UK floods: The restaurant now in the river
11 February 2014 Last updated at 22:10 GMT
Parts of the centre of Worcester are under five metres of water, with the flood level expected to rise further yet.
Thousands of homes were flooded in 2007, and the city has invested heavily in flood defences - but the river has still overwhelmed many buildings.
Nathan Roy Smith, of Brown's Wine Bar, spoke to the BBC's Sophie Long from across the flooded Severn.