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Dinner with a Twist at Friar Street Kitchen | Worcester

October 18, 2017

Last week I booked in a catch up dinner with a close friend. After hearing great things about it, we decided to check out what all the fuss was about at Friar Street Kitchen.

Opening last year Friar Street Kitchen is an independent restaurant promising fresh and local produce. Known for their steak (see Pershore Patty’s post) but also their quirky specials. This visit was all about the latter for my friend and I. We had booked in for the Autumnal Picnic Bench Sharer.

Friar Street Kitchen - Autumn Picnic Bench

Friar Street Kitchen - Savoury Food

The picnic bench started out as a summer afternoon tea affair. But Friar Street Kitchen have given them an autumnal makeover. As I’m a huge fan of sharing meals (tapas, mezze, etc) I was quite looking forward to this. Don’t worry guys, it may have been served on a picnic bench, but we had plates to eat off!

Friar Street Kitchen - Dessert

Friar Street Kitchen - Dessert Shelf

Included on the bench per person is a whole heap of foodie goodies. Savoury wise you get a homemade sausage plait, a mini slider and a mini cod and chips. As I’m a savoury fiend this was my favourite part of the meal! The mini slider was tasty, but for me the fish and chips was a stand out. Crisp batter, with flaky cod and chunky skin on chips. Perfect! I probably could’ve had more chips, but that’s just me being greedy…

Friar Street Kitchen - Mince Pies

For dessert you get mini donuts with caramel and chocolate dips. As well as mini blueberry and chocolate muffins and scones with clotted cream and jam. You also get a choice of hot chocolate, tea, coffee or milkshake. At £16.95 per head it really is quite a feast! I forgot to take a proper pic of my hot chocolate, I drank it far too quickly! We really enjoyed the mini donuts dipped in caramel – divine!

Friar Street Kitchen - Picnic Bench Afternoon Tea

You might see in my pictures a mince pie snuck on to our bench as well. I know they had been testing the Christmas menu… so I’m hoping this means Friar Street Kitchen will be offering a Christmas Picnic Bench in the coming months… I’m hoping so!

Overall, our dining experience was great. Mid week the restaurant had a laid back feel but service was still attentive. We even had a sneaky strawberry gin and tonic with our meal (drank far too quickly to picture). Whilst we ate, there were many people around for the normal menu and I got quite envious (despite being very full) or their dinners. So I’ve just booked Dr W and I in with some friends when they visit in December for the Christmas menu. I’m already very excited!

Have you checked out Friar Street Kitchen yet? Let me know in the comments,


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P.S. You have to pre book your picnic bench, with a minimum of 12 hours notice for 2 people sharing. Call 01905 27770 to order!

P.P.S. Friar Street Kitchen is located at 12 Friar St, Worcester WR1 2LZ.


  • Reply Kate Williams October 19, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Oh this looks fantastic! My dad is looking to move near there so that might be a good excuse to visit 😉

    • Reply MissPond October 19, 2017 at 9:56 pm

      You totally should visit if you can 🙂

  • Reply Nichola - Globalmouse October 19, 2017 at 8:51 am

    I love food served in imaginative ways like this and perfect for sharing. The strawberry gin and tonic sounds amazing too!

    • Reply MissPond October 19, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      No worries 🙂 Glad you enjoyed my post. The strawberry gin and tonic was delicious 🙂

  • Reply Oliver October 18, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Never heard of Friar Street Kitchen… probably because I’ve never been to Worcester lol but those treaties look so delicious!!

    Oliver x

    • Reply MissPond October 19, 2017 at 9:58 pm

      Haha! You should check out Worcester on your travels, the countryside is very pretty!

  • Reply Old Fashioned Susie (@OldFashionedSus) October 18, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Wow! What a feast! I love it when there’s lots of choices in one on a menu

    • Reply MissPond October 19, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      So much choice 🙂 All really tasty too!

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