Review on Bedford & Strand

Hidden away in a basement on the corner of Bedford Street and the Strand (hence the name), this popular rendezvous combines a retro 'wine room' and bar with a bistro and deli counter. It's the kind of place that attracts oenophiles as well as suited-and-booted types, Charing Cross commuters and trendy young things.

The food is mostly cross-Channel stuff that yo-yos between omelette Arnold Bennett and chicory and shallot tarte Tatin, via shepherd's pie, braised ox cheek with horseradish mash, cassoulet and tuna niçoise. The splendid array of cheeses is an alternative to iced banana parfait or hot chocolate fondant with pistachio ice cream.

Little dishes (stuffed chillies, tempura squid), home-potted delicacies (shredded pork rillettes, hummus), cheeses and boards of charcuterie are available at the deli counter, and the wine list is an ever-improving collection of carefully chosen bottles.

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Anglo French

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Mon-Fri
Dinner: 5.30 - 11.00pm Mon-Sat

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Facilities at Bedford & Strand

  • Private parties
  • 55 covers
  • Family Friendly


WiFi is available

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Bedford & Strand
1a Bedford Street
Covent Garden
Central London

Nearest tube station: Charing Cross

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