Getting a bite in the open air!
Main image: The town square Shrewsbury - a haven of outdoor dining - by Birgitta Zoutman Photography
We’re now a town of alfresco dining! Here are some great suggestions for eating and drinking outside this summer season.
Daily Brews – 24 The Square
This relatively new addition to Shrewsbury’s café scene gives beautiful views over The Market Hall, in prime position on The Square. They are all about specialty coffee, making it with care and passion on a daily basis. The Daily Brews' kitchen uses fresh ingredients, sourced from local producers and offer a healthy all-day breakfast and brunch options with a variety of cakes.
Open Monday to Saturday 8am-5pm and Sunday 9am-4pm - @dailybrewsuk
OMH Outside – Old Market Hall, The Square
OMH Outside was hugely popular last summer and the Café Bar has reopened in Shrewsbury’s historic Square once again, with tables and seating under the historic arches of the old market hall. Enjoy a wide range of fine teas and coffees, locally made food and cakes. Please wait to be seated on arrival (table service). Cinema at OMH will hopefully return from May 17 too!
OMH Outside will be open 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday - @oldmarkethall
stop. coffee shop – St Julian’s Crescent
stop. coffee shop in St Julian’s crescent is a popular, dog-friendly destination for coffee, cake, lunches and brunches. There’s a substantial outdoor area, including deckchairs overlooking the River Seven. It’s a perfect spot to relax and watch the world go by. Plus there’s a canopy and heaters to keep customers warm. They are fully licensed too! - @StopCoffeeShop
stop. cafe bar – Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
stop. cafe bar, based in Shrewsbury's Museum & Art Gallery in the Market Square, has a large enclosed, attractive courtyard area, making a safe space for families with young children – perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of the town centre. They offer a full breakfast, brunch and lunch menu, freshly prepared on site, and locally sourced dishes. Look out for pop up events coming up, embracing global cuisine. There’s an excellent kids’ menu too and some of the best cakes in town. Open 10am-4pm - it's possible to book at email@example.com - @StopCoffeeShop
Lion & Pheasant – Wyle Cop
There’s a funky new space outside The Lion & Pheasant and Ernest & Co – now serving a tapas menu with small sharing plates, plus Sunday roasts. Open from 12pm to last booking at 10pm Mon-Sun, with a few tables for walk-ins for drinks. A wide range of wines, beers, cocktails on tap. No need to order food. Bookings via www.resdiary.com/restaurant/ernestco or email firstname.lastname@example.org - @lion.and.pheasant
River View Café – The Parade Shopping Centre
Stunning views from the terrace here, with 16 tables, nine undercover and blankets to keep warm. Opens 9am for teas, coffees, cakes, brunch, lunch and all-day breakfasts with last orders by 4pm (Monday to Saturday). You can book, but don’t have to. Try the hummingbird cake with banana and pineapple and a lime and pecan brittle! - (01743) 537144 - @theriverviewcafeshrewsbury
*Look out for the sister café opening in St Mary’s Church – from the week beginning May 17.
Ten & Six - Mardol
Sit in the sunshine in Caterpillar’s Courtyard and sip a glass of bubbly, G&T or one of Ten & Six’s signature cocktails. Rain or shine, they've got you covered! - @tenandsixbar - www.tenandsixbar.co.uk
House Coffee Co. - Coleham
This popular coffee shop on Longden Road has teamed up with The Allotment to provide a big outdoor area for customers to enjoy near Greyfriars Bridge. In bad weather, they'll be reverting to takeaways until they are permitted to open again. Open 8.30am until 4pm - @housecoffeeco