Hate Mondays? You’re not the only one. Dr W are not the biggest Monday fans at all, so when we had a chance to arrange a Monday date night at Cosy Club we did.
You know what? The occasional Monday night date night really could become a thing for us. It worked as a date night because the restaurant was bustling but not jam packed, which made the evening a bit more intimate. Also, who can’t say no to a Monday night cocktail? Especially when the Cosy Club cocktail menu is fairly extensive.
We were seated in a rather cosy spot on arrival and left to decide on what we wanted. To kick things off, we had a couple of cocktails. I had the Rhubarb and Ginger Bramble, which if I’m honest could’ve been a bit heavier on the ginger, it err-ed slightly on the side of sweet, but it was still drinkable. Dr W opted for the Pink Punch. This was an absolute winner for me, whilst it was sweet from the rum it was so well balanced. Spoiler alert readers: you can order this as a pitcher! If you’re having a night out, I’d suggest sharing one.
We’re into the #sharingiscaring thing lately with plenty of indoor picnics at home (I blame the heat to me not wanting to cook much). Naturally this led us to order some tapas to share for our starters (Cosy Club recommend 3 dishes to share for a starter). We picked the Crumbed Halloumi – always a winner in my eyes, the Pulled Chicken and Potatoes and the Spinach and Ricotta Croquettes. The Halloumi was perfect, it could do no wrong. But the absolute standout were the Croquettes, I could’ve easily had 3 plates of them alone! The Pulled Chicken was sadly forgettable, it didn’t pack a punch like I’d hoped it would. However, the potatoes underneath were fantastic!
Next up the main event, which kicked off with a couple more drinks. Dr W was driving, so he went with the Virgin Summer Sangria (they do an alcoholic version too). He said it was wonderfully summery and very refreshing. Whereas of course I went with something boozy but summery, the Rosemary Riviera. An elderflower, pear and rosemary affair, delicious and perfect for those like me – lacking a sweet tooth.
For my main I went with the Spatchcock Gammon and Chips. A lovely piece of honey roast ham, with a perfectly cooked egg. The chips were pretty wonderful too, the only thing is that I would’ve had some baked beans alongside too. But alas, not an option on the menu (sadly the gravy that came with wasn’t for me at all – far too salty). I had a lot of ketchup with this as I was missing the sauce it came with. Dr W couldn’t resist going for the biggest bloomin’ burger he could. The Major General. It was giant and he had no complaints aside from the mess he made trying to eat it, he too was also a fan of the chips.
To finish things off, I went with a Burleigh’s Gin and Tonic (yes readers, the gin selection at Cosy Club is pretty good) and Dr W went with the Pink Lemonade. This was another standout drink, the fruity strawberry was completely balanced with the ginger ale. To be honest, you didn’t miss the booze with this drink. I have to admit here, I really was full. But Dr W, not one to be defeated went for the Nutella Donut with Candy Floss. I did try some, but I was fairly defeated from our already quite big meal. He loved it though, especially the candy floss, but probably wouldn’t order it again.
Our dinner at Cosy Club was tasty and better than when we last visited (shortly after it had opened last year, everything was all a bit new). We had a little wait between starters and mains, but staff apologised and offered us another round of drinks. I’m not sure why there was a large wait but it wasn’t busy! There were a couple of niggles with the food, but there were some tasty bits. I’m not sue we’ll be back immediately (there’s too many restaurants on my Worcester list of places I want to visit) but if a friend asked, I’d definitely suggest Cosy Club for lunch.
Have you been to the Cosy Club before? What would you order from the menu? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. We were invited down to check out the menu as guests of the Cosy Club. As ever all words, photos and opinions are my own. (Apologies for the poorly lit photos).
P.P.S. The Cosy Club is located at 6 Cathedral Square, Worcester WR1 2BY. You can find your nearest here.