Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in Worcestershire
Hardens guides have spent 30 years compiling reviews of the best Worcestershire restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 60 restaurants in Worcestershire and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Worcestershire restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
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1. Buckland Manor British, Modern restaurant in Buckland
“A first class experience from the warm welcome on arrival” – this Relais & Châteaux country house hotel is the epitome of a traditional Cotswolds destination and “very efficiently run, but in a very charming and stylish way”. William Guthrie and his team deliver “wonderful” updated cuisine, be it from the three-course menu for £70, or the hardly more expensive seven-course taster option for £80. This is also a splendid choice for afternoon tea: “a little piece of calm luxury”.
2. Inn at Welland British, Modern restaurant in Welland Hook Bank, Drake St - WR13
“A warm, welcoming, comfortable place with excellent food” – “line-caught Shetland cod and good steaks” are stand-outs – this family-run inn is “extremely popular” (hence “very busy” and “noisy at times”).
3. The Chequers at Crowle British, Modern restaurant in Crowle Crowle Green - WR7
2019 Review: Too limited survey feedback for a rating, but such reports as we have are very enthusiastic about this great gastropub near Droitwich; open 7 days a week serving a wide variety of food to suit all tastes. They even have beach huts out the back for outdoor summer dining.
4. The Baiting House at Upper Sapey British, Modern restaurant in Upper Sapey Stourport Road - WR6
A “small but tempting” menu is “delivered with a good level of skill” at this “homely” village pub with rooms, “set in the middle of unspoilt countryside” on the Herefordshire/Worcestershire border – the original member of the The Baiting House Collection of local pubs.
5. The Admiral Rodney British, Modern restaurant in Martley Berrow Green - WR6
Limited but all-round positive feedback on this relative newcomer – a country inn with rooms, relaunched in mid 2018, and serving a brasserie-style menu majoring in steak (also with lighter options at lunch).
6. Pensons at Netherwood Estate British, Modern restaurant in Stoke Bliss Netherwood Estate, Pensons Yard - WR15
“Utterly sublime on all counts” – Lee Westcott’s follow-up to The Typing Room in Bethnal Green is quite a step, both physically and spiritually, from London’s East End, occupying a “beautifully designed” newly converted barn (on a 1,200 acre Worcestershire estate), which opened in January 2019. All reports on it are a paean of praise to its “honest but elegant” approach and “staff who all work hard to ensure the food is the star of the show”. “You start out with superbly home-cooked bread and then the interesting and accomplished dishes” – “mainly locally sourced” or foraged and “full of unusual, subtle flavours”, “all brilliantly married together – just keep coming, using all types of ingredients (e.g. pig’s head with smoked apple potato) but not pretentiously”. “The scallop, yeast apple and monk’s beard dish and asparagus with wild garlic veloute are the stuff of legend”. “It deserves a lot of attention” (and received some from Michelin in October 2019 when it was quickly awarded its first star).
7. The Lygon Arms British, Modern restaurant in Broadway High St - WR12
It’s “always a delight to eat in the beautiful dining room” of this famous Cotswolds institution, a Tudor coaching inn where both Charles I and Oliver Cromwell stayed during the Civil War. Now in the same stable as Cliveden and Chewton Glen, its owners clearly plan to rebuild its place on the map as a luxury country hotel (after some years in the wilderness after it was sold out of the Savoy Group). Historically this barrel-vaulted chamber has attracted celeb chefs such as Gary Rhodes back in the day: now the style is ‘Bar & Grill’ – results seem “fine but nothing outstanding”.
8. Venture In Fish & seafood restaurant in Ombersley Main Road - WR9
This “lovely traditional restaurant” in a Grade II-listed, timber-framed 16th-century house serves “high-quality” classic dishes. Chef-patron Toby Fletcher smokes his own fish and meat in-house, and his love of seafood is reflected in daily specials and fortnightly fish evenings.
9. Russell's of Broadway British, Modern restaurant in Broadway 20 High Street - WR12
In British furniture designer Gordon Russell’s old workshop, this modern British venture is a “well loved local” offering “great-quality ingredients” to “generally good” effect. The owner also runs the adjoining chippie: “top fish ’n’ chips with gluten free option”.
10. Brockencote Hall French restaurant in Chaddesley Corbett
A “beautiful setting” adds wow factor to the Eden Collection’s Victorian country manor, graced with 70 acres of parkland. “The restaurant excels in all areas, and is best appreciated as part of a package giving access to one of their wonderful choice of rooms”.
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Pensons at Netherwood Estate
Stoke Bliss British, Modern £67
Buckland British, Modern £99
Pershore British, Modern £68
The Admiral Rodney
Martley British, Modern £45
The Baiting House at Upper Sapey
Upper Sapey British, Modern £51
The Chequers at Crowle
Crowle British, Modern £47
The Forest at Feckenham
Feckenham British, Modern