• Last November, I visited Shrewsbury for a girls weekend before Christmas. It was also Black Friday as well so there was lots of shopping to be done (although I don’t buy much). I wanted to share with you my favourite places to eat at in Shrewsbury. We visited these places for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There was a few others on my list but we didn’t get to try them all.

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    Hotel Chocolat

    We stopped in Hotel Chocolat quite a few times to have a warm drink and try some chocolate whilst shopping and exploring Shrewsbury. It’s a great place to chill with a few tables to sit at and try various hot chocolates and coffees infused with their chocolate. You can also try their chocolates or danishes that are in the shop whilst you sit back and relax.

    Location: 19 Pride Hill, Shrewsbury SY1 1DQ

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    Darwins Kitchen

    We had booked a table at Darwin’s Kitchen on our first night in Shrewsbury, (famously named after Charles Darwin) and it had very quirky decor and a delicious menu. We ordered their Bread Board and their Hummus & Pitta. It was delicious and the perfect starter to share for the 4 of us.

    For my main I ordered their Butternut Squash, Califlower, Chickpea and Spinach Bhuna curry which came with rice and naan bread on the side and it was absolutely amazing. I had a vodka, soda lime as my drink to accompany it. I really wanted a desert but I was so full after my dinner, I opted for a double Baileys On The Rocks instead.

    Location: 15 St Mary’s St, Shrewsbury SY1 1EQ

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    The Greenhouse Cafe

    We headed out to breakfast to a cafe that does veggie and vegan dishes that Helen has been to before called The Greenhouse Cafe. I ordered their Full Breakfast which came with 2 veggie sausages, baked beans, 2 fried eggs, homemade toast and cooked tomatoes.

    The decor inside was very shabby chic and they had an awesome mural on the wall by our table depicting a man who regrets asking for an all day breakfast which was quite funny. They had lots of yummy veggie and vegan options on the menu and the bread they serve is all handmade.

    Location: 1 Milk St, Shrewsbury SY1 1SZ

    The Birds Nest

    We then walked a little bit further and checked out the Shrewsbury Market Hall which also has a famous food level with several food shops and cafes in. We stopped at one called The Birds Nest which was very quirky. I had a hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmellows and also a very large brownie slice.

    We had breakfast in The Birds Nest on our last day, (that we visited for a quick drink the day before) and it definitely didn’t disappoint. I went for their Elvis Presely waffles which came with peanut butter, syrup, scrambled egg and bacon (which I gave to the other ladies). I also ordered their juice smoothie.

    Location: The Market Hall, 6-7 Claremont St, Shrewsbury SY1 1QG

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    The River View Cafe

    We walked a bit further around town and walked to another inside market which was a little smaller and didn’t have many shops open but they did have a lovely cafe which we stopped to have lunch in. I had their avocado and hummus bagel with a side salad and a cloudy lemonade to drink. 

    Location: 30 The Parade, Shrewsbury SY1 1DL

    The Golden Cross

    Before the cinema, we had booked our table in a gorgeous cozy pub called The Golden Cross for afterwards. Inside it was very cozy, had eclectic decorations and taste but was so lovely and the menu sounded delicious. I ordered a Vodka, Soda and Lime and ordered their Fish & Chips which was enormous but one of the best fish and chips I’ve had. The batter was so light and crispy.

    Location: 14 Princess Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1LP

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    C Sons

    Warm, laid-back pick for breakfast-to-lunch staples with local ingredients plus coffee & tea.

    Location: 8 Milk St, Shrewsbury SY1 1SZ

    House Of The Rising Sun

    Industrial decor, international influences and Australian twists with tapas dishes to die for. I wish we had eaten here as I love tapas so much but I’m hoping to try this place when I go back.

    Location: 18 Butcher Row, Shrewsbury SY1 1UW

    Dough & Oil

    I really wanted to try eating here but I’m gutted we only found it when we was leaving. We walked past it and I got to catch the quote on their menu board “Breakfast, lunch and evening munch” and it just touched my vibe. I love the sound of their pizzas and the decor inside was so quirky. Will definitely check this place out when I head back to Shrewsbury.

    Location: 18 Castle St, Shrewsbury SY1 2AZ


    Where would you like to eat in Shrewsbury? Let me know in the comments below.

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