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Bedford & Strand (CLOSED)

Restaurants, Contemporary European Strand

Time Out says

Please note, Bedford & Strand is now closed. Time Out Food & Drink Editors, March 2017.

In an area otherwise dominated by tourist traps, Bedford & Strand is popular with local workers, who stream to the basement bar for after-hours drinks.

Named, American-style, after its two cross streets, the bar also has a New York feel to its wine list. The headline page of the list offers around 20-25 selections available by the glass, carafe or bottle, split into five price-defined sections: ‘Reliable’, ‘Honest’, ‘Decent’, ‘Good’ and ‘Staff Picks’. The rest of the list is available by bottle only, with the exception of a few sherries and champagnes.

There’s a balance of New and Old Worlds, along with some curiosities (Brazilian wine, for instance). Pricing isn’t aggressive, but it pays to trade up. A glazed partition separates the bar from the white-tableclothed dining area, where bistro staples are on offer. A separate deli counter serves finger foods and charcuterie.

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Address: 1A Bedford Street
London
WC2E 9HH
Transport: Tube: Covent Garden tube or Charing Cross tube/rail
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