Sunday Lunch at The Old Rectifying House | Worcester

January 9, 2019

Today’s post is all about a place I should’ve written about a long time ago. I’m rectifying this  today by sharing a post all about my go too restaurant in Worcester, The Old Rectifying House.

Ok so I’ve written about drinking gin at their bar previously, but I’m yet to write about the food. Now The Old Rectifying House is a place my family frequent for lunches and dinners quite often. It’s definitely one of the best restaurants in Worcester (if not the best, but we all know that personal opinions differ!) and I’m already wondering when my next visit will be!


Before Christmas I had the bonus of dining at The Old Rectifying House not once, but twice! How lucky eh? The first was one rainy Tuesday evening. My friend and I fancied something a bit fancy as we hadn’t seen each other in a while, so the Old Rec it was. I had steak and as usual it was spot on, with the most delicious triple cooked chips. My second trip was the following Sunday for Sunday Lunch with my parents and Dr W. It was so good I made sure I took lots of pictures for sharing…





We started our meal with a glass of fizz and a cocktail (because why not be double parked?) and ordered our food. To start I had the Cheese Soufflé with an Apple, Walnut and Pomegranate Salad. Oh my this was good, gooey cheese with a sweet salad. I could’ve and would’ve had more if allowed. But I probably wouldn’t have had room for my mains if I did! Dr W had the Chicken and Ham Gala Pie. The pastry was perfect and the home made piccalilli a revelation. None of us being the biggest fans of piccalilli usually, we all tried some and agreed that it was very tasty.



Mains – Sunday Roast

Then on to the main event, the roast dinner, seeing as it we were there for Sunday Lunch after all. Now whilst our starters and puds may vary to what you might have a choice of on your visit, the roasts are a very much Sunday staple at the Old Rec. I went for the Old Spot Pork with a Yorkie and Dr W the Rare Hereford Beef Topside with a Yorkie. Both came with the most divine cauliflower cheese (oh my yes), roasties, veg (the greens that came separately I forgot to snap a pic of) and the pork came with crackling. FYI the Yorkies were fantastic, absolutely perfect!




Somehow I made pudding fit in. I couldn’t resist the comfort dessert of Cranberry Bread and Butter Pudding with a Cranberry and Satsuma Sauce. It was just perfect! Dr W picked the Pecan Tart with Bourbon Pecan Ice Cream. I’m not a huge pecan fan so I didn’t try this, but I am assured the tart was delicious. The pastry was well cooked and the homemade ice cream was wonderfully creamy.

I can honestly vouch for The Old Rec, it really is one of the best places to eat in Worcester. The service is always fantastic and we’ve never felt rushed or pushed to leave, allowing for some wonderfully relaxing meals. If you’ve not been I definitely would suggest booking ahead if you’re after a weekend table. Also check out the bar upstairs, it’s lovely and cosy.  Have you been to The Old Rectifying House before? Would you pay them a visit now I’ve shared this post? Let me know in the comments,


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P.S. My love for the Old Rec is well documented on my instagram, it was only time I should share them on my blog, they didn’t know I was writing this. All pics, words, etc. are mine. 

P.P.S. The Old Rec is located at N Parade, Worcester WR1 3NN.


  • Reply Bec Oakes January 11, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Wow, that food looks incredible! A good Sunday lunch is always a favourite of mine!

    • Reply MissPond January 12, 2019 at 4:01 pm

      It was delicious! I actually rarely go out for Sunday lunch, but I’m inclined too more.

  • Reply Emma C January 11, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Honestly, you had me sold from the pictures of those chips alone!

    • Reply MissPond January 12, 2019 at 4:06 pm

      The food is just so darn good. If you ever visit Worcester you need to check it out.

  • Reply Jenny January 10, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    It’s good that you have a favourite place to eat and drink, I think everyone should have one!

    • Reply MissPond January 12, 2019 at 4:07 pm

      It’s definitely nice to have a place you feel you can visit often.

  • Reply Chloe January 10, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Those roast dinners look pretty damn perfect – love a good sized yorkie!

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    • Reply MissPond January 10, 2019 at 8:36 pm

      They are really very good 🙂

  • Reply Bec Jones January 9, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    The food looks fabulous at the Old Rec – just our sort of thing. Everytime I see photos of your adventures around Worcester I think I must visit – love ancient/market towns like Worcester – and Norm could do parkrun tourism . Love Bec xx

    • Reply MissPond January 10, 2019 at 8:36 pm

      They’d cater for your lactose intolerance too – they’re really very good with dietary requirements. If you make it down this way let me know 🙂

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