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Remember Westminster Kingsway College is a training establishment and so flaws need to be detected and corrected. So consider this in your expectations on booking. However in general the food was excellent so no problems there. We dined at the Escoffier at lunch with the...£40 tasting menu. This had a Thai flavour but was not spicy. There is also a separate vegetarian menu. I am not sure whether it is possible to ascertain the menu before booking but the dishes change every week. All the food is beautifully presented up to Michelin Star standards. The courses are appropriate size and you do not feel overfilled at the end. Canapés were served and then 4 or 5 courses. The Bream was the best I had tasted and the duck dish perfectly cooked. The dessert was a work of art and I understand that there are fully separate main and pastry kitchens. Thai fish soup was a little bland but that is being a bit picky. To follow was coffee with an amazing selection sweets and pastries. The nougat was to die for as well as the Turkish delight. There is a good selection of wine and we finished 2 bottles at £33 each. The serving staff and chefs are all students and there is one slightly fearsome supervisor/lecturer. The students started off being a little nervous so make sure any special requests are correctly noted. The lecturer is much in evidence. Any mistakes were largely around serving protocol. It is a fun experience for diners. We were there for 3 hours so don't make any appointments in the afternoon. At the end of the dinner the young chefs will come and speak to you about the meal. The restaurant itself is comfortable and art deco in style. The tables are closed together than at a usual 5 star establishment. The total bill for 4 was £234 and this is probably half the price of a tasting meal with wine elsewhere. There is no service charge but it is possible to make a donation on the way out.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Vincent Rooms is part of Westminster Kingsway College. The dishes are cooked and served by students – and based on their list of alumni this is the next generation of renowned international chefs. The aim is to recreate a high end restaurant, as near...as possible to Michelin standard in all respects. The food was excellent, certainly at, or very close, to Michelin 1 Star standard – with a well thought out menu 100% meeting the theme of the lunch (in our case “Scandinavian”). The service less so, to be honest !! We had lunch on the first day of a new rotation (the students move between the various modules). You would expect the young people to be nervous, but it still has to be professional. We are fortunate to have eaten in numerous Michelin restaurants, which is the career intentions of these young people. It's very hard to be critical given the environment, but there were numerous mistakes – things like trying to serve 2 plates together, leaning over a guest to serve rather than moving around the table, not knowing basic things about about wines, mistakes on the bill (then saying “not my fault” !!) and so on. The resident lecturer was excellent – professional, helping and encouraging them at all times. (Given the situation I've still given them 5 stars for the food really, plus effort.).More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited The Brasserie Restaurant. This was our first time visiting the Brasserie Restaurant. We were welcomed by a student and front of house manager, coats taken and shown to our seats. All the students looked smart and had smiles on their faces. Demi was our...waitress and she was very helpful and attentive. The second year student who served us our drinks and wine, had a great knowledge of the wine and we had a pleasant chat about the wine and his studies. The food was amazing, some of the best I have eaten, very reasonable in price. Service was great and the first students really did know their stuff, if they were unsure, their supervisor Mr V was on hand to help. Will definitely return. Well done to all for a lovely experience.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024

I had the Vincent Rooms recommended by various people and was really looking forward to going. Bearing in mind that it is part of a training college I was not expecting a Michelin star experience! We went to the Brasserie although we had had the...Escoffier Room recommended. While the food was excellent the occasion was let down by the lack of ambience and the waiting staff. The students stood in a huddle chatting and while some were certainly better than others generally I felt there was a lack of supervision. I hope to go to the Escoffier next time and will compare the two experiences.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 February 2024

I have tried quite a few set menus in my life and when it comes to taste this one was among the very best ones. It was very very very delicious. Two dishes were simply outstanding (tuna tartar and NZ beef). While soup was quite...bland and small sweets in the end seemed not to be that fresh (probably, being kept on a plate for a few days before served), everything else was good. I totally understand the college thing and love the concept. Yet service could so easily be perceived as so much better. E.g. a few smiles every once in a while, and staff not complaining about how tired they are to each other when they are just next to us. Apart from that there were quite a few other flaws, when it comes to service, both when reserving a table, when getting seated, as well as when paying the bill (It clearly says on their website and even in the restaurant itself that you can't tip with card, when later on it turns out that it is completely fine to do so).More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 31 January 2024 via mobile

We went to the brasserie restaurant for dinner and had the first year students working that night. Clearly the service team were still learning the ropes but they had charm in abundance to overcome the mishaps. The food was outstanding and I was really impressed...by what they had learned so quickly. I’ve rarely had lamb that good and well presented in London. The fondant dessert was outstanding. Finding three course meals that good in London for under £40 is nigh on impossible. Great stuff and congrats to all the students for putting on a superb experience for us both.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 26 January 2024

An incredible experience at the college fine dining restaurant Escoffier during Scottish week. We enjoyed the tasting menu (the confit of salmon was AMAZING) with well selected wines. Food was excellent and beautifully presented. We couldn't fault any of it. The waiters and Chefs; Elisa,...Pharrel and Cameron came to our table to ask how our meal was. They were really engaging and as a team created a most memorable experience. We will be back!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 24 January 2024

We couldn't recommend this more highly! We booked for our wedding anniversary and Pharell our waiter, Dylan our sommelier, Cameron, Ellie and Pharell the chefs were all really outstanding and made it a fabulous night to remember. We were served 6 courses and each one...was beautifully presented, all little works of absolutely delicious art. Fantastic value for money and so lovely to be able to meet the chefs at the end of our meal and to be able to give glowing feedback. Thank you so much for a really special night, we'll be back!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 December 2023

Simply fabulous food; beautifully presented and excellently prepared. Festive themed menu was perfect for the season…venison main, turkey beignet, cranberry and ginger flavours in the pudding…all glorious. The head instructor kept his charges on their toes and was committed to providing all with a superb...experience. At the end two of the young chefs came to visit our table (one was 14… well done him!) So much fun; we’ll be back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023

Food and service was amazingly tasty, fresh and filling, and it was so refreshing to be greeted with such professionalism from the students, Ayshe our waitress was attentive and informative and made us feel at ease as well as the young somelier who was courteous.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023

Great service,great food,really nice time an beautifully presented. Staff were great,setting delightful, our servers explained all the dishes and knew their ingredients. All in all a lovely lunch

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 21 November 2023

A friend and I had lunch in the Escoffier Room today. It was as usual staffed by young students at Westminster Kingsway College, who exuded enthusiasm, under the expert watchful eye of tutor Marc Whitley. The Room itself is delightful: airy, modern and beautifully lit,...with some of the most comfortable restaurant seating around. We had the 7 course Chinese tasting menu. It was a triumph (who knew that spiced butter could taste so good?) and fantastic value for money. The serving staff couldn't have been more charming or keen to please, so a thoroughly enjoyable experience delivered to an extremely high standard in all respects. One especial pleasure was meeting two of the chefs who came out to say hello after we'd finished eating. Aaron's cheesecake was a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds and I can only regret that I come from a generation where the norm is eating the food put in front of you, rather than immortalising it with a picture before embarking on demolition. The plate contained what appeared to be a miniature, beautifully painted pear - a fruit commonly eaten in China, so dovetailing nicely with the theme of the menu. This revealed itself to be made of two distinct, differently coloured and flavoured layers of chocolate filled with the 'baked cheesecake' filling listed on the menu - a description which had done a splendid job of confusing us! All the little accompanying details - black sesame seeds, a tuile etc - added to a really gorgeous desert. Aaron, when you're on Masterchef and cooking for the critics, it's an unbeatable signature dish if it can be prepared in the time. You obviously spent a huge amount of time researching and perfecting this pocket wonder and every scrap of your effort showed. We also met Domenico, who was responsible for the immaculate and gorgeous petit fours. I had a miniature macaron with a bitter chocolate ganache filling, a particularly yummy truffle and a tiny pyramid of fudge with the most divine consistency. Mr Whitley, you and your colleagues have done a great job! Thank you to everyone who ensured we had such a delicious lunch and were so well looked after.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 November 2023

I was there for USA Week when the year 3 students use American ingredients to prepare a 7 course tasting menu. The food was innovative and delicious. The setting calming and well appointed. The student staff were professional and educated us about the menu. I...would recommend going there for lunch but you must book in advance.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 9 November 2023 via mobile

Wonderful food, great young staff who were all trainee chefs. Call out for our main server, Ayse, who was attentive and charming.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 November 2023

I recently had lunch at Vincent Rooms, we ate from the Escoffier tasting menu which was great, the sea bass and mussels dish was the stand out performer. All of the staff were lovely but a special shout out to Ayse Holmes who predominately waited...on our table and provided exceptional service all afternoon.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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I would not take children there. It seems an adult-only environment.
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Contact: westking.ac.uk 02078028391 Menus change daily. Approx £30 a head for brasserie. We have not eaten in Escoffier. Both Mon-Fri lunch starting 12-1. Evenings: Brasserie: Tues, Weds, Thurs Escoffier: Weds... More
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The Vincent Rooms Brasserie, Bar & Escoffier Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4