My Shrewsbury’s Guide to Dining in the Crisis – updated 3/6/2020

Written by My Shrewsbury on Jun, 03, 2020
My Shrewsbury Guide to Dining in a Crisis

As things loosen up in the town centre and people begin to adapt to a ‘new normal’ restaurants and cafes will be following suit and My Shrewsbury magazine will be doing our best to keep you updated on Support Shrewsbury and our own Facebook page.

HOT NEWS!
Breakfast in Bed, Afternoon Teas and deliveries expanding beyond Shrewsbury are some of the latest developments on the food hotline.

Peaberry Cafe Bar is offering Breakfast in Bed for delivery within 2 ½ miles of the town centre, or for collection between 9.30am -11.30am this coming weekend (June 6/7). Now taking orders for brunch box delivery via Zoom Food, the website or App or call 01743 355355. All boxes £8.90, minimum delivery £15. www.my-peaberry.com/online-ordering
Peaberry also offers ‘on the Kerb’ street food featuring fresh flavours from around the globe with the Fri/Sat/Sun ‘KERB’ menu in collaboration with @chef1478 (don’t forget it’s also open kerbside 10am-2pm for coffee, smoothies & shakes)
Bake Shrewsbury has been satisfying a growing lockdown trend in afternoon tea delivery – a box for two is £17 with delivery to SY123. Number Four also offers afternoon tea delivery and is prepared to travel beyond Shrewsbury! See www.number-four.com for details of where they go out to.

Peaberry’s famous fresh ‘Conuts’

COFFEE SHOPS REOPENING
Coffee Shops are reopening across town! Make sure to use the Shrewsbury Cup scheme for your takeaway drinks: Stop. Coffee Shop is open 10am-1pm (at St Julian’s Friars and Shrewsbury Musuem & Art Gallery), Peaberry Café Bar is open 10am-2pm, Darwins is now open on Shoplatch, as is Frankies Café in the Darwin Centre and House Coffee Co. in Coleham, Daily Brews in the Square (10am to 3pm) and Ginger & Co. Coffee & General Store (Weds to Fri – 8.30am to 3pm, Sat 8.30am to 4pm and Sunday, 10am to 3pm).
Ginger & Co have also launched a general store, stocking handpicked produce from local producers and everyday essentials, alongside its delicious grab & go lunches and cakes. Cafe On The Cop is running a fiendishly popular CAKE delivery service – currently on a break, but coming back with a new menu from June 8. Enter their competition via the FB page for your chance to win five free slices. Off the square Cafe Bistro on Market Street is now open again for takeaways and collections, Thurs-Sat, 10am to 2pm, now serving great salad boxes to go £3.50 each.

Coffee Shops are opening up across Shrewsbury

BRANCHING OUT
Darwins has branched out – as well as reopening to serve takeaway coffee and crepes, owner Gwen Burgess (and our deputy mayor no less!) has also started making takeaway breakfasts for delivery and has transformed Darwin’s into the takeway Mexican restaurant Pequena Burro in the evening – 01743 340222. Delivery possible via Zoom Food.
The Walrus Restaurant is also dipping a front flipper into the takeaway scene! Having closed for some time after the lockdown began, this upmarket eatery is now up and running with a fine dining takeaway menu – sadly sold out now for June 5/6 but keep an eye on the Facebook page for the likes of: Strawberry Fields Lamb ragout with Jersey potato salad, English asparagus, roast aubergine,courgette&basil dressing, jus. Three courses for two people £46, with matching wines available. Hurrah!
Now delivering outside of Shrewsbury is Number Four – offering chef prepared ready meals to your door on Tues, Weds, Fri and Sat before 5pm (within three miles is free of charge) – (01743) 620824 or 07888 749782. Check the website to see which days they deliver to you! www.number-four.com Order via numberfour.shrewsbury@gmail.com NHS receive 33% off.
CSONS Shrewsbury offers ready-packed restaurant meal kits CSONS At Home for collection or delivery, for you to finish and enjoy at home. Visit csons-ludlow.co.uk to order.

Csons launches ‘Csons at Home’ with dishes from the restaurant for you to finish and enjoy at home.

IN The MARKET HALL
In The Market Hall Shrewsbury, Indian Street Food is open every day, except Thursday, for takeaways of delicious curry and samosas. And on Friday and Saturday Tom’s Table will be back, with pre-ordered takeaway (visit his Facebook page to see the menu and how to order). On Saturday AleOli is also making a comeback, serving light breakfasts, lunches, pastries, cake and coffee for takeaway. And House of yum is also open (Fri & Sat) for pre-booked takeaways of its tasty Thai food; now taking orders for June 5/6 (11.30am to 3pm slots for collection). Message them via their Facebook page or on Instagram or call 0752 6673195.

Thai-D Food Bar has opened at Albert’s Pour House, Frankwell offering authentic Thai Cuisine and a rotating range of 4-pint jugs of ales and stout. Available for collection only – www.thaidfoodbar.co.uk or call 033 3 303 1066.
Planet Doughnut is delivering to Telford, Shrewsbury and Oswestry. Download their app – Search “Planet Doughnut” on your app store or go to www.planet-doughnut.co.uk
La Mer Rouge seafood restaurant – are cooking and delivering on Wednesday to Saturday 5pm till 9pm – 01743 231642
AleOli y Tu is now offering a cured meat platter and paella, Friday & Saturday evenings – perfect for a sunny garden picnic! Menus are on the Facebook page. Pre-order and book a collection slot – 07960 215835.
Exo Poli Mediterranean Restaurant on Longden Road has now launched a Mediterranean-style Sunday lunch service for collection as well as its popular takeaway – Call (01743) 600479 to book a slot Thurs, Friday, Saturday from 5pm to 9pm, or a Sunday slot from 1pm to 3pm.
Lajina Masala has launched an online ‘Curry Club’ and subscription service delivering her freshly ground spice blends and recipes straight to your door – www.lajinamasala.com/lajinas-curry-club
Côte Brasserie has launched Cote at Home delivering its French classic cuisine, ready to bake, to your doorstep. Currently advertising new seasonal specials www.coteathome.co.uk
The Masala on St Julian’s Friars is now open seven days per week from 4.30pm to 10pm – please ring through an order to get priority service 01743 235900.
CafeSaffron Shrewsbury Shropshire Shrewsbury Shropshire is open for takeaways and delivery from Wednesday to Sunday, 5.15pm to 9pm (closed mon & Tues). Call 01743 246757 between 6pm to 9pm.This restaurant has delivered over 1000 free meals to NHS staff, the over 70s, care homes, hospices and to families with vulnerable children!
Indian Street Food is delivering homemade Indian street food to addresses in Shrewsbury – see her FB page for menus or contact Lalita on 07832 224330.
The Curry House on Mardol is open for takeaway (contactless collection & delivery service) every day except Tuesdays (5pm-9.30pm, or 5pm to 10pm on Fri & Sat), with a 30% discount for NHS workers.
Avatar on Mardol is open again for takeaway (pick up or delivery) Thursday to Sunday, 5pm to 9.30pm, with a minimum order of £20 within a seven mile radius.
Pequeno Burro is offering authentic Mexican street food from its town centre café on Shoplatch for kerbside collection or delivery via Zoom Food. Open Fri and Sat 5pm to 9pm – (01743) 340222.
İstanbul bbq house Shrewsbury is offering 10% off delivery orders for NHS heroes or 20% off collections for all NHS staff on production of ID. Now open Weds to Sat from 4pm to 10pm. Call to order (01743) 537523.
Dough and Oil– is operating their fab pizza delivery service within a five mile radius from 4pm to 9pm within five miles, Tuesday to Sunday. Call (01743) 384261. Payment taken over the phone. They will knock and leave food at the door. 25% off for NHS workers. Place orders at least an hour before to avoid missing out.
Lıttle boro Shrewsbury remain open for delivery of their fresh pizzas and ask that you order from their website and pre- pay in advance – 10% off for all online orders – littleboropizza.co.uk
Shrewsbury BBQ & Grill on Mardol is delivering its BBQ food from the grill and 10” pizzas for free within a three mile radius. They have a 30% discount for all NHS staff and also 30% off for essential key workers. Call (01743) 242212 or visit www.shrewsburybbq.co.uk
Bakehouse & Co are open Wednesday – Saturday 9am-1pm for fresh bread, hot cross buns, pastries. They are also now offering click & collect and home delivery via their website bit.ly/3dk9i42
Press De Cuba – offers grilled Cubano sandwiches and sides with delivery via Zoom Food (closed on Weds and Sun), otherwise open 12pm to 9pm.
Nourish is a great little veggie option, doing the likes of ‘jackfruit bourgignon’ and Moroccan veggie stew, with delivery via Zoom Food.
Bombos is also now offering delivery food, Weds to Thurs 5pm to 9pm, Friday & Sat 3pm to 9pm and Sunday 3pm to 8pm. Closed Mon/Tues. Call (01743) 213214 to place an order. This Sunday, spend more than £22 in sushi and get a free two pint of draught beer or cocktail for two.
The ALB has a delivery menu available within a three mile radius, including cocktails! – call (01743) 367 600 to place an order (Delivery charges apply). Open Wed & Thurs, 5pm til 9pm, Fri & Sat 3pm til 9pm and Sun 3pm til 8pm. Also offering Sunday lunches.
The Haughmond in Upton Magna has been offering Fish and Chips on Fridays! Its village store in Pelham Road is now open from 9am to 4pm every day and is a great stop off on a cycle ride out of Shrewsbury for takeaway coffee and pastries.
The Clock Tower at Netley has just launched a takeaway and meat hamper service for home delivery and collection. All dishes are prepared with high quality ingredients supporting local business. Call (01743) 781339 or email theclocktower@netleyhall.com
Rashers Cafe & Sandwich Bar has reopened for deliveries and takeaways on Thurs & Fri 9am-2pm, Sat 9am-3pm and now also offering proper Sunday lunches 9am-4pm. Order on (01743) 463100 or message the FB page.

Sophie’s Beer Store is now online serving super interesting ales and beers, including Polly’s Brew Co. from N Wales

DRINKS TO GO
Gindifferent Bar of The Market Hall Shrewsbury has launched an online shop available for home delivery for SY1-SY5 postcodes, with gift vouchers and hampers for sale too – www.popupshrop.co.uk/home-delivery
Chez Sophie has launched a new online beer shop with free home delivery throughout Shropshire – www.sophiesbeerstore.co.uk Sign up for a weekly lockdown specialist beer delivery! For news of new releases, tastings and events follow Sophie’s Beer Store
Tap and Can are packing up boxes of cracking craft beers, which could be at your door within the hour via Zoom Food! Shop on Zoom is open from noon to 9pm each day www.zoom-food.co.uk/menu/Tap_Can

Delivery available via Zoom Foods:
Shropshire delivery company Zoom Food is doing a roaring trade and fully contactless too (one-hour delivery)! Order via the App or website zoom1hr.co.uk
Restaurants with Zoom include: CafeSaffron, The Third Place, Brooklyn Craft, Nourish, St Nicholas, The Boars Head, Tap and Can, Bradley’s Butchers & Delicatessen, Darwins, La Lanterna, Shrewsbury Pizza 1 Stop Little Dessert Shop, Pres-De-Cuba, Subway Battlefield, the Old Post Office, the Bulls Head and more…
For delivery via Just Eat UK: Flaming Great, Star Pizza & Kebab, The Bulls Head, Brooklyn Craft Burgers, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Pepinos, Onslow Balti Lounge, Little Boro, New Bamboo City Chinese, The Third Place, The Perfect Pizza Company, Chilli Spice, Hong Kong City Express, Sheraz Tandori Restaurant, Frydays Fish Bar, Papi’s, Ramna Balti and Bodrum (Mexican)

New to the click and collect menu at The New Inn, Baschurch is this gorgeous sharing platter for up to four people

SUNDAY LUNCH OPTIONS
Anyone up for a proper pub Sunday lunch?
Fear not – you can still get your roast delivered, or collect it from your favourite local pubs.
The Bulls Head Castlegates – offering traditional Sunday lunch options via Zoom Food.
The Old Three Pigeons Nesscliffe – call 07870 552778 to place your order before 9pm on Saturday for Sunday lunch orders (for pickup between 12pm and 2pm). Delivery possible within three miles free of charge. Outside of this its £1 for every extra mile. Available Mon-Sun 6-7pm.
The Bricklayers Arms is offering traditional Sunday lunches – £9.95 or £6.95 junior. Served noon till 5.30pm (01743) 359999. Also open for delivery Friday & Sat 3pm to 7pm,
Old Post Office – Sunday lunch can be delivered (contactless) via Zoom!
The New Inn, Baschurch, Baschurch – operates a collection service (traditional roast dinner only) from 5-8pm and 12-3pm Sunday and there’s a new click and collect sharing platter on offer too, from June 5 (see pic) Visit the FB page for menus or email orders to hello@newinnbaschurch.com – last email orders for same day collection by 7pm.
Dog In The Lane Astley is serving up Sunday lunches – (01939) 210244 www.doginthelane.co.uk with online ordering is available from the site, for Sundays 12pm to 2pm (pre orders only), last orders 10.30pm on Friday. For this coming weekend – the only slots left are 12.15pm, 12.45pm and 1.45pm. You can order ahead for Sunday 17th May and the 24th and 31st
The Boars Head At Shrewsbury is also doing Sunday lunch for collection – message FB page to book. This week the roasts are lamb & beef with desserts iced sponge & custard or cheese cake and fresh fruit or seasonal fruit crumble & custard.
Katrina’s Country Kitchen & Pub at the The Cock Inn Hanwood will deliver food on a Wednesday Friday and for Sunday lunch (no delivery charge). Contact 07802 583171 or (01743) 860812.

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