Ponsonby Central – Bedford Soda & Liquor

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.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe 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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASpecial 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.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPork 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.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 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.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANow 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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4 comments
  1. Bryce said:

    The placed sucked. Terrible service and average overpriced food!

  2. We went to a place called The Meatball Shop in New York last year that looks very similar, down to the menus that you tick off yourself. This place must be based on it. Haven’t tried Bedford, but the NY place was great!

    • erinh7 said:

      My friend took me to The Meatball Shop while I was visiting New York recently, and I loved it! This does look based on it – can’t wait to go and check it out sometime soon!

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