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24 April 2014
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Bedford & Strand

020 7768 0258

1a Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HH

£39.00 Modern European Covent Garden

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  • Wine: £16.00
  • Champagne: £50.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12N-3pm 5-10pm

Square Meal Review of Bedford & Strand ?

Deemed ‘a real hidden gem’ by its fans, Bedford & Strand seems to evade the attentions of tourists, making it a favourite with anyone hankering after some privacy or post-work sedation. Head downstairs & you’ll find an appealing basement bistro dominated by a handsome Edwardian-style bar & dotted with paper-clothed tables. A ‘simple, rustic’ menu delivers dependable wine-bar favourites such as chicken-liver parfait, côte de boeuf, salade niçoise & Bakewell tart, alongside specialities with more cheffy intent like vibrant pea soup with chive crème fraîche or pan-fried sardines with Jersey Royals & basil sauce; otherwise, take your pick from the robust comestibles on the deli counter. There’s unanimous praise for the food & the vinous treasures on the cracking wine list, although some readers have been let down by disinterested service.

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  1. Bedford & Strand

    1a Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HH
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    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 7

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    1a Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HH
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    Wendy P.
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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 9

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    1a Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HH
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 9

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    1a Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HH
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    Thomas D.
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    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 7

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    1a Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HH
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    Denise B.
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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 3
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 5

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    1a Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HH
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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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    1a Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HH
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    Jennifer J.
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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 9

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    1a Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HH
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    Katee J.
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    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 1
    • Value: 2

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    1a Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HH
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    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 6

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  1. Published : Saturday, 16th November 2013

    Tiki Chris :: Christmas Menu at Bedford & Strand

    A recent opportunity to sit in on a tasting of the Christmas 2013 menu at basement bistro Bedford & Strand also served as a chance to sample the creations of new Head Chef Joseph Dean. Thumbs up to Dean for taking the same-old-same-old standards and adding just a touch enough pizzazz to enliven what otherwise might have come across and yawn-worthy stodge. Here’s a look at Bedford & Strand’s Christmas menu, which is available now at £35 per person for choice of one starter, main and dessert...
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  2. Published : Tuesday, 14th May 2013

    Clandestine London :: Bedford and Strand

    Based on the corner of Bedford Street and The Strand, I had walked past here a number of times and was intrigued by the basement element (key clandestine consideration) and classic white tiles. On entering, the interior was simple but effective; clean white walls...
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  3. Bedford & Strand is nondescript from the outside. When I checked out the address I couldn’t fathom where it could possibly be and I know Bedford Street very well with its looming TGI Friday restaurant and Fitness First branch, I couldn’t picture a restaurant. Ah, well I found it on Monday. A simple opening with a sign that looked like it had been there for years and years and years (in a good way). Reminiscent of so many basement wine bars such as Champagne Charlies and Gordon’s Wine Bar. I was surprised to discover that this bar/restaurant had only actually been open for eight years!...
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