Lunch at @34 Restaurant, Exeter College, 28 Feb 2018

Fourteen of us made a return visit to this restaurant, located in the Laurence Building on the main Exeter College campus. It was a challenging time for all of us to get there. The Beast from the East was already causing high winds, and Storm Emma was due to strike Exeter the following day (it did, and dumped several inches of snow).

@34 is a training restaurant – part of the Michael Caines Academy – which aims to nurture the region’s future generation of restaurateurs, chefs, restaurant managers, waiters and front of house staff. We were pleased to be able to enjoy our lunch in the company of Clive and Pamela (our Treasurer); Pamela was celebrating her birthday and had brought along her sister and brother-in-law.

Although the menu did not initially look as appetizing as on some previous occasions, most of the dishes turned out to be excellent, and the students provided efficient and friendly service. We enjoyed the fact that we were all seated at one big table, rather than being dispersed.

Peter Wingfield-Digby

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