Just moments away from the busy Worcester streets is this premium destination, offering an independent bar and dining experience in the historic part of Sudbury. 

Primo's contemporary cuisine and ‘carefully crafted’ cocktail list is sure to leave you satiated yet wanting more! 

The extensive drinks menu features 29 gins on a purely ‘spirit level’, alongside a large selection of gin cocktails. 

The Glass Bar, a wonderful addition to the already avant-garde restaurant, is one of the best spaces in which to enjoy the carefully selected gins!

 

Primo Bar and Dining,

55 Sidbury,

Worcester

WR1 2HU

primoworcester.co.uk

Telephone: 01905 611566

Formerly The Glasshouse bar and restaurant, Bindles is a brand new eatery situated on the border of Worcester City Centre and Sidbury. My partner and I visited the establishment on a wet Monday evening, and found the restaurant to be nicely full, which is always a good sign at the start of the week.

To drink, I had a crisp and perfectly chilled glass of Pinto Grigio (£3.85), my partner opting for a bottle of Peroni. The drinks helped to wash down a basket of fresh bread with flavoured Bindles butters - garlic and lemon and caper (£4). The caper butter was delicious! To start, I opted for the warm pigeon and autumn vegetable salad with a herb vinaigrette (£6). I would have liked the pigeon slightly pinker, but the dish was still very tasty. My partner chose the black pepper and chilli breaded squid with lime aioli (£4.95), which was excellent. The lime aioli gave a fresh twist to the dish, more original than traditional lemon with squid. For main, my partner had the slow-cooked longdon marsh lamb stew with kidneys topped with creamy mash, served with seasonal vegetables (£16.95), which he enjoyed. I went for the local Herefordshire duck breast with root vegetable mash and roasted beetroot (£15.95). The duck was cooked to perfection and possibly the meatiest duck breast I’ve ever had. The roasted beetroot was a great side to this dish. To accompany our mains we had the Bindles fries with gruyere cheese and rosemary salt (£4.25). The cheese and rosemary made the skinny chips so tasty that I could happily have eaten a basket to myself. For dessert, the restaurant has designed its own Bindles sorbet range, including lemon with grey goose vodka, orange with cointreau and raspberry with Chambord, each costing £5. I went for the raspberry with Chambord, which was fantastic - refreshing yet wonderfully alcoholic. I think my partner regretted not trying the sorbet, although his chocolate mousse with espresso foam and macaroons (£4.50) proved to be a chocoholic’s dream!

Overall, the service was excellent; prompt and very attentive yet not at all intrusive. A prix fix menu is also available before 7pm and at lunchtime; two courses for £13 or three courses for £16, which is excellent value for food of such a high standard - everyone in Worcester should give it a try!

 


4 Stars on Sat, 12 Nov 2011