Shrewsbury Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Shrewsbury

July 15, 2017 Misti Hsu

Shrewsbury (/ˈʃroʊzbri/ ( listen) SHROHZ-bree or /ˈʃruːzbri/ ( listen) SHROOZ-bree) is the county town of Shropshire, England. The town is on the River Severn and the 2011 census recorded a population of 71,715.
Things to do in Shrewsbury

1. Renaissance Restaurant

29A Princess Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1LW, England Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night HK$55 - HK$416 +44 1743 354289
Excellent
85%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 287 reviews

Renaissance Restaurant

Reviewed By Pinkertonx - Hereford, United Kingdom

The entrance is an uninspiring door on the street - that's all. But worry not; you walk through the long hall then up the stairs to the piano nobile. You're in an mid-Georgian town-house circa 1792 and I imagine that the smaller dining room was the salon. It had elegant proportions and original features. We were greeted in the bar and our coats taken so that we could sit in the warm, having come in from a bitter winter's night! We were asked what foods we didn't like and then our host went off to find the chef so that our surprise 6-course dinner could be prepared. Choosing wine was difficult (since we didn't know what we were going to eat!) so we opted for a half-bottle each of rather good white and read Bordeaux. Then into the dining room!
Our unique dinner was well paced and every course was just perfect, some so small it must have taken ages to prepare and get just-so on the plate. A revelation of taste and presentation from beginning to end, with every course small and full of amazing ingredients. We chose our white and red wined to accompany the courses finishing with a lovely plate of Shropshire cheese, all for under £40. Then we lingered over our Americanos with hot milk until we were the last to leave after a 2 and a half dining experience.
If you like fine and elegant dining then I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. My thanks to all the team who made it possible.

2. La Dolce Vita

35A Hills Lane, Shrewsbury SY1 1QU, England Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$165 - HK$659 +44 1743 249126
Excellent
86%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 647 reviews

La Dolce Vita

We are a genuine family run restaurant, we are proud to prepare Modern Italian cuisine, we also offer exclusive fine dining gourmet evenings during the year, where Italian cuisine is taken to a much higher level, bookings essential.

Reviewed By Catanglish

A fantastic restaurant in the centre of Shrewsbury, a Top "go to" in our opinion. The staff is very friendly, service is fantastic, nice ambience going on inside and the food is "proper Italian" if you know what I mean - Delicious. We shall bring our parents next time!

3. La Lanterna

11 St. Alkmonds Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1UH, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$86 - HK$330 +44 1743 233552
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 377 reviews

La Lanterna

La Lanterna is a small Italian Restaurant situated in Shrewsbury Town centre, in THE OLD VESTRY at the back of St. Julian's Church. It is a very busy restaurant , especially in the evenings and week-ends, so we recommend that you reserve your table in advance.

Reviewed By Tomas D

Went for a meal with a friend and felt like we were in Italy, the feel and atmosphere are fantastic and the food is tremendous. Also the service we received from the manager Edward was top notch he’s a real credit to this wonderful restaurant!

4. The Good Life

73C Wyle Cop | Barrack's Passage, Shrewsbury SY1 1UX, England Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +44 1743 350455
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 307 reviews

The Good Life

Quality, freshly prepared vegetarian and vegan food in relaxed surroundings. Wine supplied by Tanners Wines. Families welcome.

Reviewed By clare r - Cambridge, United Kingdom

We arrived lateish for lunch - they had been busy so some of the salads were running a bit low. We did have a lovely lunch - soup with homegrown pumpkin and some excellent coleslaw. Also good nutloaf, generous portions at s reasonable price. thank you!

5. The Yockleton Arms

Stoney Stretton, Shrewsbury SY5 9PG, England Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Validated Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1743 821491
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 204 reviews

The Yockleton Arms

Reviewed By Vicki C - Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

We had a lovely family dinner here. We called ahead to ask if they could possibly provide a vegan option and they were very helpful and said this was no problem. All the meals were really great, and a special effort was made to provide...MoreHi Vicki, It's great to hear you enjoyed your meal here! We try to accommodate everyone's preferences/intolerances as best as we can, so thank you for recommending us. We appreciate your time for writing this review. Hope to see you again soon. Christine & Suzanne

6. Osteria Da Paolo

Hills Lane | Hill's Lane, Shrewsbury SY1 1QU, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1743 243336
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 492 reviews

Osteria Da Paolo

Reviewed By Adele S - Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

There was a warm welcome on a cold January evening. We were shown to a corner table. The service was efficient but each customer is given time to browse the menu. Help and advice is on offer if the menu is written in Italian. There was no rush to leave the table. A very romantic birthday meal.

7. Casa Naranjo

Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury SY1 1XA, England Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$110 - HK$275 +44 1743 588165
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 570 reviews

Casa Naranjo

Opened in October 2010, Casa Naranjo is a family run tapas bar in the centre of Shrewsbury. Serving fresh, homemade tapas in friendly surroundings. Casa Naranjo is run by Ramon and Marta who warmly welcome you to their little tapas bar. Located just off the Wyle Cop in Barracks Passage, Bienvenidos!

Reviewed By KAZL2000 - merseyside

Went here for mothers day evening. Meal was absolutely delicious. We ordered olives and warm bread, which was served quickly along with a jug of sangria. Had a mains tapas array of gambas pil pil, garlic mushrooms, potatos bravos (excellent sauce), fried fish and the pork special. Absolutely spot on and thoroughly enjoyed. Only thing is I noticed the prawn dish had changed to a more fishy tasting oil. Not as nice as previous visits. Dessert was very good.
Staff were attentive and polite especially the Spanish waitress.
Love coming here and will definitely return again.

8. The Olive Tree Frankwell

Frankwell | Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury SY3 8JR, England Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night HK$31 - HK$275 +44 1743 383373
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 349 reviews

The Olive Tree Frankwell

A unique, family run bistro & bar nestled in the heart of Frankwell. Passionate about the vibrant Mediterranean culture; their food, music and drink! Enjoy an authentic Mediterranean experience where you can relax and enjoy chefs diverse range of tapas and classic bistro dishes. Come along for a sit down meal or enjoy casual drinks and food in our lounge area. We also have an exquisite terraced garden where you can lap up the summer sun with a jug of sangria or cuddle up by a fire in the winter Can cater for all dietary requirements, no problem!

Reviewed By stuhol

Having tried unsuccessfully to visit here without a reservation, I booked ahead for a Saturday afternoon treat.
We arrived as the first rush was quieting down, but the tables were soon filled again, such is its deserved reputation.
A great range of tapas, with a lunchtime bonus of 3 for £10.00, on much of the menu. There were also specials and larger meals on offer.
The wine range is small, a bit hit and miss, but well priced and good quality.
The staff and management are obviously well up to speed. The way that they shuffled chairs and tables around to meet groups of different sizes was amazing. Yes, it's small, but it has a beautiful outside suntrap for the summer. Can't wait to try it out, when and if the sun finally arrives. And definitely going to make sure to book ahead.

9. The Haughmond

Pelham Road, Upton Magna | Shrewsbury, Upton Magna, Shrewsbury SY4 4TZ, England Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$110 - HK$385 +44 1743 709918
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 829 reviews

The Haughmond

Award winning bar & restaurant, rooms and village store complete this modern coaching inn. Serving great food of local provenance with passion, whilst also offering an interesting wine list, specialist gin menu and great real ales. 7 course 'Tastes of The Haughmond' menu is available alongside a seasonal A La Carte menu, Tuesday to Saturday lunch and dinner. (Please note no food served on Mondays) On Friday and Saturdays from 3pm we serve Afternoon Tea and on Sundays its just a great lunch served 12 til 5pm! Located just off Shrewsbury's beaten track in the village of Upton Magna. A visit is a must! Booking strongly recommended...

Reviewed By Gillyjasper - Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

We were 6 for Mothers Day - and my birthday - lunch, which was very disappointing, apart from the company and the starters (except my partner, who could not have one, being allergic to salmon and cream and there being no basic soup or melon). His beef was good, having asked for it well-done. Other meat, beef and lamb, was nice,but it was all just lukewarm and the vegetables were not great, it being impossible to get a knife through the cauliflower, but tiny sloppy parsnips. Potatoes were fine. Desserts were average. Service was slow. Price-wise it was ok for a special occasion, but on the whole not value and not recommended. Maybe a normal Sunday lunch is better.

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22-23 Mardol, Shrewsbury SY1 1PU, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Asian, Nepali, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1743 361888
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 497 reviews

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Reviewed By TJD744 - Cranleigh, United Kingdom

Expected much but unimpressed. Food was distinctly low average. The various flavours melded into one and were singularly undistinguished. The main course lamb which was billed as a house specialty appeared to be bathed in a sauce from a packet. Shame really. Still the naan was ok. Wouldn't bother to go back.

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