Worcestershire isn’t just well known for its history. The food and drinks from this county grace plates in many parts of the country and there are many dishes that trace their beginnings to this place. Of course if you truly want to experience the real Worcestershire cuisine, there is no better place to do this than in Worcestershire itself. There are many award winning restaurants in this county and many of them offer delicacies prepared using ingredients sourced from local suppliers to ensure that you get a truly Worcestershire experience. If you’re in the area, you won’t want to leave without passing by these restaurants:
- The Garden Room at Dormy House
This restaurant combines all the luxuries of a fine meal with an authentic local twist to give you a unique experience. The setting is bright and modern and each dish is created passionately by a team of skilled chefs using fresh local ingredients. Throw on your best smart casual attire and come over and enjoy some of the best seasonal delights Worcestershire has to offer straight from the kitchen of Head Chef, Paul Napper and Michelin-starred Executive Chef John Wood.
- The Dining Room at St Andrews Town Hotel
This restaurant is among the best that you’ll come across in the county and won the award for ‘Best Local Restaurant’ at the 2013 Droitwich Food & Drink Festival. The Dining Room specializes in classic English dishes with a few twists and is a great place to stop for lunch, tea or dinner. You can have your meal in the Dining Room or in the Garden Room, which overlooks the garden. The terrace is also an option if the weather is right.
- Seasons Restaurant at Colwall Park Hotel
The ambience at this restaurant is set by comfortable chairs, light oak panes and fine linen. The menu features various contemporary British dishes and the ingredients used are some of the best you’ll find around. The meat comes from Hillworth Farm which is run by an 8th generation farmer. Aged beef, free range poultry and tasty Malvern Hills grazed lamb are just a few of the treats the restaurant gets from the farm. The herbs and salad leaves used are grown by the restaurant.
- The Brookes Restaurant at The Elms Hotel and Spa
This restaurant is suited for both adults and children and has menus to suit both. Families can comfortably enjoy breakfast or lunch here and adults can also come by for the a la carte dinner on any day. If you have a large family and wish to eat together, you can also be seated at The Gallery and choose from either The Brookes menu or the Garden Café menu.
- The Cardinal’s Hut
This is the oldest inn in Worcestershire and is also a local landmark in the city. This is the perfect place to enjoy food, live music and various drinks including craft and cask ales and also continental beers, all of which are served to near perfection.