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Ca-rum-bar-slider- - CaRumBar, Bedford, Bedford

CaRumBar

4.7
4.7
66 Reviews
£25 and under
Caribbean
Feel enchanted by our carefully selected, freshly prepared and exotic delicacies.
Cooked by traditional methods, our recipes go way back from our roots and have been passed down through generations of Caribbean culture.
Our dishes are dancing and packed full of flavour, devotion and pure passion that will get your soul singing to the riddims of the Caribbean.
Whether you’re with friends, family or ridin’ solo, we have something for everyone.
Tuck into some of our infamous jerk, succulent curried vegetables or a likkle bite for the road, all of our dishes are bursting with fun, flavours and colour.
All you need to do is select your food, choose your drink then sit back, relax and soak up the feeling of the Caribbean.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean, Halal, Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–8:30 pm Sun 1:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01234 867722

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Casual Buffet, Outside catering available, Sharing table buffet options also.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer Private Hire and can offer end times up to 2am

  • Neighborhood

    Bedford

  • Parking details

    Multi storey car park above. 2hours free parking on Saturdays.Free parking all day Sunday. Weekdays After 6pm free parking on some side roads and lay-bys.Disable bays directly outside the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 66 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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  • Bedfordshire

    Best Overall

  • Bedfordshire

    Best Food

  • Bedfordshire

    Best Service

  • Bedfordshire

    Best Ambiance

  • Bedfordshire

    Best Value

  • Bedfordshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Bedfordshire

    Good for Groups

  • Bedfordshire

    Great for Lunch

  • Bedfordshire

    Special Occasion

  • Bedfordshire

    Most Booked

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  1. R

    Ryan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    We ordered the wing combo for 3 people. Everything served was okay, well cooked but no dishes were exceptional or dishes that I would recommend that are must haves.
  2. a

    alana

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food in a great setting! We will be back for sure!
  3. AJ

    AndreJ

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely setting, the food portion and options/selection was good. The service with a smile added to the warm vibes. We will definitely return, it was worth the trip.
  4. SC

    SimonC

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is small and cozy offering a wide selection of Caribbean food and drink. There is a good selection of vegetarian and vegan foods combined with lots of rum cocktails and other Caribbean drinks. Food was lovely with nice presentation and the service was excellent. Overall it was a really nice experience
  5. MK

    MichaelK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff, great service, great food. Will definitely go there again.
  6. DY

    DavY

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Early evening dinner as a belated Father's Day present. Staff very friendly and helpful. Vegan combo very good and suitable for vegetarians as has no 'pretend' meats. Daughter enjoyed her chicken strips which are ideal for those wanting least spicy options. Sons enjoyed there choices too. Would be interesting to see the later evening ambience compares.
  7. SA

    SoniaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been looking for somewhere to sit and eat good cartibean food since moving to Hertfordshire 4 years ago and at last found Carumbar on the Internet just an hour away staff so friendly, rum punch potent just as it should be and food delicious and plenty full, we had to ask for takeaway boxes as we couldn't finish but didn't want to leave any behind ! Sonia and Denver will def be back :0)
  8. TO

    TimO

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Fantastic food. Kids loved it as well..Nice family restaurant
  9. K

    Keels35

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh how I love this little place. Food was amaze, portion sizes bloody fabulous and the service was totally outstanding… highly recommended. We went for Father’s Day and will def be going back
  10. SC

    SusieC

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, red snapper is amazing and the chicken curry is really good.
  11. J

    Jasmine

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, amazing food and great atmosphere! Thank you!
  12. E

    Engine

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing fresh and authentic Caribbean food (and drinks, including Guiness punch) topped with attentive service and good ambience. Great value for money. Can only highly recommend going there!
  13. RS

    RichardS

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent quality food with lots of choice. It is very easy to over order there are so many tempting dishes to enjoy so you might find yourself with a doggy bag at the end of the evening. Fun place to eat and highly recommended.
  14. SG

    ShirleyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at CaRumBar and we’ll definitely be back. The staff were lovely and nothing was too much trouble. The food was perfect and I’d recommend the pit stop option as it’s really good value for money. Overall lovely experience and I’ll be back in a few weeks.
  15. CW

    CraigW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome, and the service was friendly, helpful and quick.
  16. AO

    AnnetteO

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Service was great, though the kitchen had a lot missing from the menus
  17. JP

    JenniferP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really enjoyed the food and the service Would definitely go back and recommend
  18. L

    xLollyx

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service, Food was amazing will defo be back
  19. RS

    RaymondS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience for my 1st time, food was great. But the bench and table needs a different coat of vanish cos no matter how many times it get wiped, it still seems sticky
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was our first time in the CaRumBar restaurant. We booked online and the service was excellent from start to finish. The whole experience was good and we will again have another night out there.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We went in the evening. The atmosphere was nice in the restaurant however it’s a shame part of it is used for storage and stacked outside tables. The staff were friendly and helpful the only slight issue was the bill when we had been charged for 5 drinks we hadn’t had. The food was ok but missed the wow factor. A lot of meatless bone thrown in and the food was warm verging on cold.
  22. CT

    CarolT

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Not what l expected. Did not have a great atmosphere. Had a large party which were extremely noisy and the owner never thought to gell them to quiet it down as other diners were there. Was disappointing. Food was OK but expected better. Was the first and last experience
  23. LK

    LorraineK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice Bar and Restaurant. Cosy surroundings. Cold sitting by the window, there didn’t appear to be any heating in the place. I did mention that it was cold, but don’t think anything was done about it. The seats were also hard to sit on for long periods and was uncomfortable, perhaps padding or cushions on the seat\bench would have been helpful. Food was excellent and value for money. The service was also on point.
  24. BB

    BillBones

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Tasty food and friendly service. Very enjoyable evening.
  25. SH

    SueH

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Sweet and friendly waitresses but we waited almost an hour for food in a nearly empty restaurant because apparently they had a big takeaway order!! It was also really cold in the restaurant and some of us ate in our coats. Food was good boy overall experience was not.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere and food was so tasty and fresh definitely would come again
  27. J

    Jess

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was fantastic and always. I would highly recommend!
  28. RW

    RussW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best restaurant in town. The food is amazing, the people are warm and genuinely lovely, the decor is perfect and the music ambiance is fantastic. Doesn't feel like you eating out, the quality of the food, makes you feel you're eating a home cooked meal, nothing processed all freshly made. If you haven't been here, you're really missing out.
  29. L

    Larag

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Delicious authentic food with such good flavours. Owner came and said hello and was lovely to meet her and main waiter who was young lad with dark brown hair was so attentive and helpful and was by far the best server who was there that evening. Only thing would say the restaurant was a little cold but soon warms up when eating some of the spicy dishes.
  30. SS

    SamanthaSlater

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shall definitely be back again. Great place,food,atmosphere and the staff were so welcoming. The place is a gem.
  31. SC

    SarahC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere with delicious food. First time here but will definitely be back!
  32. DW

    DavidW

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food and service, marred only by the raucous alarm from the nearby car park for 20 minutes or so.
  33. DL

    DeenaL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic evening, great food, music, service and atmosphere! Providing a personal touch by having the owner come over and introduce herself. She gave a free drink to people celebrating their birthday. Great value for money, the portion sizes were huge. It was such a lovely evening, highly recommend it. I will definitely be going back!!!!
  34. JC

    JoCul

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. I have been recommending it to lots of people.
  35. CL

    CharleneL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, feel good atmosphere, staff very friendly, and omg the food was absolutely banging! Good portion size, fresh food full of flavours.. The meat just fell off the bone. Good music, great decor. Defo will be back!
  36. DB

    DawnB

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great atmosphere! We can’t wait to go back! Thank you Sophia and staff x
  37. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have just found our new favourite restaurant. The food is amazing and staff are really friendly. I have already told my friends about this place, and we plan to return with them.
  38. SH

    StephanieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant. Everything is always perfect and the staff are so friendly. The food is perfection! Highly recommend!
  39. R

    Rach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for my friend's birthday the food was Amazing! Staff were lovely, we will definitely be back ..
  40. TG

    TamaraG

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was amazing as always. Service was pretty good considering how busy it was too. My only criticism was the music was a bit loud at times when trying to have a conversation.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

CaRumBar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01234 867722.

CaRumBar is rated 4.7 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for CaRumBar

11 Howard St, Bedford, Bedford MK40 3HS

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bedford

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–8:30 pm Sun 1:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean, Halal, Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Multi storey car park above. 2hours free parking on Saturdays.Free parking all day Sunday. Weekdays After 6pm free parking on some side roads and lay-bys.Disable bays directly outside the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01234 867722

  • Catering

    Casual Buffet, Outside catering available, Sharing table buffet options also.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer Private Hire and can offer end times up to 2am

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