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St Helena

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High Street, | Elstow, Bedford MK42 9XP, England
+44 1234 344848
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Birthday treat

A very comfortable setting and the attention to detail was brilliant it was taste sensations that you don't often experience I loved everything from the apertizers to the pudding we will be going back got lots of staff looking after you all the way. Even had some beautiful chocolates at the end... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
patricia c
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very comfortable setting and the attention to detail was brilliant it was taste sensations that you don't often experience I loved everything from the apertizers to the pudding we will be going back got lots of staff looking after you all the way. Even had some beautiful chocolates at the end portions were just right

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is the best I have experienced outside London. The menu is very extensive, innovative, changing regularly and, for the quality, is good value. Service is outstanding. Attentive but not overly so. What is particularly impressive is that your table is yours for the evening. We go for special treats and have been doing so for over 20 years.... More 

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Thank bonypike
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I lived in Bedford for 4 years and only discovered it as I left to go back to SA. The food here is amazing, innovative and generous. Service was the best I have received in Bedford and welcome was warm and friendly. Can't wait to visit when I am back...Oh and this place is ever so Romantic...and the late night... More 

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Thank Julianc A
Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was very good. Service was ok. For the prices I would have expected a little more but I would recommend it. Definately worth a visit.

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Thank Helen V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I wasn't expecting this! My friend invited me for dinner and kept the place a secret. When we got to St Helena I was speechless! The restaurant was pretty much booked and even children were at few tables. Still the atmosphere was pleasant, romantic, classy, familiar, cosy and it smelled delicious! The food was divine. The staff made us feel... More 

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1 Thank Alba A
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited for the first time to celebrate a 21st and was disappointed. Food was average ( starters were good but the mains were poor - steak and sea bass both overcooked, dessert was not good either). Service was atrocious - side orders didn't arrive until mains finished and the attitude of the staff when chased was awful; we were asked... More 

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3 Thank Natalie Y
Bedford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment that you walk in to the roaring fire and warm welcome you just feel special. The staff are knowledgeable about the food, helpful, friendly, attentive (but not overly) and give you space to enjoy the evening. The food was spectacular in looks and taste and was complimented by the suggested wine. I can't praise the restaurant enough.... More 

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1 Thank Simon C
High Wycombe
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went back to St Helena again and it was just as good as before. The food was amazing and everyone working there seems to have the same goal - to make the occasion as enjoyable as possible. Cannot recommend St Helena enough.

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Thank J4KSS
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We could not think what to buy each other for Christmas so decided to go out for a couple of nice meals as a treat. We went to St Helena this week and it was an experience worth every penny. The staff are very friendly and helpful and make your evening go well. As for the food it was faultless.... More 

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Thank Austin0
Bedford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful meal as always and a great place to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. Raff Marrotta, the Italian owner has been at St. Helena's for many years and is very attentive. Raff had a brief unhappy experience with a Masterchef finalist in the kitchen last year, but his new chef produced delicious, beautifully presented dishes.

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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 65 - 65
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions

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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