Our round-up of the best places to eat in Malvern covers everything from wood-fired pizza to zingy Thai dishes and afternoon tea to vegan and vegetarian options.
Places to eat in Malvern
A family-run bar and restaurant that prides itself on its local produce, Gallery 36 is rightly one of Malvern’s top-rated restaurants on TripAdvisor and just a short drive from our Malvern hotel. The small but cosy dining room just off Abbey Road serves up a range of cuisines, including Mexican, tapas-style sharing plates and conventional British dishes, with plenty of sofas and snug areas to relax on with drinks after.
If nothing but a burger will do, Mackenzie’s on Graham Road has all the answers. Spanning beef, veggie and vegan burger options, their mouth-watering menu also covers their in-house chilli recipe, mac and cheese, steaks and some seriously calorific desserts.
Equally, if you’re craving pizza and pasta, the nationwide ASK Italian chain has an outlet on Worcester Road with large portions, quick service and a bright, modern dining room with a small outside terrace.
Upmarket but affordable, Mount Pleasant is another local favourite thanks to its central location on Wells Road and its crowd-pleasing menu that spans steaks, fish and chips alongside plenty of vegetarian options.
One of the oldest restaurants in Malvern having opened in 1987, Anupam is a true institution, creating their fine-dining take on Indian cuisine spanning a wide range of Asian dishes from Nepal, Goa, Bangladesh and Hyderabad.
Heading out of the town centre, the Thai Rama IV Restaurant in Colwall is well worth the drive if you’re staying at our Worcester City Centre hotel. The authentic Thai restaurant isn’t cheap, but the food is excellent, with great value for money to be found at their Sunday buffet lunch and set menu options.
Cafes in Malvern
With a central location on Abbey Road and an imaginative menu that covers creative salads, sharing plates and plenty of healthy options, plus a lip-smacking array of cakes and bakes made in-house, Mac & Jac’s Cafe is one of our favourites. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner (last orders are at 6.30 pm, perfect for pre-theatre dining), the licensed cafe also serves up some of the finest tea and coffee in town.
A few doors up the road is Abbey Road Coffee, another excellent town-centre choice when it comes to artisan coffee, loose-leaf tea and a wide range of homemade soups, toasties and cakes.
For a dedicated afternoon tea experience – complete with plenty of gluten- and dairy-free options – look no further than the Bluebird Tearooms on Church Street. A quaint, almost old-fashioned experience, they serve up some of the finest scones and clotted cream in town, perfect after a long day exploring the nearby Malvern Hills.
Heading north along Worcester Road, you’ll come to Terrace on the Hill, one of the most versatile cafes in Malvern. A regular cafe by day serving up a seriously tasty breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea options, it turns into a fine-dining restaurant each Friday and Saturday with a gastronomic seven-course menu.