Gaz really wanted to have a ‘Christmas night out’ just the 2 of us so I arranged for the eldest to look after the younger ones and booked us into Cadena Worcester.
I didn’t tell Gaz where we were going and managed to keep it a surprise right up until the taxi pulled up outside, he did try to guess but he didn’t get it right.
Where is Cadena?
Cadena is located at 3 The Cross, Worcester WR1 3PZ. A really great location just a short walk from Foregate Street Train Station and the main Worcester High Street.
Who are Cadena?
Cadena is primarily a cocktail bar and is located within a Grade II listed building.
The ground floor consists of a casual lounge area with booths and high tables and the upstairs area is where you’ll find larger tables for parties and groups.
Monday & Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday & Thursday – 12pm till 12am
Friday & Saturday – 12pm till 2am
Sunday – 12pm till 7pm
Cadena is strictly over 18’s only and have a smart dress code.
Food at Cadena
Although the menu isn’t huge, you’ll find a nice mix of items available. Whether you want a basic burger or steak or fancy trying out some Gyros (Gaz’s favourite!) you should be able to find something to suit most people’s tastes, even me with my fussy eating could manage a couple of things!
They also have a lunch time deal and and even a bottomless brunch if that is your thing!
You can find the most up to date menu here
Our Christmas Experience
I was pretty excited to try out Cadena, I found the menu when I was searching for places for my works Christmas lunch and thought it looked pretty good!
Booking is really easy as it is all done online via togo. You do need to pay a £10 per person deposit when booking. I didn’t seem to get any sort of confirmation which had me in a panic when I went to check the time I had booked and couldn’t find a confirmation email!
We arrived around 10 minutes before our booking and our table wasn’t ready so we ordered drinks and waited round the bar – I had a single pink gin and lemonade, Gaz had a beer and it was around £10.
We didn’t wait too long before we were seated in a booth by the front windows – we even got some crackers on our table.
Each table has these little touch lamps that you can adjust the brightness on (or switch it off) which we thought was cute.
We had to order all 3 courses at once, which threw me a little, luckily being fussy it didn’t take me too long to decide.
Our 3 Course Christmas Meal
The 3 course set Christmas Menu is £27 Sun to Wed or £30 Thurs to Sat
We both chose the Jumbo ‘PIG’ in Blanket and House Made Brownie but opted for different mains – Garlic Herb Turnkey Breast for me ad Pork Belly for Gaz.
They do also have a Festive Tapas Buffet which is £27.95pp and includes 3 Tapas & Glass of Fizz.
Starter – Jumbo Pig In Blanket
So this wasn’t quite what I was expecting – No gravy as per the menu and I am pretty sure that was grated cheese on there….which I would have asked not to be on mine if I would have known.
While we were in the middle of our starter we were also asked to move tables as they had a reservation for the table we had been seated at. So we had to move, with our food, to another table.
Mains – Pork Belly and Garlic Herb Turkey Breast
These were absolute mountains of food! The veg was really good – I LOVE parsnips and Gaz hates them so that was a winner for me.
I couldn’t even finish half of it though as there was just so much and the gravy was really rich, they did offer to box it up but we were off to watch a band after and didn’t fancy carrying it with us.
And apparently there is a problem with my face because a member of staff came to ask if I was ok and if the food was alright and I said yes. 2 minutes later another member of staff came to ask again because he said my face didn’t look like everything was ok.
Apologies, that’s just my face these days!
Desserts – House Made Brownie
I think this was the most disappointing course. The brownies were clearly just defrosted and were still ice cold and served with cold cream (we weren’t offered the hot chocolate sauce or ice cream)
From the decription I was definitely expecting a warm, soft/melt in the middle brownie, luckily I was so full I don’t think I could have managed it anyway.
The toilets for the ground floor are downstairs (There is a disabled toilet on the ground floor) there’s nowhere to hang your coat in the toilet but they do have these cute mirrors to do your make up in the hall.
Would we recommend Cadena?
Overall the food was alright, although not quite what was advertised, for £30 it wasn’t too bad compared to what was on offer on other local restaurants.
We probably wouldn’t go back for food on an evening – We were the only ones eating so it felt a bit weird, I had expected there to be more Christmas diners, but it’s clearly a drinking spot after dark!
The bottomless brunch sounds promising so that might be something for our next visit.
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