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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%
Travellers talk about
“haggis” (31 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (14 reviews)
“petit fours” (22 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
High Street | Elstow, Bedford MK42 9XP, England
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Reviewed today

What an excellent restaurant , service was great ,ambience perfect and food was of a very good standard . I had the steak cooked in a water bath which was excellent , scallops dish was the best I have had in years and the Raspberry...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited st helena for my birthday , wow the food is amazing , its almost to pretty to eat ! Inside is beautiful and a relaxing atmosphere , raff the owner is a wonderful guy and very laid back makes sure everything is ok...More

Thank Mde69
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited for the first time in April, for our anniversary. The food was as good as I'd read in other reviews and I particularly enjoyed the warm bread which came in 3 different varieties. The portion sizes were perfect, but the best part was...More

1  Thank zoefox565B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a special occasion so I thought I would push the boat out and go to St Helena. The experience was nothing short of outstanding and the expectations of everyone within the party were exceeded. The ambience, service, food and wines were all first...More

Thank HugoB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to St Helena's for many special occasions over the last year and it never disappoints. Beautiful food, presented with much attention to detail, charming staff and owners. This is the place to go if you want a memorable evening in a relaxed...More

Thank Lizzie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this restaurant on a number of occasions, both of a personal and business nature and have eaten both lunch and dinner here. The food, service, ambiance and setting is nothing short of spectacular. This is the best restaurant I have ever eaten...More

Thank ladyfaywag
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic location and beautiful gardens in which to enjoy a serene pre-dinner drink. Young, but well trained staff and a nice unfussy atmosphere that all adds to the overall enjoyable ambiance. Expensive, and for the prices charged the food needs to be more flavoursome. Of...More

3  Thank Richard C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As always a very warm and congenial welcome was received by the owners. A reservation is nearly always needed so book early. Great selection of wines are available at many price points. Food in the past has always been extremely good with a varied menu....More

Thank James K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have eaten there three or four times and the restaurant never fails to impress. The food is outstanding as is the service. The menu states three courses but by the time all the other amuse bouche and pastries are included the...More

Thank machonepointone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit so was truly looking forward to it, unfortunately we were both disappointed! 2 out of 3 of my scallops were gritty, black pudding sloppy, duck egg hard. Lamb was delicious thou. My cherry Blackwell was burnt round the edges, but very tasty the...More

5  Thank Ruth H
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Questions & Answers
18 August 2017|
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Response from Olivere16 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the majority of people in there are smart. I have worn a smart dress on the occasions i have been and my husband has worn trousers and shirt, but some are there in suits. Not casual. hope that helps
Jacqui W
21 May 2017|
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Response from Raffaele M | Property representative |
Hi Jacqui I am really flattered by your concern and am happy to report that i am indeed still running ,along with my brother in law Frank , my beloved St Helena . When the occasion is right we will of course be happy to... More
15 April 2017|
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Response from Raffaele M | Property representative |
Sorry our biggest table sits 10 ..... But we can cater for groups upto 24 in The week only ie tuesday through to thursday only .... Thankyou .... The menù would be a Fixed menù At £45 From Our current menu !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 58 - USD 58
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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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