23rd Nov, 2017

Affordable, fine dining at City's new restaurant

Aaron Wise 26th Oct, 2017 Updated: 26th Oct, 2017

LOCATED in the heart of Worcester’s vibrant, new Cathedral Plaza, offering breathtaking views of the historic Cathedral and the iconic Edward Elgar statue, is one of the City’s newest restaurants, All Bar One.

With a wholesome menu offering light lunches, classic mains and a choice of globally inspired plates, there are bountiful dishes to be discovered.

Upon arrival, my partner Rebecca and I were greeted and shown to our table by very friendly and accommodating staff, before being given the opportunity to browse the drink menu.

Spoilt for choice with an array of colourful cocktails, hand-selected wines and craft beers, I eventually was tempted by a refreshingly dry Maisel’s Weisse, which was infused with aromas of banana, clove and orange zest, whilst Rebecca had the classic Pina Colada.

All Bar One offers a deal where you can pick three small plate courses for just £15, so we made the most of the bargain by ordering buttermilk chicken wings, pan-fried king prawns and crushed avocado and tomato bruschetta.

The tenderness of the chicken was complimented with a Korean inspired glaze of BBQ, ginger, garlic and soy, whilst the prawns offered a succulent freshness, enhanced by chilli, paprika, baby kale and warm ciabatta.

The meat and fish dishes had went down a treat and were just as moreish as the bruchetta, a delightful vegetarian option with kalamata olives and red onion.

Craving more flavour we then delved into the mains, Rebecca chose the piri-piri half boneless chicken, which was marinated in the hot, famous sauce and served with coleslaw and fries.

The tender, delicate pieces of chicken packed a punch when smothered in the rich and creamy piri-piri, a truly delightful Portuguese dish for just £10.95.

I opted for ‘The Original’ burger, but there was nothing original about it. Served in a glazed brioche bun with a dill gherkin, this handmade beef burger was stacked with smoked back bacon, smoked cheddar and All Bar One’s signature burger sauce.

At just £10.50, it was no surprise I added sweet potato fries for an additional £1. Towered with flavour, it was easy to distinguish between the smoky, meaty essence of a burger that had had time spent on creating it, as opposed to a quick-fire takeaway option.

All in all, with a bill of less than £50 after having three small plates, two mains and three drinks, the experience was exceptional.

All Bar One has it all, friendly staff, a cosy setting and a menu offering something from every corner of the globe for a price that will leave you wanting to book your next visit before you even leave. I could not recommend it more.

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