Food & Drink

Reviews an info on all the best in Bedford, from fine cuisine to kebab shops, deli’s to coffee shops.


Food Review: 2 Like Us Bistro

I prefer bistro to restaurant, I prefer Roberto to Robert, I prefer Rimini to Reading. And if you’re like minded then I urge you to visit 2 Like Us, the new Italian bistro on Castle Road. But what makes it so special? It’s intimate and relaxed, as a bistro should be. Roberto is the perfect…


Clanger recipe: ‘Krabby’ patties

by Dan Fattorini Encouraging children to eat seafood can be a daunting task but often when introducing new flavours to young palettes, it’s more about context than taste. I’m personally a big lover of crab and eat it at any opportunity, but if I placed a plate of dressed crab in front of my…


Time for a Cheeky Cocktail!

Where better to get into the festive spirit than Bears and Tales? We sent Clanger and cocktail fan, Emily Finney to Lime Street to interview the man with the mixers, Tom Faden: Originally envisioned as spirits and mixer bar, Bear and Tales on Lime Street is actually home to the best cocktails in Bedford.  Created,…


Community Christmas Café

Charlie Fay has ‘popped up’ at the Old Fire Station in Mill Street. Charlie say, ‘It came about after having a couple of months available before my next project and wanting to do something in one of the many empty shops in town.  It was very last minute so the week has been spent trying to…


Great Bedfordians Cooking up a Storm!

The life of a travelling showgirl chef is never dull. My daily job of wedding cake making is peppered with traversing the country demonstrating the skills that every avid home baker wants to learn… always in stiletto heels! Years ago, I recall how these baking enthusiasts would corner me by the water cooler and confess…


Pavilion in Good Food Guide!

Congratulations to Emma Garrett and the Pavilion in the Park team on the news that they have been included in the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2017.  Since 1951 the Good Food Guide has been the UK’s best-selling restaurant guide, so they know a thing or two about eateries.  The Pavilion has been recommended by the…


Coffee, Cake and Vinyl!

Charlotte White is the creative force behind, Restoration Cake, supplier of bespoke celebration cakes for the most glamorous events. As author of Deliciously Decorated and Burlesque Baking, Charlotte is passionate about sharing her love of cake decorating and vintage-inspired style.


Come Dine with The Twits!

Whilst there are lots of glorious places to eat in and around Bedford, Team Clanger like to tell you about the extra special events that are a little bit further afield. 2016 marks the 100 year anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl with many special things planned all over the country – check out the Roald Dahl…

Recipe: Modernist Fondue

by Daniel Fattorini It was supposed to be summer, heading towards the middle of July and we suffered daily downpours and regular thunderstorms. With barbecues out of bounds and summer salads just not enough to warm you up and dry you out, it felt like a wintry dish was more appropriate last week. I…

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