Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in Shropshire
Hardens guides have spent 30 years compiling reviews of the best Shropshire restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 68 restaurants in Shropshire and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Shropshire restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
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1. Mortimers British, Modern restaurant in Ludlow 17 Corve St - SY8
“Oak-panelled comfort” with “beautiful décor”, plus “charming” and “professional” service set a perfect tone for “delightful” and “inventive” modern cuisine at this well-known foodie address, formerly made famous by Bibendum’s Claude Bosi (and nowadays run by his protégé, Wayne Smith). Its ratings waned a little last year, though, on the back of some reviews which were not damning, but “disappointing at the price”.
2. The Charlton Arms British, Modern restaurant in Ludlow Ludford Bridge - SY8
Cedric (brother of Claude, who used to run Hibiscus nearby) & Amy Bosi’s old stone pub with rooms profits from “superb views over the River Teme”. “The food has its off days, but is generally reliable, and often very good”.
3. The Clive Restaurant With Rooms British, Modern restaurant in Ludlow Bromfield - SY8
2017 Review: A “firm favourite” set in an 18th-century farmhouse handy for the castle, with an attractive red-brick façade and a B&B annexe, scoring solid feedback for its “consistently good” cuisine.
4. Golden Moments Indian restaurant in Ludlow 50 Broad Street - SY8
“Delicious and authentic-tasting” South Asian cooking has won consistent high praise for this Bengali venue over the last two decades. “You’ll find all the old favourites but also some less common dishes” – and “everything is freshly cooked, so the wait is worthwhile”.
5. Sebastian’s French restaurant in Oswestry 45 Willow Street - SY11
“A wonderful joy to visit and to eat at”, say fans of Mark Sebastian & Michelle Fisher’s “consistent” restaurant with rooms, whose beamed and panelled dining room has been a feature of the area for 30 years.
6. CSONS at The Green Cafe British, Modern restaurant in Ludlow Dinham Millennium Green - SY8
“Everything is very fresh and full-flavoured” at this “great riverside venue” run by the four Crouch brothers, overlooking the Teme at Dinham weir, beneath the dramatic walls of Ludlow Castle. It’s a “relaxed and friendly” spot, “ideal for meeting friends” for an “excellent breakfast or lunch”, with dinner on Fridays and Saturdays.
7. Old Downton Lodge British, Traditional restaurant in Ludlow Downton on the Rock - SY8
Very attractively converted from an old farm with barns and a mill, this restaurant-with-rooms a short drive from Ludlow has its sights set high when it comes to the high quality of its cuisine, and Karl Martin’s cooking – awarded a rare four rosettes by the AA – “shows a high degree of skill without confronting diners with too many tastes”. One or two reporters find the experience too costly, but all rate the victuals here as good or better.
8. CSONS British, Modern restaurant in Shrewsbury 8 Milk Street - SY1
‘Inventive and good-value café-style food’ is the motto of this friendly venture, established by the four Crouch brothers (hence CSONS). Come early in the day for an “interesting alternative to traditional bacon and eggs” (it features chorizo and smoked chilli sauce), then enjoy cakes, bakes and focaccia by day; or drop in for their Friday and Saturday night dinners.
9. Number Four French restaurant in Shrewsbury 4 Butcher Row - SY1
“Top eggs Benedict and very good coffee” are staple attractions of this modern, light and airy venue in the town centre: an all-day and family-friendly operation with a variety of down-to-earth tapas, lunch, dinner and kids’ menus.
10. The Cliffe at Dinham restaurant in Ludlow 6 Halton Lane - SY8
Just across the River Teme from Ludlow Castle, a short walk from Dinham Bridge, this small hotel incorporates a conservatory restaurant extension with garden views, and terrace for the summer. Reviews of Ian Pugh’s modernised but relatively traditional cooking are very positive: “consistently delivering a good quality dining experience, with an imaginatively presented, seasonal menu”.
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