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“Bedfordshire's no1”
Review of St Helena

St Helena
Ranked #1 of 435 Restaurants in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $59 - $59
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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 January 17, 2014 via mobile

Probably the best food in bedfordshire deserves no1 spot. Food is amazing and atmosphere is good. You wont be disappointed. Will cost around £120 per couple with one or 2 drinks the only criticism i have is if your not a regular to the restaurant you don't get much attention from owners although they mingle with the other tables and although the food is great recently I've found your food has different flavours and sides not listed on your menu so of your palette does not like posh foams and goats cheese you will have to move it aside.

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

I have been fortunate enough to go here a handful of times and I haven't been disappointed. The menu and food is excellent - definitely the best in Bedford and surrounding area in my opinion.
The restaurant itself is quite tucked away and some people in Bedford haven't even heard of it.
It's a great advantage to have a master chef professional in the kitchen - The food is presented very well and the portions aren't too small.
It can get quite expensive if drinking bottles of wine etc and this makes it an expensive venue - hence why it's a celebration place for us to come on a birthday or anniversary.
They make an effort with touches such as decorating your plate with 'Happy Birthday'.

The owners have two small dogs which can be seen wondering around the restaurant in the later hours of the evening - I don't mind this (in fact one sat with me for some time) but if you're not a dog lover this may seem a bit odd.

St Helena's is a firm favourite for me - it's a place to get dressed up and fine wined and dined.

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Thank GemmaGarner
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

I took my wife here for our wedding anniversary meal in July celebrating 33 years of marriage. So glad i chose this restaurant. it was excellent, great surrounding and just so nice. Best treat was whilst waiting for our taxi, we were offered complimentary drinks on the lawn.

pricy, but well worth it!!

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Thank Dario1958
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Over the last 20 years Raff and Frank have been the best of hosts. The menus have radically changed recently,but as ever the standards are superb. You are greeted very warmly and are entertained from start to finish. The staff are professional and are unobtrusive. The wine list is varied and cater for all pockets.
What is best is to turn up on a warm sunny evening and have a drink in the garden whilst savouring the treats on the menu, before enjoying the food.
Just perfect!!

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Thank Martin O
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Having been in the fortunate position of eating in some of the finest restaurants in the UK, The St Helena in Bedfordshire, England for us remains in a league of its own. The food is superb, the service is great, and the ambiance wonderful as all the top restaurants are, but The St Helena is very different. Having eaten there many times the standards are extremely high, you just have to go and experience The St Helena for yourself. It is very special.

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