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Room 213 Training Restaurant

Where is the best place to eat in Folkestone? And to train?..........................

The secret’s out!

Room 213 is the fabulous showcase restaurant for VRQ and NVQ students studying Hospitality and Catering at The Folkestone Academy. The restaurant can become fully booked quite quickly; so early booking is always recommended to ensure you get a table. We have many customers coming back time after time, to sample the ever changing menu of exquisite dishes.

The ultra-modern training kitchen is state of the art, with students working to exceptionally high standards, cooking for the public in the exclusive 42 seat restaurant that is called “Room 213”.

“I am doing the VRQ Level 1 Professional Chefs course. The Folkestone Academy can offer me a lot more than the local college, as I get far more one to one tuition with the chef lecturers, which I really enjoy. It is amazing that I am already cooking for the public in our very own restaurant.”  (Adam Finnis VRQ Level 1 student)

Only the finest and freshest ingredients are used in the training kitchen, sourced locally wherever possible and there is even a kitchen garden within the Academy grounds to provide quality seasonal produce for the restaurant.The Academy really is a model of excellence and exceptional training in the field of Hospitality and Catering.

“I am learning how to create top quality food and I definitely want to become a professional chef when I qualify. When I leave the Folkestone Academy I want to go straight into the industry, hopefully in a top London restaurant. My plan is get a few years’ experience under my belt and then bring those skills back home to Kent and open my own restaurant”  (Victoria Hogben VRQ level 3 student)

Courses for VRQ Level 1, 2 and 3 in Catering and NVQ level 2 in Hospitality are available. For more information download the sixth form prospectus *here*

Customer Quotes

“Very good service and excellent food. Could not be better. I have enjoyed both visits and look forward to coming again soon” (Room 213 customer)

“A most enjoyable meal in every aspect. The presentation is much better than lots of restaurants I’ve eaten in”  (Room 213 customer)

“The students are an absolute credit to the Academy”  (Room 213 customer)

“Very good food, tasty and lovely presentation. Great value for money! Hard to book as you are often full and I had to book a long time in advance”  (Room 213 customer)

“Top class. As good, if not better than a lot of restaurants that I have eaten in. Perfect!”  (Room 213 customer)

Visit Room 213 

Room 213 opens its doors, for lunch, to the public on three days a week – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during term times.

The state of the art restaurant and kitchen are staffed by hospitality and catering students who use fresh local ingredients to produce mouth-watering menus for their guests.

Tables can be booked for lunch from 12pm with last orders taken at 12.30pm

Three course lunch with coffee - £13.00

Please note payment is accepted by cash or cheque only.

To reserve your table in advance please call 01303 842493