A BURGER shop, which only opened in the city just over a year ago, has scooped a prestigious award.

Burger Shop Worcester won the best fast food and casual dining award at the Midlands Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards held last month in Birmingham.

Having just celebrated their first birthday staff at the chain, based under the railway arches in Cherry Tree Walk, was thrilled to take the award in the hotly contested category.

Rupert Davison, director of Burger Shop Worcester, said: "It was an honour to be amongst some of the best restaurants the Midlands has to offer.

"Winning awards such as this not only shines a light on small businesses, it allows us to celebrates the amazing local producers, growers, farmers who work tirelessly to produce some of the best fruit, veg and meat our country has to offer.”

When it opened it was the third restaurant to be opened by Jon Stead, and brothers Ed and Dorian Kirk, who also run two eateries in Hereford – another Burger Shop and The Bookshop.

Nearly everything served at the glass-fronted Burger Shop is made by staff on site, save the buns and ketchup, while chefs use ingredients sourced from Herefordshire.