Indoor Dining is Back in Shrewsbury
17 May 2021
by Lucy Chandler

Main image: Darwin's Kitchen, Bar & Boutique Rooms - 15 St Mary's Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1EQ

Our restaurants are opening up!

...and by the looks of the weather this week, it couldn’t be better timing.

We’ve been eagerly anticipating May 17th, marking the re-opening of indoor dining in our town - finally, no need for waterproofs!

From sashimi to salumi, Shrewsbury has every cuisine covered - just remember to book in. 

If you’re struggling for inspiration, here’s just a few of the town’s vibrant new offerings and favourite gems, all opening their doors this week. You can find a directory of Shrewsbury restaurants over at Original Shrewsbury

Glouglou and petit glou

Petit Glou

A mini version of GlouGlou wines (Castle Gates) Petit Glou has just opened on the top floor of The Market Hall. Serving artisan sharing boards and natural wines & you can even choose your bottle next door at Iron & Rose.

Owner Robin Nugent said: "We’re so excited to have glouglou waking up again and petitglou coming to life. We can’t wait to share what we love with our customers. Our heroes are the wines we sell, that really speak of the amazing places and talented people that made them.

"The food we offer is the supporting cast and crew, essential to the piece and always made by us or chosen with care. We’ve been working on a few new things over the last few months and have introduced a bigger and better daytime offer for petitglou - beautiful pour over coffee, amazing cakes and savoury tarts and our own house focaccia."

Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm.

Loopy Shrew

The Loopy Shrew

Our Bellstone favourite has finalised their new food and drinks menu, covering breakfast, lunch & dinner! Famous for afternoon teas and Sunday roasts with local Shropshire beef.
Open Monday - Saturday: 9am-9pm for food, till 12pm for drinks.
Sunday’s: 9 am - 5 pm for food, till 8 pm for drinks.

Darwin's Kitchen

Darwins Kitchen

Sister of The Loopy Shrew, this colourful restaurant at 15 St Mary’s Street is offering an all-new menu, perfect for brunch and cocktails. Don’t forget their all-day Sunday ‘Happy Hour’! 

Open: Wednesday - Saturday: Lunches 12pm-5pm, Dinners 5pm-9pm.

Sundays: Food from 12pm - 9pm.

House of Yum

House of Yum

Perk up your day with some delicious Thai Street Food, located on the first floor of the Market Hall. Also available for takeaway and no need to book!

Open: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30am - 3pm.


Walrus table

The Walrus

Taking bookings for their grand re-opening, they offer a 3 Course À la carte Menu in the week and a 6-course tasting menu at weekends. Located at 5 Roushill - it’s not to be missed!

Open: Wednesday - Saturday,  6pm - 9pm.

Aleoli y tu

AleOli Y Tu

“Leave your coats at the door and start enjoying your homemade traditional tapas”... need we say any more? Find them at 167 Frankwell, taking reservations from 18th May.

Owner Fran O'Shea said: "We've extended our vegan menu and we've got an exciting pre-theatre menu (£30 three tapas plate, bread and a bottle of wine, for a minimum of two) and we're doing a £19.50 set menu for tapas novices! We'll be bringing a little bit of Spanish sunshine back into your lives. We've missed you all!"

Open: Tuesday - Thursday, 5pm - 9pm, Friday - Saturday, 12pm - 10pm.

Don’t forget to head to our Instagram @myshrewsburymagazine for the latest updates on the restaurant re-openings!