The Telescope Bistro

The Telescope Bistro


The Telescope Bistro

Longfield Academy is very proud of the opportunity for our students to access a Professional Catering Course (City & Guilds) at Post 16. Our students complete Level 1, 2 and 3 courses covering all aspects of food preparation, handling, planning and costing menus as well as front of house service.

The Telescope Bistro is a fine dining experience open to the public every Thursday and Friday. We seat up to 35 diners in each sitting with a menu planned by the students.

Our guests are amazed at the quality of food and service and enjoy dining during the academy day.

Please see below the menu for this week.


“I have recommended this unique dining experience to my friends and family” – Mr G Glover

To book, please contact:

01474 700780


Use our Reservation Form

Payment is made by either cash or cheque accompanied by a bank card. 

Please be aware that the schools car park can sometimes be full, but there is an overflow car park towards the end of the school. Please do not park on the chevrons.


The Professional Chef

Our chef lecturer Paul Plummer is truly passionate about food. He has been in the trade for the past 21 years and been teaching for the last five, passing his culinary skills on to the next generation of chefs. Paul has worked in Michelin listed restaurants and won a number of competitions throughout his career.

Paul studied at Thanet Technical College, as have many famous celebrity chefs including Gary Rhodes, Nathan Outlaw and Mark Sargent, to name a few. He achieved distinction grades throughout his course. Paul is very passionate about his career and is keen on supporting local producers to make his dishes the best quality and taste. Paul incorporates classical cooking with modern techniques.