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Winner in 6 Categorie

About Resto Urban Dining 

The same building that was home to the Cellar Bar & Grill for so many years is now RESTO URBAN DINING

which Marlene Kenley, Ryan Hayes, and their spouses, operate as a genuine family business.


Restaurant/Hospitality is in this family’s blood. Amongst them is over 80 years of

restaurant, hotel and hospitality experience and memories.

Since opening in August, 2013 RESTO has enjoyed some prized and valued accolades.

RESTO has been rated #1 in Bedford on Trip Advisor for most of its run and has won a variety of

categories in Star Metro Halifax Reader's Choice Awards, including

Best Overall Restaurant in 2017 AND 2018 and in 6 Categories in 2019

Our success is only possible with the ongoing support of our extraordinary team and

our ever-supportive clientele who are the best in the business!

Our menus are all available on our MENU page to print or download. Past clientele will recognize

some old favorites and everyone will want to try out some of our newer culinary offerings.

We are especially proud to boast that 90% of our menu is optionally available as GLUTEN-FREE/FRIENDLY!
We are also able to accommodate many DAIRY-FREE and VEGAN requests. 


Kindest Regards. We look forward to seeing, and cooking for you soon!

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Originally from Sussex, New Brunswick, Ryan studied

culinary arts at the New Brunswick Community College.

Ryan moved to Nova Scotia to work at the Digby Pines Resort in 2004.
Since then, he’s worked in a variety of restaurants,

including Morris East, Fid Resto and the Cellar Bar and Grill.

Ryan is now chef and co-owner of RESTO URBAN DINING

in Bedford, which opened in August 2013.




Many Metro diners will recognize Marlene.

That’s because she was the long-time manager of the Cellar Bar & Grill
in Bedford. Almost 15 years, to be exact!

After a short hiatus as Assistant Manager at the Five Fishermen she returned to Bedford to operate RESTO URBAN DINING, with her family, in August, 2013.

“I cannot describe how excited I am to have this opportunity to return to work in Bedford and operate a property that has been the highlight of my career. I am so looking forward to seeing the many familiar faces of wonderful people I have met over the years with the Cellar as well as new friends and guests.”

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