College relaunches Restaurant 56

Hospitality students Liam Fenty and Chloe Eccles on duty at Dundee and Angus College's Restaurant 56.
Hospitality students Liam Fenty and Chloe Eccles on duty at Dundee and Angus College's Restaurant 56.

Bon viveurs in Arbroath have yet another venue to enjoy with the relaunch of Restaurant 56 at D&A College Keptie Road premises.

After a refurbishment, the restaurant and café have been merged to form ‘56’ in the Esk building, offering morning coffees, café-bar lunches, restaurant lunches and dinner.

New furnishings and innovative screened areas have allowed the restaurant to offer a wider range of menus to cater for all tastes.

“The restaurant has always maintained a good reputation for its food and high levels of service but we have never really promoted the full range of amenities on offer,” said Louisa Kingham, head of hospitality retail and tourism.

“Now we are aiming to broaden our customer base while, at the same time, enhance the hands-on experience of our students.”

Nearly 70 students are involved in the running of Restaurant 56, representing four different hospitality and professional cookery courses.

To mark the relaunch, the students staged two events; lunch on Monday, November 24, and on the evening of Wednesday, November 26, when guests enjoyed refreshments, a prize draw and tombola.

The restaurant is open to the public from Monday to Wednesday and on Fridays. On Monday and Friday clients can enjoy morning coffee and café-bar style lunch, Tuesday service includes morning coffee and restaurant lunch, and the restaurant is open on Wednesday evenings for dinner.