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St Helena

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English, Eclectic
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High Street, | Elstow, Bedford MK42 9XP, England
+44 1234 344848
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Ideal For romantic dinner,Special Occasions,Bussiness lunches or just a...
Ideal For romantic dinner,Special Occasions,Bussiness lunches or just a Night out. £45 is for a 5 course fine dining dinner menu
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 367
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
God I love this place

Frank sorted us out with a last minute table as it was my birthday and the plans we'd had for the Saturday had fallen through It was a Friday night and the place was packed - nonetheless, Raf and Frank came through for us How did we pay them back? We had to leave after the entree as one of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
MJH1
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England
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
England
Top Contributor
781 reviews 781 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
509 helpful votes 509 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Frank sorted us out with a last minute table as it was my birthday and the plans we'd had for the Saturday had fallen through It was a Friday night and the place was packed - nonetheless, Raf and Frank came through for us How did we pay them back? We had to leave after the entree as one of... More 

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United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

From Start to finish a pleasure, and a taste bud heaven. Lovely setting, convivial atmosphere, nice patron

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is so consistent, the food, the wine and the service. The chefs seasonal menu uses all ingredients on offer, last week, wild garlic, fantastic! The choice is varied with some old favorites such as haggis and corned beef with a ducks egg on top - Lovely.....

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Took my fiancée here for her birthday last week and we both loved this place. Stunning setting - walking up the path to the entrance was beautiful, definitely need to visit again in the summer so we can sit outside and enjoy some drinks! Inside the restaurant is lovely and charming, with lots of interesting antiques around the room. But... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to St Helena for our tenth wedding anniversary. We were blown away. The walk up the path was so pretty, pea lights in the bushes and a gorgeous character building. We were really looked after by the attentive staff and were seated in the Conservatory. A friend had arranged a bottle of fizz for us so the staff... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Not been to the restaurant for 5 years but really glad we have revisited. The refurbishment is brilliant, the gardens are beautiful and looking forward to having a pre dinner drink in the summer. Food absolutely wonderful. Already booked for June 21st for my birthday, my sisters birthday and my brother in laws birthday.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Still the best. We all had a wonderful evening on the 10th of April. To my husbands dismay I usually find fault in something but not at St Helena! Food, atmosphere and service are all exceptional. Raff is the most delightful, charming host. He should start his own academy on how restaurants should be run. Proud to have this establishment... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Beautiful surrounds food was fantastic ,waiters and waitresses all very professional and polite ,great hosts made us all very welcome , also fallen in love with there dog Minni ! X

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Visited on Friday evening for a birthday celebration. We wanted to try somewhere different and chose St Helena after reading the very good reviews. We were very impressed and the evening lived up to our high expectations. The excellent service was attentive but unobtrusive. The food was impressive both in terms of flavour and presentation. We thoroughly enjoyed all courses.... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My darling Wife took me to St Helena for my birthday. We have been going for birthdays and anniversaries since 1991. I had the Haggis hash starter and as a main course a nearly fillet of beef St Helena, an old favourite that is gradually making it's way back on to the menu after the master chef runner up debacle.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street, | Elstow, Bedford MK42 9XP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: +44 1234 344848

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 67 - 67
  • Cuisine: English, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Ideal For romantic dinner,Special Occasions,Bussiness lunches or just a Night out. £45 is for a 5 course fine dining dinner menu

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