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Rice Thai Restaurant

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41 St. Cuthberts Street | Bedford, Bedford MK40 3JG, England
+44 1234 272053
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been twice in the past couple of months and both experiences were absolutely spot on - cosy, intimate & great atmosphere with attentive yet professional service. On both visits we had an assortment of starters to share which were delicious and plentiful. All parties enjoyed every aspect of the meal, my personal highlight was creating my own Super Pad Thai... More 

1 Thank EBTLbisou
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Brilliant service, beautiful food. Visited with 4 friends, served drinks promptly and a lovely big hug of tap water. Given prawn crackers, delicious...could have had a splash more chilli sauce but otherwise perfect. Starters were hot and fresh. The chicken satay looked superb as did the tofu, I had spicy squid- it was spicy and tangy and divine! Absolutely delicious!... More 

1 Thank RachyRaaRaa
Bedford, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a table for 2 by text for a Saturday night. We were seated near the window so gave us a little more privacy. As always food was excellent and service very good. This is my favourite restaurant in Bedford and I hope to return again soon before they change hands.

Thank penelope_pit_stop123
Bedford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tim and his team run a brilliant place, it is small but perfectly formed so book in advance. The food is superb as is the wine selection. The house champers is also wonderful, we will be back in April!

Thank Jane K
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130 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reataurant always has a fantastic atmosphere ,and this time was no exception , It was very busy ,which is always a good sign Service excellent and food to a very high standard - as I would expect . There was no rushing of our meal - which I find rude and off putting in some places . It is... More 

Thank papapp
London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Rice on Friday night. The small cosy restaurant was packed and it had a great buzz about it. The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly. Will definitely return.

Thank Knebworth141
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on Saturday 11th March to celebrate a friends birthday. She had recommended and booked weeks in advance, and my partner and I had never eaten proper thai food before. Safe to say it is one of the best meals out I have ever had. Some of the dishes use such simple ingredients but are used so well... More 

Thank Lauren D
London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not easy to get a table at this very popular restaurant. We had to book weeks in advance to get a table and when we finally got to go, we weren't disappointed. The food was authentic and delicious, and the service and staff were great. I just found it a little pricey and that's probably because they don't have... More 

Thank Romanknight
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small gem in Bedford. Ambience is tranquil and cosy. A warm welcome and good service. Fresh, flavoursome food, well presented in good portions - tempura prawns and chicken satay are particularly tasty starters. The Thai tea (cold) with basil seeds is an unexpectedly tasteful stomach calming drink that looks more like a cocktail - a must try! Worth many... More 

Thank 1MysticTopaz1
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was delicious and atmosphere was great very relaxed didn't feel rushed at all. Staff were very attentive and felt really welcome. Great location for a date, right next to a thriving pub (the ship) and close to the auction room for cocktails afterwards. If you wanna impress your date, this is the place to go. Would definitely visit again.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 St. Cuthberts Street | Bedford, Bedford MK40 3JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: +44 1234 272053

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?