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Colours Restaurant

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Water Street, St Helens WA10 1PP, England
+44 1744 623155
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wed - Thu 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Fri 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Colours Restaurant is an innovative fine dining restaurant. It is St...
Colours Restaurant is an innovative fine dining restaurant. It is St Helens College's fully operational, training restaurant staffed by catering and hospitality students who are overseen by some of the industry's top chefs. It provides education, training and work experience for those wanting a career in the Catering and Hospitality industry. Open to the general public, the restaurant allows the opportunity for students to develop their culinary and service skills through hands-on work experience. The restaurant offers customers the chance to sample a variety of contemporary dining styles from some of the region's most promising young chefs. With a menu that regularly changes, the restaurant uses top-quality, locally sourced fresh ingredients. Parking is available on St Helens College car park for free after 4pm on a weekday and all day over the weekend. There are also a number of long and short stay car parks in close vicinity of the restaurant.
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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yet another good meal

Once again we had a fine dining experience in nice surroundings. The waiters are students of the college, so they occasionally make mistakes, but they are there to learn and the prices charged reflect the fact that this is a learning environment. The quality of the food is always excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Widnes, United Kingdom
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Widnes, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Once again we had a fine dining experience in nice surroundings. The waiters are students of the college, so they occasionally make mistakes, but they are there to learn and the prices charged reflect the fact that this is a learning environment. The quality of the food is always excellent, and it is nice to be able to have a... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This restaurant is part of the college and is part of the food studies department. The menu is high end cuisine but the quality can depend on the progress of the students attending on the day although it is generally good. The service is attentive. This restaurant is really worth a visit ( or two)

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a restaurant where potential chefs and restaurant staff are trained in a "live" supervised environment. The food, service and ambiance are excellent. I have eaten here on many occasions and never been disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I have been to Colours about 40 times over many years and I have never been disappointed. The food is outstanding and always tastes absolutely delicious. The staff are extremely friendly and even though you are served by students, they are so professional and courteous. I have been to restaurants where the staff have been far from friendly - not... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

What a wonderful Sunday lunch I had with friends yesterday .From the minute we arrived we were treated like valued guests As it is a training experience for the staff they seem to care that they get things right. A lot of other complacent eateries could learn a thing or two from their expertise. The menu was varied and the... More 

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St. Helens
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Visited for the first time for a family meal after hearing positive comments.We all enjoyed the food altough I found the portion size a little small. Meat was sliced quite thIck, although tasty, sharper knives would have been an advantage. The restaurant is quite bright, clean and a comfortable temperature. The waiting on staff are learning their trade and are... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The food here is good, however nothing that is outstanding. All the dishes are same style and taste. Buttered veg and new pots, a little unadventureus. Time for a menu and service style change.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We have been to colours many times over many years and the service,food and atmosphere cannot be matched. Keep up the good work. Thank you.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

One of many restaurants that have been set up by catering colleges that serve very good food at very reasonable prices. Staffed by the students (under supervision) they show up many more established restaurants (and chefs) with the standard of food and service. This is no gastro pub pretension rather a classic fine diningesque menu, well prepared and presented. The... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

25 members of our Diners Club had an amazing meal here last week. Considering the staff had to prepare and serve so many people without pre ordering, not one person in our group had any complaint whatsoever. The food was excellent. It was beautifully presented, hot and delicious. The staff were so polite and attentitive. If we were their tutors... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Water Street, St Helens WA10 1PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  St Helens
  • Phone Number: +44 1744 623155

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 38
  • Cuisine: British

Description

Colours Restaurant is an innovative fine dining restaurant. It is St Helens College's fully operational, training restaurant staffed by catering and hospitality students who are overseen by some of the industry's top chefs. It provides education, training and work experience for those wanting a career in the Catering and Hospitality industry. Open to the general public, the restaurant allows the opportunity for students to develop their culinary and service skills through hands-on work experience. The restaurant offers customers the chance to sample a variety of contemporary dining styles from some of the region's most promising young chefs. With a menu that regularly changes, the restaurant uses top-quality, locally sourced fresh ingredients. Parking is available on St Helens College car park for free after 4pm on a weekday and all day over the weekend. There are also a number of long and short stay car parks in close vicinity of the restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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