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25 St Cuthbert’s St, Bedford MK40 3JG

Famous for it’s top notch burgers.

Our favourite place for a Sunday Roast and some top tunes. (Watch out for Reggae Roasts!)

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Eats & Treats

137 Castle Road, Bedford MK40 3PT

Traditional neighbourhood cafe/deli. Good for all your Italian meats, cheeses, olives etc. Very reasonably priced coffees and a nice pannini and drink offer. A real hive of activity and chat; Joe will keep you up to date with local goings on. We go as much for the craic as the coffee!

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Mama Concetta

35-37 Harpur Street, Bedford MK40 1LA

We love this super friendly, family owned pizzeria. With vintage styling and an impressive pizza oven centre stage, you will find yourself transported to Naples or Rome. We love a cheeky Aperol Spritz and a Pizza Napoli, but there are loads of authentic combos to be found!

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Putnoe Cake Shop

12 Library Walk, Bedford Mk41 8HF

Old school style Cafe opposite the library, with calming decor. A good range of sandwiches, jacket potatoes and pastries. The cakes look very impressive too.  Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, a good option for a spot of lunch, if you are in the area.

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Bernie’s Cafe

4 Greehill Street, Bedford MK40 1LX

Tucked away beside the bus station (next to the post office/newsagent) you will find possibly the friendliest cafe in Bedford. This charming mother and son duo have served home cooked meals and cakes to the good people of Bedford for over 14 years. You will instantly feel at home here and will enjoy the cheerful chatter of satisfied customers. One customer told me that the secret of Bernie’s success is the she cooks what people likes – can’t say fairer than that!

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Il Basilico

12 Mill St, Bedford MK40 3HD

You’ll be assured of a friendly welcome and excellent service at this family restaurant. Their mid week lunch deal is too good to miss, with their beautiful homemade bread pannini.

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Baladi Chic

Whitehouse, Manx Rd, Milton Keynes MK8 1ET

Authentic Egyptian food, MK based, but keep your eyes peeled they may be popping up near you any time soon. Think freshly baked baladi bread stuffed, felafel, meze and various salad bowls. A beautiful combination of fresh herbs and warm spices pulse through every dish. Our favourite is Messaka’s Abul Sid; slow cooked aubergines and peppers in a tangy tomato, garlic sauce. We see no reason to dispute their claim that #egyptiansdoitbetter!

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Serena Cafe

26 St Cuthberts Street St, Cuthbert’s Arcade, Bedford

A great cup of coffee and a pastry whilst good picking up some deli essentials.

Evenings coming soon.

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Boba Aloha & Mamas Crepes

Opposite Primark, Midland Rd, Bedford MK40 1TJ

Bedford’s newest (& cutest) addition to the street food scene. Outside Primark, Joon serves up a massive range of crepes (sweet & savoury) and a mind boggling combination of every teenagers’ favourite – Bubble Tea. We favour the mango with lychee boba!

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Freshly Seasoned

Harpur square, Bedford

Plant based snacks and street food on a Wednesday and Saturday on Harpur Square, Bedford. Tortilla parcels, burgers and curries, as well as sweet treats like triple chocolate cookie dough. Because plant based can also be fun!

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The Gallery

7 Howard St, Bedford MK40 3HS

A stylish local coffee shop.  If, like us, freshly baked sourdough and cakes are your thing, whilst surrounded by lovely things this is your place!  Kelsey is at the helm of an ever improving and increasing array of baked goods – and is always open to suggestions…

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9 St John’s St, Bedford MK42 0AH

Newbie Japanese with longest menu. Don’t be put off; the friendly staff will advise (the first 6/8 pages are sushi, so skip those if you’re not in the mood). Stand out dishes thus far have been the miso cod and tempura prawns. Also great gyoza, prawn skewers and delicious miso aubergine. Many more dishes yet to try.

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Naughty Pizza

Unit 2b Merchant Pl, Riverside Square, Bedford MK40 1AR

Aptly named.

Some very indulgent creations here… Love the Amalfi themed interior too.

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Vanilla Tree

29 St Cuthberts Street  Bedford Mk40 3JG

established in 2017 and recently given a cheerful face-lift, you will find top notch coffee, loose leaf teas (in cute teapots) and excellent home made bagels. We favour the super tasty vegan bagel, but have heard the handmade hot salt beef knocks it out of the park!

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32 The Broadway, Bedford, MK40 2TH

The latest addition to the Asian restaurant scene is a winner (and a bit of a looker too!) Local boy, Dishoom trained, Anwar Miah is cooking up a storm with his small street food inspired plates, that we think are ideal for sharing. We love the dhaal with spinach pakoras, the Bombay firecracker prawns, Manchurian tofu and Hakka chilli paneer (to name a few).

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38 Newnham St, Bedford MK40 3JR

A family affair, specialising in an ever changing american influenced deli sandwich offer.

Also great pasta, salad and fish dishes.

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Foxy wings

3b, Merchant Gate, Riverside Cl, Bedford MK40 1AS

A fun collaboration between lockdown start up, Foxy Wings and Beerfly. A top spot for beer and a bite. It’s all about the cauli wings with sriracha sauce for us. (Tho we have it on good authority the chicken wings are very decent too). Highly recommend the midweek lunch deal; our choice is cauli wings with kachumber salad and rainbow rice Also a top spot for a beer in the sun.

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11 Howard St, Bedford MK40 3HS

We love this slice of Caribbean sunshine. Favourite dishes are the tilapia pit stop combo and those jerk wings…washed down with a little Red Stripe or their legendary rum punch. Watch out for music nights, wine tastings and other special events.

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Portuguese mini market

10 St Mary’s St, Bedford MK42 0AS

Your one stop shop for all Portuguese vittels and a cheery welcome from Jose and Paula. We love the pasteis de nata with great Nicola coffee. A friendly, Portuguese welcome and bacalhau (salted cod) being their bestseller.  Paula will knock up a hearty sandwich from their quality deli items

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Siam Heaven

36 The Broadway, Bedford MK40 2TH

More than a little slice of Thai heaven here; food, service and atmosphere all top notch. Also open for a great lunchtime deal (our favourite meal of the day).

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The Cochin

76 Tavistock St, Bedford MK40 2RP

An authentic South Indian cooking is what sets this cosy restaurant apart. Favourite dishes include the mixed seafood platter, fisherman’s soup and the fish polichathu. You also won’t want to miss their famous dosa.

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River Cafe

5 High Street, Bedford

This place is pure old school – no smashed avo in sight. If you’re in town looking for a down to earth breakfast, toastie, jacket spud or salad this place has you covered.