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Shrub, Chester, Cheshire

Shrub

4.7
4.7
741 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Welcome to Shrub.
Modern Cafe Culture in the heart of Chester.
Whether it's a coffee in the morning, a light lunch on the terrace with a glass of wine from our eclectic selection, to an intimate dinner for two in the restaurant, we aim to offer something for everyone at every time of the day.
If you're not hungry join us for drinks in our bar area where you can sample some of our delicious in house cocktails.
Whatever the time, whatever the occasion we look forward to seeing you.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, International

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    01244 340919

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 741 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Cheshire

    Best Value

  • Cheshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Cheshire

    Healthy

  • Cheshire

    Great for Lunch

  • Cheshire

    Outdoor Dining

  • Cheshire

    Romantic

  • Cheshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Cheshire

    Most Booked

  • Chester

    Best Overall

  • Chester

    Best Food

  • Chester

    Best Service

  • Chester

    Best Ambiance

  • Chester

    Best Value

  • Chester

    Fit for Foodies

  • Chester

    Healthy

  • Chester

    Great for Lunch

  • Chester

    Romantic

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    Special Occasion

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  1. KG

    KarenG

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the Sunday roast which was lovely. Great service. Looking forward to my next visit
  2. TW

    ThomasW

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food, atmosphere, drinks and wonderful staff. Would 100% recommend to anyone vising the city, or who lives there and hasn't been yet!
  3. CH

    CharlieH

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first experience of vegan food and I can say it was overall very positive. I had a vegan burger and it was lovely. My friend had the Thai red curry and said it was lovely. The restaurant it self was a really nice place to be. It felt intermediate yet spacious. Over all ten out of 10 on everything. It was brilliant. Do yourself a favor and go there.
  4. SH

    SandraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a fantastic meal with really great staff and went back for a cocktail after. Shrub is first on our list next time we're in Chester.
  5. L

    Lydia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    I always enjoy dining at shrub. The plant based menu has a lot of variety and is accessible for people with all dietary requirements (you don't have to be a vegan to enjoy!).
  6. DW

    DavidW

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great veggie meal that omnivores should not be scared of! I shared delicious marinated tofu and gyoza to start, and the seitan chicken burger for the main course, which was also lovely. I think I will go for more small plates next time as these were the star. The service was friendly and the prices reasonable. Great for a lunch date. I will definitely be back
  7. S

    Sean

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great resturant. Would recommend. The cocktails are nice and great selection on their menu.
  8. SA

    SAOliver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Super yummy food, really cute vibes, has the option to sit outside looking over the city streets, but it was kinda chilly so we didn’t, would recommend 👍
  9. C

    Clareyklair

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely meal celebrating my birthday with my sister, the Cauli bites are a must! Service was excellent
  10. RJ

    RachelJ

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything perfect, from friendly service to excellent food. A warm welcome awaited us and we will return!
  11. RL

    RoseL

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food here is incredible so many amazing options and all vegetarian which is so nice to be able to pick anything off the menu ! The service was very quick and the seating was lovely. If you go definitely get the cauliflower starter, it is amazing !!
  12. KL

    KellyL

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend Shrubs in Chester, full Vegan menu, friendly staff lovely setting & great food!! We will definitely be back!!
  13. EC

    EmmaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We live in Chester and are big fans of Shrub. We love to sit on the patio when it is warm enough, but the ambience inside is lovely. The staff are always really kind, and I can honestly say every experience here has been a great one.
  14. OO

    OliviaO

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've eaten at Shrub before and booked for my teenage daughter and her friend as I was sure you could cater to her fussy food preferences and discerning sense of style. We were not disappointed. The food and drink choice was excellent and the food itself was very nice. Service was attentive and accommodating. We sat on the balcony and really enjoyed the furnishings and atmosphere.
  15. S

    Sian

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, great food and great atmosphere. All staff are lovely. I highly recommend this tasty veggie food. Thanks.
  16. RC

    RachelC

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely venue, lovely service, lovely food. Look forward to returning soon.
  17. IC

    IanC

    Cheshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    yep nice food lovely staff, but very poor service waited an hour after starters for main meal. lovely staff.
  18. MS

    MichelleS

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Over-seasoned food, particularly the very peppery gravy on the Sunday roast - everything was drowned in gravy so you couldn't avoid it. Thai curry had basically 4 pea pods and two slices of red pepper, felt a little cheated by this. Staff were great and arrentive.
  19. KG

    KarenG

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Sunday lunch in lovely surroundings with great, friendly staff.
  20. AM

    AnneM

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Only our son is vegan but all three of us enjoyed the food. The service was good with just the right level of attentiveness. Providing drinking water was a good idea. We could have done with finger bowls with some of the starters. It's a shame the toilets are up two flights of stairs but I appreciate that it's difficult with an old building and that there are disabled toilets in a neighbouring business during their opening hours.
  21. PH

    PaulH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Vegan restaurant with a great choice of food and reasonable prices They also have a covered external seating area which is great on warmer days. Our table was a bit exposed to the wind but it was our choice to sit there. Very friendly staff and I would highly recommend this restaurant
  22. C

    Corinne

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve eaten here a handful of times now. Every time the food has been outstanding! The service is amazing too, very knowledgeable and helpful staff. Honestly can’t fault it. 🌱
  23. GB

    GeetaB

    Cheshire

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shrub is a good reason to visit Chester. I have recommended it to friends and now they are regulars of this wonderful eatery. The produce is freshly prepared, the meals creative and delicious, and the service impeccable. Well done guys.
  24. NP

    NicholaP

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was lovely. Best plant based burger I have had. The drinks are a little pricey.
  25. N

    Nessa

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The grub at Shrub is cracking Gwen I won't lie to you.
  26. EJ

    EmmaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely place and really friendly staff. Food is great. Can't wait to return for a Sunday dinner.
  27. IV

    IanV

    Cheshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Shrub is always a pleasure. Family lunch this time and the food as always was just excellent. The atmosphere was great and the service was exemplary. Highly recommended.
  28. ST

    SusanT

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great friendly service. Beautiful surroundings
  29. L

    Lilouangel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time I visited, and it was so good! The portions are really big, the food is incredible and varied, and the staff is super nice and friendly. Loved it and we will definitely go back.
  30. CB

    ClaireB

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic plant based food and drink, a great place to eat for the whole family
  31. DS

    DenniseS

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food here is always good, but this time I ordered one of the curry’s for the first time and wasn’t that keen. Could just be my personal taste, but I marked the food down also because my friend had a cocktail that tasted vinegary. We probably should have sent it back, but instead she just left it. Maybe the drop in the usual quality was because it was at the end of a busy shift, it was 8pm on a races day. Staff as always were friendly and attentive
  32. S

    Suhair

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    Food is of no good quality Although it is supposed to be promoting green living , the decoration was 100% plastic artificial plants which is quite sad
  33. CB

    ClaireB

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and really attentive service. The vegan menu was comprehensive and everything we ordered was very tasty!
  34. DP

    DerynP

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great find. Fantastic settings sitting 'in the rows' outside. Attentive and professional service. The food was delicious and imaginative.
  35. C

    Cheater

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely restaurant. Great food, service and ambiance
  36. AP

    AngelaP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was absolutely amazing from the moment we sat down. Service was great and the food was outstanding. Highly recommended!
  37. JW

    JacW

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, people were nice and the view was good
  38. JD

    JaniceD

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great restaurant for vegans, and if you can sit outside, really lovely to be able to look down and "people watch"
  39. TR

    TomR

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Shame there was a few bits not available on the menu. But nonmethelss was lovely :)
  40. MM

    MollyM

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were really great and helpful. My mum is Gluten free and they were able to cater to her needs. They also brought the gluten free food separately to the other food ordered. Staff took the time to explain what the symbols meant and were very helpful and informative when making choices

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Shrub is rated 4.7 stars by 741 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 15 times today
Google Map for Shrub

1-3 Upper Eastgate Row, Eastgate Row North, Chester, Cheshire CH1 1LQ

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Chester

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    British, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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