Our latest monthly award for June 2022 has gone to The Bedford Townhouse and Café at 11-12 Bedford House, Bedford Row. Pictured outside the property with Maura are owners Denise and Peter Brazil (Photo: Ava O’Donoghue/I Love Limerick)
Were it not for the suspension of our monthly awards for most of 2020 and all of 2021, we would most certainly have given one to this beautiful premises before now, given the new lease of life it has brought to what is considered a unique segment of Limerick’s commercial heritage.
Located in Bedford House, which is also home to Limerick Travel, the Café and Townhouse were part of an extensive renovation showcasing some of the original features of the building which dates back to 1830, while enhancing it with modern contemporary signage. The property was once two Georgian townhouses, and it has a rich industrial heritage, having been home to Peter Tait, former three-time Mayor of Limerick. The first phase of the project, The Bedford Café, opened in July 2018 and this was followed by the stylish 12-bedroom boutique townhouse, which officially opened in November 2018. Although forced to close at various periods throughout the pandemic, The Bedford has developed a reputation as a high-quality city centre destination providing a unique guest experience, both for visitors to the Café and guests of the Townhouse. There are also more exciting times ahead for The Bedford with the upcoming expansion and redesign of the Café area and an exciting new menu. More details can be found on www.thebedford.ie or by calling them on 061 204400.