Welcome to Restaurant 43

Want to know more about the history of Restaurant 43? Our about us page will explain the story, location and style that is R43

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Our New Menus

Take a look at our delicious new menus, carefully designed with everyone in mind.

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How to Find Us

For more information about the location, contact details and opening times go to our contact page. We look forward to seeing you!

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No one does a party quite like Restaurant 43 and New Year’s Eve is no exception!If you like to see in the New Year celebrating with friends and enjoy good food and dancing, then this is definitely the place for you.

Start the count down with a delicious 3 course meal whilst enjoying the sounds of the exceptionally talented Joe Bailey. A fabulous DJ set will follow, where requests and dancing are both welcomed & encouraged! 

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Entertainment Nights


~ Fully Booked ~


Christmas 2018

If Christmas is to be special then it HAS to be at Restaurant 43.

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Annual Leave

We will be closed for annual leave from the 26th Dec – 15th January inclusive, however there will be a member of staff on hand to take telephone bookings during this period.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused. 


 Thursday Steak Night 

Order any two steaks from our menu and enjoy a FREE bottle of wine! (Suspended throughout December)


Pizza Wednesdays  

Join us inside or out in the garden EVERY Wednesday for one of our authentic wood-fired pizza’s along with our usual evening menu. Available for lunch & dinner, come rain or shine! (Suspended throughout December)

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The Lounge

We have created a beautiful space for you to come & enjoy drinks with us. With our resident mixologist behind the bar it’s the perfect excuse to come & enjoy a cocktail, made the right way! If cocktails aren’t your thing our  bar is jam-packed with spirits & liqueurs to tempt you & we’ve over 30 gin’s for all you gin-lovers’ to choose from. Chin-Chin!


Half Price Cocktails!

Come & enjoy half price cocktails from 6-7pm every Wednesday, Thursday & Friday night.


Why Not Stay The Night?

Stay over night in one of our Superior King Rooms overlooking the spectacular 43 acres of greenland. Rated 5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor & ‘Exceptional’ on Booking.com. Prices from £99. Already Booked? Enjoy 10% off your food bill when you stay with us. Click Here to find out more.









The Story So Far …

In the heart of Great Bentley sits ‘Restaurant 43’ designed and built by restaurateur Mark Moorcroft, his wife Dawn & their two daughters Scarlett & Ruby.

Soon after opening in 2012, the restaurant was lucky enough to secure Head Chef Simon Humm, who relocated from London where he was Head Chef for 10 years for The Roux Brothers – Michel & Albert. In the last 6 years Simon has worked hard to create an amazing reputation, not only for the restaurant, but for himself & is well respected within the chef community. Alongside his brigade, they form a formidable team.

R43 was the dream and now reality of this local family, who promote the restaurant together as a relaxed eatery where you can escape the real world and be entertained in Great Bentley’s best kept secret, for now. With beautifully designed menus (using their own home-grown produce) and happy, helpful staff their really is no other place to be.

Restaurant 43’s returning clientele established themselves within the first month’; and now 6 years in, the family are wonderfully busy captivating their new & existing friends with a host of professional singers, flaming dishes, exquisite food and relaxed chatter. A beautiful garden with outside seating was added in 2015 & this is another space that Mark was very passionate about. With a great ‘holiday vibe’, BBQ, cocktails & open kitchen it is truly stunning. In recent months the family worked hard to create a lounge area where  diners can enjoy pre or post dinner drinks adding another string to the R43 bow.

Come along & be a part of the magic