It’s a Wrap! Worcester’s New Mediterranean Restaurant Gets Gold in Healthier Choices Scheme


It’s often referred to as ‘Sunshine Cuisine’ -  a diet traditional in Mediterranean countries, which is rich in fruit and vegetables, moderate amounts of fish and white meat and polyunsaturated fats in the shape of olive oil, nuts and seeds.


It’s also a diet which can help to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, raised cholesterol and ultimately, heart disease.


No wonder then that Worcester’s new Mediterranean restaurant, BareGrillz (,  has just achieved a prestigious Gold standard from Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) as part of its Healthier Choices Scheme (HCS)


The Berkeley Way (WR4) business, which describes itself as a healthy eat in and take out Mediterranean Grill, also received a glowing level 5 in food hygiene to boot!


Owner Luca Gabriel and his team impressed the WRS Environmental Health team with their commitment to serving enjoyable meals which are fresh, tasty and filling, but also healthier.


The menu includes foods like wraps and pittas filled with healthy grilled lean chicken and sauce or fresh salmon, together with halloumi strips, hummus, mixed olives, rice and bulgar wheat.


The restaurant also offers a quick and easy, 3-step ‘Build Your Own Lunch Box’, where customers can choose some protein, a carbohydrate option and salad or vegetables for only £5.95.


There are also vegetarian and vegan options and children’s meals too.


Said Luca Gabriel: “We pride ourselves on serving fresh and delicious healthy food. Our menu is low in fat and low in sugar and items can easily be incorporated into a low calorie diet. We offer healthier takeaway options too, and we’ll soon be offering a full calorie count on our menu.


The Healthier Choices Scheme is a great initiative and we are extremely over the moon to be recognized as part of it.”


Launched in 2015, originally as the Healthier Choices Food Award, the revised the Healthier Choices Scheme recognises Worcestershire food businesses which provide customers with a variety of healthier and flexible menu options. It is open to county eateries which have a four or five-star food hygiene rating. Businesses who have achieved the HCS since it was launched, all seem to agree that having recognised credentials helps to instil consumer confidence, signal quality and high standards and ultimately increase business.


The scheme offers nutritional analysis of recipes, discounted training for award-holders’ staff and networking through informative events.


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Picture: From L – R – Luca Gabriel (Owner), Amy Taylor (Manager), Christos Gabriel and Mia Phillips.


This release has been prepared by Sharon Gilbert of glasshouse communications, on behalf of its client HCFA.

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