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St Helens Bar and Kitchen features Upscale Bar Food, Burgers, sliders, wings and Ribs with ingredients sourced from as many local farmers as we can support. Chef and Owner Jess Hayes learned her craft in Seattle where she has worked with several award winning chefs. Jess brings her unique style to the Gold Coast where the regions offerings are celebrated with a menu which is simple in design, with an emphasis on quality and value for money. All this is complimented by gorgeous cocktail, wine and beer lists. Service is prompt and professional. St Helens is a place where you can drop in for a drink or snack at the bar, or just sit out the front gazing at one of the best ocean views on the coast.
PRICE RANGE
USD 12 - USD 27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Contemporary, Bar
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Dog Friendly, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 22 November 2020

This place was such a pleasant surprise! Our waitress was so lovely and friendly, the cocktails were amazing and the food was outstanding. Great selection of vegan options which was a big plus. Overall a great experience, would recommend to anyone and would definately come...again.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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haysiebb, Owner at St Helens, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2020

Hi Beth. Thanks for taking the time to review St Helens. We take great pride in our food and drink offerings (as most places do), but the service that Lily and the rest of the staff provide is another reason that people keep coming back....More

Reviewed 20 November 2020

Morton bay bugs burger is to die for. Love the chicken wings with a blue cheese dip of some sort. I have ordered this a few times.

Date of visit: November 2020
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haysiebb, Owner at St Helens, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2020

Hi annc Thanks for the positive review. The bug burger is becoming a real favourite at St Helens, and those Buffalo wings are one of our biggest sellers...also available during our Happy Hour as well! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 October 2020

Bartender, Tom makes the best margaritas on the GC! Great food (especially the KFC) and service as well!

Date of visit: August 2020
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haysiebb, Owner at St Helens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2020

Hi Andy. Thanks for the shout-out for Tom's and the whole St Helens teams efforts. Much appreciated.

Reviewed 20 September 2020 via mobile

All of our meals were delicious and the service was good. Reasonably priced. Shame they had run out of gf buns though as my husband was looking forward to a Moreton bay bug roll. Maybe next time 😀

Date of visit: September 2020
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haysiebb, Owner at St Helens, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2020

Hi Kel. Thanks for your favourable review of St Helens. I agree with your about the GF buns, we are trying to find a supplier of some decent quality buns at the moment...hopefully they will be here for your next visit.

Reviewed 13 September 2020 via mobile

This place offers great service and great food the atmosphere was also spot on. Wait staff were on top of everything. Cant wait to come back😁😁

Date of visit: September 2020
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haysiebb, Owner at St Helens, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2020

Hi Shan, thanks for letting more people know about what we offer at St Helens. Cheers and see you soon!

Reviewed 29 July 2020

I spent 2 years living on the Gold Coast, this place is a gem! Any time I come back I always eat at Saint Helen's because the food is amazing like being transported to a quality venue in the USA!

Date of visit: July 2020
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haysiebb, Owner at St Helens, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2020

Hi Scott. Thanks for your continued support; it's always great to see you when you come to the GC!

Reviewed 6 July 2020 via mobile

Staying near here and ate here 3 times. First experience was not great. Ribs were small, lacking in sauce and the fries were way too salty. I was sorely disappointed by that order. Went back to try their burgers with a friend. That was awesome....The onion rings are big and fat and juicy. The sliders were yummy. Their burgers are good and filling. The staff is lovely and helpful. Glad I gave them a second go after my not great rib dinner.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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brendanhW1950QM, Owner at St Helens, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2020

Hi Tanya. First of all, thanks for making St Helens your local while staying in Kirra. I have taken note of your feedback and will relay this to the kitchen team. Hope to see you again on your next trip.

Reviewed 9 June 2020

Emerged from the COVID lockdown to try a weekend lunch at this neighbourhood eatery. Food and drinks were sublime, (had the cowboy burger and a craft beer.) Will definitely return as the atmosphere had a lovely vibe as well.

Date of visit: June 2020
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haysiebb, Owner at St Helens, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2020

Hi Dane. So happy to have made your post COVID lunch a success. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 22 February 2020 via mobile

One of our favourite places to visit on an afternoon for happy hour and then stay for the live music, great cocktails and good conversation. Samara is an amazing waitress! Thanks for another fabulous afternoon!

Date of visit: February 2020
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haysiebb, Owner at St Helens, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2020

Hi Millabette. We love seeing your party having such a great time outside looking at the ocean view. Glad you loved the cocktails and all we do at St Helens. Samara is amazing too. See you soon!

Reviewed 22 February 2020

The best cocktail I have had in ages + the beef slider was SO good! And the Samara is just a world class waitress!!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!!!! 😄♥️♥️♥️♥️

Date of visit: February 2020
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haysiebb, Owner at St Helens, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2020

Hi Anna. Looks like you enjoyed all facets of our groovy little place...and yes Samara is awesome! Thanks for the generous review too.

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    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5