Drapers Hall Restaurant

10 St Mary’s Place , Shrewsbury, SY1 1DZ

SquareMeal Review of Drapers Hall Restaurant

A Shrewsbury landmark dating back to 1556, Drapers Hall is one of the oldest buildings in town, complete with magnificent trappings, ancient beams, fireplaces & antiques – although the music in the dining room comes courtesy of a top-end B&O sound system. Eating here can be as casual or formal as you wish, with a vast all-day brasserie menu taking in everything from mezze platters, caramelised pumpkin risotto & chicken Caesar salad to slow-roast crispy duck or whole sea bass with orange & fennel salad & a salt-crusted baked potato. Desserts also cover a lot of ground, from bread-&-butter pud to passion fruit brûlée with Shrewsbury biscuits, while helpful tasting notes are a feature of the well-spread wine list. As a boutique restaurant-with-rooms, Drapers Hall is also perfectly placed for a getaway.

Wine List Of The Year

A credit to the guys at Matthew Clark who have worked with GM Adrian Bibart to compile a list that looks absolutely fabulous: clear, elegant, easy to follow, with concise, helpful tasting notes that never get in the way. It would be nice to see a few more suppliers in there, however. The sub-categories – ‘Smooth and Fruity’, ‘Rich and Peppery’ and so on – are great.

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Food & Drink: 10.0

Service: 10.0

Atmosphere: 10.0

Value: 10.0

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

John R. 10 October 2011

We decided to have a romantic weekend away from the kids and we've chosen Drapers. Such a fabulous building that has such a great feel about it, very warm welcome, bags carried to the room, drink in the lounge by the fire, outstanding service. The room was very clean and tastefully decorated. I have to say the whole experience was excellent. We dine in the restaurant and the menu was varied and not over expensive – depending on choice of course! The food was outstanding and well presented. The wine list was one of the best for a small restaurant and reasonably priced. The staff were also very pleasant and helpful. The bar area was very comfortable as was the restaurant. In fact we enjoyed it so much we stayed for Sunday lunch. This was the best value for money I have had for a while with only £14.50 for a two course lunch. This was also of a high standard. Highly recommend!