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High Street, | Elstow, Bedford MK42 9XP, England
+44 (0)1234 344848
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Ranked #1 of 317 Restaurants in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $67 - $67
Cuisines: English, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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English first
Crewe, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

Only in Bedford for 1 night on a business trip and after a long cold day just wanted a nice meal, great steak and a nice cosy restaurant. Service was great and food was first class, highly recommended, definitely worth a visit if your in town

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I was lucky enough to win an all expenses dinner for two, I decided to take my wife to St Helinas as it was highly recommended by some friends of ours. Raff and his team made us feel like more than just customers.... And by the end of the evening we couldn't wait to go back again. If I'm honest... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary here last night. This restaurant is justifiably rated as the No. 1 restaurant in Bedfordshire. Set in a beautiful period property, the atmosphere on entry is very warm and welcoming, and the staff were very friendly. But of course it is all about the food, which was superbly presented. My selection of Buttered Prawns... More 

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The other very positive reviews are spot on about St Helena. This is a superb restaurant where there is a very efficient and unfussy service. The staff are lovely and Raff and his partner make everybody so welcome. It is so obvious that for both of then this restaurant is a labour of love. The interior of the building is... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Lovely combination of food beautifully set out on the plate. Variety of choice, taking in meats, fish and poultry with seasonal variations. The owners are most welcoming and knowledgeable. Great for celebrations or any excuse to have a lovely meal.

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England
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We went to St H's for our annual end of year dinner and once again they didn't disappoint. As some of you that read our reviews know we have been going here for over 20 years now and aside from the little blip they had when Steven was there chef I can honestly say they have never disappointed. Its a... More 

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We chose this restaurant to celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary. It was our first visit and we were not disappointed! ! The interior was posh but not intimidating; very relaxed. Lighting mostly soft lights and candles. Staff very friendly. Good menu choices. You start off with a selection of breads and the chef's appetiser. Gorgeous!! The waitress explained to us... More 

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Playa Blanca, Spain
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The restaurant is an elegant , perod country house in a village setting. Ideal for " special occasions". We ate here to celebrate my wife's birthday. The service was excellent, as was the menu and very extensive wine list. The menu features game, fish, meat and offers awide choice of starters and main courses. Well worth a visit

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I chose this restaurant for a special family dinner and it was a great decision. The service was fantastic; staff was polite and very attentive. The food was delicious and beatifully present it. The restaurant has an incredible atmosphere and one the owners Raff really made us feel as a special customer. Overall an excellent dinner and a great night.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Our first visit to St Helena and most definitely will not be our last..we are not used to this sort of dining experience but thought we should try it as our son is head chef there......obviously the food was amazing :-) but apart from that the owners Franc and Raff made us very welcome..the service was second to none...the waitresses... More 

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Address: High Street, | Elstow, Bedford MK42 9XP, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1234 344848
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford
Average Prices: USD 67 - 67
Cuisine: English, Eclectic

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