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“It was ok but rather serious”
Review of St Helena

St Helena
Ranked #3 of 443 Restaurants in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $64 - $64
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Ideal For romantic dinner,Special Occasions,Bussiness lunches or just a Night out. £45 is for a 5 course fine dining dinner menu
Reviewed October 5, 2013

The food looked amazing but was under seasoned. It tried to be a little too trendy using lots of foam! I would be writing a more positive review if they had not charged a ten percent service charge and been served by a teenage girl that was not a professional waiter.

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3  Thank smokeryrich111
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FoodtasterFoodtaster, Manager at St Helena, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2013

I have to say I find your review rather confusing, Ok but to serious? Not sure what you are trying to convey and as for trying to be trendy, too much foam, only one dish on the whole menu has a foam sauce !!!!
More worrying is your comment about teenagers, we should applaud youngsters wanting to come and make a career in the service industry or in 20 years time their will not be anyone to serve in restaurants !!!!
But even so on any given night there is a mix of young and experienced staff with myself and brother in law who have been in the industry for over 30 years ... I suggest in future you are more consistent when making a review

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

St Helena is the best restaurant I have ever been to.
Raff the owner, maitre de and all round gentleman is a caring, sensitive and attentive host.
The food is beyond compare.
The service is done by the best trained team I've ever had.
It was the third anniversary of our first date.
Jo is dairy-allergic. The team couldn't have been more helpful to Jo.
We had six courses.
Then a frozen serving dish with all sorts of dairy free goodies and "Happy Anniversay" done with a fruit sauce.
Absolutely wonderful.

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Thank BigTim13121961
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Anyone looking for the most perfect restaurant to dine in should visit St Helena. The ambience, service and food is fantastic. It is very reasonably priced when you consider the quality of food. £45 for three courses!!! Fantastic!!!! So as a couple you can dine out at one of the top restaurants in the UK for £90! Why would you consider any where else??? Just make a booking, you won't be disappointed.

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Thank mx5fan
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

The menu has changed recently with the signature Beef St Helena no longer being available and the selections seems to be smaller than before. The food on the new menu is STUNNING with FLAVOURS to die for. I cannot fault one aspect of the food, ambiance, surroundings, staff etc.

We have been going here since 1986 and will continue to visit as often as we can, like a good wine St Helenas just improves with age.

Thank TT_Coley
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Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Great food, superb service! Only disappointing thing is that the St Helena Fillet steak had been taken off the menu but then again maybe that's a good thing as I tried something new which was equally amazing!
Service as great as ever and we were with 4 others who had never been before who loved it too! Never had a bad meal yet!

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Thank Olivere16
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