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Restaurant 1840, Telford, Telford and Wrekin

Restaurant 1840

4.7
4.7
40 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Great food, exceptionally served in unique settings. That is what is at the heart of Restaurant 1840.



Set in one of Telford's oldest buildings, this 19th century former Methodist Church is unique. Locally sourced produce is freshly prepared by the team daily, and Jelly and the team would love for you to join them for a memorable eating experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01952 593964

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 40 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Shropshire

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Shropshire

    Best Service

  • Shropshire

    Best Ambiance

  • Shropshire

    Best Value

  • Shropshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Shropshire

    Healthy

  • Shropshire

    Romantic

  • Shropshire

    Special Occasion

  • Shropshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. SL

    SuzanneL

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and beautifully presented, lots of choices on the menu for each course, attentive staff, highly recommend
  2. DB

    DebB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely venue, delicious food, great service. Would highly recommend.
  3. F

    Fionnualaw

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening with our son and his wife. Staff were so welcoming and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The food was fabulous and the portion size was just right. My husband and I love going to Restaurant 1840 and always have such a lovely time.
  4. ND

    NigelD

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Second meal here, once again the food was delicious and well presented. The service was very attentive. Only issue was that the cocktails took a bit longer than expected to arrive. Though the waiter did apologise. We will definitely be back.
  5. BD

    BernadetteD

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a fantastic meal and the service was exceptional. The ambience was lovely and calming. I would recommend restaurant 1840 to anyone who is visiting the area and to all local people to support this special place. Easy to book and easy parking if traveling in from Telford area.
  6. MF

    MiriF

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful space, friendly team, very good food nicely presented. Good atmosphere. We very much enjoyed the whole experience.
  7. SC

    StephanieC

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic! Really delicious, well cooked and great value. Service was spot on
  8. E

    Edwards

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best front-of-house staff I’ve seen in the UK. A nice blend of formality and humour between them. Food was, likewise, excellent with a good amount of variety packed into the menu. I will be recommending this to anyone.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful venue, exceptional food and great service from start to finish. Loved the idea of tips being shared to local charities, and the baked alaska is my new all time favourite dessert. Highly recommend
  10. WR

    WendyR

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely unusual venue with excellent food and service
  11. DB

    DougB

    Shropshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Sadly lacked finesse particularly on the food service My starter was so salty I should have sent it back. They still charged me for it Waiters untrained and rushed us all evening Main course was very good however and saved the evening So sad really this restaurant could be great. Now it’s middle of the road
  12. E

    Elise

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Outstanding venue, great quality food, front of house service very friendly and helpful. Despite it not being that busy took a long time (about an hour) for food to arrive
  13. LH

    LauraH

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, food and evening. Will recommend without a doubt. Thank you and look forward to visiting again soon.
  14. P

    Phred

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very good quality food. Recommend to anyone who wants to enjoy fine dining. Price of wine is very good for the quality.
  15. S

    Sandy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's a lovely setting it's the second time I have been here the service is marvelous, the food is outstanding,very good value for money Will definitely go again for a special event.
  16. J

    Jayney52

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and professional service. Lamb and pork belly superb. Cheese boas amazing. Great cocktails, would highly recommend
  17. EE

    ElaineE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Imaginative menu and really well cooked and presented food. It felt like the chef took pride in what was being served. The time between courses was judged correctly, not too fast that we felt rushed, but not too slow that we felt that we'd been forgotten about.
  18. CB

    CandidaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Beautiful building, very cool in the heat which was most welcoming. Chairs are a tad low for the tables our waiter took our order, he was exceptionally quietly spoken but very polite, perhaps lingered just that two seconds too long to make it a little awkward. The amuse bouche was tasty whilst waiting for our starters. My partner chose the short rib croquettes for his starter which were too small and tasted mainly of fried oil, not good. I had the pate which was average and came with a ridiculously small cube of butter and not enough bread. It was tasty but nothing special. I had the belly pork which I really enjoyed, it was tender with a lovely rind of crackling. OH had the lamb rump which was tender, juicy and sweet. All came with dauphinoise potatoes and carrots and sugar snaps. The potato kind of got a bit lost in the dauphinoise as they were wafer thin slices, needed to be a little thicker. Puddings were very good. I had the baked Alaska which looked lovely and tasted pretty good. OH had the white chocolate and strawberry cheesecake which was scrumptious. It was good, but for £100, it should have been really memorable. I so want to be able to scream, yes, go there but sadly I can't. We will go again when their next menu comes out with the hope it will be really good.
  19. RS

    RebeccaS

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally fantastic food and would recommend to anyone. The restaurant is a lovely setting with is that different and has plenty of character. Will def be going again.
  20. MT

    MarkT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food and fabulous location. Nice to have a wide selection of good beer, as well as the wine Will definitely be returning soon
  21. WF

    WendyF

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Enjoyable food, not sure on value for money on the meal we had, would have liked a slightly bigger chautibriand for the money charged. Nice evening though
  22. CP

    CliffP

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we only go a couple of times a year but we are always pleased with our visit
  23. DP

    DarrenP

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous meal and food , service was extremely good and helpful. Cannit speak highly enough about our evening , fantastic
  24. CG

    CarolG

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous meal as always. Food and service is top notch. I recommended the restaurant to a friend for a special occasion and she loved it as much as we do.
  25. AP

    AlexP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top Restaurant in Telford! Fine dinning dishes , great taste...
  26. MC

    MarkC

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service at a reasonable price for the quality.
  27. SE

    StuE

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly knowledgable staff offering a great service. We arrived early and were accomdated without quibble...and no turning tables so you can relax and take as long as you want.
  28. PB

    PeterB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very friendly restaurant in an unusual setting, with very good service and excellent food.
  29. ZB

    ZoeB

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous food and knowledgeable, friendly waiting staff. Huge delay in food getting to the table. We were told this was because it was a new menu and chef wanted to ensure everything was just right. It was well worth waiting for.
  30. I

    Ianh

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food as always was excellent, a much improved beer/drinks menu considering the quality a very reasonable price
  31. AC

    AlexC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We couldn't have asked for a better experience at 1840. Memorable night and fantastic service from all then staff. Food was impeccable. The Goats cheese salad, the Lamb and the cheeseboard were all exceptional. Thank you for a lovely evening.
  32. CW

    CeliaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very welcoming and delicious food at a very good price. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting really good locally sourced food thoughtfully prepared.
  33. MA

    MARILYNK

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was very nice and the service excellent. It was a nice touch to be given a Birthday card for my husband. The only thing that spoilt it for us was the noise from two large parties downstairs.
  34. PJ

    PaulJ

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food great service with a friendly manner. Recommend without giving a second thought
  35. AP

    AndreaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, definitely a hidden gem. Food amazing, service was excellent and the restaurant itself is beautiful. Would highly recommend.
  36. JE

    JanineE

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to eat here . Food is already amazing . would recommend a visit either as a romantic meal for 2 or a family occasion. I guarantee you will go back and tell friends and family .
  37. k

    kimr

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    Loved the food and service . The ethos of giving two thirds of the tips to local charities appealed to me. I just found the ambience poor due to the austerity of the decor. I sat upstairs staring at a air conditioning unit. It’s tricky because it’s a converted chapel and chapels are austere . For me it didn’t work. I’m glad I’ve been but I won’t be going back as the amount of money spent versus the whole experience equation didn’t balance . It brought home that it’s not just the food that counts. The apple tart tatin was delicious but a really small portion. I don’t like ice cream and I asked for some pouring cream instead which was given with no problem which was good. Sadly they had no Campari for my aperitif. The duck breast was beautifully tender , the vegetables well cooked . I found the duck skin too salty. I’m giving food details which aren’t perfect but I really enjoyed the food.
  38. R

    Ruth

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic evening. Connor, our waiter was excellent - friendly, professional, good knowledge of the menu. The food was wonderful. A real treat and we’ve already recommended it to our friends.
  39. JD

    JonathanD

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best restaurant in Telford and we’re lucky enough for it to be a few minutes down the road. The food is just outstanding time & time again. Looking forward to returning!
  40. CW

    ChristinaW

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and even better food! Lovely relaxed atmosphere and beautiful decor

FAQs

Restaurant 1840 is rated 4.7 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Restaurant 1840

Stirchley Ln, Telford, Telford and Wrekin TF4 3SZ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Telford

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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