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City Restaurant earns five-star food rating

Our City Restaurant has been awarded a five-star food safety rating at its latest inspection this week.

The City Restaurant at College Green, which is well-known for its delicious Thursday night gourmet dinners, was praised by inspectors as being ‘very good’.

The inspector commented it was good to see students being taught in food safety to a ‘very good standard’ and the importance of this as it is ‘not always reflected in some businesses in the industry’.

Food safety surveys consider the hygienic handling of food, including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage, as well as the cleanliness and condition of the building and facilities. One of the most important measures is the management of food safety, namely if the food served was safe to eat and how the restaurant managed allergens.

Lecturer and restaurant manager, Desmond Smith, said: “We are over the moon to maintain our five-star rating at the College Green City Restaurant. Our staff and students work incredibly hard to ensure we maintain the best of standards in both the front of house and kitchens and this score reflects that. We are a restaurant at the heart of the community, working with chefs with links to businesses in Bristol on our gourmet nights, using locally-sourced products in our cooking and, obviously, training local people into the hospitality industry. We are looking forward to being able to continue serving delicious food and drinks to diners after a year-long hiatus.”

The City Restaurant has been open for business for 21 years, since the College Green Centre first opened in 2000.
The restaurant opens regularly on Thursday evenings for themed nights as well as gourmet dinners, where guest chefs from the local community come in to work with the students throughout the day to learn key skills and then join them for an evening service and serve up a four-course dinner.

The restaurant, based on the Anchor Road side of the building, also opens for lunch time services each day where staff, students and members of the public can enjoy a delicious and affordable lunch.

To find out more about our City Restaurant and to book a table at the next gourmet dinner, visit the City Restaurant webpage.

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