Many Metro diners will recognize Marlene Kenley’s face. 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 has returned to Bedford to operate RESTO URBAN DINING, with her family, in August, 2013.

“I cannot desribe 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 clients.”






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.



The same building that was home to the Cellar for so many years Is now RESTO URBAN DINING which Marlene is operating with her family. Son-in-law Ryan Hayes is the creative mind in the kitchen as the chef.


Restaurant/Hospitality is in this family’s blood. Amongst them is over 70 years of restaurant, hotel and hospitality experience and memories.

The property has been given many coats of paint and, along with new lighting, upholstery and some personal touches, has a fresh new look that has been complimented by so many friends, new and old.

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 GLUTEN-FREE/FRIENDLY!


Kindest Regards and we look forward to seeing you soon!


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1516 Bedford Hwy
Bedford N.S
B4A 1E4