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Riverbank Restaurant

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Stafford College, Earl Street, Stafford, England (Formerly Earls Restaurant)
+44 1785 275481
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I organised a meal for our church senior citizens group. From the start The Riverbank could not have been more helpful . Catering and hospitality students provided us with a lunch that everyone of our group said was excellent. It was very professionally presented. we will be returning to this venue

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Thank Brymar
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent service , young people in the kitchen ( level 1 ) ( Thursday's ) absolutely fabulous food . Quality food and service . Highly recommended .

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Stafford England
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90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This week was my fifth visit in as many weeks, with the special Christmas menu on offer. Those of you who are reading this will be aware the restaurant is located within Stafford College. It is a very pleasant place, nicely decorated and furnished with its own bar and kitchen. Its primary purpose (I believe) is to allow the students... More 

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Thank TerryStaffordEngland
Stafford, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Went with friends on Tuesday evening 3 coarse meal the food was really good well presented, good choice nice surroundings, service by waiters was alright but they have to gain experience somewhere but they were well supervised and did well. My only real complaint is the very expensive wine far too over priced. But I would return well done to... More 

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Thank Mike W
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

What a find! Brilliant three course meal for just over a tenner. Crab risotto, beef cheek and cherry and apple crumble for me , terrine, pork chop with cassoulet then treacle tart for him. A great Italian red and tea and coffee. Great service by slightly nervous trainees. The chef deserve real praise. A must visit place for foodies and... More 

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Thank Sarastr0
Stafford, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Meals provided by College Apprentices, supervised of course by the highly qualified staff are always excellent quality. This little known restaurant provides top quality, restraint quality food at a fraction of the price. Visit to spot the next great Chef's cooking up a great meal.

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Thank simon500
Stafford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

We came with a group of friends for the American theme night, the food and service were fantastic, very attentive student served us believe his name was Andre very helpful and professional. Will continue to use this fantastic venue.

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Thank Mr-R-R-A
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

This is the second time my partner and I have been here. Students skills are on display both in the kitchen and front of house. Showcasing great food and drink with now rarely used techniques like silver service, it's a great experience. You could nit pick, but if you do your missing the point. Young people learning the value of... More 

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Thank Steve G
Stafford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

I cant believe this place isn't better known in Stafford. Its extremely high quality food without any trade off. The restaurant is situated within the modern part of the college and its a venue that befits the standard of food and service. I went with clients for a business dinner and we were all astounded that we hadn't been before,... More 

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Thank Richgreene88
Stoke-on-Trent
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

This a way to eat excellent food at affordable prices. The food is provided by catering students who cook under close supervision by professional chefs. The students also learn the 'waiting on' process supervised by a diligent member of staff. The whole experience is a delight with excellent food and service in a welcoming atmosphere. You really should try it.

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Thank Michael E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$22
Cuisine
British, European
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stafford College, Earl Street, Stafford, England (Formerly Earls Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Stafford
  • Phone Number: +44 1785 275481
Description
Long recognised as "The hardest table to get in Stafford", this is the training restaurant at Stafford College. It was formerly known as Earls Restaurant. With the move into the brand new Riverbank Building came larger premises, a new name and incredible views of landmarks like Stafford Castle, the windmill and Victoria Park. Food you won't forget at prices you won't believe!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?