We have been living in Worcester for exactly two years now; we moved here from North Wales due to Dave relocating jobs and although it was a tough time to move our very young family – and leave both sets of our parents behind – we actually haven’t looked back. It has been a superb move for the four of us, and one that has seen us settle instantly in our new area.
People who have lived here for a long time keep commenting to me how much central Worcester is developing…and ultimately getting better. For example, there are plenty of new restaurants, cafes, shops & bars popping up more frequently and thus creating a good vibe within the city. The University being here also means that there are plenty of students who favour the chains and well-known brands; giving the city a vibrant feel.
I like it myself A LOT. I pop in at least once a week to shop and also like to have coffee with friends or lunch with Hubby. I like stores such as H&M, Next and House of Fraser. It’s small enough to be friendly and convenient but big enough to get most of what you need.
In the newly created Cathedral square section of Worcester it has recently seen an influx of trendy food places and bars. One in particular is YO! sushi restaurant and this week they invited us to try the menu. So Dave and I took a rare child-free day to both pop in together and try our their food! First we went shopping and you can check out here on Instagram what I picked up.
We have both been to a YO! before, in other places (in fact sushi is one of Dave’s favourite cuisines). I also like it, however I don’t very often opt to have it these days as I am more of a sandwiches kind of girl. I was therefore REALLY excited to hear that the Japanese restaurant was coming to Worcester! It is very healthy, superb quality of ingredients and a really nice change to having burgers and carb-heavy food.
It was busy in there, with all the tables full – which is a great sign – and had a real buzz. There were families with small children, people on their lunch break from work, as well as people taking a quick bite in-between shopping. I like the restaurant layout in that you can watch the chefs prepping and cooking your food in the middle and that everything is positioned looking into the kitchen area.
We ate a lot! We picked dishes from both the conveyor belt (it moves around the whole restaurant and you can just pick dishes off it to eat) as well as ordering hot food dishes too. Everything is colour coded and priced accordingly. We were there on a Monday – named Blue Monday – which means everything is £2.80 each from the offer menu.
Our favourites dishes on the day included the Salmon Sashimi and Albacore Truffle Ponzu Sashimi (tuna) from the belt – as well as the Chicken Katsu Curry, Hoisin Duck Bao and the Beef Miso Ramen that was ordered hot.
For dessert we tried the deep-fried fluffly bao, filled with vanilla ice cream, topped with miso-caramel sauce and pistachio crumbs. Which was SO delicious!
Would we go back? Oh YES absolutely! I can’t wait to try even more of the dishes, take the twins and let them experience it, as well as meeting friends in there soon. Definitely a fab new restaurant for Worcester and it’s been exciting to see it arrive here!
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Love, Jess x
We were offered a complimentary meal, but as always all thoughts & words are entirely my own because I never review anything I don’t love myself!