Welcome to Gurkha Kitchen / The Swan Pub and the Restaurant
New management, newly refurbished luxury bar and the restaurant set up in very high standard. New dining experience in the village
Gurkha Kitchen combines typical Nepalese (Gurkha) and world famous authentic Indian cuisines. We present
the expansive Nepalese and Indian repertoire, bursting with flavour and originality including British and
Indo-Chinese food as a different dining experience in the historical town of Bedford.
Having the top-class chef with loads of star experiences working in Nepal, India, Dubai and London we know our
foods are one of the best in the region.
Spacious dining area, comfortable seating, relaxing atmosphere, welcoming staffs, fully air-conditioned restaurant, smoking shelter with summer/winter back garden and very unusual classic VIP wine bar at the
basement makes dining at Gurkha Kitchen a real pleasure for families, friends, couples, business personals, doctors, officials, professionals and group parties
5 Gurkha Promise
• Quality Food • Warm Hospitality • Fresh Ingredients • Value for Money • Values Customers’ Views.
Brief History of the Gurkhas
“Bravest of the brave, most generous of the generous, never had a country more faithful friends than you” Sir Ralph
Turner MC, 3rd Queen Alexandra’s Own Gurkha Rifles, 1931
“Better to die than be a coward” is the motto of the world-famous Nepalese Gurkha soldiers who are an integral
part of the British Army. They still carry into battle their traditional weapon - an 18-inch long curved knife
known as the Khukuri.
The former Indian Army Chief of Staff Field Marshal - Sam Manekshaw, once stated that
“If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or is a Gurkha.”
After suffering heavy casualties in the invasion of Nepal, the British East India Company signed a hasty peace deal
in 1815. In the Peace Treaty it was agreed that Gorkhalis could be recruited to serve under contract in the
East India Company’s army.
Following the partition of India in 1947, an agreement between Nepal, India and Britain meant four Gurkha
regiments from the Indian army were transferred to the British Army, eventually becoming the Gurkha Brigade. Since
then, the Gurkhas have loyally fought for the British all over the world, receiving 13 Victoria Crosses between them.
More than 200,000 fought in the two world wars, and in the past 50 years they have served in Hong Kong,
Malaysia, Borneo, Cyprus, the Falklands, Kosovo and now in Iraq and Afghanistan.
We are grateful for serving you