St Heliers Cafe & Bistro
- Mon – Sun 7am – 11pm
- Scenic View
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free Off-Street
- Good For Groups: No
- Good For Children: No
- Takeaways: Yes
- Takes Reservations: No
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: No
- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
The St Heliers Bay Cafe is the new hot spot in the Village with a beautiful fit-out, ocean outlook and ingenious menu of delicious flavour combinations dreamt up by chef Mark Sycamore (ex-Blanket Bay).
Huge Spanish cane lampshades, an eye-catching deep marine hued masonry wall and scattered plush cushions complete this chic venue that cleverly morphs from casual cafe by day to stylish bistro by night, bringing a whole new concept in dining to the bay.
10 Reviews for St Heliers Cafe & Bistro
We also didn’t like the fact you were just given fizzy water…
Great view and very proactive service but it almost seemed fake.
Not sure if we will be back…
For our last visit, over the weekend, we waited nearly an hour for a table. We sat outside in the sheltered courtyard under gas heaters – this we were happy to do given the staff are so nice and the food to date had been pretty good.
So we were finally seated when they were getting near to the end of their service – the tables around us were finishing up their meals. The entree was fabulous – but our two mains were disappointing. I had the slow cooked lamb – it was raw – not rare, RAW. There was no evidence of cooking at all save a quick seal around the edges. Slow cooked should imply cooked, succulent, tender, melt-in-your-mouth etc – it was none of these. It was raw, grisly, and cold. My partner ordered the roast pork that was advertised with a number of things including crackling. There was no crackling. The pork was delicious – but no crackling
The only conclusion I can come to is if you arrive or are seated near the end of their service you are likely to get food cooked or prepared hurriedly – and you are likely to be disappointed. Unfortunately, they do not have a booking system in place, so if you want to get a table and GOOD food that is actually cooked, go early to improve your chances.
Other meal qualities and quantities very too much.
Wine is being served not as cold as it should be and it looks like we are getting the same excuses as other guest,e.g “the wine has just arrived an is not chilled yet”.
One other point is that whenever we visit we get either rushed to order or rushed to finish to make room for the next wave of visitors. The tables are too small to eat comfortably.
Not really acceptable. Will not go back in a hurry.
We will definitely return, and I will look forward to working my way though the menu.
Ordered the tomato salad, and livers with bacon. Livers were cooked to perfection!
I liked the sparkling water – nice change from the usual plain water. A nice point of difference with other places. Very European idea.
Price is fair for quality and portion size.
They serve Allpress coffee, which is always a bonus.
Definitely recommend this place. Chef Marc has done a great job with this place.