39 restaurants in Shrewsbury
Restaurants in Shrewsbury:
Wem Road, Shrewsbury, SY4 3DS [Map]
Part of the Whitbread family, Table Table restaurants aim to bring great value tasty pub food to an ever increasing eating-out public who like well prepared and genuine food served by friendly staff in relaxing surroundings. If that sounds too much like a dream come true be assured that at Table Table they also walk the talk, and are pleased to have the chance to prove it.
Their well located restaurants are spread across a wide range of decors and styles, and all of them share a determination to provide comfort, warmth and relaxation. Their buffet menus for special occasions are remarkable value.
In keeping with modern trends they provide dishes to nibble or share as guests consider the spread of options on a menu that could be described as British with welcome incursions. So as you share long Italian flatbread, and dough balls and dips, or a sharing platter with an imaginative range of finger food starting with garlic and breaded mushrooms, it's time to think about the relative merits of aromatic duck parcels, a prawn cocktail, breaded Camembert or sticky chicken goujons to name but a few.
Many an innocent dish from the past has been hi-jacked in the best possible sense into becoming what is now called a 'pub classic'. Wiltshire cure ham with eggs is served with chunky chips and beef, mushroom and ale pie, or chicken and chips are all familiar with British tables, be they in the dining room or the kitchen. Now they have been added to by chicken fajitas, a sweet red pepper, crème fraiche and fennel tart, a leg of duck slowly cooked and served with a Bramley apple and cider sauce, or chilli con carne with basmati rice, sour cream and guacamole and nachos. So is the humble burger with six enticing toppings.
The point is they, and others, are all here at Table Table, well prepared with quality ingredients, and presented in a way that makes you hungry even if you thought you weren't.
Getting down to the more serious side of the table keep an eye open for the seafood pie, a delightful assembly of things fishy including crayfish, red snapper, prawns and clams. Many of their steaks are 28 days matured, including a 7oz fillet. All steaks are served with watercress, roasted cherry tomatoes, a flat mushroom and chunky chips. A choice from 4 sauces adds the final touch of enjoyment.
Pastas and salads embrace some well known and loved names, but for sheer enjoyment the hot smoked salmon salad takes some beating - flakes of hot smoked salmon mixed with a house salad and soy and ginger sauce. A real winner.
Snacks aplenty cover hot baguettes with the like of grilled pork loin and Bramley apple sauce, sandwiches filled with Cheddar cheese, or prawns and Marie Rose sauce, and jacket potatoes with such temptations as chilli con carne. Add a bowl of chips for only a little extra.
A well travelled wine list offers helpful advice for the uninitiated and there's an impressive choice of draught and bottled beers and lagers. All in all it would appear that Table Table are more than achieving their aims, providing the opportunity for people to eat out enjoyably, with excellent value for money. Long may they continue to do so.
For completely up to date information on menu changes and special offers do make a regular check on their lively Website.
Family, Pub, Traditional
Old Potts Way, Shrewsbury, SY3 7ET [Map]
With quality food, friendly staff, quick service and excellent value for money, Nando's is a great place to eat. Don't expect identikit, pre-fab restaurant interiors which are usually a staple of the larger chains; each restaurant is tailored to its local surroundings and customers, offering up a unique restaurant experience to go with the equally unique taste of legendary, Portuguese, Peri-Peri chicken.
Your peri-peri chicken, when the chips are down so to speak, is a fresh A grade chicken that has never seen the inside of a freezer, but having made the supreme sacrifice is butterfly-cut, marinated for 24 hours in a secret brew called - you've guessed - peri-peri, and is then cooked to your choice over an open flame.
There are, of course, many variations on this broad theme, numerous plays on words such as Nando's experi-perience, peri-peri good reasons why you should eat at a Nando's' and all one hopes is that for their sake chicken never goes out of fashion. New Nando's are opening all the time, peri-peri quickly in fact, the spicy bastes become hotter and more daring, and the full platter offers a whole chicken, large chips or spicy rice and Nando's salad or coleslaw.
Since chickens are vegetarian it seems logical you can order veggie or bean burgers and patties, and still feel the heat from the peppers. All in all, Nando's is hotly recommended for those occasions when you have a large following of permanently hungry children, or adults even, to keep happy - the only thing taken really seriously is the quality of those peri-peri good chickens.
Nando's is a place for bright people who love to laugh and love to eat, and is guaranteed to spice up your taste buds. Their fun approach to life means that when you visit Nando's you can fully relax without the airs and graces associated with more starchy dining out.
For the location of your nearest Nando's restaurant and a host of details about menus, parties and drinks, a click on their Website will reveal a Pandora's box of information.
The Prince Rupert Hotel, Butcher Row, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UQ [Map]
The Inn at Grinshill, The High Street, Grinshill, nr Shrewsbury, SY4 3BL [Map]
The small village of Grinshill near Shrewsbury is home to The Inn at Grinshill and owners Victoria and Kevin Brazier extend a warm welcome to each person who visits the attractively refurbished early Georgian inn for a meal, a relaxing drink or to spend the night.
Chef Paul Bebe believes in 'delivering the highest standard of food from locally sourced produce at the best value', so get set to enjoy modern European dishes that range from starters of Thai spiced crab cake or a warm salad of wood partridge, bacon lardons, apple and damson syrup followed by roasted Goosnargh duck breast with fondant potato, Savoy cabbage and bacon, thyme and port jus or pan-fried sea bass fillet served with king prawns, saffron linguine and tomato sauce.
The Elephant and Castle Bar, which reflects the pub's former name, offers thirsty walkers or friends a chance to sit by the open fire and relax over real ales or a pint and some wholesome food.
The Inn at Grinshill offers modern and elegantly designed ensuite bedrooms to guests who wish to spend a night or two in the village.
Shrewsbury Road, Hadnall, nr Shrewsbury, SY4 4AG [Map]
International, Modern British
39-40 High Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1SF [Map]
Offering contemporary Italian cuisine and a buzzing ambience, Zizzi adds a touch of excitement to your dining experience. The trendy interior draws inspiration from its surrounding area and each outlet has its characteristic charm with fine innovative features and little details that make it different from the rest.
The Zizzi menu revisits traditional Italian cuisine, while classic dishes are also featured prominently. An eclectic range of thin and crispy rustica pizzas are served loaded with fresh toppings and are a light option at less than 550 calories. Cichetti tasting plates, pasta, salads, risotto and classic pizzas are also served. To complement the diverse Zizzi dishes, the Zizzi wine list has been constructed by fine Italian wine expert, Guillaume Aubert.
The bambini menu at Zizzi restaurant is specially designed for little diners with mini pasta, dough sticks, margherita and other healthy options. For desserts, try the flavourful gelato created by the renowned ice cream maker, Kitty Travers.
Step into any one of the 87 Zizzi restaurants, and unwind with fine Italian cuisine in a vibrant setting.
Wytheford Road, Shawbury, nr Shrewsbury, SY4 4JG [Map]
The small village of Shawbury, not far from the town of Shrewsbury, is home to The Fox and Hounds, a welcoming refuge that serves the people of the village as their local pub and delights visitors with the relaxed and cosy atmosphere a traditional English pub affords.
Even though The Fox and Hounds has been on the site since 1966, it closed doors in 2002 but was brought back to life by new owners Nigel and Jeff as a straightforward yet stylish pub in April 2009. The bright and spacious interior, wooden furniture and open fires all make it an impressive place to visit.
Talking about the food, daily changing menus offer a choice of dishes that are created from local and free-range produce wherever possible, so expect to find starters such as grilled fillet of sea bass with garlic mayonnaise and a fennel and orange salad; braised shoulder of lamb with parsnip and potato dauphinoise, steamed vegetables and pan jus, and a delicious dessert of homemade bread and butter pudding.
A range of cask ales, beers and wines are served at all times.
Swan Hill, Shrewsbury, SY1 1NF [Map]
Located in one of Shrewsbury's quiet little side streets and renowned for the value and quality of its carvery menu, The Coach and Horses is a real piece of old Shropshire. The panelling and what remains of the Victorian interior sets the scene, with hand-pulled, CAMRA approved ales and a proper wooden bar.
On typical evening menu expect to find amongst the starters a black pudding and mushroom tower with honey and mustard dressing, crevettes sautéed in chilli garlic and lime juice, or a bowl of remarkably good homemade soup, served with crusty bread.
Main courses yield a sirloin steak with a mushroom and Stilton sauce, a pan fried pork fillet with green peppercorns, cream and brandy, or Cajun spiced tuna steak with a sour cream and chive topping. All the main courses are served with new potatoes or fries, vegetables or salad.
A perfectly adequate wine list ensures that chef's efforts are suitably complimented.
The great carvery roast is a feature of Sunday, with all the attendant menu items and then some. There are deals to be had Monday-Wednesday, and on Thursdays a range of fish and seafood specials makes The Coach and Horses a popular spot to be. Value for money overall is extremely good.
The Prince Rupert Hotel, Butcher Row, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UQ [Map]
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