We’re late. Bedford has been open for just under two weeks and it seems everybody has been there already. It’s the new bar at Ponsonby Central offering not only an extensive drinks menu but also delicious meatballs.We started off with some soda. The Mandarin, mango, lemon, ginger, honey, soda ($5) was incredibly tasty and refreshing, I wouldn’t mind having another one or two. The Blueberry, pomegranate black tea, lemon, honey, soda ($5) on the other hand was less exciting. It would have been better to see some blueberries and or pomegranate seeds in there somewhere, we seemed to only pick up the lemon flavour in the drink.
Special Meatballs – Beef & Blue Cheese ($12) + Special Sauce – Mushroom ($3) + Pasta ($4) – We loved the sauce and the pasta was cooked well. The meatball texture however was too soft and mushy for our liking.
Pork Sliders + Spicy Tomato Sauce ($5 each) – The pork meatballs were delicious. The texture and flavour was great and we enjoyed the sauce. It’s not crazy hot but sweet and subtle.
Service was friendly but could have been better. Our cutlery box was pretty much empty aside from spoons and salt and pepper. There were no forks, knives or serviettes. We also saw a good amount of people walking in cluelessly and were not served at all. Food took a while to come too. Now we know why everyone has been rushing to get there. It is on the expensive side but this will be a brilliant place to stopover on a hot summer’s day for drinks – after you fill up elsewhere on food. I’m already thirsty for some more soda.
Bedford Soda & Liquor.
Ponsonby Central, Shop 10, 4 Brown St, Ponsonby.
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