St Helena Restaurant, Elstow, Bedfordshire
St Helena is set in what was the birth village of the famous Christian writer John Bunyan. Converted from a private 17th century house it sits in a lovely walled garden not far from Elstow’s picturesque village green.
Four separate dining areas greet you upon entering through the garden, culminating in a contemporary garden room. Beyond this can be found a small walled seating area heavily scented in the summer with fragrant roses, lavender, honeysuckle and rosemary. Fine paintings, beautiful mirrors and antiques give the interior a tranquil and peaceful feel during quiet midweek periods with a much busier feel at the weekend.
The food is traditional and modern English with a twist and is backed up by an extensive wine list built up over 25 years.