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Shrub, Chester, Cheshire

Shrub

4.7
4.7
660 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

23:00


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

What 660 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

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    Best Food

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    Best Service

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    Best Ambience

  • Cheshire

    Best Value

  • Cheshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Cheshire

    Healthy

  • Cheshire

    Lunch

  • Cheshire

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Cheshire

    Romance

  • 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

    Special Occasions

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Most Booked

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  1. CL

    ChrisL

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Didn’t realise vegan food could be so delicious!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab as always. My friend isn’t vegan but loved the food. Thanks for a lovely lunch
  3. MM

    MelanieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, very friendly, competent staff and great atmosphere.
  4. SA

    SarahA

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, staff and food! As a meat eater I can highly recommend trying the menu, you won't miss the meat 😀
  5. SH

    SiobhanH

    North Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent addition to Chester eateries. I am not vegan/vegetarian and found the food very flavoursome and excellent service
  6. KB

    KathyB

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was lovely, we shared small plates as a tapas and enjoyed every one. Cocktails were good too.
  7. SF

    SophieF

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing ! So tasty and lovely atmosphere and music, staff really friendly. Would definitely recommend shrub!
  8. RB

    RogerB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good vegan food( even for this non vegan!). Was a Sunday evening so fairly quiet but service was very friendly and efficient.
  9. LP

    LynseyP

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love coming to shrub! The food is soo tasty and the staff are always lovely 😊 I just wish we had one in Manchester!
  10. CC

    CherylC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly service, nothing was too much trouble. Delicious cocktails. Amazing, innovative vegan food.
  11. C

    Chester

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Menus too faint to read without phone torch. Prices shown in strange format, what’s wrong with £5.00? We seemed to wait (I should have timed it) a long time for our food. Service charge is cheeky, as is the donation to a local charity. I prefer to choose my charities and make monthly donations. For one off donations I favour those where my donation is matched by the organiser
  12. R

    Richardphoto

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Good vegan food in a lovely spot on the 'Rows' above 'The Cross'. The seervice was very good and the food good to eat, great to have choices! Not overly keen on the buskers at The Cross, singing was not as good as we have heared before. No getting away from it if you choose to sit outside, just so happens that is what we wanted to do on the hottest day of the year so far. Not the restaurants fault of course but it was very much part of the ambient atmosphere.
  13. DR

    DonnaRob

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food as always. Sophie and Leah were exceptionally helpful. Great place, great food great service.
  14. GB

    GeetaB

    Cheshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are frequent diners at Shrub. The service and meals are always of the highest standard, with the focus on customer service and fresh quality produce. I am familiar with the ingredients used in the dishes, and they are far from inexpensive, yet somehow Shrub are able to keep their prices low enough for patrons, especially considering the present cost of living impact the last couple of years has had on both restauranteurs and the population. I highly recommend Shrub for an extremely enjoyable afternoon or evening.
  15. AM

    AlanM

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good choice of dishes, food well prepared and delicious. Staff very welcoming, helpful and attentive. Particularly liked that water was brought to the table when we sat down without us having to ask for it. Will eat here again.
  16. AB

    AidenB

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing vegan food, I’m not a vegan but absolutely loved it took my girlfriend and she loved it and the deserts were amazing! Great service kind and nice staff and the place is cute.
  17. AM

    AnnMarie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service and a lovely atmosphere, I can't fault anything about out experience. We will definitely be back.
  18. m

    melissab

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service as usual. Can’t wait to come again
  19. AB

    AnnB

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Between the 3 of us we had 3 of the small sharing dishes each which was more than enough and delicious, the cocktails were really good the wine was good, expensive though had a thoroughly good time.
  20. MR

    MayR

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food excellent. Service great, extremely helpful and attentive without being over-bearing. Lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend.
  21. W

    peterW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Extremely helpful with daughter and grandchildren. Food ad always tasty and imaginative for a vegan restaurant.
  22. CL

    CraigL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a perfect place right in the heart of Chester on the toes by the cross. I went twice …. Once for drinks then for dinner .. I’m not veggie but the food was so tasty it didn’t matter Staff are fabulous and looked after me and the dog so well Highly highly recommended
  23. CW

    CynthiaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice fries foods, crispy and not oily. Ramen was excellent!
  24. SK

    StuartK

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We specifically went to Chester as a friend recommended shrub. I can tell you it didn't disappoint. We had 3 share dishes the oyster myshroom calamari, tofu tacos(this was like a main) and a side of fries and and the panzanella main (tomatoe salad) and the oreo brownie for desert. Everything was amazing, if we could we would have had everything. We will be going back ASAP. Also the staff were on point aswell catering to our every need as well as recommending other places to try.
  25. CB

    CathB

    Cheshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    We were served 1 hour 12 minutes after we booked.
  26. RG

    RachelG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing amazing food, exceptional service. Worth a revisit for the Cocktails alone
  27. KD

    KatieD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The BEST restaurant! Best food, lovely staff and lovely atmosphere
  28. JT

    JoolsT

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit for us and it lived up to the first one. Food is amazing, my husband managed to finish the Sunday roast this time! We were the oldest people in there, the majority young enough to be our grandchildren :) good to see them embracing the vegan lifestyle/ethic. Lovely atmosphere in the restaurant and the staff are very friendly too.
  29. TE

    TracyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed it food amazing,lovely chilled atmosphere with nice background music,and friendly,helpful staff.Definitely be returning.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great ambience, everyone was really friendly and a great choice of food. Will definitely be back!
  31. CT

    CourtneyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    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!
  32. BP

    BethanP

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, friendly staff and delicious food and cocktails
  33. 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!
  34. 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🌱💚
  35. 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!
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. SO

    SOM1

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food, really good portion sizes, really friendly staff.
  39. 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!
  40. 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.

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 4.7 stars by 660 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

23:00


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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