We had the pleasure of welcoming student Evie Kiernan, who undertook a week’s work experience with our Marketing team. As our guest blogger, Evie has crafted a list of her favourite eateries, cafes, and bars in Shrewsbury that everyone should definitely check out when visiting.

Shrewsbury, a town where good-quality food is found with a fair fitting price.

If you are on the look out to experience some of the best flavours of Shrewsbury, we’ve pulled together a few of our favourites – sharing much-loved restaurants, cafés and bars, all of which can be discovered upon your visit to Shrewsbury and its historic town centre.

Dough and Oil

18 Castle Street, SY1 2AZ

This well-loved, independent restaurant can only be found in the heart of Shrewsbury, established in 2020. Perfect for families and friends, this urban and city-style eatery serves a global slice of London, Lisbon, NYC, Barcelona and Birmingham.

The menu consists of enticing milkshakes, and a range of delicious sourdough pizzas served with unique interior - perfect to follow an exhilarating day of exploring the town of Shrewsbury.

Across the road, you can visit Dough and Oil’s inviting sister bar – ‘Oil’. With regular live events and a range of cocktails, this bar is perfect for friends and those who want to kick back.

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The Bird's Nest Cafe

Shrewsbury Market Hall, SY1 1QG

The multi-award winning Shrewsbury’s Market Hall has been established since 1965. Whilst the market hall itself dates back to Victorian times, today it is home to a range of food and drink spots, producing a variety of fresh cuisine with locally sourced ingredients.

The Bird’s Nest Café is a cherished long-stander in the Market Hall, offering a range of breakfast, lunch and coffee options – street food style. Established in 2011, this family-friendly café offers a variety of kids meals, situated in the heart of the market surrounded by local stalls and traders. With an emphasis on #goodvibesonly, you are sure to feel relaxed in their content corner of the independent hub.

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Hopefully Coffee

9-10 Milk Street, SY1 1SZ

A modern coffee shop somewhat of a hidden gem in the bustling streets of Shrewsbury; Hopefully Coffee is located on Milk Street.

Serving a wide selection of sourdough bagels, impressive pancakes with toppings galore, cakes, smoothies and shakes – Hopefully Coffee also caters for dairy and gluten intolerances as well as vegetarian and vegan options.

This quirky coffee shop is also home to their sister business, ‘Hopefully Made’ which offers printed t-shirts, bags, hats and stationery products – most of which are available to purchase from this modern and friendly café. One for the ‘must visit’ list, with the good news that your four-legged friends are also welcome.

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House of the Rising Sun

18 Butcher Row, SY1 1UW

For something a little different, try this eccentric eatery serving modern Australian cuisine with a blend of Indonesian, South East Asian influences. Best visited at dusk and into the evening, the subtle lighting creates a zen atmosphere to enjoy the variety of cultural foods.

Perfect for couples and friends, the restaurant enjoys an accompanied bar and wine list to delight in. Whilst you can take your pick from the main menu divisions of Earth, Land and Sea; we were delighted with the group menu, which includes the most desirable dishes to share with the whole table.

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