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South Downs College Restaurant

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British, European, Contemporary
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College Road, Waterlooville PO7 8AA, England
+44 23 9279 7952
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10:30 - 21:00
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very good and well-run restaurant. The food and standard of service is of a high standard and the students are to be congratulated on their professionalism. It is good to see the new students develop their wider skills under the watchful eyes of the staff. We ate from the buffet taster menu and it was excellent value... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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564 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

A very good lunch with some very professional service. The buffet was very generous and overall excellent value for money.

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Thank Phil P
Simon M, Lecturer at South Downs College Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback Phil, I will pass your comments on to all those involved. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Waterlooville, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I booked for a party of 16 for a birthday lunch for 2 of our party. Our booking was well organised, I was sent menu choices before the day so we could choose in advance. When we arrived we were greeted in a very friendly manner by the students, cards were available with our names and meal choices for each... More 

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Thank jennyraymond
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The students are so polite especially on a Wednesday lunch time, the students in black shirts always perform especially well. The food is always incredible and very good value for money. i would recommended this establishment all year round.

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South_Downs_College, Lecturer at South Downs College Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review Dave. I will pass your comments on to the students involved, please spread the word about our restaurant, hope to see you soon. More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

A friend and I had lunch today at the Southdowns College restaurant and the food and service were excellent. The food was delicious - we had the sample menu so we had three different starters and three different desserts and chose a main course. Staff were courteous and polite and I highly recommend and will visit again.

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Thank Joan D
Simon M, Lecturer at South Downs College Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review Joan, so glad you enjoyed your visit, please spread the word! More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Even though we are local, we hadn't really heard of this restaurant but on winning a voucher for a meal, booked a lunch time table. What a lovely meal we had! The food was cooked and presented so well, lovely and hot and you could tell a lot of attention had gone into all of the courses. They were always... More 

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South_Downs_College, Lecturer at South Downs College Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review Sam, great to hear you enjoyed your visit, look forward to seeing you soon. More 

Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Visited the restaurant at South downs College with friends for a lunch, the service was superb, the food excellent and it was an all round great experience, Will definitely be using their services again.

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Thank Alan B
Simon M, Lecturer at South Downs College Restaurant, responded to this review

Great to hear you had such a good time Alan B, thanks for the post, hope to see you soon. More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Myself and friend visited for lunch and couldn't fault the food and service. Very good value for money

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Thank 408ALEX
Simon M, Lecturer at South Downs College Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely feedback 408ALEX, please come again soon. More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016

We visited as part of a group of 50 people on Friday evening. We had the restaurant to ourselves and were treated to a really great fine dining experience. The tables were set out immaculately, the food was superb and the students couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome. We were treated to canapés with sparkling wine, then an... More 

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Thank linda b
South_Downs_College, Lecturer at South Downs College Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit Linda. Thanks for the great feedback, we will pass it on to the students to inspire them for future success. Hope to see you soon. More 

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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Have been visiting here for dinner for last few years pros are fantastic food and excellent value for money Cons are really hard to get a table! Kerry and the team really know how to look after you and the students doing all the cooking and service are really great, makes you feel good knowing they appreciate your feedback. Bit... More 

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South_Downs_College, Lecturer at South Downs College Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review Martyn, keep spreading the word and hope to see you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$25
Cuisine
British, European, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: College Road, Waterlooville PO7 8AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Waterlooville
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9279 7952
Description
Our AA Rosette and Hospitality Guild Gold Accredited restaurant offers a formal dining environment at lunch and dinner. The contemporary design, encompassing the latest trends, materials and decor in a luxury restaurant environment, combines with a range of exciting and modern menus to offer guests an outstanding meal experience. All food is freshly prepared from the best ingredients by students under the direction of our highly qualified and experienced lecturing team.Daily fresh patisserie, confectionery and bakery goods produced by our Professional Pastry and Catering students are available in the exciting new 'Le Shop' outlet situated next to the College Restaurant entrance.

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