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Shrub, Chester, Cheshire

Shrub

4.8
4.8
1096 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • 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

What 1,096 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
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cheshire

    Best Overall

  • Cheshire

    Best Food

  • Cheshire

    Best Service

  • Cheshire

    Best Ambience

  • Cheshire

    Best Value

  • Cheshire

    Innovative

  • Cheshire

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Cheshire

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Cheshire

    Healthy

  • Cheshire

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Cheshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Cheshire

    British

  • 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

    Great for brunch

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Good for business meals

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Good for business meals

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Innovative

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Good for groups

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Healthy

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Romantic

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Lively

1,096 Reviews
  1. Louis

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant as always! The small plates are always delicious, we love the variety.

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  2. JillC

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Husband and I had the Sunday mushroom Wellington roast, with extra roasties and extra gravy - totally delicious and good portion size (even without the extras) - woukd have licked the plate clean if we'd been at home 😁 Living proof that plant based food really is amazing!

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  3. EmilyA

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shrub never fails to deliver- friendly staff, lovely decor and delicious food. Always a treat! 💖

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  4. CourtneyC

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favourite place to come to when I visit Chester. The vibes are immaculate, staff are all lovely people and make you feel super welcomed and let’s not forget the food.. DAYM, unreal. I’m still thinking about my cookie dough blondie. See ya soon!

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  5. JackT

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing vegan food, with great textures and flavours!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and drink as ever - though it took longer than expected to arrive. Music is too loud!! But just love the place

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  7. JackS

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was delicious, packed full of flavour and perfectly balanced. I can't rate this restaurant highly enough, and we will definitely be back. Not only was the food spot on but the vibe was nice and chilled and it was cool to sit outside on the Chester Rows in February. Next time you're in Chester make sure you check it out.

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  8. RebeccaA

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience, food was fantastic. 😍

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  9. AnneMarieB

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere as always. Highly recommend this place even if you're not vegetarian or vegan. Three of our party were meat eaters and were very impressed.

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  10. AndrewE

    Cheshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent range of food from all over the planet. Great flavours, textures and colours. Wonderful

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  11. Donna

    Cheshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fantastic. Excellent food, service, ambience 🌱😊

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  12. Lorna

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were fantastic. Really engaging and friendly. Food was delicious. Will be returning.

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  13. LeanneA

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food tasted incredible, would deffo recommend, really nice place to go as a date night, and the service was outstanding.

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  14. JamesH

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a group of 6, two teenagers included. We had most of the snacks and small plates menu, and all the soft drinks and a cocktail and beer or two. Actually, we had a few of the desserts too. All the food was excellent. The staff were very willing to chat about everything from the artworks to the ice-creams they were working on. We had a great night out, and I'd recommend it to everyone, vegan or not.

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  15. DebbyC

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m not vegan and was disappointed to find out the first time I went to the Shrub, boy was I wrong! The food was amazing, my new favourite restaurant. Will be back soon!!!!

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  16. Rods

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and fresh yummy yummy my and the wife loved it

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  17. MichaelM

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve eaten in Shrub before but took 5 meat eaters with me. All were very impressed. Great food and atmosphere and fabulous staff.

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  18. GnKM

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Firstly, the staff were very welcoming and friendly. They explained the menu and took the time to talk to us. The food arrived quickly and was outstanding. We chose hummus, muhumarrah, artichoke wings, tofu, seitan burger and a side of fries. All were delicious and my husband who is non - vegan was very impressed too. We will definitely come here again.

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  19. Clara64

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very tasty food but very small portions for the price. Food could have been hotter. Not as good as it used to be unfortunately. Service very friendly and efficient.

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  20. Tracy

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect, as always. Food, service and setting were all amazing.

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  21. LoveDining

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our absolute favourite place to eat or just go for a drink.

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  22. AlexB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful gem of a place tucked in the rows with an unusual and delicious menu

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always stunning food and kind and thoughtful service.

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  24. MikeJulieChester

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service in a relaxed atmosphere. Plenty of choice and options from the menu.

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  25. MayaH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great service and very lovely aesthetic.

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  26. Angela

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, environment and service- right in the heart of Chester. Would recommend for food or just drinks

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  27. Frankie

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the offer menu and found the choices excellent. Food was tasty, different and excellent value for money. The service was efficient and friendly. The atmosphere and decorations were great.

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  28. HarryC

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible roast, perfect portion, friendly service. I’ll certainly be back!

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  29. SuzanneP

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend - amazing food, coffee, staff and atmosphere all in a perfect location. Mum and I had a fab experience and cannot wait to go back! Thank you to the Shrub team 😊

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  30. AprilN

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food and cocktails. We had the humous, tofu, frickles, artichokes and burger. For dessert we had the sticky toffee pudding and cookie dough blondie. Everything was outstanding, with the frickles, burger and cookie dough blondie really standing out. Espresso martinis and margheritas were also yummy, just the right strength.

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  31. AndrewE

    Cheshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent menu, wide ranging with food from many different cultures The portion sizes were perfect so we could try lots of different dishes 10/10 from me

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  32. BieitoL

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Los camareros super amables. El ambiente muy agradable. Y la comida ruquísima. Si volvemos a Chester repito sin dudarlo.

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  33. mikedonald

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A* 10/10 absolutely faultless unbelievable burgers !!!!!

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  34. GrahamB

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal at Shrub. Always excellent. Food is very tasty.

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  35. AlisonM

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal here last night. The food was delicious, lovely drinks, comfy seats and good atmosphere. We will be back!

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  36. MaxwellP

    Staffordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s enough to turn me vegan . Brilliant food good value and great atmosphere. Definitely will return .

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  37. HelenH

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed. Quite pricey, but food worth it.

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  38. ChristineL

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love here lovely staff lovely food would recommend

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  39. GrahamS

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food with lots of different dishes to choose from. We had 2 mains (house burger & rigatoni), a couple of 'small plates' and a side dish - all of which were delicious. Portion sizes was just right. Cocktails were lovely, again with lots to choose from, many with a little twist making them a bit different. Relaxed atmosphere with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Would highly recommend.

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  40. CarolyneB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the decor. The food was delicious particularly the crispy sprouts. OMG they're a game changer in the Brussel sprouts world. The portion sizes were perfect. The staff were super friendly. We're definitely going again before we go back to Somerset.

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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 1096 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 15 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
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • 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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