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Cornwall College Cloisters Restaurant

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John Keay House | Tregonissey Road, St Austell, England
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St Austell, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I have been lucky enough to visit this restaurant of many occasions. At no time have I been disappointed by the quality of food, the standard of service or value for money. The dishes served would not be out of place in top restaurants and I thoroughly recommend a visit.

1 Thank tpbakkie
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Just eaten at Cloisters for the first time in a couple of years, but it was our fourth visit. The food was amazing in variety and flavour. Hot dishes were piping hot; cold desserts refreshing and tasty. A good variety of fish and fowl and an excellent selection of vegetables. Service from arrival to departure was friendly and efficient. It... More 

1 Thank Joy27Cornwall
Winchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The food was very well presented and beautifully cooked. Only comment was that the crab & chilli sauce should have been served in a more accessible dish as it was delicious but very difficult to get out. Excellent value for money.

1 Thank James W
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Lunched here today for the second time. Excellent quality food, beautifully presented. 3 courses for £10.50, what value!! The service is second to none, everyone is very welcoming. Everything is prepared, cooked and served by the students. A nice touch is that after the courses the students, who have prepared the food, visit each table to hear the customers' reaction... More 

1 Thank Bjayarjay
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

We ate lunch at Cloisters today and were really impressed. We had 3 course meal which was beautifully cooked and presented and well served all under the watchful eye of a supervisor. Most impressed that 11yr old "fussy" daughter tried everything on her plate even eating the samphire under her cornish fishcake in bisque sauce and my 9 year old... More 

2 Thank Kate73186220
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

We keep going back, the food is truly excellent and such good value. The restaurant is run by the students under supervision. These youngsters are the Nathan Outlaw's of the future. Cannot be too highly praised.

1 Thank John S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

I've been to Cloisters restaurant a few times now, the food is always outstanding and I would recommend it to anyone. Great food, great service and a really enjoyable experience.

1 Thank Emma B
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

2nd time of eating here and 2nd time of being impressed by the standard of the food in taste and presentation, the front of house staff can be a little nervous and awkward in their service but talking and engaging with them helps to put them at ease, nice touch that the chefs came out and spoke with the diners,... More 

1 Thank Dph2708
Truro, United Kingdom
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293 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The college restaurant certainly produces some excellent cooks judging by the food/meals they produce. Always a pleasure to eat here and try their work. The staff and pupils are always helpful and obliging. Parking on site Prices reasonable. Nice to know the tax payers money is being well spent.

1 Thank John G
St Austell, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Excellent food cooked by students at the college.nother students serve at front of house or serve the drinks. All sure taught every aspect of fine dining including silver service. All meals have been so good which is a credit to the students and their tutors. The chefs always come out to their clients and it is such a pleasure to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
British, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: John Keay House | Tregonissey Road, St Austell, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Austell
  • Phone Number: 01726226740

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