Special Sunday Lunch at Marlbank- The Country Pub, Worcester

Our award-winning heritage, integrity for Sunday Lunches is what we’ve stapes as our launchpad to being recognised in the local area of Malvern, Worcestershire. With preparation, our very own herb garden, souring the best produce seasonally combined with raising our flavour profile with the art of smoking, clay firing and BBQ’d Sunday Lunches. Exotic they may seem, but we’re really preserving the art without overwhelming the palette.

Lunch at the Marlbank & Why you should pop in! 

We like to think that being modest and gloating is not for us. The very best of our offerings start with the Sunday Lunch. A Malvern Country Pub that offers more. Historically the pub has undone two owners in the past 10 years, so we’re the third. Exploring or visiting Malvern for the first time?  Join us for a weekend break or pop in for Sunday Lunch! The Marlbank has the most spectacular view in Malvern from any establishment in our eyes. Our customers would agree, its a slice of pure heaven. Our ideas and award-winning pedigree for food have truly made us a focal point and our aim is to become the top pub & restaurant in Malvern.

” We started to consider how and what makes a Sunday Lunch special. Its old memories, sitting with families and really taking the time to create something special. It’s just not the same when its homemade and we’re keeping it all from scratch in our kitchen! The menu is traditionally British with European influences. From the time, we do incorporate bolder Eastern and exotic flavours- but for us, it’s about consistency. Every Sunday!” – Chef / Owner Alex Panwar, Marlbank Inn, Malvern, Worcestershire, England

Exotic Roasts & Super Flavour Club 

With Japanese based marinates, Korean, North Indian it’s truly the very best Sunday Lunch in town! which frequently appears every month on our Sunday menus include Miso paste, soy, Superior Japanese Rice vinegar, Sake and a passion for tradition. These meats, be it quail are then marinated for 24hrs, before being clay fired to perfection. Temperature and control of the fire are key, so the meltaway experience is a very rewarding one. You can order this weekly from our Lunch menu. (See our Menu page- for Seasonal BBQ Classics)

Sunday Lunches at the Marlbank Inn also feature a very popular North Indian item, the Pandeli Tandoori Chicken. This award-winning recipe is derived from an Old -Delhi classic and our lineage with true North Indian food dates back classically to 1972 with Chef Ram Panwar.The recipes are true to form and can be traced to 1885 to the time of the Moguls and the Great Delhi Sultanate. There are no shorter ways of doing things for us, its the proper way, with antiquity and heritage or it’s not going on the menu. Pandeli and our family history can be viewed in archive photographs in the pub; they include a wonderful series of photographs to include Chef Panwars time at the Hotel Claridges, Air India Flight Kitchen, Hotel Taj Group, Award Winning Associates among several other 5 star Hotels.

A passion and flair for doing things properly, our spatchcocked free range Poisson is marinated in proportionally balanced spices, all blended on site for true flavour. Then we create a chickpea rou, dried fenugreek and bound by a touch of mustard oil and fresh yoghurt. The Poisson is then rested for 24 hours and revisited twice in a 24hr period to ensure we regularly rotate and mix the blend to truly coat the bird. The final process is firing up our clay / earth oven and we roast the chicken in portions every day before our lunches start. So if you travelling past the Marlbank Inn, you will see our Chefs standing tall and proud with our Outdoor smoker. Soon as the bird is cooked, its then taken into the kitchen, presented with either roasted potatoes/hand cut chips and seasonal vegetables.

Homemade Stocks at Marlbank Inn, Malvern, Worcestershire, England

Stocks make a roast and we’re spending our time in the kitchen previously on that as a foundation. The Marlbank kitchen and chefs carry award-winning accolades, and believe me; we’re using every parcel of that experience to ensure our homemade stocks are the very best a Sunday Lunch can deliver. The Marlbank kitchen produces 3 signature stocks on rotation depending on the season and what dishes we are matching the stocks with.

Stock since time immemorial, the two most revered cuisines James Beard, Award- would recite that they are French and Chinese. The later and Eastern mix delivers Fish stocks, Chicken and of course XO sauce. Balancing of just this XO sauce is unique to every chef but we know that 44 dried Thai chillies are needed- not one or two less as it impairs the flavour profile.

Our Sunday Lunches and menu offerings run with accents of fresh herbs, carefully nurtured from our land and accompanied by homemade butter, Artisanal salts such as Maldon, fine food offerings such as Truffle butter and 72 hour barised stews and stocks, with the help our local butcher.

These are for most of our meat dishes, such as Beef Ribeye Steak, Beef Fillet, Beef Tomahawk Steak, Wagyu Beef Steaks,  Slow Roasted Lamb rump, Quails, Whole Chicken, Chicken Wings and other menu items. Lots of these items are first scored over the kiln charcoal, clay firing or oak smoked processes. Once we lock in the flavour by sealing we tend to continue the process with fermentation that dates back to classically French and eastern techniques and processes. Combining this is a balancing act and we’ve thought it out, that why we’re proud to serve it on our menu. Its a labour intensive labour of love and we do it, show we can shine from the competition. We’re mad for it.

Sunday Lunch, Dinner & Visiting us in Welland. 

Given its location in Malvern, you’d expect our Sunday roasts to be epic and they really are!
We have a quaint gorgeous public-house, with seating for 70. We’re always very busy so we’d kindly request if you could call us and book early so our kitchen is at the ready for you and your guests.

We’ve tried to be really different in a good way. We’re not pretentious. It’s a pub first. There no 5-course meals, no fine dining here..  We think that’s a bit too ‘ tweed’. We serve food cooked from the soul. There is no sau vide, no foam no smoke and mirrors. We take serious pride in our kitchen, on a daily basis. As much as it’s about us, its really about you.

Our ethos has been to provide the locals a truly unique, relaxing and welcoming service. Although we look like a gastropub, deep down we’re truly a public house in every sense of the word, driven by our kitchen. For us, its really about you.

If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, a place to snug and enjoy company or date night? Why not book in sample our menu. It’s more than just a food menu to us. We really pour our soul into each preparation, each careful step.  Our menu is often seasonal as we rely on local supply; so hence our menu is short and concise, our dining room is open to all. We host a range of local and artisan suppliers that are local to the area of Malvern. If you like more info on Vegan & Gluten free options, why not call us today.

Spending time wisely, in an unpretentious and lavishly traditional yet accents modern tones with snug areas, chesterfield sofas and pink velvet sofas! It’s really a cost pub, we have two open fires and a very late license to indulge and sample our menu delights!

Booking a Table | Sunday Lunch in Marlbank Inn

So you like the sound of this, our images and our story. We’d love to invite you in to join us for Sunday Lunch. Simply call us directly to get a prompt reply on 01543. We always leave table open for walkins, so if you cannot find a booking online- then just pop in and head towards the bar. Happy Sunday!