Having been here several times before under the previous management this was the restaurant my mother chose to celebrate her 90th birthday. Having read some recent reviews which seemed imply that standards had deteriorated under the new management, we hoped she wouldn't be disappointed. We needn't have worried. The service was welcoming & friendly & when I explained that I had a surprise cake outside in the car, one of the members of staff came out with me to the cold car park. waited in the rain while I got the cake, took me in through a back door so I could put the candles on it in secret & then whisked it off to the kitchen until needed. My mother started with the pate which she said was delicious & although she said she'd have liked more toast, she didn't mention this until the plates were being cleared or I'm sure it would have been forthcoming. My brother & I had the prawn & salmon starter which looked wonderful & tasted fresh & delicious. I think my sister was a bit disappointed with her whitebait as felt it wasn't freshly prepared but enjoyed it nonetheless. The pie I had for my main course was one of the best I've ever eaten & the accompanying vegetables were cooked to perfection.......not that dreadful al dente which usually means undercooked. I can't remember what everyone else ate for their main courses but we were all extremely happy with our choices & the same goes for the puddings which, again, were beautifully presented & tasted fresh & delicious. When we ordered coffee the waitress perfectly interpreted my furtive signals & within minutes the lights had gone out & the cake was brought forth, candles lit ready for us all to sing Happy Birthday. The whole evening was a total success & a lovely experience. This restaurant manages to combine a friendly but totally efficient service, with a relaxed but elegant atmosphere & importantly,a menu to die for. The choice of food is impressive & certainly if our food was anything to go by, all perfectly cooked & presented. The final surprise came with the bill which was far less than expected, not least as this included our drinks on arrival & a bottle of house red. I cannot praise this restaurant highly enough & not just because they made my mother's 90th birthday meal such a success but because it was unbelievable to see that even on a Saturday night close to Christmas, it was only half full. I live in London but shame on you people of Worcester, give this restaurant your support. you wont be disappointed!!
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