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Restaurant 1840, Telford, Telford and Wrekin

Restaurant 1840

4.7
4.7
97 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

    Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01952 593964

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 97 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Shropshire

    Best Overall

  • Shropshire

    Best Food

  • Shropshire

    Best Service

  • Shropshire

    Best Ambiance

  • Shropshire

    Best Value

  • Shropshire

    Innovative

  • Shropshire

    Healthy

  • Shropshire

    Neighborhood gem

  • Shropshire

    Romantic

  • Shropshire

    Good for special occasions

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  1. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent, food was fantastic, good value. Honestly a great place to eat. The only thing, was upstairs where we was dining was very warm but they did change the air con temperature.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, beautifully prepared and presented. Served by friendly helpful staff. Definitely recommended
  3. HD

    HelenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Everything from the welcome service and food was outstanding our only criticism was that we were situated near the toilets and every time someone walked by it was causing a cold draft. There was a screen but the cold air came through this to the extent my legs were cold, my friends had cold hands and even the car keys in her pocket felt icy. We spoke to the manager on our way out and explained this, they recognise the problem and are already looking at solutions. It was probably the coldest night of the year and it’s a high ceiling. We felt the quality of the food and service more than made up for the experience but would recommend wrapping up in warm clothing.
  4. RS

    RichardS

    West Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Our impressions of 1840 were mixed in that the welcome, service and food were very good and good value for money. What let it down was the temperature. I was sitting next to a large window and was very cold all evening. There were other diners who chose to keep the coats on. I will go again but will wait until the weather is much warmer so that I’m comfortable when enjoying their good food.
  5. SJ

    SamJ

    Shropshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I made a booking it was confirmed. I was asked to confirm again the evening before which I did. By chance someone I work with told me the restaurant was actually not opening. No-one contacted me personally. If this had not happened, I would have been none the wiser and turned up to a closed restaurant. This is not great service at all. I won't trust the booking system again so therefore will not be returning to a place which I love to eat in usually.
  6. E

    Elspeth

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service only marked down slightly because our wine was brought to our table already opened. Not what would be expected from a fine dining restaurant.
  7. A

    Anthony

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Arrived and was warmly greeted by the manager. Ambience is lovely, service was good food was well presented and delicious. Will definitely be returning. Big thanks to chef and her front of house team. Well done. 👩‍🍳
  8. W

    Will

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, set in a beautiful building. Quiet evening, which meant we had the upstairs seating area entirely to ourselves 👍🏻 The food and drink all evening was amazing, and the service was excellent throughout. There was a lovely atmosphere throughout with the sounds of piano music, and silent movie projected onto the wall. Made to feel welcome all evening by the excellent staff and was just nice to sit down and not feel rushed. Will be returning very soon. Thankyou
  9. c

    clivem

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Disappointed there was no chateaubriand, but look forward to it next time. Otherwise lovely
  10. RS

    RobertS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic as always, really good food and service. A real gem tucked away in the community, if you're looking for good food at a proper restaurant then this ticks every box, you won't be disappointed.
  11. A

    Anit

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb atmosphere and delicious food. What a great evening! Thank you so much.
  12. IB

    IanB

    Shropshire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Menu wasn’t very inspiring and not what we were expecting; food was ok but nothing special; only 2 other people in the upstairs part of the restaurant, where we were, so there was little or no atmosphere; we had main plus desert - thought that £30 for 2 courses was overpriced (by about 25%) / not great value for money for what we had and our experience overall…
  13. DE

    DebraE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been several times, always delivers. Food, presentation excellent. Definitely worth a visit.
  14. DC

    DarrenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never had a bad meal here, well worth a visit supporting local industry.
  15. CB

    ChristineB

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Birthday meal and had a lovely experience in a great venue, Methodist Chapel which has been lovingly restored. Service very good, friendly. Meal was delicious and wine.
  16. L

    Luke

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a little treasure of a restaurant. A real touch of class. If you're a foodie, this is a must visit restaurant.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good restaurant I will recommend to pepole for Europe if they looking for something similar like in East Europe. Main dishes good size nice look and great taste
  18. MP

    MegP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great location, impressively attentive waiters, lovely food, beautifully presented. Great selection of non-alcoholic wines
  19. PW

    PeterW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic meal here the other night, food was beautiful, fresh, full of flavour and service was fantastic.
  20. M

    Matthew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily my favourite restuarant in telford. Building is beautiful, staff are amazing and food is mind blowing
  21. SF

    StephanieF

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The location is a bit random, the furniture and decor could certainly do with some improvement, however neither of these things are off putting, especially as the food is amazing. Every course was exceptionally and I can’t wait to go back.
  22. j

    jaynem

    Lincolnshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked last minute through Open Table...and wow what a great find. Converted Methodist Church...great atmosphere and unique. Food so tasty and filling. Every mouthful was a pure delight. Great service. Highly recommend
  23. A

    Anon

    West Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was beautiful but we sat down at 7.00pm and didn’t eat till nearly 8.00pm. The restaurant was not busy. Perhaps should have ordered some nibbles.
  24. D

    David

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All dishes were amazing with each element having been considered and adding to the overall experience. First time and could not have been more pleased, service was fantastic and attentive without being intrusive.
  25. SB

    SueB

    Shropshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved this restaurant. Our first visit but will be returning. A couple of minor things..would expect Peroni to be served in Peroni glasses. My preference is for any tip to go to the waiter( who was excellent by the way) not to a Charity which is not of my choosing.
  26. DH

    DeborahH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place to dine. Food and service is excellent.
  27. W

    Wendy

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    As usual the food could not be faulted, excellent. The wait for the food however was very slow and also the wait for drinks, particularly cocktails. The young waiting staff are lovely but so young that they just don’t have the experience and confidence of talking to people and no attention to customers made, eg not once were meals checked and they couldn’t be called to tables as they were based in the reception area. The venue was very cold (some diners kept their coats on) and needed some background music playing to make the restaurant more appealing.
  28. BE

    BeckyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service can’t wait to go back again
  29. AP

    AlexP

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening, as always! Looking forward to be back soon.
  30. EM

    ElaineM

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food in a lovely setting the staff were very welcoming and friendly will definitely return
  31. HT

    HeatherT

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Salmon starter poor quality salmon couldn’t eat it sent it back, but no feedback. Broccoli was raw couldn’t cut it with a knife. Didn’t bother with a pudding.
  32. P

    Philjoharb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, Excellent food and brilliant polite service , highly recommend and we will definitely be going back
  33. LD

    LindaD

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice venue. Excellent food. Good service. Would highly recommend
  34. A

    Alejandro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went with my wife to celebrate her birthday, service was spot on and food amazing. Shame it is not open for breakfast
  35. JA

    JANEP

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting Telford for an event and food this place on Tripadvisor. We were so pleased. Blown away by the staff! They were so lovely and attentive. The food was beautifully presented and very tasty. We will definitely return if we are in the area again.
  36. S

    Shazhaz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, lovely setting. We will be going back
  37. NG

    NickG

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food and ambiance as always. Varied menu changes regularly, providing excellent choices, great presentation and sublime flavours. Great choice of cocktails and ales. We find this establishment hard to beat
  38. RD

    RuthD

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our go-to special treat restaurant. In quirky surroundings, the food is locally sourced and beautifully prepared. The service is excellent without being intrusive. We love this place and can’t recommend it highly enough.
  39. PO

    PaulO

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place, beautiful food and top service from the staff. We will be going again.
  40. SO

    SharonO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place, fabulous food and excellent service

FAQs

Restaurant 1840 is rated 4.7 stars by 97 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

    Thu–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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