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Refined

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Derby Road | Derby Road, Mansfield NG18 5BH, England
+44 1623 413629
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

OK they try hard and the food is pretty good. However, I do think it's good to give realistic feedback here as it is meant to be for training and therefore feedback should be useful. The staff are young and certainly not "refined" as the name of the restaurant implies. I think some of the training needs to be given... More 

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Thank Graham F
Jo W, Commercial Coordinator at Refined, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback we will use this to help us improve in the new year. We have just reached the end of the first term where the learners have been training since September, we will take on board your comments and address the pricing of the mixers to ensure we have a standardised approach. The first term has... More 

Nottingham
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Our family visited this college restaurant for lunch recently and were very impressed with everything. The restaurant itself has large windows looking out on to trees and has a very relaxed atmosphere. The three courses were each excellent in their own right and of a high standard. It is gratifying to know that our young students are learning their trade... More 

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Thank RasKaty
Jo W, Commercial Coordinator at Refined, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback and share your dining experience. This is also great feedback for our learners. Look forward to seeing you again this week. More 

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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely Christmas meal at Refined. The girl who was front of house was very friendly when we arrived and seemed very enthusiastic about her role. The food was beautiful in both taste and presentation and Sam & Tommy did a fabulous job of waiting and ensuring our glasses stayed full. The price was very reasonable for the amount... More 

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3 Thank Caz H
Jo W, Commercial Coordinator at Refined, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback about your experience with your Christmas meal. This is great evidence for the learners. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. Look forward to seeing you in the new year. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I visited with friends for our annual Christmas Lunch together. The staff (students) are helpful and polite and the three-course meal was superb! I am almost reluctant to share our hidden gem with the general public just in case it becomes so popular that the demand becomes so high we can't get in! What an asset to our community and... More 

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Thank Jeannie E
Jo W, Commercial Coordinator at Refined, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments we really do appreciate you taking the time to feedback on your experience. All the staff work really hard to support the students and ensure they have a realistic working environment to train in. We hope to see you in the new year. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Went to Thursday Evening dinner, the meal was truly exceptional and the staff although Students were first class in their treatment of us. We were visited by the Chef Mark Jones who spent around fifteen minutes with us discussing the meal. This will be a must for future evening meals.

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1 Thank John W
Jo W, Commercial Coordinator at Refined, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your views on your experience at Refined. The staff work really hard to ensure Refined is a realistic working environment and enable all our learners to gain successful employment at the end of their studies. Look forward to seeing you in the new year. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Lovely airy room with nice views. I had a lovely veggie roast- very satisfying and tasty. Loved the freshly made bread- nice touch. Waiting staff were polite and attentive. Would return!

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Thank lazysalmon73
Jo W, Commercial Coordinator at Refined, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your Sunday lunch. We really appreciate the feedback. Hope to see you soon. More 

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Came with my family today and experienced a fantastic Sunday lunch. Was beautifully presented and tasted divine. The pork was delicious and the veggies just perfect. The chocolate orange tart I would love the recipe please! I recommend this place any day

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Thank aljaw123
Jo W, Commerical Coordinator at Refined, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback regarding your Sunday lunch, we really appreciate it. If you send an email through the Refined website asking the recipe, I will gladly collate this for you. Hope to see you soon. More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Came for the James Bond theme evening, absolutely loved it! Ambience of the evening was very Soave. The food was to die for, the service from the young gentlemen called Jordan was top notch! I will certainly be going back again, and would highly recommend these themed evenings. Thank you for a great evening!!

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1 Thank Andrew A
Jo W, Commericial Coordinator at Refined, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback it is much appreciated and will be shared with the students. We look forward to seeing you for more themed evenings in the new year. More 

Mansfield
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Meet and greet was excellent. Orders. Were taken quickly and speed of service was just right the staff were all very professional and polite. The venue is beautiful and very clean. The food was all excellent in both presentation and taste. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. To say that the team are mainly students, they have done the... More 

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Thank elena p
Jo W, Commercial Coordinator at Refined, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this feedback, it is much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you soon More 

Mansfield
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is the restaurant for the west notts college, and is a training facility...well don't for one minute think it is in any way inferior to any other restaurant. The staff may be students, but they are skillful, confident and enthusiastic, with a real level of skill and knowledge. We attended a James Bond themed evening, the food was excellent,... More 

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Thank egglestn
Jo W, Commericial Coordinator at Refined, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback it will be shared with the students and is very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, European, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Derby Road | Derby Road, Mansfield NG18 5BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Mansfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1623 413629

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?