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The Old Rectifying House

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North Parade, Worcester WR1 3NN, England
+44 (0)1905 619622
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Large groups
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 157
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Superb! !

I drove from Birmingham to meet friends for supper one of my friends had booked a table. The greeting from the barman set up for a superb evening of the most excellent service and most delicious food. The food was elegant and stylish in presentation. The subtlety of flavours a joy for the taste... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Gillian C
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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225 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I drove from Birmingham to meet friends for supper one of my friends had booked a table. The greeting from the barman set up for a superb evening of the most excellent service and most delicious food. The food was elegant and stylish in presentation. The subtlety of flavours a joy for the taste buds. The waiter was excellent such... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Have eaten here several years ago when my only quibble was the use of Estima potatoes which taste like old dishcloths. Travelled to Worcester ( over an hour) for lunch and left hungry. Is one half a hard boiled egg a reasonable portion on a sharing platter? A teaspoon of avocado with the smoked salmon? Disappointed

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Matt D, Owner at The Old Rectifying House, responded to this review

Let me say at the outset that we're obviously disappointed that you left us "disappointed". This may seem an obvious statement for a restaurant to make but I think we've all eaten in establishments wherein the staff wouldn't seem too disappointed if you collared each of them individually and voiced your concerns. To a hackneyed old team of seasoned hospitality... More 

England
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Personally I have driven past this place for about 20 years, and never given it a glance. But on the basis of Tripadvisor recommendations I took my wife here for Valentines Day. We were amazed by the atmosphere when we walked in - friendly, candlelit, welcoming. A really interstesting menu, well executed. The cocktails menu is worth exploring - and... More 

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London
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Felt utterly spoilt here, my Cajun chicken and salad was delicious & totally exceeded my expectations; fresh, quality ingredients & delicious. The Spanish coffee cocktail was a lovely end to a fun lunch with the girls.

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Visited with my girlfriend for a meal on a Friday night. I booked the restaurant because of the reviews on trip advisor and we were not disappointed. We had 3 courses and each course was superb. The food and drinks(cocktails) was of an extremely high quality and well worth the money. The staff were very friendly and there was a... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

The best cocktails in Worcester in one of the nicest settings. The food is nice and the service is great. I love that I feel comfortable bringing my baby here in the day/early evening too. Gorgeous selection of wine and beer and a lovely atmosphere. Surprised it isn't constantly busy. Great DJ sets on a weekend too. Will always choose... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Visited several times for cocktails and evening dinner and recently for Sunday lunch. Atmosphere is great in a shabby chic kind of way. Food well presented and well executed. Sunday roast was excellent and service always good. Not cheap pub fare but well done and Worth it. Will visit again.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Had a valentines meal here and couldn't fault it. Friendly staff, beautifully presented food which was delicious. Would definitely recommend it.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Had lunch on Sunday (as opposed to Sunday lunch) pastrami sandwich delicious, chips are amazing and wife's halloumi burger was also lovely. We enjoyed it so much we stayed and had a dessert taster as well, which is a bit more top-end dining and priced that way. I didn't see or smell a dish going to another table which I... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Went to the Old Rec following suggestions in the Worcester News that the restaurant could be in the running for a recommendation from Michelin. We were not disappointed! The food was sublime; my wife's tomato, chilli and basil soup was to die for, and my chicken stuffed with ricotta and spinach was succulent, flavoursome and seasoned to perfection. superb food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: North Parade, Worcester WR1 3NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Worcestershire  >  Worcester
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1905 619622

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 48

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?