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Posted: 24/06/15

Fine food and five stars

One of the most popular travel and destination rating websites has given West Nottinghamshire College’s commercial restaurant a five star rating.

A five star rating from Trip Advisor has students and staff at Refined beaming

Refined Fine Dining restaurant has received a certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor based on the number of positive reviews it has received. Currently featured as number one out of 136 restaurants in Mansfield, TripAdvisor has awarded the restaurant based at the college’s Derby Road campus a five star award.

TripAdvisor awards a certificate of excellence to accommodation, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers.

Out of the 114 reviews that the restaurant currently has, 102 of them have been deemed ‘excellent’ by reviewers who are asked to rate restaurants based on food, service, value for money and atmosphere.

The restaurant opened in 2013 and is home to NVQ Level 3 Advanced Professional Cookery and Hospitality and Leadership students where they learn the skills of the catering industry. Working with real customers equips them with the knowledge needed before they enter the world of work.

Curriculum manager for travel and hospitality Jennifer Jordan said: “The award is a result of the hard work by staff and students who have created a range of dining experiences to suit the many types of customer who have given us five star feedback.

“From our regular lunchtime customers, who recognise quality and value for money, to the food innovations and vibrant atmosphere at our Wednesday evening themed dining and the contemporary excellence of the Friday evening fine dining experience.

“Sunday lunchtimes have also resulted in some brilliant comments. It’s great to receive this award in recognition of the high quality of service and food here at Refined and the achievements of the staff and students.”