As a food PR agency the London restaurant scene is something Nexus immerses itself in as frequently as possible. From pop-ups to street food, Michelin starred restaurants to local neighbourhood secrets – the capital is home to hundreds of culinary treats. Last week some of the team enjoyed a slightly different restaurant experience in one of the hidden secrets of central London.
Westminster Kingsway College
Nexus has worked frequently with Westminster Kingsway College over the years, from developing lecture plans in conjunction with course lecturers featuring client materials, to hosting workshops in the college with students supporting the events. The award-winning college counts chefs Jamie Oliver and Ainsley Harriott as ex alumni and its reputation and facilities are second to none.
The team visited The Vincent Rooms on a cold and snowy Thursday in January. As soon as we were inside the venue the warmth of enthusiasm in the service given by the young waiters and waitresses and the candlelight and beautiful table settings let us know we were in for a treat.
The dining experience
The difference of this restaurant is that, although the food is something you would expect at a Michelin star restaurant in terms of presentation and flavour, it is created and served by students in Hospitality and Culinary Arts before they embark on their future star-studded careers.
We dined in the Escoffier Room, on food lovingly created by Westminster Kingsway College’s second and third year chef students, under the supervision of experienced chef lecturers.
The food was sublime, the atmosphere warm and the service attentive. The menu ranged from frogs’ legs bons bons and gurnard with orange hollandaise to beef served with wild mushroom pithiviers, all immaculately created and presented. Open for bookings lunchtimes Monday to Friday in term times and on Wednesday and Thursday evening, with bookings between 6-7pm and with 5 courses for £27.50 it’s a steal for food this good in a city bursting at the seams with restaurants. Who knows where the people whose food you’ve eaten will end up in the future.