Plans for former Foregate Patisserie revealed

Plans for former Foregate Patisserie revealed

Plans for former Foregate Patisserie revealed

First published in News

THE new owner of a popular former bakery in the centre of Worcester has revealed details of the new restaurant he hoped to open at the site.

Yesterday your Worcester News reported a licensing application had been made for the former Foregate Patisserie – which has lain vacant since it unexpectedly closed its doors in June last year after more than 40 years.

Although it was believed Birmingham-based MyBodega Ltd had hoped to convert the building into a late-night bar, business owner Matt Scriven has now revealed if his application is successful it will become a South American-style restaurant.

The company hopes to model the new premises after its popular Birmingham restaurant Bodega.

Mr Scriven told the Worcester News the restaurant will be open between midday and midnight at the weekend and midday and 11pm at the weekend.

The company has also applied to be able to hold live music events between midday and midnight, although Mr Scrivens said he currently had no plans for live bands at the venue.

He said he hoped the restaurant, which will be able to seat about 65 people, could be up and running by mid-October.

Adrian Field, manager of Worcester Business Improvement District (BID), a non-profit organisation working to promote the interests of companies in the city, said he was pleased to see businesses continuing to invest in the area.

"It is very encouraging to see interest at this unit which has been empty and at a key location in the city," he said.

The application can be viewed at the Guildhall between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Any comments can be made in writing to Licensing Section, Environmental Services, Worcester City Council, Orchard House, Farrier Street, Worcester, WR1 3BB by Thursday, August 14.

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9:15pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Small Town says...

Great to learn about this if it's to follow the example set by their wonderful bar/cantina in Birmingham. Their food there is top drawer, scratch made on the premises, so much better than just about any comparable outfit in Worcester currently.
Great to learn about this if it's to follow the example set by their wonderful bar/cantina in Birmingham. Their food there is top drawer, scratch made on the premises, so much better than just about any comparable outfit in Worcester currently. Small Town
  • Score: 12

2:50am Sat 9 Aug 14

Jabbadad says...

And prices to match no doubt?
And prices to match no doubt? Jabbadad
  • Score: -22

5:29pm Sat 9 Aug 14

themooman says...

Jabbadad is poor
Jabbadad is poor themooman
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4:12pm Mon 11 Aug 14

19joshua87 says...

Hopefully the building will undergo a facelift.
Hopefully the building will undergo a facelift. 19joshua87
  • Score: 1

4:30pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Jabbadad says...

No the moonman jabbadad is quite sensible when it comes to food. having been in catering for some years i can't help cost plating up as we used to say, when I am out dining, well eating really.
Over the years I used to have heated discussions on the hugely inflated prices that some restaurants charged to those whose discription of a good night out was how much (high) the evening cost, and I am not talking about entertainment as well. Worcester has a real;ly good mix of sensibly priced places serving up really good food at reasonable prices. And to pay more than £10 for a main course is a waste of money unless you are demanding something picked that day and flown in from outer Mongolia, even then it shows a disrespect for money, since food is simply to sustain us during a 24 hour day.
So come on you food experts lets be having you as to spending loads of money for grub is the right thing to do?.
No the moonman jabbadad is quite sensible when it comes to food. having been in catering for some years i can't help cost plating up as we used to say, when I am out dining, well eating really. Over the years I used to have heated discussions on the hugely inflated prices that some restaurants charged to those whose discription of a good night out was how much (high) the evening cost, and I am not talking about entertainment as well. Worcester has a real;ly good mix of sensibly priced places serving up really good food at reasonable prices. And to pay more than £10 for a main course is a waste of money unless you are demanding something picked that day and flown in from outer Mongolia, even then it shows a disrespect for money, since food is simply to sustain us during a 24 hour day. So come on you food experts lets be having you as to spending loads of money for grub is the right thing to do?. Jabbadad
  • Score: -2

10:18pm Mon 11 Aug 14

worcestersfinest says...

Jabbadad wrote:
No the moonman jabbadad is quite sensible when it comes to food. having been in catering for some years i can't help cost plating up as we used to say, when I am out dining, well eating really.
Over the years I used to have heated discussions on the hugely inflated prices that some restaurants charged to those whose discription of a good night out was how much (high) the evening cost, and I am not talking about entertainment as well. Worcester has a real;ly good mix of sensibly priced places serving up really good food at reasonable prices. And to pay more than £10 for a main course is a waste of money unless you are demanding something picked that day and flown in from outer Mongolia, even then it shows a disrespect for money, since food is simply to sustain us during a 24 hour day.
So come on you food experts lets be having you as to spending loads of money for grub is the right thing to do?.
I'd happily pay good money for good food, depending on the cuisine I wouldn't expect anything that impressive for £10!
[quote][p][bold]Jabbadad[/bold] wrote: No the moonman jabbadad is quite sensible when it comes to food. having been in catering for some years i can't help cost plating up as we used to say, when I am out dining, well eating really. Over the years I used to have heated discussions on the hugely inflated prices that some restaurants charged to those whose discription of a good night out was how much (high) the evening cost, and I am not talking about entertainment as well. Worcester has a real;ly good mix of sensibly priced places serving up really good food at reasonable prices. And to pay more than £10 for a main course is a waste of money unless you are demanding something picked that day and flown in from outer Mongolia, even then it shows a disrespect for money, since food is simply to sustain us during a 24 hour day. So come on you food experts lets be having you as to spending loads of money for grub is the right thing to do?.[/p][/quote]I'd happily pay good money for good food, depending on the cuisine I wouldn't expect anything that impressive for £10! worcestersfinest
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