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Shrub, Chester, Cheshire

Shrub

4.8
4.8
630 Reviews
£26 to £40
British

Welcome to Shrub.
Modern Cafe Culture in the heart of Chester.
Whether it's a coffee in the morning, a light lunch on the terrace with a glass of wine from our eclectic selection, to an intimate dinner for two in the restaurant, we aim to offer something for everyone at every time of the day.
If you're not hungry join us for drinks in our bar area where you can sample some of our delicious in house cocktails.
Whatever the time, whatever the occasion we look forward to seeing you.

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Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, International

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00–21:00 Sun 11:00–20:00 Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 10:00–00:00

  • Phone number

    01244 340919

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Menu

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What 630 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Cheshire

    Best Overall

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    Best Service

  • Cheshire

    Best Ambience

  • Cheshire

    Best Value

  • Cheshire

    Brunch

  • Cheshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Cheshire

    Group Bookings

  • Cheshire

    Healthy

  • Cheshire

    Lunch

  • Cheshire

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Cheshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Cheshire

    Most Booked

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Best Overall

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Best Food

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Best Service

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Best Ambience

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Best Value

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Fit for Foodies

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Healthy

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Lunch

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Romance

  • Cheshire West and Chester

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  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Most Booked

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  1. CT

    CourtneyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely graduation lunch and as a family of veggies we had so much choice! The atmosphere was chilled and we were all very content with our meals and the service!

  2. BP

    BethanP

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, friendly staff and delicious food and cocktails

  3. TS

    TammieS

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went with a vegan friend and she loved the choice available to her. We both thoroughly enjoyed the food and the decor is wonderful. Great service and would absolutely recommend. Will definitely be back!

  4. G

    Grace

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love Shrub! Great menu and lovely staff - thank you🌱💚

  5. AE

    AngE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely vegan options - wide variety to choose from. Awesome environment, lovely decor. Will be back!

  6. LS

    LauraSiobhan

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Food was absolutely lovely. We had a very difficult teething child with us at the time, he’s not usually like that at all and I was utterly devastated. But the staff were so calm and attentive. Thank you.

  7. K

    Kieron

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. One of the best vegan meals we've had out. Linguine was spot on.

  8. SO

    SOM1

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great food, really good portion sizes, really friendly staff.

  9. M

    Mozzarella

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Couldn’t hear music over street buskers but overall great food and service!

  10. A

    Abbafan

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely lunch here. Sat outside on the terrace. Service was attentive and friendly. Loved the cocktails. I'm not vegan but the food was delicious. We ordered from the nibbles menu and the portions were quite substantial. Really enjoyed our time here.

  11. M

    Millie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was incredibly fresh and tasty, both with recognisable options and some new things to try if you are adventurous. The service was really fast too! Lovely refreshing drinks with syrups made in-house.

  12. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Not expecting much we chose Shrub via Google research ...booked a table on line. Nicely situated in pedestrian centre old Chester we arrived a bit late ... went up the stairs into a very roomy restaurant... greeted warmly and given a seat . Quiet time as they normally stop cooking at 9pm .. but no problem. Their hummus and veggie burgers outstanding to the extent my wife had to ask about the burgers to be sure it wasn't meat!! Fast service .and a very welcome meal.

  13. SM

    ShaunM

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food great service, just needs a bigger menu or at least the thai green curry back

  14. EJ

    EveJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I myself am not a vegan but went with my partner, I was a little dubious.. however I needn't have been, the food was out of this world, I would recommend Shrub to anyone, vegan or not and I will 100% be returning. The staff were also very attentive and friendly, great place and great value for money.

  15. V

    Vicky

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved our visit to Shrub. Lovely greeting when we arrived and shown to a great table. Very comfortable and loads of room to relax. Food was delicious and so were our cocktails. Very very impressed. Will be back with no hesitation. Thank you, it was perfect

  16. JF

    JoyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic plant-based menu. Attentive staff on a Friday lunchtime. We went for a selection of nibbles and desserts. Mains looked great so we will be back!

  17. LB

    LynnB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Always good…pity menu so small and no Thai curry on the evening menu anymore ☹️

  18. DD

    DaveDag

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Excellent food, service and surroundings. Pricey but worth it!

  19. EL

    ElaL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and service. The new waitress was fab - will definitely be back

  20. PD

    PhilipD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Such a great vegan menu, rare to get such variation and quality. Don't want to be rude but wasn't expecting this in Chester, it's not exactly a huge metropolis. I ate alone and the staff were so friendly and chatty it made my evening. Thank you!

  21. M

    Mistybee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a lovely place to eat! Vegan, dog friendly (and human friendly). Booked an outdoor table and the weather was on the cool side but the heaters kept us snug. Great atmosphere and staff. Sadly we had to leave for a concert so didn't sample the dessert menu....so will have to go back!

  22. AM

    AmyM

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious as always, the staff were friendly and the atmosphere is lovely.

  23. LM

    LucyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Really enjoyable vegan food in a lovely setting, will definitely go again.

  24. B

    Beth

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great service and lovely food, a fab mixture of dishes that would suit most people :)

  25. ME

    MartinE

    Lancashire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding venue in centre of Chester. Despite being a carnivore I love the vegan food here and it is my favourite lunch venue. Service brilliant, food superb and great ambience

  26. A

    Annette

    London

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service again at Shrub.

  27. L

    Li12344

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food and great gluten free options! Cocktails were also really tasty

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stunning food in a relaxed atmosphere with superb staff - wish I lived close enough to come every day !!!

  29. RO

    RichardO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful night out, and Shrub worked hard to make a special occasion even more special. Heartfelt thanks to all concerned!

  30. A

    Anon

    Cheshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4

    It would have been good to know about some of the strict rules that were in place before arriving for the booking. We were told that we could not feed our 7 month old baby any of the jar food or formula milk we had brought for him as they contained animal products. I absolutely respect what the management are going for with the sustainability and plant based elements and that's one of the reasons we wanted to come and try it out, but we felt this was quite an extreme measure to take. Being asked to take our 7 month old out of the building to feed him outside was, we believe, a bit over the top and not really very respectful to us as parents. Aside from that, the visit was great. Really enjoyed the food and the hospitality of the serving staff was great. Although I will tick "Yes" for recommending, I would like to suggest to the management that some prior warning about the strict rules would be nice as I'm absolutely sure there will be others in our position who come to eat with you in future and will certainly want to know about that ahead of time.

    ShrubResponded on 28 April 2022

    Hi Tom, We are sorry the experience was soured by our policies. Our belief is no preach & no apology, to keep the building as plant-based as possible - particularly when it comes to food coming into the kitchen. On formula we are more relaxed; it is allowed in the restaurant. We run a tight rope with how best to police this, without appearing as militant vegans yet wanting to uphold our ethos. Apologies for any miscommunication. Thanks for bringing this to us in such an understanding way.

  31. AS

    AryaS

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious food, super friendly staff with great recommendations, the place is really cute and the atmosphere great 10/10 would recommend! (Ps: the tacos are mind-blowing)

  32. EL

    EmmaL

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic service from all staff! Delicious food especially the tofu tacos and the cauliflower bites. I felt that the main course was a little overpriced but the size and price of the nibbles made up for this. Can’t wait to go again :)

  33. DH

    DonnaH

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fantastic meal. The service was great and we both left full which was great. It was an amazing birthday meal. I only wish I could try everything on the menu. The only thing I can do is come back for more!!! I really enjoyed being able to read a whole menu and can choose anything I want to eat. I am so fed up of going to restaurants and having a small selection of vegan options to choose from. Thank you so much and well done!!!

  34. IV

    IanV

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Shrub is a fantastic plant based restaurant, and I have never had a meal there that I wouldn't describe as excellent. Service is perfect and food arrives quickly and piping hot. The Brunch today was sublime. Also the prices are excellent value.

  35. CB

    ClaireB

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous service, beautiful surroundings and food and drinks that the whole family loved 🥰

  36. A

    Annie

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food, gorgeous ambience and lovely staff. So efficient too, despite it being a busy Saturday afternoon. Tables were turned quickly but none of the staff seemed stressed and everyone that interacted with us was so friendly, always offering to get us anything extra we might need. There was a great variety of food on offer too. My partner had the SFS burger and I had the panzanella salad (which was staggeringly tasty despite being so simple!) with a portion of ‘Parmesan’ and black garlic fries each. We sat on the balcony overlooking the city in the sun. It wasn’t noisy despite their being lots of activity and buskers down on the street. Loved it and would recommend 100% to carnists, veggies and vegans alike 💕

  37. JM

    JessicaM

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food with generous portions. Cocktails are delicious with really different and exciting options

  38. VR

    VictoriaR

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing as always!! Shrub burger gets better each time. The Blondie pudding is Devine

  39. MG

    MattG

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice food, nice service, nice atmosphere. Highly recommended

  40. DB

    DeannaB

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really great - I am a meat eater, but I cannot wait to go back already, the food and service was great and the setting is beautiful

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Shrub is rated 4.8 stars by 630 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Shrub

1-3 Upper Eastgate Row Eastgate Row North Chester, Cheshire CH1 1LQ

Additional information

  • Area

    Chester

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00–21:00 Sun 11:00–20:00 Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 10:00–00:00

  • Cuisines

    British, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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