the refined experience
We want to make your time at Refined dining restaurant truly memorable so that you visit time and time again.
From the moment you step inside, we’re dedicated to serving up excellent service, the finest food and exceptional value.
The laid back atmosphere of our contemporary restaurant is sure to make you feel comfortable and relaxed.
Whether enjoying a leisurely lunch or winding down from the working week over evening dinner, the only thing we want you to worry about is deciding what to choose from our menu.
Wednesday - themed evenings
Each week Refined offer you the chance to try a range of culinary classics and contemporary cuisine: our menus are inspired by everything from different countries, to historical events and special days in the calendar.
Thursdays - fine dining
With culinary creations and service to rival any established fine dining restaurant, it’s no wonder we regularly rank highly on TripAdvisor. As our fine dining evenings in Mansfield are popular, we recommend you reserve your table in advance to avoid disappointment.
What is Refined?
Refined is much more than your average dining experience: it is a restaurant that helps people to gain employability skills so that they can aspire to achieve the best in professional standards within the industry.
The restaurant is run by students, both front of house and chefs. It is run by a hierarchy, with the Level 3 students taking on the supervisory roles and the Level 2 students in training. We also have Entry Level 3 and Level 1 learners that infill into the restaurant as part of their work experience.
Many of the students progress into local industry or apprenticeships, and we have received great feedback on the high level of their skills. Our customers are very special to us; they are appreciated because without them we cannot provide the learners with the much-needed opportunity to train in a busy, real-life working environment. We have some very loyal customers who are able to follow our learners in their unique development, and who will give the staff some good feedback on that development.
The students have the opportunity to work in different types of service, and the Level 3s plan and host our popular evening services. This culminates in the end-of-year graduation themed events, which are the highlight of the year for students and staff.
The students and staff are really proud that Refined restaurant sits at number 1 on TripAdvisor out of the whole of Mansfield and Ashfield, and at number 6 out of over 2,100 restaurants in Nottinghamshire. We also have a 5-star food hygiene rating (November 2018) and a college AA Rosette.
We really hope that you continue to support the learners in achieving their potential and that you enjoy your meal with us today. If you have any issues with the service or the food, we would appreciate the feedback so that we can improve.
If you have time, could you please rate us on TripAdvisor.