Drapers Hall

19 reviews
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£41 and over
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  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Drapers Hall Restaurant is situated in the heart of Shrewsbury, it's been a meeting place since 1485. This historic building was converted in to a restaurant with 6 boutique rooms in 2000. Now under new ownership for the first time in 18 years we plan to be Shrewsbury's finest dinning experience. We serve local organic meats from RHUG estate and shellfish from Anglesey. Our lunch for less menu starts at £16.50 for two courses Wednesday - Saturday from 12-3, Al A Cart from 6pm and Relaxed family Sunday's from 12-3pm.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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British, European
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Hours of operation
Wednesday - Saturday:
6pm - 11pm
11am - 6pm
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Phone number
01743 344679
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Richard Nair
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Private party facilities
We have a private dining room for 16 or hire the entire venue for your own special event.
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Parking details
After 6pm you can park on the Parade Shopping Centre for free until 8am. There is on street parking available in front of the restaurant but please only park where there are white lines as you will get a ticket.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
What 19 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing 15th century building with a lovely ambience. The staff were amazingly friendly and seem to take a pride in the food.
The food was the best we have ever eaten. My husband had the king scallops with lobster tortellini as a starter, which was out of this world.
My dessert which was a blackberry souffle, was incredible. It was a lovely night and we will be back soon
This meal was to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary and didn’t disappoint.

4.0Dined 3 days ago

Lovely bar area and the staff were very attentive and polite I found the restaurant to be a little on the dark side, and a bit drab but the food was delicious

5.0Dined 3 days ago

Lovely 15th century building in the town centre - we really enjoyed the delicious 6 course tasting menu with wine pairing. We were able to swap the sweetbread course for another option with no issues - we overhead other tables asking to change courses and staff were very accommodating. The service was great - friendly and efficient - and the wines perfectly complemented each course. We would definitely return to this restaurant.

5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

We used to go to Drapers Hall but felt that it had gone off substantially over the last few years. Under new management, it has changed completely. The food was lovely and the service exceptionally attentive and friendly. At last we have fine dining in Shrewsbury!

5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Fantastic building with great history, bar area was nice and the dining room was stunning, we will definitely be back!!

5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Under the new management the restaurant has evolved into a fine dining experience. Paul, front of house, is a trained sommelier and matched our red with our menu choices. Our starters were just superb and we followed with lamb and duck mains. As the portions were correctly small we even managed to share a platter of English cheeses to finish our wine. Our usual Americanos with hot milk ended our perfect dinner. We’ll be back!

4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

The menu was creative and the meal was well cooked. The staff were attentive, helpful and welcoming. We have been eating here for many years. The quality of the food had dropped and our custom reduced. The new chef and his team have raised the standards again and we will be visiting again. The interior of the restaurant is heavily influenced by the 'listed' interior. If you like an 'Elizabethan' fix then Drapers is for you. Literally wall to wall oak panelling and flooring.

5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Excellent food, some of the best we have had in the world. The service was great and we were made to feel very special as it was our silver wedding anniversary. Will definitely be going back.

5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We were not disappointed. Under new management, not been since it has changed hands...the food was delicious beautifully presented & tasted fabulous compliments to the chef & his/her team & would definitely recommend! Thank you

5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Lovely food, good cocktails and excellent service. Great for a special occasion.

3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Lovely place, staff where very good and you didnt need to try and find them if you needed anything. The meals where good,however the steak was not worth £32 and i wasnt asked how i would like it done so i had to tell them when they came back to the table with drinks. However the service apart from that was very good.
Me and my partner thought the food was good but not amazing as we eat out a lot. It was a bit pricey for what it was we think.
There was a small complimentary dish from the kitchen to try which came just before the starter with bread buns also. This was a nice touch. Overall we would give it a 7/10.

4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We had been given some money for a special meal whilst visiting Shrewsbury and this looked as tho it fitted the bill well.
I loved the old building and the menu looked delicious and something very different from our usual meals. Way above our normal budget but it was a gift so we felt justified. .
My starter of asparagus and ricotta pasta with poached Burford brown hen's egg was delicious as was my husband's sea trout. Our main courses were halibut and steak, respectively, again cooked to perfection and exquisite.
However, we did think Peter's steak was slightly over priced at £32.00, £25.00 would have been more reasonable .
Also as the surroundings were so grand and we had both made an effort to dress really smartly we were a little disappointed to see some other diners wearing jeans and drinking beer from the bottle .
But maybe we are just old fashioned ? We are in our 60's ...
The staff were most attentive and friendly and overall we were both pleased with the restaurant for a special occasion, not your (or OUR) everyday choice but one we're glad we experienced

5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent treat and wonderful experience in every aspect. Looking forward to next visit.

5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We had previously visited under the old ownership and had been a little disappointed. The new owners however really seem to have got it right. Excellent attentive service and really excellent food combined with a decent wine list made it a wonderful evening. The only slight downside was the atmosphere was a bit dead, a result of the weather that had hit us, but if they continue to produce such great food this will not be a problem.

Will definitely return and recommend.

3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food lovely, great service, rather overpriced for a Sunday lunch.

2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We ate here in late Feb 2018 and understand it is under new management but we are sure it will be under new management again soon! The service was slow, apparently because the bar was busy and they were under staffed but when paying this much you don't really expect excuses. The maître d' (or at least we assume that’s what he was) seemed to always say the wrong thing (he totally confused us about when they were going to serve our wine; how hard can it be, and asked how our food was when we were still waiting to be served!). He just made us feel uncomfortable, which the chairs also did, because they are too low and because of the antique table it was impossible to pull them in far enough to get comfy. It was overpriced; if charging £64 for a Chateaubriand you would expect it to be carved at the table, otherwise it just looks like a very expensive roast! To top it all off, the table next to us complained (very politely) and we had to listen to the maître d' say they wouldn’t get anything off their bill because “management were too busy doing what management do” and that it was the rest of the teams’ fault (we actually felt the other waiters were doing the best they could)!!!
All that said, it is a shame as the food was actually nice (although overpriced). Everything was done well and the cheese board contained a few pleasant surprises. Just a shame they fell so far short of what they are trying to be…

5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing venue and good food. We had a great time with a nice table near the fire on a cold February night. We liked having some excellent fish dishes on the menu

3.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Very good food although probably a little over priced and the steaks were a little overdone. Not very easy with children as the menu isn't suitable although the chef was happy to make an omelette for my daughter. Great atmosphere and serve and the ingredients were high quality and local. Excellent fish and venison.

3.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Recently changed hands so going through a few changes. However I know it’s Christmas but Christmas food should Finnish on Boxing Day because Steak and chips with sprouts is a no go. The rest of the menu for a Saturday night was more of a Sunday Lunch menu ie Roast Beef and a Roast Turkey. It has been said that the new chef will take fine dining to the next level, we’ll there is so much more you could have done to the menu to make it special but it was just Sunday Roast. I also think that this is Shrewsbury not London but the menu is London prices £32 for steak and chips and sprouts
£24 for Fish Pie with 1 peice of salmon and 2 smoked langoustines sprouts and a quenelle of potatoes. Just a little over priced for the rest of Shrewsbury