A new student run restaurant has opened over the A27 from the Sussex campus at The AMEX Community Stadium.

City College @ East Central Brasserie, opened by The City College Brighton and Hove (CCB), intends to ‘help train the next generation of chefs’ by giving current students the opportunity to work alongside professionals.

The college’s alumnus includes successful chefs such as locally renowned Ben McKellar (The Gingerman) and Simon Duncan (Sam’s of Brighton).
The Brasserie is aimed specifically at people looking for quick, efficient dining. It expects to have customers on the premises for approximately 30 minutes.

Prices start from £4.50 for main courses, and starters and desserts cost around £2.50.

Despite low prices and a fast customer turnaround, the menu varies daily and aims to deliver high quality. Current selections include wild mushroom risotto, homemade soup with artisan bread and vegetarian tart with salad.

More substantial meals are also available, such toad in the hole with onion gravy, and a quarter pound burger with Sussex cheese and wedges.

The principal of the CCB, Phil Frier, is confident about the prospects of the new restaurant: “the Gallery, the training restaurant we already have at the College’s main campus, has gained a fantastic reputation for providing fine dining at a fraction of the usual cost and we’ve no doubt that customers at the AMEX will be delighted with both the quality of the food and the very reasonable price “ he said this week.

The recently completed AMEX stadium is home to Brighton and Hove’s football team Brighton and Hove Albion, and welcomes visitors from all over the country. Frier sees the stadium as “a great means of enhancing [CBB’s] reputation in the community”.

City College @ East Central Brasserie can be found in the East Stand of the AMEX Community Stadium and is open from 12 – 2pm during term time.

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