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“The Higgins Pantry - perfect for the most special of occasions”
Review of The Higgins Pantry

The Higgins Pantry
Ranked #8 of 419 Restaurants in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe, Wine Bar
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Bedford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“The Higgins Pantry - perfect for the most special of occasions”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Writing this review comes with enormous pleasure - our recent visit to The Pantry was a private booking for our wedding breakfast; it was truly the best yet. Rose and Vince were fantastic from start to finish, and made planning a meal for 60 seem like a breeze. All our guests had the most fantastic time, commenting on the amazing, relaxed atmosphere, professionalism and attentiveness of the staff, and out of this world food (even the kids who were over the moon with their mini pizzas!) How the team managed to serve a selection of 8 different impeccably cooked and beautifully executed tapas dishes, to such a high volume of people in such a timely way was simply incredible, plus our guests really enjoyed this break from the traditional 3 course wedding meal. We couldn't recommend The Pantry enough for other couples looking for a stunning and memorable, not to mention excellent value, wedding venue.

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1 Thank Caroline B
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London, United Kingdom
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“Warm, friendly staff and amazing food!”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Where do i start!! What a find the Higgins Pantry is. My sister and partner had their wedding lunch here at the weekend and Rose was absolutely amazing! Rose, her family and staff were so warm, friendly and helpful from start to finish. They really couldn't do enough for us all and made the day so special. We all really enjoyed the food, atmosphere and they amazing service that they provided. Having Italian Tapas style food is really different and adds a modern twist to such a special day like a wedding. The quality and quantity of food was outstanding and left us not needing much to eat in the evening which was a bonus! They had decorated it beautifully too. Such a find and i can't wait to go back again. Well done to Rose and Vincenzo for creating such a wonderful place to come to with friends and family!

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Rachel B
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Today a precious gem was found”
Reviewed 29 March 2014

Visiting the Higgins Museum we thought about having something to eat and was surprised to find this lovely gem of a restaurant within the premises of the Museum. Not only we didn't have to struggle to find a decent place where to eat but we were indulged by a nice choice of different dishes at unbeatable prices. We couldn't wait to grab a table and not only the menu was great but any special dietary requests didn't bother the chef -Vincenzo- who actually personally gave some great suggestions and in such a friendly family orientated atmosphere we finished our meal in style with an unbeatable Italian ice cream of which we cannot fail to mention the vast choice of yummy flavours to choose from. What a gem of a place this was. Cannot wait to go back at the first opportunity. Well done to Vincenzo and his family for creating such a memorable place to enjoy a great meal. This place is pure magic.

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank Gabriella L
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Bedford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Yum, Yum, Yum!”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Just had a delicious lunch at The Pantry - every time I go I cannot believe how much chicken is on the caesar salad and how tasty it is. Succumbed to a chocolate brownie today too and it was decadent and gorgeous!

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank Pollyisabelle
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Province of Alicante, Spain
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“Best Italian food in Bedford”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

I have been in a few Italian restaurants in Bedford and I have to say this is probably the best one. I enjoyed nice food, atmosphere and a superb service provided. Food was really good, i enjoyed myself, Tasty Tapas (i loved lasagna...which i even shared with a friend as the portion was quite big actually, and thats something you wont find in any other italian restaurant around Bedford). Good relation 'quality/price'. Highly recommended;)

  • Visited March 2014
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