Review on St Helena Restaurant

Named after the nearby Abbey Church of St Helena, which has associations with evangelical author John Bunyan, this stylish and elegantly appointed restaurant occupies a secluded sixteenth-century manor house behind a walled garden just a few miles from Bedford.

Long-serving owners (brothers-in-law Raffaele and Franco) have clocked up over two decades here, and continue to please the locals with a wide range of European and international dishes with strong Mediterranean influences, backed up by a fine selection of vintage wines. Typical dishes from their lengthy seasonal menus and daily specials might include steamed crab and prawn layered with fresh pasta and served with lobster cappuccino sauce, pork shank with faggots, black pudding, Savoy cabbage and cider sauce, and boned stuffed quail on truffled cauliflower with a creamed Marsala sauce.

St Helena Restaurant is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Hardens

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Cuisine

International

Chef

Ben Hardy

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.15pm - 1.15pm (last orders) Wed-Thu
Dinner: 7.00 - 11.30pm Tue-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

Online Booking Availability for St Helena Restaurant

Facilities at St Helena Restaurant

  • Alfresco dining
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu

Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby

Address

St Helena Restaurant
High Street
Elstow
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42 9XP

Customer Ratings on St Helena Restaurant

5  / 5

Based on 1 review

Guest reviews are written by our customers.

Food
10   
Service
10   
Ambience
10   
Location
10   
Value for money
10   

Customer reviews

  • avatar
    Rosemary
    April 2014

    6 people found this review helpful
    Dinner at our favourite restaurant

    As always we have had the most wonderful evening at the restaurant and the new chef did us proud. We have had some of the best food we have ever had tonight with our fantastic hosts who are always there to ensure a wonderful evening. Thanks to all. We will be back!!!!!
    Rosemary and Jim

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