INDEPENDENT eateries dominate the list in Tripadvisor’s best-rated restaurants in Worcester.

With 249 restaurants, pubs and cafes reviewed on the site, here are the top 5, as reviewed by Tripadvisor users.

1. Globe Modern Bistro in Friar Street currently holds the top spot with 156 reviewers rating the family run bistro as excellent.

"All I can say is you need to go here!"Wrote T7899SEsharons. "The food is to die for, the owners are fantastic and the building and gardens are beautiful! So friendly and welcoming I can’t wait to return to try more of the menu."

2. Coming in second is Anatolian Palace Turkish Mediterranean Grill Restaurant in Crowngate. The new kids on the block have impressed visitors with 174 reviewers rating them excellent.

748CarolineW wrote: "This place is hands down the best in Worcester City centre. Food is beyond delicious and super generous, the staff are so friendly and welcoming and it is amazing value for money. All of us are big eaters and we had to bring some home! Not enough superlatives to describe this place!"

3. Next up is The Blue Bell in Callow End. We recently reported on how landlady Sue Donohoe has left the business. But she has certainly made her mark with a whopping 1,002 visitors rating the food as excellent.

Pencroft86 wrote: "Sadly this pub has not re-opened since Covid struck. I just hope that whoever takes on this super pub sticks to the same formula of good old fashioned home cooked food at a decent price. If they do, I will certainly be back as I am sure will many others."

4. Thai on 7evern in Sidbury nabs fourth place with 276 reviewers rating the independent Thai restaurant excellent. Kingauk wrote: "Amazing food! One of my favourite restaurants in Worcester. The food is always amazing , so tasty! I always get one complimentary portion. I’m a regular customer for many years and I have never been disappointed. Food is great and staff extremely nice. My daughter and I love it."

5. Be the Change in The Cornmarket has certainly been a change for the better. 142 reviewers agree the Vegan Cafe is excellent.

RichardW wrote: "The staff made us so welcome and at home. What a gem in the city. We aren't vegan, but we loved the food and the range across the menu. We were spoiled for choice. This is going to become one of my very favourite places in Worcester."