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Shrub, Chester, Cheshire

Shrub

4.7
4.7
698 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 12 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 698 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
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Cheshire

    Fit for Foodies

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    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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  1. K

    Kate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m not even vegan and this is my favourite restaurant in Chester, the food is so flavoursome and presented beautifully. The staff are so lovely and very attentive and the decor both inside and out is gorgeous, plus whoever does the playlist has great taste in music :)
  2. AA

    AlisonA

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Disappointed that 3 of the main dishes were off the menu because of a busy day the day before. This included the salad I wanted. Food was great though as was service. Prices a little on the high side
  3. ML

    MattL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vegan food. Have been a few times and intend on going again. I highly recommend Shrub
  4. RR

    RhiannonR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere. Found the food too be too salty . I had the Sunday roast. Chocolate torte was delicious ,especially as no dairy included
  5. C

    Corinne

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vegan dining as always! Tried the roast dinner this time and it was really good. Beautiful terrace outside, great if you are still covid cautious. Lovely staff.
  6. EG

    EvieG

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely lovely food, great service and fantastic vibe
  7. EA

    EmilyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shrub sells delicious vegan food in beautiful, stylish surroundings. The staff are friendly and attentive and meals always arrive quickly. My favourite place to eat in Chester!
  8. JH

    JustineH

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have just begun the vegan journey due to my husband’s health. It is safe to say he was a huge carnivore and so it has been really challenging when we have gone out for him to see what vegan options were on menus. We could have not enjoyed our evening at Shrub more! The food at Shrub is delicious at the same time as being very healthy and my husband raved about it! The service is faultless also. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to anybody who wants great food and beautiful surroundings.
  9. T

    Tamz

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic meal here for my birthday. No one in our family is vegan but we were interested to try the food. Super impressed. Service and atmosphere were lovely and the food interesting and super tasty. Highly recommend-(especially the mushroom calamari!)😍
  10. GK

    GeorgiaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my third visit and each time I’ve been very impressed. The food is to a high standard and it is nice to have a variety of options to choose from. The staff are all extremely friendly and very attentive.
  11. a

    amyb

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic Sunday roast. Food was excellent and staff were lovely. My second meal there in a week, it was great.
  12. IV

    IanV

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shrub is an incredible restaurant, that makes food for everyone. Ignore that it's plant based, I have friends that now ask to go here when they visit as the food is just so good. Jam packed full of flavours, perfect portion sizes and excellent service, why go anywhere else. We'll be back again soon.
  13. B

    Benn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was 👌 great service, food and vibe, would definitely recommend
  14. LM

    LynseyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely gorgeous vegan food. The service was amazing - such lovely staff who make you feel that nothing was too much trouble. We were sat in the outside area overlooking Chester, with beautiful flowers all around us. We were underneath a music speaker, but the music wasn’t too loud and added to the ambience. Be aware that you need to use stairs to access the restaurant and that toilets are another 2 levels up. This is definitely my first choice for food in Chester.
  15. JR

    JustineR

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredibly friendly staff and the food was lovely. Thanks very much :)
  16. J

    Jackson

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We thought this was a fabulous restaurant in terms of service, menu and the quality big the dishes we selected. Unfortunately, the only problem we encountered was an obvious aural clash between the lovely music being played in the restaurant and the pretty ropey street performer on The Cross nearby. We chose outdoor seats but with the benefit of hindsight might have been better indoors to avoid this … a pity as the overall Shrub experience seems perfect for a ‘Summer’ / ‘Outdoor’ vibe….
  17. LH

    LizH

    Cheshire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I had a lovely meal here. The food and drinks were delicious, yet on the more expensive side. Our server was attentive but at times felt a bit pushy taking away our glasses and plates, even though the restaurant was quiet at the time. There was one occasion where i was still eating and the server seemed in a rush to take away our plates. However, we were well looked after. I have had many great meals here and look forward to dining at Shrub again.
  18. l

    lucym

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    brilliant atmosphere, amazing food. had high expectations and they were exceeded massively. would recommend to anyone
  19. OD

    OllieD

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food and service and no fuss was made when an over seasoned dish went back. Would definitely recommend.
  20. AW

    AliceW

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really great food! We are not vegans (or even vegetarians) but were so impressed with the food, will definitely return. Service also very good and attentive. Restaurant is beautiful and in an ideal spot on Chester rows to look over the street from their outdoor seating area. Loved it!
  21. JH

    JennyH

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant restaurant, will always be my first choice when in Chester.
  22. D

    Dawn

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and I highly recommend the hotel Monaco lager so refreshing
  23. S

    Soph

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Sat outside which was beautiful in the afternoon sun, food was great and the girls serving us were friendly and always there when you needed them.
  24. GS

    GaryS

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    One of Chester’s best. The food is delicious and the staff are fabulous, attentive and friendly. And that’s been a regular experience.
  25. EW

    EllyW

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really gorgeous food in a lovely setting. We had fortunately booked outside as it was a lovely warm evening and the seating there is perfect on a summers day. We had the tofu tacos and mushroom calimari to start, followed by a burger and ramen. Everything was really flavourful and hearty without feeling too heavy. Good drinks selection, really enjoyed the pink peppercorn mezcal cocktail. We’ll definitely be back!
  26. VR

    VickiR

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant. The food was delicious, especially the gyoza, and the wines paired well with the dishes. Particular praise must go to the staff, who were all very present and made sure we were enjoying our experience. Really opened my mind, this place. Many thanks!
  27. H

    Hawkeye

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A small but varied main menu covering everyone's preferences. You can go for healthy dishes made just with plants or you can go for faux meat burgers, hot dog etc. The food is sensational and so, so tasty. You don't have to be vegan to appreciate it - in fact, most customers appear to be omnivores just looking for something different. Spread over multiple floors and with outside seating as well, the environment is usually lively and the staff are always friendly. Do yourself a favour and try some of the cocktails.
  28. R

    Riddle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had a booking for 6 people and after a frosty reception from the lady who was operating front of house - our evening was perfectly rescued by the delightful Sophie - who provided friendly, excellent customer service. The food was - as ever - fabulous.
  29. LW

    LisaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience at Shrub, went with my daughters for a birthday celebration. Friendly and attentive service. Excellent menu choices. The food was prompt and very tasty. Would definitely go again, highly recommended.
  30. HR

    HannahR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and will defo be back. The only thing I would of liked, would be in be informed of the additional cost to sit outside.

    ShrubResponded on July 15, 2022Hi Hannah, thanks for your kind words about the restaurant. Just to confirm however we do not & have never charged extra to sit on the terrace. Perhaps you're referring to the charity donation for the NHS (which includes 'balcony' in their title). This is an optional donation on each bill, but there will have been no charge to sit in any part of our restaurant. thanks again!

  31. E

    Eatingtime

    Cheshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Staple choice for vegans in the Chester area, nice place to go for drink and great atmosphere. Menu can get a bit boring after a couple of visits, food could be improved - lots of potential. Lack of children’s meals are a big miss.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Could not fault the food or the service excellent
  33. GD

    GemmaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good, however they did not provide bottled water which I found extremely strange. I have mobility problems and I struggled to get up the two flights of strairs to go to the toilet. As such, I do not feel as though it was very accessible.
  34. KH

    KateH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The starters and small plates were great and really tasty but when our mains arrived we were all really disappointed as they didn't seem to have much flavour!
  35. PH

    PaulH

    Yorkshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very friendly venue, with a fabulous selection, the tofu tacos 🌮 are the best!! Very reasonably priced, £80 for three courses and a bottle of wine. We will be going back!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cocktails are amazing and so is the food. Such a great place to eat will definitely be going back
  37. GS

    GemmaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a really lovely Friday evening dinner date here. Great food, really nice selection of choice (although I’m not actually vegan, I felt spoiled for choice!) The staff were absolutely lovely too - made us feel very welcome and looked after.
  38. BR

    BRIONYD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great night. Food was amazing:) Highly recommend!
  39. CL

    ChrisL

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Didn’t realise vegan food could be so delicious!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab as always. My friend isn’t vegan but loved the food. Thanks for a lovely lunch

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 698 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 12 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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