New Art Deco Bistro leads the way in Forgate Street

As the consultation process for improvements to Foregate Street station gains momentum, Midlands-based company Centenary Lounge, is all set to open a stunning new bistro café close by this Spring.

The Art Deco themed, GWR inspired café and restaurant hopes to attract commuters, shoppers and visitors to the City of Worcester; whilst also supporting suppliers of some of the best food and drink produced in the surrounding area.

The five-storey, Georgian, Grade II Listed premises at No. 31 The Cross, near Foregate dates back to about 1730 and a careful, challenging and extensive refurbishment has taken three years to complete. This has been a real ‘labour of love’ for new owner Aasia Baig, who said;-

“Our vision was to create a strikingly beautiful bistro in the style of 1930s Art Deco, to tastefully recapture the experience and ambience of a First-Class period railway buffet from the golden age of travel. It feels good to have used local contractors throughout the build, to now offer new jobs in the city and to provide a menu that looks first to local producers for inspiration .”

The bistro menu will be created by chef Chris Holland whose own restaurant in Cheshire has been awarded 3AA Rosettes and has previously appeared on the BBC2 series – the Great British Menu.

Centenary Lounge opens on Saturday 6th April and will offer a full complement of breakfast choices from 8am, light lunches, luxury afternoon teas and later dining; as well as quick snacks, hot chocolates, chilled wines and cocktails.

Locally sourced food and drink will showcase the best of produce from in and around Worcestershire; with ales, ciders, smoked fish, cheeses, chutneys, sauces, fudge, cakes and numerous other offerings on the new menu.