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The Venture In Restaurant

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Exceptional cooking in a crooked medieval house

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At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Service charge

Behind the half-timbered façade of this 15th-century property is a small bar with a welcoming open fire, comfortable sofas and low tables and a restaurant with bags of ancient character from its ceiling beams and standing timbers. Chef-patron Toby Fletcher stamps his style on a modern Anglo-French repertoire, carefully sourcing quality produce and handling it confidently and imaginatively. Pan-fried pigeon with a bubble and squeak galette and smoked mushroom jus is a typically effective, well-balanced combination, followed by pheasant breast paired with a fricassée of leg meat with buttered spinach and game jus. Moreish puddings include warm treacle tart with Bramley apple ice cream.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December to 1 January, 2 weeks summer, 2 weeks winter
  • Days closed: Monday
  • Closed for dinner: Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Toby Fletcher

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British, French
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 35
  • Wines over £30: 38
  • Wines by the glass: 6

Price guide

  • 2-course lunch from: £30
  • 3-course lunch from: £34
  • 3-course dinner from: £44
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Seats: 32
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 32
  • On-site parking available
  • Off-site parking available: On street

Additional information

  • Seats: 32
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 32

Getting here

From Worcester north towards Kidderminster on A449 (approximately 5 miles). Left at Ombersley turn. Restaurant 0.75 mile on right.

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Foregate St. Worcester
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