a great location. Reasonable prices and great food.

Thank Thomas H
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1A Bedford Street | Covent Garden, London WC2E 9HH, England
  • Public Transportation: Charing Cross Station Trafalgar Square
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 3033
  • E-mail
Independently opened by a group of friends in 2005, Bedford & Strand is a bar, wine room and bistro serving traditional British and French dishes. In the restaurant we offer full A La Carte and pre/ post theatre menu (Menu Rapide) along with an ever changing wine list that showcases a wide range of carefully selected wines by the glass, carafe and bottle. We also have beer, cider, cocktails and tea and coffee. There's a full deli counter with potted delicacies, charcuterie and cheese boards and crowd pleasers like fish fingers, ham and cheese croquettes, pork scratchings and to mention it again, artisan cheese boards. Great for sharing for lunch or dinner. We take bookings for both restaurant and bar, and also can cater for large groups. so if you'd like a dinner table with friends and/ or family or just a casual table or area in the bar for drinks and nibbles, give us a call on 020 7836 3033.
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