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The Balcony Cafe

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Worcester City Museum & Art Gallery Foregate Street | Foregate Street, Worcester WR1 1DT, England
+44 1905 724488
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I ordered the lunch 'soup and sandwich deal' and had a really filling meal. The home made soup was delicious and the ham sandwich was generous, with lots of tasty crumbed ham and good salad. And a free hot drink was thrown in as well! Recommended.

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Thank heidyhague
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited here when we made our first visit to Worcester last week. It was a bit of a hike to find the museum (it is beyond the railway station and not within the main shopping area), but we were so glad we persevered to find the Balcony Cafe. The venue's small size belies it's merit as... More 

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Thank Nigel P
Worcester, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This must be one of Worcester's best kept secrets! We had an amazing lunch set in elegant, Victorian splendour, on the first floor of the Museum. My homemade coronation chicken salad was not only delicious, with a wonderful selection of ingredients, but it was enormous too ! It came with both delicious homemade potato salad and homemade coleslaw. My partner... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely lunch, freshly cooked home made food, served in a great setting. What more could you want? The Balcony Cafe deserves to be a well known feature of Worcester life.

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Thank bartonbook3
Steve W, Owner at The Balcony Cafe, responded to this review

What a wonderful review,thanks so much 😊 so proud. More 

Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I won't be cooking tonight (yay!) after eating a filling meal here in the early afternoon, before catching my train at Foregate Street station. I had Coronation chicken salad (it was excellent), washed down with mineral water. There were two extra complimentary items - a dish of potatoes and a slice of Victoria sandwich cake, as it was the last... More 

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Thank Mary-Ann O
Steve W, Owner at The Balcony Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review which I have passed on to my great staff,once again m More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Popped in on spare of the moment and had an excellent lunch. Salad with the quiche was delicious. Nice peaceful atmosphere too

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West Yorkshire
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78 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Sometimes you find just what you were looking for. After a morning's walking and sightseeing around Worcester, I was looking for somewhere quiet and civilised for lunch. The Balcony Café more than answered the call. It's a haven of peace in the busy city centre. You're surrounded by fine art and architecture. Service is prompt and extremely obliging. A jacket... More 

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Thank Fairfax09
Steve W, Owner at The Balcony Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful comments and I agree its a fantastic setting.Glad you enjoyed the food and service as well. More 

Bewdley, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Delightful small cafe with an excellent small menu. Service ( for the UK) was excellent and very friendly. Although we had only drinks and cake we were made to feel appreciated.

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Thank pauln690
Steve W, Owner at The Balcony Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your very good review,and we really appreciate all of our customers whatever they have.Many thanks Steve More 

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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The museum is well worth a visit and this cafe is a big bonus feature. The museum is free so you can just go to the cafe which is run separately to the museum. There is plenty of good wholesome vegetarian home cooking as well as a selection for meat and fish eaters. I had the soup, soft roll and... More 

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Thank Chris H
Steve W, Owner at The Balcony Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review hope to see you again.Once again many thanks. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I popped in to pass time at the museum, but only got as far as the cafe. What a lovely find. Very pleasant and friendly staff, prompt service, excellent food and coffee and the food is beautifully and thoughtfully presented too. I'm so glad I called in by chance. I'll certainly be back.

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1 Thank Jo L
Steve W, Owner at The Balcony Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your fantastic review which I have passed onto the kitchen.We look forward to seeing you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

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    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$9
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Worcester City Museum & Art Gallery Foregate Street | Foregate Street, Worcester WR1 1DT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Worcestershire  >  Worcester
  • Phone Number: +44 1905 724488
Description
The Balcony Cafe serves fresh homemade breakfast, cakes, snacks and lunch using free-range produce from local suppliers. Fair-trade tea and coffee and licensed to serve alcohol with your meal. We welcome families and children and provide a childrens menu.

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