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“Best food and value in Haverfordwest”
Review of Academy Restaurant

Academy Restaurant
Ranked #50 of 106 Restaurants in Haverfordwest
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 12, 2013

This restaurant, situated within Pembrokeshire College, is excellent.
The students cook and serve - under supervision - and the standard of both is top class.
There is only one sitting - around 6.30pm, but the meals are not rushed.
You will not find better value anywhere, and you will be impressed by the quality of the service - silver service and extremely well done.
Just remember that these are teenagers being trained, and they make a few minor mistakes, and you will not be disappointed.
The wine menu is fairly limited, but good value and beers very limited, but the range of other drinks is quite comprehensive.
The menu varies weekly, with a choice of 2 starters, three mains and a couple of desserts, followed by coffee, which comes as a fixed price menu, the price varying with the menu.
there is always a vegetarian option, and a phone call will ensure that there si also a fish dish.
S0, go give it a try - you will not regret it, I promise you.

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Thank John B
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

We had never visited the restaurant at Pembrokeshire college, but had heard good things so gave it a try last night - you MUST book though. It was an Indian themed night with a choice of 3 starters, mains and desserts. My husband and I deliberately chose different items so that we could maximise our taste experience and we were so glad we did! Pre-dinner poppadoms with chutneys, then our starters of Prawn Puree (?) and Lamb kebabs - piping hot, fresh and delicious. Then chicken tikka (for him) and lamb rogan josh (for me) -blew us away - makes the local takeway pale by comparison accompanied by gorgeous butter rice and stewed lentils, homemade naan and chapatis (and a gluten-free bread roll for me - nice touch!). Desserts to die for - pistachio ice-cream (me) and orange & cardamom souffle (him).
All of this is cooked and served (silver service) by the college catering students (a mix of 1st, 2nd and 3rd years) - all very professional, friendly and polite. They were all a real credit to their tutor, Rose, who kept a keen eye on them throughout the evening offering words of advice and guidance where needed.
If this is a true indication of our chefs and front of house staff of the future, then I can see Pembrokeshire becoming THE place to eat!!
Excellent evening.

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Thank Squeeks_Mum
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Reviewed March 16, 2012

Something different - fine dining within a college. This proper restaurant enables those on a Catering/Hospitality Course to hone their skills by cooking for, and serving real customers.

You can only book a table for Thursday Evenings or Wednesday & Friday lunchtimes and the menu is somewhat restricted; however, what is available is first class.

We visited on St David's Day and a special menu existed with that in mind. Cocktails were available to start and a 3-course Table d'Hote with this, a glass of wine, Coffee and Welsh Cakes cost £25 including service.

If our meal was anything to go by, the quality is excellent and the standard of service was guaranteed by the course tutor being present to monitor performance.

Better than many ordinary restaurants. You must book, but don't let that deter you. You will enjoy your visit.

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3  Thank rerp
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