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2153 Restaurant - The Hills College

Western Sydney Institute understands that students studying Hospitality courses need to be exposed to real work-based experiences, like the pressures of working in a busy restaurant. Our fine dining restaurants are operated by our students as part of their training.

Western Sydney Institute's four restaurants provide experience for both front and back of house, and food and beverage service. Open for lunch and for dinner (on selected days) during term time they operate in the same way as any commercial restaurant. Training restaurants include the latest techniques, menus and highest quality foods. Students display a high level of customer service in all they do.

A la carte (Lunch)- $28 per person

  • Thursday, 14 September 2017 at 12:00pm and 12:15pm
  • Thursday, 19 October 2017 at 12:00pm and 12:15pm
  • Thursday, 26 October 2017 at 12:00pm and 12:15pm
  • Thursday, 2 November 2017 at 12:00pm and 12:15pm
  • Thursday, 16 November 2017 at 12:00pm and 12:15pm

Table d’hote (Lunch)- $24 per person

  • Friday, 15 September 2017 at 12:00pm and 12:15pm
  • Friday, 20 October 2017 at 12:00pm and 12:15pm
  • Friday, 27 October 2017 at 12:00pm and 12:15pm
  • Friday, 3 November 2017 at 12:00pm and 12:15pm
  • Friday, 17 November 2017 at 12:00pm and 12:15pm
  • Friday, 24 November 2017 at 12:00pm and 12:15pm

Buffet (Lunch) - $35 per person

  • Thursday, 21 September 2017 at 12:00pm and 12:15pm

Six Course Degustation - $55 per person

  • Tuesday, 14 November 2017 at 6:15pm

Vegetarian Degustation - $28 per person

  • Thursday, 23 November 20174 at 12:00pm

entree - Kingswood

Restuarant Opening

Our hospitality students and apprentice chefs are offering a different type of service to our customers this year. Please be aware that we are a training environment and dates are subject to change. We will now be opening for the following: Please check available dates.

entrée restaurant: Bookings essential

Dinner: Dinners are available from 6.30pm to 9.30pm (bookings essential)

entree - Kingswood: read more

elevation 867 - Wentworth Falls

elevate 8

elevation 867 is a training restaurant offering alternative service and a la carte service for lunch and dinner on selected days. elevation 867 is fully licensed.

Please contact Blue Mountains College on 4753 2005 to book.

A $10 non-refundable deposit is required on all bookings, payable two weeks prior. Your deposit can be paid by personal cheque, credit card over the phone (02) 4753 2005, or credit card or eftpos at Blue Mountains College Customer Service counter, A block, Mitchell Street, Wentworth Falls.

Coffee Barista - Blue Mountains


We offer a range of Espresso courses commencing with the Espresso Coffee – Introduction which provides participants with the fundamentals of good coffee, including the importance of roasting and grinding and how to safety operate a commercial coffee machine and extract a perfect espresso base.

We also offer the nationally accredited course; Prepare and Serve Espresso Coffee which covers the skills to organise and set-up the coffee preparation areas, advice customers on the different types of espresso coffee, texture milk, serve and present espresso coffee, clean and maintain an espresso machine.

Courses can be undertaken on campus or at your workplace. Our experienced Barista trainers can provide recognition of your skills if you are already an experienced Barista or they can provide the full training as required.

Blue Mountains College offers training on campus in the purpose built internet cafe, which is located in the College Library. It is operated as a training cafe by the hospitality section. Students from relevant courses can obtain valuable "real life" experience in cafe operations. At these times you can enjoy a coffee and cake, or perhaps a light meal; read a magazine, newspaper or book, and use one of the internet computers in the area.