Student diner gains AA mark of excellence

Hospitality Assistant Director Mark Lewis and Front of House manager Sam Ranasinghe with the prestigious award PNL-160418-132319001
Hospitality Assistant Director Mark Lewis and Front of House manager Sam Ranasinghe with the prestigious award PNL-160418-132319001

A restaurant staffed by students has been awarded an AA Rosette and earned a place on its national database.

The Bedford College eatery, 25, received a glowing review from the AA Rosette inspection team, which commented on its “warm welcome and fresh flowers”.

A college spokeswoman said: “The report added, ‘the food itself was certainly a highlight and all three dishes, including the breads, were very enjoyable. The great value price would certainly be a wow moment for guests’.”

Hospitality and catering training at Bedford College ranges from evening classes to full-time courses for 16-to-18 year olds, to apprenticeships and Higher Education in hotel management.

25 allows students gain work experience using their skills to serve paying customers. It is open the public for lunchtime bookings and special evening dinners.

Bookings can be made www.25restaurant.co.uk