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Do you ever lose hope when you’re looking for the perfect place to eat? So many choices and each one looks just as tempting as the next, and that’s before you’ve even made your mind upon the type of food you want to eat. So to make that process a little easier, here’s the Sabrina guide to Shrewsbury restaurants.
We’re all a little bit different aren’t we, which makes it difficult to actually define what the best restaurants are in Shrewsbury.
For some, best means the freshest possible ingredients, cooked to perfection by attentive restaurateurs who live and breath customer satisfaction. Then again, maybe you’re a people person. If so then service trumps all. There are many other factors to consider including dietary requirements, location and if pets are welcome inside.
Below you'll find an interactive map of Shrewsbury Restaurants. By clicking on the points you can easily navigate through town.
Hills Lane, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1PS
Tel: 01743 243336
You can’t get more of an authentic Italian restaurant in Shrewsbury than Osteria Da Paolos, it’s the real deal. The freshness of their ingredients makes their meals pop with flavour, reminiscent of the sun-soaked landscapes from where they were conceived.
It’s hard not to be whisked away by the pure sensory experience of a traditional Italian restaurant like this one. The rustic cellar speaks to you with a truthful reflection of Southern Italian style; lightly echoing music fills the air with warmth, as does the attitude of the staff. All in all, it feels like you’re one of the family, something many traditional restaurants fail to achieve these days.Osteria Da Paolos is one of our dining group partners, discover more here.
14 The Square, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1LN
Tel: 01743 366040
As a chain restaurant, Carluccio’s has a different feel from the traditional Italian restaurant. It’s more clinical, but that’s not to say it’s a bad thing. Instead Carluccio’s has carved a niche in a modernista café style of restaurant with its simple, clean deco; this place feels classy in all the right ways.
As you’d expect with a small chain company, food is on point. Unlike standard high street retailers the scale of the business, which currently stands at 12 restaurants, means they are able to find and employ passionate. It’s clear, from the fresh taste of ingredients through to hospitality. That goes a long way to explain why a trip to Carluccio’s is well worth it.
25 Hills Lane, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1QU
Tel: SY1 1QU
One of our favourite Indian Restaurants in Shrewsbury goes to the award-winning Café Saffron. One would be forgiven that this is your standard late night curry house; it certainly looks like one. But believe us, looks can be deceiving.
Café Saffron is pure class.
You may have seen award-winning head chef/cum TV celebrity chef Abdul Husen on comedian John Bishop’s prime time Saturday night TV show. Likewise, executive chef Mohammad Azad’s reputation glitters with trophy cabinet prestige and press cutting collection that Sir Alan Sugar would be proud of.
Source: Shropshire Star
22-23 Mardol, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1PU
Tel: 01743 361888
If authenticity is your thing, then Avatar is well worth a visit. They are the only Indian and Nepalese restaurant in Shrewsbury, so what you can expect is something quite extraordinary. A visit to Avatar is like taking a once in a lifetime trip through the different regions of South Asia, where unique tastes and aromas tantalise the very fabric of your understanding of the word ‘curry’.
Source: Shropshire Star
129/130 Frankwell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8JX
Tel: 01743 272041
Much like many Indian Restaurants in Shrewsbury, Third Place offers all those classic dishes that form part of the British national identity. You know the ones, Balti, Massala, Rogan Josh; we can’t get enough of them. So what makes Third Place so special? Well besides being close to Victoria Quays where you’ll find our beloved Sabrina; there is a kind of magic to the people who work in this establishment.
Great customer service is difficult to explain, but here’s one way to put it.
Imagine that you’re having a really bad day; nothing cheers you up, not even a great joke delivered with style.
Then you meet a total stranger who has no investment in you, but they just give off an air of kindness. You know, the type that expects nothing in return. They just are good people wanting everyone to be at peace with the world.
That’s the same with customer service excellence.
Sure you may want to tip, but there is a reason Third Place is quoted as one of the best restaurants in Shrewsbury; their employees care.
Source: The Third Place
We’re lucky that in Shrewsbury restaurants comes in all forms, not just specialists in world cuisine such as Indian restaurants, Chinese or Italian. We’re talking about meals inspired from within the British Isles.
Market Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1LG
Tel: 01743 277140
Although a chain restaurant, Loch Fyne is a place of prestige. Being a landlocked county it’s not easy to get the freshest fish possible, and that’s where Loch Fyne comes in. Their mantra is to serve the most ecologically sound, conscientiously harvested fish and shellfish available on the high street. That alone is worth a visit. Add in care and dedication to each and every meal, and then you’ve struck gold. Loch Fyne is one of our dining group partners, discover more here.
Source: Loch Fyne
Chambers, Church Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1UQ
Tel: 01743 233818
As far as location goes, Chambers Bar and Bistro at the Prince Rupert Hotel is about as special as they come. This is the quintessential Shrewsbury restaurant set within one of the oldest buildings in the town; with dark wood beams running against lime wash walls it's hard not get lost in the beauty of this place.
What you can expect from Chambers at the Prince Rupert Hotel is classic English meals, lovingly made from locally sourced, seasonal produce served with a compliment of excellent wines selected to bring out the best in complementary flavours. And if you think this place sounds unaffordable, you’ll be very pleasantly surprised.
Chambers Bar and Bistro is one of our dining group partners, discover more here.
We’re lucky these days that many great restaurants in Shrewsbury offer vegan and vegetarian options. So if you’re in a group where lots of people have different tastes then you’re in luck. But if you’re looking for somewhere with lots of different options, be that no dairy or for non-meat eaters, then you’re in for a treat.
Barracks Passage, 73 Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1XA
Tel: 01743 350455
If there was ever one place that oozed with the feeling of wholesome then The Good Life would be the epitome. All food is produced lovingly in-house and tastes super fresh. Towards the end of the day, portions seem to get bigger and bigger too, that’s because they hate to see good food go in the bin. No one likes to see food go to waste, do they?
Less of a restaurant and more of a café The Good Life is often full, so we recommend you reserve a table. They do open some evenings too, so keep an eye out for those days, we hear they are very special indeed.
7-10 Fish Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1UR
Tel: 01743 359800
Not the easiest place to find with their subtle signage and unassuming entrance, but once you’re inside this gem you’ll be smitten.
Itadakizen is a unique restaurant in Shrewsbury serving vegan sushi, organic beer and organic wine, a concept the owners have truly have embraced. At the very core of Itadakizen is health and vitality, pure simplicity in food preparation, from recipes that have passed down through the ages. Expect to walk away with a lighter soul and a fulfilled belly.
Source: Shropshire Star
Frankwell island, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8JR
Tel: 01743 383373
If you’re looking for a place that makes amazing food and is a dog friendly restaurant in Shrewsbury then you’re in for a treat. The Olive Tree, just over the river on Frankwell Island is the perfect place to relax and enjoy very affordable Spanish tapas. It’s cosy and comfortable, and best of all doggy lovers, you can sit wherever you want.
35 Frankwell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8JX
Tel: 01743 537523
When you’ve tasted great Turkish food then you know those delectably rich flavours and charcoal grilled meats are hard to beat. So it’s no surprise that Shrewsbury’s’ Istanbul restaurant is a firm favourite.
We love the authentic Turkish décor and the sound of sizzling hot food when it reaches your plate, and of course the very accommodating staff. Perfect for carnivores and plenty of choices for non-meat eaters too.
Source: Shropshire Star
23 Abbey Forgate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6AE
Tel: 01743 366658
Being the only Greek restaurant in town, Niko’s is worthy of a mention.
Now, there are lots of similarities between Greek and Turkish, because for 400 years they were all part of the Ottoman Empire. But it’s the subtle differences that make all the difference. Firstly, Greek food is often more simplistic in nature, so Niko’s makes the perfect destination for those wanting a lighter meal.
Source: Shropshire Star