School restaurant opens to the public

FOOD-LOVERS can sample the culinary delights of budding chefs when a restaurant at a Pill school opens to the public from Thursday.

The Leaf at Ham Green is a 50-seater restaurant based at St Katherine’s School, which was created as part of a new catering and hospitality facility and has already been used to host many corporate events.

From this week it will be open every Thursday evening to the public.

Students studying for catering and hospitality qualifications prepare, cook and serve the food under the guidance of assistant chef and tutor, Oliver Hunter.

Chef and hospitality manager Paul Mingo West said: “We pride ourselves on serving an excellent choice of freshly prepared, locally sourced, seasonal dishes as well as offering excellent service. We are very excited about the restaurant being open to the public – there has been so much interest.”

The Leaf will be open on Thursdays during term time from 6.30-10pm.

A three-course meal including coffee costs �12. Reservations must be made by calling 01275 373737 or emailing

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