Shrub

4.7
124 reviews
£26 to £40
British
Welcome to The Shrub.
Modern Cafe Culture in the heart of Chester.
Wether it's a coffee and a homemade donut 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 your 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 124 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
service
4.7
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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susanr
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, gorgeous, tasty food ! Lovely, efficient, well trained staff and the ambience is perfect - in and out! Love the place and would highly recommend!

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ChesterFoodie
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love this place! The food is fantastic and the restaurant is beautiful and relaxing. We can’t wait to come back

MM
MelanieM
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Sunday roast and cheesecake. Definitely going to go back and try the doughnuts

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HannahW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience4

We went to shrub for a few drinks on Saturday night. Where we were originally sat was quite cold however the waiter moved us to another part of the bar/restaurant which was slightly warmer with a better atmosphere. I still didn’t feel warm enough though!
I like the design of the place and they do nice cocktails.

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Herbe
Cheshire
6 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food
Lovely staff
Lovely venue
Super safe and comfy

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Linds
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great venue, lovely staff! Would highly recommend, great addition to Chester!

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NataliaJ
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about the place and the food was amazing.

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SarahP
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked here for coffee and cake with my elderly mum-in-law. Sat her by the heaters with a lovely view of Eastgate Street. Delicious cheesecake - great place to meet as it’s outdoors but felt cosy.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff, great food and great vibe. Good value as well, full marks.

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BP67
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal as ever at Shrub, lovely friendly service , pity not busier with the current restrictions but still lovely atmosphere, a cool and relaxing vibe and excellent playlist. Will be back. Thank you.

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RaeDS
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great plant based food, friendly service, first visit, will be back. Good measures in place to ensure COVID-19 safety, but still felt relaxed and enjoyed our visit.

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Flowerfan
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious and plentiful. Particularly enjoyed the cauli bites starter, well cooked, tasty and large. Really nice fries.
The surroundings were tasteful and relaxing. Town was empty on a rainy evening but there were enough diners in for a nice atmosphere.
Service was pretty good; verging on over-attentive at times, but better than not being able to attract service when needed.
Overall a very enjoyable evening and looking forward to going again.

JC
JessC
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely brunch spot! I got the sausage sandwich and it was delicious

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Ianthomas
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very impressed by this place. The staff were very nice and friendly and the food was amazing

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SueM
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have never had vegan food before- it was absolutely delicious. Great covered heated outdoor area on rows and spacious lovely indoor area too. Open 10am through to evening. Would recommend you try it.

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Leah
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and it was very pretty. There was great food and service!

JR
JeremyR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Very interesting menu, mostly very tasty, however seitan Schnitzels were a disappointment.

Waiting staff were very pleasant and overall experience was delightful

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KathrynH
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without doubt the best vegan food I’ve ever eaten. The cauli bites and corn ribs were absolutely incredible and the shrub kebab was just as amazing. I’m still dreaming about it days later!! Honestly couldn’t rave about this enough, and will defo be making the 90 mile trip just to come back.

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AnnabelG
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Staff are really nice, would recommend!

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SusanW
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were great, observing the COVID rules. The food & wine were awesome & most definitely will be going back 👍👍

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EleanorR
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food. Lovely service. Great value. Highly recommended.

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Jess
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, especially the kebab and the stuffed pasta shells. We also got the katsu fries which were so good and some doughnuts to go (amazing!!)
Zero regrets about dining here and I can't wait to come back and try more of the menu. It's been a while since I've ate somewhere and felt zero regrets on spending the money because I could've made it at home, but this place was different, the menu had a great variety and it was so worth it

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AlysonP
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met my two friends for brunch, we sat outside and it was just lovely, sausage sandwiches, cheesecake, doughnuts, coffee and kefir all delicious. Sweet and funny waitress too. My fourth visit now and already looking forward to the next.

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HeatherC
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I have eaten at shrub. The menu is interesting and everything I have tried so far has been really tasty and well presented. Great to have a lovely vegan restaurant in Chester.

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KerryanneS
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, amazing food and great price and great staff. Always such a lovely place to visit

PC
PurpleClare
Wales
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, amazing food. Highly recommended

CK
CarmenK
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the food, especially the celeriac Katsu curry!

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MatthewS
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere. Beautifully done out restaurant. Good service and nice staff. Had to wait for the main course food though 40 minutes, which took the shine off an otherwise 5 star experience. The staff said this was a blip and to be fair other diners seemed to be doing better than us!

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ChristieP
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegan food and lovely staff. The cauliflower ribs were a great idea!

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really nice place and tasty food! Had a small issue over the temperature of the food. However, we didn’t raise this until the end. The manager dealt with it really well and we left happy. We will definitely return.

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BeckyH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vegan choices , lovely service. The interior has been set up beautifully , with such a calming colour palette . Would recommend the cauliflower bites starter !

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Shrub
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have heard nothing but good things about shrub! Very excited to take my partner here and try beyond meat burger and it did not disappoint! All staff members friendly faced and happy to assist in explaining the dishes.
Will be coming back again incredibly soon 10/10

JM
JuliaM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our visit to Shrub, the choice of food was so amazing, it was hard to choose from the menu! I had the Celeriac Katsu Curry and it was great!! We would highly recommend Shrub to everyone!

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HarryS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Vegan restaurant in the Northwest, creative owners, great atmosphere a must visit for any Vegan or Vegetarian.

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Amanda
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely new restaurant, you wouldn't even know some of the dishes were plant based as they were super tasty. Great service.

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ELEANOR
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We waited around 30mins for our food which is absolutely fine but once we got our food it was cold...
The flavours were awesome so we enjoyed that part but it definitely was let down by it being cold... Would of sent it back but I hate to since I work in the same line of work.
Staff were amazing and I would come back again

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JoelT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Burgers were great, filling and very realistic to meat if that’s what you’re going for. The inside area is nice and warm with comfortable seating and social distancing measures in place. Staff are friendly and check on you throughout the evening. Overall an enjoyable experience!

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LouiseS
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food! The staff were all really friendly and the service was quick. I've been a few times now and even my non vegan friends have been back!

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Jess123
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really tasty food, great for people wanting to try vegan food out

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were lovely and welcoming, and as asked when booking staff brought out a happy birthday dessert for my husband.
Definitely return. Thank you

FAQs

Shrub is rated 4.7 stars by 124 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.