Where to Eat in Hereford: The Best Restaurants and Bars

March 17, 2018 Terina Blouin

Hereford (/ˈhɛrɪfərd/ ( listen)) is a cathedral city, civil parish and county town of Herefordshire, England. It lies on the River Wye, approximately 16 miles (26 km) east of the border with Wales, 24 miles (39 km) southwest of Worcester, and 23 miles (37 km) northwest of Gloucester. With a population of 58,896, it is the largest settlement in the county.
Things to do in Hereford

1. Cafe at All Saints

High Street | All Saints Church, Hereford HR4 9AA, England Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Cafe, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$78 +44 1432 370415
Excellent
59%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 284 reviews

Cafe at All Saints

Locally sourced home-cooked food served in stunningly re-ordered medieval church. Also Illy coffee and home-made cakes.

Reviewed By Tracy M - Huddersfield, United Kingdom

This is our second time we have had our breakfasts. The meals are prepared to order, with good ingredients.
Today we had a slice of toast and jam, which I had to send back as it looked pale and insipid. On the return it was well done as initially requested on the order. The strawberry jam is home made as is the bread.
A smoked bacon Sandwich was the second order which was tasty and hit the spot. The final order was initially poached eggs on toast, but unfortunately they don't serve poached eggs we had to make do with scrambled, they were a little soft for our liking but we managed to eat them. Again the toast was under cooked.
By the time the breakfasts arrived the tea was tepid. Next time we will request if the order is going to take several minutes to be cooked then we will ask for our tea to be served with the food.
We found the food tasty but expensive.
This is a lovely architectural building and considering it's a church you would think that the toilets would be open to all. This maybe the case, but if you are caught short you still have to queue with everyone to get the code. The code is conveniently typed on the bottom of your receipt. Where is the love and compassion there? We found that very unfair and ungodly.
The tables are close together making it tricky to move around in a wheelchair. The disabled toilet is very compact for electric wheelchairs, but I suppose we should be grateful we have been considered.

2. Ponte Vecchio

2 Bridge Street, Hereford HR4 9DF, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Free Wifi Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$165 - HK$330 +44 1432 279714
Excellent
67%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 253 reviews

Ponte Vecchio

A family run Italian trattoria with a small menu serving traditional and modern Italian meals. We are particularly well known for our ever changing gelato selection.

Reviewed By brewer16 - Glasgow, United Kingdom

We were lucky to get in! Friday night, a small number of tables, and no booking we got turned away: BUT the (stand-in, former) boss called us back!! We were so pleased he did - shortish menu, but really full of genuine choice (including vegetarian). The risotto was excellent as was the cheese/spinach/ricotta filled pasta. There was a lovely wobble to the panna cotta also! Running alongside this was the conversational delight of the front of house who had called us back at the start - what a charmer, full of Italian home life stories. An excellent early evening dining with reasonable prices and great atmosphere. Look out for Bridge Street if you are Hereford way.

3. Mediterrane Restaurant

Red barn drive, Hereford HR4 9NS, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$126 - HK$181 +44 1432 378202
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 232 reviews

Mediterrane Restaurant

Reviewed By CharlieB1991 - Hereford, United Kingdom

I booked out this restaurant for the evening just after Christmas for my Mum’s surprise 60th Birthday Meal. She is a massive fan of Greek and Mediterranean food, and having eaten at this restaurant in the past, I knew Ali, (the chef) wouldn’t disappoint.
I asked Ali to cater for a party of roughly 30 adults; some of which had dietary requirements, and also for 5 children. None of this was a problem. We had a massive Greek buffet for the party, individual meals were made for those with special dietary requirements and pizzas were freshly made for the children.
Ali also contacted me the day before the party, asking if I’d like to come down and decorate; which I felt was a nice extra touch, and it made the evening so much more special. I was also able to hide my Mum’s Birthday cake at the restaurant prior to the party, which perfectly added to the surprise when Ali dimmed the lights and I brought it out later on after the meal.
The food was absolutely delicious; we had two different kinds of dough balls and satay chicken for starters, alongside some freshly prepared salad and hummus. Lamb moussaka and a chicken dish was served up for the main, with some potatoes and rice on the side; both of which were divine. I am a particularly fussy eater, and I have never left this restaurant disappointed or hungry.
I really can’t recommend this restaurant enough; whether you chose it for a take away, one of Ali’s Themed Banquets, a special occasion or just for a simple meal out, you really won’t be disappointed.
Thank you Ali for another perfect evening; you made my Mum’s 60th Birthday one to remember.

4. King Street Kitchen

12 King Street, Hereford HR4 9BW, England Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1432 272001
Excellent
77%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 132 reviews

King Street Kitchen

We are King Street Kitchen (formerly Andy's Kitchen) a proudly independent, family run cafe serving great, homemade food all made on the premesis.We serve Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Tea. A mixture of the great British 'caff' and inspiration from our travels,bringing back the neighbourhood cafe scene.

Reviewed By mistermarcus1972 - Hereford, United Kingdom

Another visit to this great little independant. We went in to try the pulled Turkey in a brioche roll..it was amazing ..sooo tasty! Then we had a Nutella cookie and salted caramel brownie. Whats not to like!!? Friendly staff and nice chilled atmosphere top it off. 10/10

5. Lichfield Vaults

11 Church Street, Hereford HR1 2LR, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, Mediterranean, Greek, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks +44 1432 266821
Excellent
61%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 245 reviews

Lichfield Vaults

We are a traditional city center pub serving Greek and Mediterranean food together with 6 real ales and a good selection of wine.<br>Our food is all freshly prepared and cooked on the premises. For more details please access the website www.lichfieldvaultshereford.co.uk <br>We also have live music on the last Sunday of every month. See website for the gig list.

Reviewed By Hannah E - Rhayader, United Kingdom

We stumbled upon this pub on a cold and snowy bed.

We found a lovely selection of ale and cider.
The food was very tasty. We had the meze and the French platter.
Everything was very tasty.
The hummus was amazing!
The onion chutney was great too!
We will be returning.

6. Diego's Cafe

18-19 Bridge Street, Hereford HR4 9DF, England Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night HK$24 - HK$141 +44 1432 269499
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 300 reviews

Diego's Cafe

Independent family run licensed restaurant open friday-sunday for breakfast, brunch, lunch. With a produce driven menu and an emphasis on local seasonal free range, organic ethically sourced produce. Also available for private parties and functions monday-thursday daytime and evenings.

Reviewed By lukehfd - Herefordshire, United Kingdom

Without question Kenny and the team do the best breakfast ever!!!! I met up with a friend who is a veggie and he said the veggie breakfast was brilliant as well, but for me the sausages, bacon, perfect eggs and home made hash browns are where it’s at!

7. Rocket

24 Church Street, Hereford HR1 2LR, England Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$47 - HK$102 +44 1432 271892
Excellent
89%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 221 reviews

Rocket

Reviewed By BoogieBopBruce - Stroud, United Kingdom

Ben was a busy as ever, cheffin', chatting, helping the homeless, etc. Ben and the Rocket crew and a wonderful crowd.
Had one his new blend espressos ~ EXCELENT STUFF
So as well as trying to save the planet they brew a mean cup of Java.
Always recommended.

8. La Madeleine

17 Church Street, Hereford HR1 2LR, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, Cafe, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks +44 1432 265233
Excellent
71%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 286 reviews

La Madeleine

Reviewed By ali6217 - Pontypridd, United Kingdom

Booked an afternoon tea for a friend’s birthday. Waiting staff were very helpful and the tea was lovely. The chocolate brownie was the best cake I’ve ever tasted. The carrot cake was very moist, the chutney in the cheese sandwiches was clearly homemade. Also excellent scones, meringues and coffee and walnut cake. We sat gossiping long after they should have closed and weren’t asked to leave. Def recommend. Table next to us had toasted sandwiches and fries and they looked amazing. Will be booking for the evening menu

9. The Den

17A West Street, Hereford HR4 0BX, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1432 268666
Excellent
68%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 565 reviews

The Den

Using the best, locally sourced ingredients, The Den Restaurant serves hearty portions of British continental style food, with lashings of sauce and flavour! All who enter enjoy a bright and bouncing atmosphere, topped with a friendly & welcoming service.

Reviewed By StourGrove - Maisons-Laffitte, France

Changed our booking from 4 to 5 people, which was acknowledged and confirmed to us by email. When we arrived at the restaurant they claimed that they only had the original booking for 4 people so we had to make do with a table for 4, with an extra chair added at the end of the table. There was very little space between our table and other tables so people had to squeeze past to get to and from the tables. We were also very close to the door so every time the door opened we could smell cigarette smoke from guests who went outside to smoke and stood right outside the front door. Maybe smokers should be encouraged to smoke further away from the door. At one stage we were told we could move to a larger table as some guests were about to leave. Later we were told this was no longer possible. On a positive note we did enjoy the food, though the bill was incorrect and had to be changed twice. We shall not be returning.

10. SimplyThai.Kitchen

Sullivan House 80 Widemarsh Street | Sullivan House, Hereford HR4 9HG, England Delivery, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$55 - HK$196 +44 1432 508078
Excellent
78%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 204 reviews

SimplyThai.Kitchen

Reviewed By 254johnry - Sheffield, United Kingdom

Went with my work team on a recommendation, this is a great little restaurant, beautiful freshly cooked food, everything tasted so fresh and crisp, the staff are lovely and friendly, all six of us thought it was a great little place
Everything you would want in a restaurant

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