A WORCESTERSHIRE pop star has given a big thumbs up to a popular city centre restaurant after enjoying a lunch date.

Malvern-born Cher Lloyd posted about her latest trip into Worcester city centre to her 2.4 million followers on her Instagram revealing she visited Maneki Ramen in The Arches. 

The 28-year-old posted a picture of the recognisable decor inside and her meal adding the caption: "Lovely lunch date @ManekiramenWorcester, so good."

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It is the latest post about a visit to Worcestershire, the former Dyson Perrins student previously posting about trips to West Midlands Safari Park, Tank Clock Tower in the Malvern Hills, and Malvern Theatres at Christmas. 

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The Swagger Jagger and Want U Back singer has been active on social media in recent days after a short hiatus.

She revealed her new look to fans after posting a picture wearing a pair of fashionable glasses.

The noodle bar in Worcester's Cherry Tree Walk has become an online sensation after starting a TikTok channel.

It has more than two million views on one of its TikToks with other of its short-form videos being viewed tens of thousands of times.

With nearly 15,000 followers on the platform, the noodle bar has become a sensation online.

Maneki Ramen occupies one of the former railway arches in Worcester and is described as a "Tokyo-inspired ramen shop selling modern interpretations of Japanese noodle bowls and snacks."

The name Maneki Ramen comes from the Japanese for "Lucky Cat" - which had been its original name until April last year.

Restaurant staff were stunned to receive a letter from television chef Gordon Ramsay's lawyers over supposed copyright.

A post on the restaurant's Facebook page said: "We were amazed to receive a letter from Gordon Ramsey’s solicitors recently, regarding the use of ‘Lucky Cat’ in our name.

"It seems that Gordon has a restaurant called ‘Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay’ and holds a trademark for the use of the Lucky Cat name.

"Well, we guess great minds think alike.

"But, like Gordon’s lawyers, we would hate for anyone to confuse us with him and we’re glad they brought it to our attention before we get equally famous.

"So, we’ve had to change the name and have a quick temporary re-brand, as such we will now be known as Maneki Ramen."