Tuesday 31st October – 37th meeting of 2017
Today a completely different day for us nine ladies. We decided to have lunch in Orpington and sample the delights of a new restaurant that has recently opened.
We met at 11.30 and had drink in one of the many coffee shops in the High Street. Then went to BR6 for 12.30 where we had booked a table.
BR6 Restaurant and Bakehouse opened in February 2015 and is the centrepiece of London South East Colleges’ Hospitality, Food and Enterprise Career College. Part of a national network, Career Colleges work closely with employer partners to provide 14-19 year olds with the skills they need to work in specific industries.
Greeted by a smiling friendly student at the door we were directed to our table. It had a lovely atmosphere and was brightly decorated. There was a very good lunch buffet menu or a small a la cart. We all had the buffet menu as there was a good choice and you could eat as much as you liked! With three courses and a price of £8.95 it was really good value. We were served by the students who were very smartly dressed in varying uniforms.
There is also The Bakehouse attached to the restaurant which is coffee shop selling all the beautiful pastries, cakes and bread made by the students at the college. The food was delicious and it is such a good idea to run such courses giving young people the chance to try out such skills. There were large screens displaying the kitchen area which look absolutely immaculate. The restaurant is open in the evening and offers a very wide menu.
This was a delightful lunch. The students very professional and the food really good. After lunch we all went our separate ways home and enjoyed some shopping on the way!