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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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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very refined dining. Excellent service from knowledgable and friendly waiters. The restaurant is tucked away in its own little corner and is in a lovely setting. The wine list is extensive. A great dining experience, we will defiantly return! Thank you all so much.

Thank Martin S
Bedford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Delayed writing this review to make are sure that I was not over reacting. Visited this restaurant some two years ago for a family celebration and it could not be faulted for food or service. So, with another family celebration this year, decided to return and enjoy another celebration. Oh dear, it was not a patch on our last visit.... More 

Thank Bob W
Kingston, Jamaica
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My second visit to this superb Resturant. This Resturant has everything going for it, great food, fantastic ambiance, attentive team and a flamboyant host. Dressed tastefully for the Christmas season the Resturant projects a relaxed and charming atmosphere, the food matches this experience with delicate yet flavoursome offerings. All this topped of with a charming and attentive staff and host.... More 

1 Thank Nickmison
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's nice to have some fine dining tucked away in an unexpected location. Throughout our visit we enjoyed attentive and timely service from a very friendly front of house team. The food was very good and to the standard you'd expect based on price point.

Thank Anthony D
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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1,179 reviews
667 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 627 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been to St Helena for a while My wife and I took my mum and dad for dinner there on Friday night A lovely setting Excellent food - my haggis starter was great Amazing wine But it's Raf & Franks hospitality that sets the place apart for me - what a pair of characters, I always leave having learned... More 

Thank MJH1
Wareham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

None of us had eaten here before. My daughter booked it for my 72nd. Birthday. There were five of us and my four year old grandson (by special permission). The whole evening was a joy. Reception, drinks, amuse bouche, all very efficient. Helped by the fact that one of the waitresses worked at my granson's School and was able to... More 

Thank Peter D
Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous quallity food and service. Attentive staff and excellent parking. The owners are usually involved in the restaurant.

Thank C0lin1948
Luton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with another couple for my wife's birthday. This is not our first time here but the first time that I have reviewed it. This is a stunning restaurant tucked away in Elstow near Bedford. Lovely welcome from Frank and Raphael who know how to add that extra little touch to your evening. Food is of a very high end... More 

Thank David G
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We visited for a family meal on a Saturday night. Service was generally excellent. My wife phoned a few days ahead to discuss a dairy free meal and again the day before. Despite this the restaurant served one plain piece of trout and a few cauliflower florets. Nothing else, no sauce, no creativity, no presentation. Given the price and reputation... More 

5 Thank Mike W
FoodtasterFoodtaster, Manager at St Helena, responded to this review

We were sorry here here you wife did not enjoy her meal but you forgot to mention 1.when your wife contacted us she was advised that the Sea Trout dish was probably the dish that contained the most dairy, and she responded that she was quite happy to have plain grilled fish and vegetables, she had sea trout with cauliflower,... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant truly is a hidden gem. Some of the best food I've ever had. Attentive and professional staff, Raff is an excellent host. The little attention to detail really do make it. Can't recommend this place enough.

Thank Bethany D

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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
$57 - $57
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, 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
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?