College restaurant is excellent

23 July 2013

The Beechwood Restaurant, based at the Gloucestershire College Royal Forest of Dean campus, has been recognised for its excellent service and food with a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2013. The sought after accolade recognises top-performing businesses on the travel review site.

The Beechwood Restaurant, currently ranked as the number one restaurant in the Coleford area on the site, is a fully functional restaurant, with all food prepared, cooked and served by catering and hospitality students. The kitchens and restaurant provide a true to life working environment for the future chefs, waiters and supervision staff studying at the College.

Sam Watkins, restaurant manager said;

“We are delighted with the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, which is now proudly displayed in our restaurant. The students and restaurant team are really dedicated and work extremely hard to offer an exceptional dining experience, so for this to recognised by our customers on Trip Advisor is fantastic.”

The Beechwood Restaurant currently has 30 ‘excellent’ comments and two ‘very good’ comments, a figure which the team hope will grow when the restaurant’s door reopen in September.

Comments taken from the Trip Advisor site:

“Fantastic food, very well presented. Great service and good value. The students were helpful and professional; we will definitely be going again.”

“I have visited Beechwood Restaurant several times and found the food excellent with sweets to die for.”

“The value for money is unbeatable and the service is excellent."

“Such efficient service and the food is worthy of 5 star status.”

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