CHRISTMAS is coming and budgets are already being stretched - but that doesn't mean we do not want a little treat once in a while.

If dining out is your thing then these are the top five Worcester restaurants for 'cheap eats' according to TripAdvisor.

Reviewers have specifically mentioned that these restaurants and cafes in Worcester offer great value for money as well as offering delicious meals.

Here are some of the best places in Worcester for reasonably priced meals:

Black & White

The Foregate, Worcester

Reviewers have placed Black & White cafe at the number one spot on TripAdvisor for cheap eats.

Found on The Foregate in the city centre, many people have mentioned the windows being perfect for people watching.

One reviewer said: "What a lovely little place - we thoroughly enjoyed their Sunday lunch - food was delicious and freshly prepared. Would definitely go again!"

Ambleside Fish Bar

Ambleside Drive, Worcester

There is nothing better on a cold day than a fish and chips - and TripAdvisor reviewers have placed Ambleside Fish Bar as one of the best for cheap eats.

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One reviewer said it was good value and better than fish and chip shops in Southampton (!).

They wrote: "Only in Worcester for the day. Didn't fancy a sit down meal so looked on Trip Advisor for best Fish and Chip shops in Worcester and this came up.

"Well worth the visit. Huge portions of chips. Hot and tasty. Great service. Very popular with locals. Best chips in ages (far superior to those in Southampton)."

The Paul Pry

The Butts, Worcester

The Paul Pry is a popular venue for its food and drink - with its ornate bar and vintage charm.

It's also been named as one of the best value places for food in Worcester.

Many reviewers praise The Paul Pry for its fantastic food at a reasonable price.

One TripAdvisor reviewer said: "Great Food and service. Reasonably priced, and a great menu with plenty of choice, I will come again."

Another said: "Great food and service... I can’t praise the food highly enough. They really deserve recognition for what they are doing. And the service was outstanding. Absolutely perfect.
And then when we got the bill … all this for such a very reasonable price. You can’t ask for more."

The Balcony Cafe

Worcester City Museum and Art Gallery, Foregate Street

Worcester News: A bit of culture and a spot of lunch is a perfect combination - and at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum you can enjoy both.

It is free to look around the museum and gallery, then afterwards you can enjoy a value for money lunch in the beautiful surroundings.

One TripAdvisor reviewer said: "Decided to have lunch in the cafe and was not disappointed ! Lovely food, friendly staff, good service and not expensive at all. Thoroughly recommended."

Another said they "love this place" adding "super food at reasonable prices and super welcoming staff."

Time to Eat

The Hopmarket, Worcester

Worcester News: Tucked away in the very pretty shopping quarter The Hopmarket is Time to Eat.

Time to Eat cafe offers favourite meals along with cooked breakfasts, salads and sandwiches - many reviewers have rightly called it a "hidden gem".

One TripAdvisor review said: "I can't praise this cafe highly enough. We were greeted by extremely friendly staff and we were made to feel very welcome.

"The dining area is spacious and bright. Good selection of meals and drinks to choose from and all were very tasty.

"Prices were reasonable too. Overall we had a great experience and it was the staff that really made our visit memorable. We will definitely be going back."