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St Helena

High Street | Elstow, Bedford MK42 9XP, England
+44 1234 344848
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good9%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
High Street | Elstow, Bedford MK42 9XP, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited St Helena’s recently and unfortunately was not what we expected. We decided to give three stars as the restaurant itself is beautifully decorated and we thoroughly enjoyed a drink in the garden beforehand. Firstly, we waited a long time to order, not sure...More

2  Thank crackers238
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time here, I have lived nearby for 5 years and heard so much about this restaurant. It lives up to its name. Food AMAZING. Service AMAZING. Owners make you feel at home. Can not wait to return. Thank you so much xx

Thank amanda195195
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, just wow! Champagne in the lovely garden to start with, then simply some of the best food I have ever eaten with very good, friendly service. Everyone enjoyed the evening hugely. Wanted to go here for ages and just so glad we finally made...More

Thank FlitwickFirst
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you only ever go to one restaurant in Bedfordshire, go to this one. The food was wonderful and the service was amazing. As ever, Raff was very attentive and looked after us. All his staff are not only very good at their jobs, but...More

1  Thank Tim H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit to St Helena was a lovely experience, and we will certainly go back. Raf the owner was very attentive and has the knack of making you feel at home & special. The food was first class, the ambiance was perfect as were...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We couldn't visit on my Wife's birthday on Wednesday so we booked for Friday. We sat outside the conservatory in the secret garden for pre dinner drinks, it was enchanting. The aruncini aperitif was mouth watering, my Wife had the scallops and I had the...More

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to this restaurant last month based on trip advisor reviews. Was not disappointed. Atmosphere was brilliant. Serve could have been a bit better, staff where not as attentive as owner so that made up for it. He could not do enough to make you...More

Thank joe73634
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St. Helena's provides a wonderful escape from everyday stress and drudgery. You are warmly welcomed, made to feel very special and thoroughly spoilt throughout your meal. It is Bedfordshire's hidden gem. There is no other restaurant that comes near to this quality of food and...More

Thank jamesWilliam1975
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

There are no other restaurants in Bedfordshire that offer the same quality of food, setting, atmosphere and hospitality that you get when you go to Saint Helena's. This occasion was fantastic. Champagne in the courtyard for a start, chefs appetiser was melt in the mouth...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Well this was a wonderful treat. The restaurant only does set price menus. The dinner menu cost c£45 but there was considerable variety in terms of mains and deserts. We had the scallops with oxtail that was also cooked to perfection We both opted for...More

Thank Adam U H
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Katherine C
May 23, 2018|
Response from teresa502014 | Reviewed this property |
I had to phone more than a couple of times before the phone was answered. I was frustrated but it was worth persevering. Eventually i phoned during an evening and the phone was answered immediately. Hope u have a great time.
December 5, 2017|
Response from Dave C | Reviewed this property |
I totally disagree with the above comment. I've been going to St Helena for 5 years, i have never had trouble making contact. They get booked well in advance for a Friday and Saturday so you need to book ahead, unless you... More
David B
September 8, 2017|
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Response from Mde69 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are still operating , try tuesday mornings all the chefs are in prepping food
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$60 - $60
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
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
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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