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“Old Fashioned excellance” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Vicarage

Old Vicarage
Ranked #3 of 7 Restaurants in Worfield
Price range: $19 - $31
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Birmingham UK
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59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Old Fashioned excellance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2011

On arrival it seemed that we had arrived at somebody's home. The only give away was the bar in the corner. I might even have expected it to be an honesty bar!
Just drink from the bar and a glance at the menu and we knew we were in for a great time.
The service was relaxed and yet professional.
The food was superb and time flew by. We received bountiful vegetables with our meal, so many places seem to think you want a spoonful and be thankful for that! I do not like to send food back to the kitchen but we were defeated with the large amount of fresh veg. The Dessert ( trifle) came with lashings of cream and a distinct taste of sherry. Finale was the coffee and petit fours, home made of course.
Forgot to mention the really good wine list with easy to understand descriptions that made choices easier and we went for Glasses (huge) for each person of the wine they liked. No more than a bottle of compromise.Good price as well.
Altogether an excellent Sunday lunch.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
uk
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“great local produce prepared with the minimum of fuss”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2011

ive eaten at this resturant about 5 times, a few years ago you used to eat in the main house which was nice but could be a bit stuffy, the owners then added a huge conservatory to the rear of the building and this completly changed the dining experience. the kitchen prides itself on using the best local produce and doing as little with it as possible. this is exactly what should be done with fine ingredients and it works really well. save room for the cheese board!

Visited September 2010
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Telford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“lovely setting shame about the food.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2010

All I can say is that the prices charged were far too high for the quality of food we had.
The amouse bouche which was a soup was warm . My starter which was a pasta/pumpkin with goats cheese was poor with a thin slice of goats cheese presented uncooked in the centre of the plate. We all had beef, although I like to eat beef medium rare ours were extremely rare. Three of us had the cheese which was a disappointment as we were not able to choose what cheese we wanted. My husband enjoyed his dessert which was a panacotta. My husband wanted to treat his sister for a special meal as she had just retired but we were embarresed we chose this restaurant.

    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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united kingdom
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“VV Good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2010

This is a restaurant run by people who know what they are doing. And they do it very well.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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290 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2009

My girlfriend and I went to the Old Vicarage restaurant on a friday night and both had a brilliant evening.

Firstly the setting - The restaurant is set in an orangery, with small orange trees set around the room.

The Food - You can choose either 2 courses (£38), 3 courses (£45), or a taster menu (£55). We opted for the 3 course, which infact turned out to be 5 courses, with the complementary cup of soup, and a lovely pre-desert. the food is outstanding, and presented perfectly. The waiting staff are very knowledgable and helpful. Definately worth its 3 AA Rosettes.

I will definately be returning here for a special occasion.

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