Cosy Club, Worcester – Review by Hungry OwlOn August 12, 2017 by HungryOwl
Cathedral Square in Worcester has been redeveloped costing an epic twenty million pounds. The buildings are pale concrete with lots of glass and a complete contrast to the beautiful sixteenth century cathedral and the nineteenth Zizzi’s restaurant. I think it needs to bed in a for few years before it looks more complete.
A friend and I booked for 7:30pm at Cosy Club. We walked into a cacophony noise from the overbearing music and out of the sunshine into a dark dingy room. The decor was confused – horrid copies of paintings from the 17th and 18th century, awful attempt to add dark green art deco wallpaper and ceiling lights, which were intercepted with strange Ikea like star shades. We also noticed that the within the dark green ceiling there was great gashes into the cement where the builders couldn’t be bothered to skim over where they had rooted the electricity.
The table rocked and the gaps between the tables were tiny. Even if the music wasn’t blasting out there would have been no way of having a personal conversation.
So to the food……
The menu is limited, with a collection of burgers and then a few main courses.
I ordered the Macaroni Cheese (£10.95) and paid an extra £1.59 for bacon – which was a total rip off as I had 6 tiny pieces of bacon. The sauce was pretty tasteless and resembled wallpaper paste and the pasta was way overcooked.
My friend ordered from the ‘Splendid Menu’ which raised the bar of expectation. Her choice was the Roasted Lamb T-Bone Chops with sauteed potatoes, green beans, spinach, mint, balsamic tomatoes and a basil & garlic oil. (£13.95).
She was asked how she wanted the lamb cooked and asked for medium to well and it was served rare -so the chef didn’t read his orders properly. The dish was served like a leaning tower of Piza. My friend’s conclusion was that it was tasteless dish of veg with raw meat.
She ordered a coke and pointed to the one on the menu for £1.45 from the soda gun – but was given a bottle of coke which was £2.55. We sent this back and asked for the correct order. I ordered an Iced Coffee (£3.35) – to be totally honest this was the highlight of the meal. It was fabulous.
This was an awful experience, with awful service from waitresses who hadn’t got a clue about what they were doing or customer care or how to dress – some had dresses on so short that you could see their knickers and one larger girl had forgotten to wear a bra.
The guy who appeared to be the manager was lovely – friendly, welcoming and smiling.
I don\’t think I will ever return here – the experience was dreadful.