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St Helena

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High Street | Elstow, Bedford MK42 9XP, England
+44 1234 344848
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely walk up to the restaurant. Car park full so we parked on the road. Several rooms to sit in which made it more cosy. We were a table of 8. Great service. Food presented very well. Food was lovely. Atmosphere was just right and the setting was gorgeous. Would like to go back for a romantic dinner for 2!

Thank fran141174
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful entrance walking through the sparkly lights on the trees, the rooms are decorated brilliantly and have a great atmosphere. The staff are attentive and friendly, nothing was too much bother The food was supberb as was the champagne and wine, all in all a great night was had by all. It is definitely more of a treat place for... More 

Thank Jomedia
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant is tucked away in a small corner of Bedfordshire and unless you knew it was there you could be blissfully ignorant of what a fantastic place this is. On arrival we were invited to sit in the garden to enjoy drinks and peruse the menu. The garden is beautiful and had a classic racing car which really sparked... More 

Thank Ian T
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely evening for my girlfriends birthday - I had the haggis to start, which was excellent, then the posh fish and chips for a main - which was really good, probably could have been seasoned a touch more for my personal taste. But the quality of the food and the atmosphere was excellent. The owner, Raphael, and the... More 

Thank Jack M
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here for my birthday, obviously had high expectations due to the reputation and the reviews on TripAdvisor. So the welcome was nice, very friendly and we were shown to our table, and then asked if we would like a drink. I asked to see a drinks list, and we were shown the wine list... not fancying wine straight away,... More 

Thank mynameisjeff
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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not been here for some six years now (I'm not sure why...it's not really relevant to the story) but we went on Friday night for my 30th. I really must go more often as the food was delicious. I chose the timbale crab, followed by the trio of pork then the cheese selection. Everything tasted delicious and was beautifully presented... More 

Thank IainJMC
Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday night at St. Helena..busy, vibrant and welcoming. We had a great evening thanks to Raff and his team. A menu that spoils you for choice, service that is friendly, unobtrusive and efficient and food of a very high quality. Everything about our visit confirmed this restaurants numero uno status and we were all very impressed. Highly recommended! Thanks again... More 

Thank peterash1943
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have heard about St Helena for many years and it has always been one of those "must do" restaurants that I have never got round to booking. I visited with my wife and 3 other couples on a Saturday night and found the experience from start to finish truly wonderful. The food was better than expected and for me... More 

Thank AtomicPea
Bedford, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not for the first time, we had a wonderful dinner at St Helena. Different class to anywhere else in Bedford and the place we take the guests we really want to impress. Not cheap, but great value and an experience to cherish. Food is wonderful but the service is even better. Just love it.

Thank KCandJC
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a lovely building; the restaurant is separated across two inside rooms and a conservatory which for me just add's to the warm atmosphere. As you enter through the gardens and make your way through the 'house' you know you're in a good place. My husband booked a table for my birthday - we have only just moved to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$55 - $55
European, British, Gluten Free Options
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, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?