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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 Christmas Eve


New Years Eve

Join us on NYE for an evening of spectacular music from the talented Tracey Moorhouse and our very own Scarlett Rose. Click here to see the menu. 

No Mask – No Entry!

 In line with new COVID law, you will be expected to wear a mask whilst moving around our establishment. This is for the safety of you and those around you and we thank you for working with us to provide a safe environment for all to enjoy.

Covid-19 Measures

Our main priority here at R43 as always will be the safety of YOU our customers. We have put various procedures in place to protect all involved and provide you with a safe and relaxing environment to enjoy a delicious meal. An in-depth risk assessment has been carried out and all staff have received relevant Covid training. Each staff member will have their temperature checked on arrival to work. We will be accepting maximum tables of 6. On arrival you will be expected to wait outside the restaurant for a member of staff to greet you. All customers must wear a face covering on entry and use the hand sanitiser provided. All staff will be wearing face shields at all times.

Thank you in advance for working with us so we can remain open and do what we do best!

Pizza Wednesdays  

EXTENDED FOR THE REST OF 2020!! – Join us  EVERY Wednesday for one of our authentic wood-fired pizza’s along with our usual main menu. Available for lunch & dinner, come rain or shine! 

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Steak Thursdays  

Join us EVERY Thursday night for Steak Night. Order any two steaks from our menu & enjoy a bottle of house wine on us! Available alongside our Main Menu

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The Lounge

We have created a beautiful space for you to come & enjoy a drink with us. 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!

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. Special offer from £99 inclusive of breakfast until 1st May. 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