A BRAND new bar aiming to become the 'go to' place for brunch, lunch, sharing plates and evening cocktails has officially opened in Worcester's much-anticipated new £20 million Cathedral Square.

Refurbishment of the old shop site is now complete, and new bar and restaurant All Bar One, in College Street, opens its doors to the public today (Friday, July 14) creating 20 jobs.

The venue, located on a first floor unit overlooking Cathedral Square, is set over one floor, with space for 140 guests, including the stools around the bar area, and has vibrant décor, comfortable setting with a contemporary design.

General manager Krystian Znojek said he hoped the bar would become the "go to" place for food and drink in the city.

He said: "We have new decor, a really nice outside space and a really good mixture of casual restaurant, and bar experience.We do amazing tapas, a mixture of different cuisines. We also have new décor."

Speaking on the Cathedral Square development, Mr Znojek said: "It is amazing, the city centre is going to move towards Cathedral Square. I have been talking to council representatives who are planning to hold events in Cathedral Square.

"Thinking into the future there are plans to hold a Christmas market, which we will be part of. It will really utilise the area."

The bar has an all-day menu, which features dishes from around the globe, sharing plates, hand crafted burgers and a bottomless brunch menu will be available every Sunday.

The bar will also have DJs every Friday and Saturday night.

On Wednesday, July 12 and Thursday, July 13, the bar held a soft opening where book guest could enjoy 50 per cent off their total bill.

All Bar One has 56 bars in town and city centre locations across the UK.

The chain also has its very own loyalty app, where users can receive rewards, birthday treats and exclusive offers.

About 339 tonnes of steel have been used for the new look Cathedral Square, which is set to create more than 400 retail jobs once open.

Other names coming to the site include Starbucks, Ask, Miller & Carter, Byron Hamburgers, Cosy Club, Yo! Sushi, Jung Fu, Fitness4Less and Wilko.

A grand opening of all the venues in Worcester Square is set to take place on Saturday, July 29.

For more information about All Bar One Worcester, visit allbarone.co.uk/national-search/east-and-west-midlands/all-bar-one-worcester.