Bedford & Strand (bar)

1 reviews

1 Bedford Street , London, WC2E 9HH

SquareMeal Review of Bedford & Strand (bar)

Bedford & Strand (bar) closed permanently on 14 February 2017


With its prim Edwardian trappings, this handsome cellar bar/bistro could be a set from below stairs at Downton Abbey. Where milord’s retainers drank porter, you’ll choose from a wide-ranging list of global grapes subdivided into ‘reliable’, ‘honest’ or ‘decent’, including plenty by the glass & carafe: St Chinian at £20 a bottle is always a good bet, & trading up secures fabulous Australian Marsanne, Pieropan single-vineyard Italian Soave & top-notch Henriques & Henriques’ 10-year-old Madeira (£50). Also check out cocktails by the ‘carafe’. Theatre-goers with a show to catch & those happy to linger until curtain down can pick from the tapas, dips, terrines & rustic sharing boards on the deli counter, or veer towards the bistro side of the operation for more fulsome modern European food.

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Bedford & Strand (bar) Location

1 Bedford Street , London WC2E 9HH

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Opening times

Mon-Sat 12N-12M

Bedford & Strand (bar)'s Reviews

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Food & Drink: 10.0

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Service: 10.0

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Atmosphere: 8.0

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Value: 10.0

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 5

05 February 2010

we had lunch here last Sunday having stumbled across it. The entrance is not inviting but persevere because there is a real treat when you find the small restaurant./bar downstairs. Crisp white tablecloths, friendly and attentive staff, decent wines by the glass (no choice of house wine or something marginally better here). The menu is appealing with plenty of choice and food is served piping hot and looking elegant as well as tasting good. You can select the cheese on your cheese board from a list. My only comment was that the restaurant was not all that busy so the atmosphere for me was impacted by a group of 4 women sitting nearby who appeared to be talking to someone in the next street judging by their volume. I would highly recommend this place