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Shrub

4.8
4.8
508 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
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Welcome to The Shrub.
Modern Cafe Culture in the heart of Chester.
Whether 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 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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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, International

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm
    Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm
    Bar
    Tue–Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    01244 340919

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized 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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 508 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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  1. SE

    SuzanneE

    North Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Disappointed with our visit to be honest. I really wanted to love it but the food was not that exciting and I thought it overpriced. We won’t be returning sadly.

  2. MB

    MichaelaB

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Felt welcome as soon as we walked in. The service, atmosphere, food & drink were fantastic. Really lovely, relaxed surroundings to eat a truly delicious meal in. Will definitely be back.

  3. L

    Lou7

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always amazing food here. The lighting/decor is welcoming and comfortable. Service, great, as ever!

  4. T

    Teresa

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food with lots of variety at very reasonable prices. Really enjoyable meal out with my family 😊

  5. LR

    LauraR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious Vegan Food. Great flavours. Friendly staff. Reasonably priced.

  6. S

    Snourous

    Cheshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience2

    Not a bad place but there are better in Chester. Unfortunately neither of us liked the food and my wife is a vegetarian of 30 years. Service was very good. Would rather go to a Restaurant or Pub that did vegetarian options. Won’t be returning.

  7. JC

    JCHreviewer

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed Shrub. Great service: lovely plant based food that was particularly appreciated by the vegan in our party. Loved the interior: cosy and chic. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great night out. Terrific friendly crew. Will be back.

  9. RG

    RichardG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Very enjoyable. Nice ambiance. Enjoyed my food and lovely cocktails. Staff were friendly and obliging

  10. RG

    RebeccaG

    Cheshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience5

    My friends and I have been a few times now. The food is always great, however the service is consistently poor. It is difficult to get anyone’s attention, the attention to detail is poor and the waiting on staff are very slow to offer/serve drinks. It’s a shame the service ruins what would be an otherwise great place.

  11. JD

    JuliaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Thoroughly enjoyable food and service great! So pleased to find a vegan restaurant 😁

  12. AJ

    AJCl

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The most flavoursome, incredible food. Cannot wait to go back.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the first time we have visited Shrub on a Saturday. Although very busy, the staff had time to make every diner feel comfortable and exchange pleasantries. Chef Sammy even customised a dish for me due to my restrictive diet, considering the huge number of tickets flying through to the kitchen. The food was perfect, as usual. Shrub pros: Fantastic food, great staff, and always a complimentary side order of smiles. Shrub cons: None.

  14. LJ

    LouiseJ

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just amazing don’t live in Chester but would come back just for Shrub. Amazing flavours and food quality just brilliant

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Laid back place with really tasty food. Staff really nice.

  16. SM

    SueM

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely place, good food, helpful staff. Decor lovely. Shrub deserves to be a successful business.

  17. LG

    LesleyG

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time at Shrub last night and we weren’t disappointed. Excellent location and relaxed, informal atmosphere with a lovely outside seating area. Food choice excellent and just so good to go somewhere where you can choose from all the menu rather than one vegan option. We will be back!

  18. AC

    AlisonC

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    nice atmosphere - good music and service with pleasant staff and tasty food.

  19. CB

    ClaireB

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went as a family of 4 on a Sunday lunchtime. The food was amazing, the service was great and it was all reasonably priced. We really enjoyed it and will definitely visit again.

  20. ES

    EmmaS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent vegan food, reasonable prices, good atmosphere.

  21. ES

    EmilyS

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and drinks were delicious. We sat outside on the terrace under the heaters. Lovely atmosphere.

  22. RL

    RachelL

    North Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Service was excellent - they took extra care about my severe allergies. Very friendly snd helpful. Food was superb- so tasty. And the cocktails were lovely. Such a good place to help people recognise the beauty of vegan food.

  23. K

    Katherine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Recommended. Wonderful flavours for the food. A delight and a clean, beautiful place.

  24. W

    Will

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Shrub is one of our favourite restaurants in Chester. We go back regularly. The food is great and the service is excellent.

  25. CH

    CarlaH

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food wonderful service, would definitely recommend

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are frequent diners at the amazing Shrub. Chef Kieran adapted a dish to accommodate my extremely restrictive diet. His culinary creativity consolidated Shrub’s ethos……….”Every Guest Matters”. Please do visit this gem in the heart of Chester. You will love the super team, the gorgeous food and warm welcoming ambiance. A side dish of smiles is complimentary!

  27. VM

    VictoriaM

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love to support vegan business’s such friendly staff xxx

  28. CW

    CiaraW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was amazing food and really nice venue with friendly staff. I took my granny and she was shocked vegan food was so good. She wants to go back again

  29. N

    Nigsy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, friendly staff. Great dining experience!

  30. S

    Sweetpea

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Gorgeous place, great service and absolutely delicious food! Really recommend the cauliflower starter and the linguine! Best vegan food I’ve had

  31. HQ

    HeidiQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The waiting staff were very attentive, the food was incredible and it was super cosy!

  32. AH

    AlexaH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and very friendly staff. Wish o lived locally and could make a habit of eating here!

  33. MG

    MikeG

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Not a Vegan so went with an open mind; services and restaurant OK...prices very high £8.50 for cocktail plus 20% VAT!! £12.50 burger!! Food not to my liking but presentable enough. Wont be going back.

  34. L

    Lynm21

    South Wales

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    We were very disappointed with the food, we ordered starters which were good Corn Ribs ..the honey sausgaes were very processed and just tasted like cheap veggie sauages with honey...The Burger for the man course ( we ordered 2) was again like a cheap processed veggie burger, Laska curry vegetables were uncooked...I appreciate Al dente but the carrots were just raw....my daughter had the Pesto Pasto which was large in portion but very oily....It is one of the first meals non of us have enjoyed we are 3 Veggies and 1 non Veggie..The place is nice and the staff were friendly but the food was terrible...we didnt risk dessert! Sorry Shrub!!

  35. NW

    NicoleW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our favourite Chester restaurant. It’s good for vegans and non vegans. Fab atmosphere, delicious food and great service

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, sat us in a really nice spot even though we were early. Food is really tasty, and wine is decent and reasonable.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good service, food served quick and super tasty. Good cocktails too! Will be back to sample the autumn/winter menu

  38. SM

    SaraM

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Very disappointed Firstly they tried to sit us right next to another table when the restaurant was very empty so given covid I asked if we could move which they did reluctantly. The service was strange as it felt like we were doing them a favour and asking too many questions about the unusual ingredients. The dish I chose then had one of the main ingredients, seaweed, missing. On the waitresses advice I went for 2 starters instead. The cauliflower bites which were caked in a sweet & sour sauce and the sticky sausages which had a rough skin on. The music was too loud and not conducive to eating, more like a wine bar or pub type music. Won’t be rushing back tho there’s a shortage of vegetarian restaurants in Chester

  39. B

    Bren

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual, Shrub’s food was impeccable, the service was personable and kind and the ambience was relaxing and warm. Our favourite place

  40. DJ

    DeccyJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great spot to eat outside and watch Chester go by with the best vegan food in town!

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Shrub is rated 4.8 stars by 508 OpenTable diners

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  • Neighborhood

    Chester

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm
    Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm
    Bar
    Tue–Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    British, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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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