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Pavilion at the Park, Bedford

Park Avenue | Park Avenue, Bedford MK41 7SS, England
+44 1234 351104
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Park Avenue | Park Avenue, Bedford MK41 7SS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An autmnal family walk through this peaceful park interupted by grandchildrens demands for a snack and a rest for their short legs. Glad we did as everyone enjoyed the unplanned stop for tea and cakes.

1  Thank Anaru M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After looking on trip advisor for places to go for breakfast this came up number one so we had to give it a try! After walking through the lovely grounds around the park and finding this lovely situated building we managed to get a seat...More

1  Thank Kasia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On Thursday 5th after a week of working from home, I just needed to get out the house (and I just couldn’t stop thinking about Eggs Florentine), so I packed up my laptop & took myself down to the Pavilion. For a busy, sunny day...More

1  Thank Xilagem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Pavilion on Easter Monday. The roast dinner was brilliant and the service was ever so friendly. The saxophone quartet was too loud for such a high ceilinged space but on the other hand, they were great players.

1  Thank PollyBowl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A first time visitor for breakfast - but will be back. Worth booking in advance as tables there soon filled up. Five of us in our group with three adults opting for the yummy Pavilion breakfast, their equivalent of the Full English with granary toast...More

1  Thank ryan365
Reviewed 15 March 2018

I booked to have afternoon tea with my Mum as a belated Mother's Day treat. Booking was easy, via email, although I couldn't book directly through their website. We were offered a hot drink on arrival and then our afternoon tea was served. Although the...More

1  Thank greensands1
Emma G, Owner at Pavilion at the Park, Bedford, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and we are so glad you enjoyed your afternoon tea. We are actually waiting for our new afternoon tea stands to arrive - you will have to come back another time to see what...More

Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Went here for Sunday breakfast, wish we hadn’t as it was Mothering Sunday and the cafe was extremely busy. We arrived to be told no tables inside as all were reserved, 102 covers but there were a few outside tables, luckily we nab a table...More

1  Thank Matthew C
Emma G, Owner at Pavilion at the Park, Bedford, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Matthew - so pleased you managed to find a table. You are right, it is allways wise to book, especially at weekends and particularly for Mother's Day, Bank Holidays or Easter! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, Emma, Sharon...More

Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

I stopped off for a coffee and cake during a walk round the park. The staff are helpful and friendly, the carrot cake is the best I've had. The location is lovely, with inside and outside areas for relaxing with a cuppa, they also have...More

Thank TonyRoberts40
Emma G, Owner at Pavilion at the Park, Bedford, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Spot on! Thank you for your 5* review. we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Emma, Sharon and the team.

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Went with our friends for breakfast. Beautiful walk in the park, gorgeous as it was full of fresh snow. Had bacon sarnies which were yummy, generous portion served on lovely fresh hand cut granary bread. Bacon excellent quality and plentiful. Lovely ambience as was full....More

Thank ivanadaley
Emma G, Owner at Pavilion at the Park, Bedford, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for such a lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you again very soon. Best wishes, Emma , Sharon and the team.

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Hard to find anyone wants to service breakfast after 1130 in Bedford Why ? It food and I am customer Anyway no more will I try to persuade pubs golf clubs I have the perfect place Good Qulity sausages and back. Service with a smile...More

Thank Jagtar
Emma G, Owner at Pavilion at the Park, Bedford, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so glad you have found your 'perfect place'. Breakfast is served all day - right up until 3.15 in winter and 4.15 in summer. We hope you will visit again soon. Best wishes Emma, Sharon and the team.

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Questions & Answers
19 February 2017|
Response from Ian W | Reviewed this property |
Hi you can park in the other end of the car park at Robinson swimming pool car park which is free. It's only about 300 yard walk from there.
6 March 2015|
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Response from Emma G | Property representative |
Hi Tim. We are open 9-4 everyday and from 1st April this will extend to 9-5 inside and until 6 outside for take away drinks and snacks. Our evening service is Supper Clubs twice a week, usually on a Wednesday and a Friday... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Park Avenue | Park Avenue, Bedford MK41 7SS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: +44 1234 351104
  • E-mail
There are few pleasures in life greater than good food, good friends and beautiful surroundings. The award-winning Pavilion at the Park Cafe in Bedford Park is about bringing these things together. The iconic building in the heart of the park has been lovingly restored to reflect a grand past and a bright future - and is the perfect setting to enjoy an excellent meal in great company. We firmly believe in un-fussy, wholehearted dishes made from scratch with the best, locally sourced ingredients. Come and visit soon. We'd love to see you at the park. We're open all day every day for breakfast, brunch and lunch, afternoon tea and cake and some evenings for private parties and Supper Clubs. Take a look at our website to see our menu, wine list and to find more about all the activities on offer.
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