Lovely food, good cocktails and excellent service. Great for a special occasion.
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.
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
Excellent treat and wonderful experience in every aspect. Looking forward to next visit.
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.
Food lovely, great service, rather overpriced for a Sunday lunch.
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…
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
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.
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