Shrub

4.8
375 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 375 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Joanne
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was very well presented and was tasty. I never thought vegan food could have such flavor.
The service was great and the staff are very friendly. Good value for money

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Dawn
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it coming from a non vegan I am converted to embracing non meat/diary eating.

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Richardphoto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Speakers can be a bit loud and their is noise conflict with the buskers.

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Peter
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely brilliant find. Fabulous service, wonderful food, great surroundings. Could not fault it.

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Erin
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing just a tad dark inside.
Lovely tasty food and lovely staff x

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EmilyH
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

very nice food and service. the place looks stunning

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JenS
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been plant based for 7 months it was so nice to be able to choose from a full menu! Food was exceptional and so was the service! It’s my new favourite restaurant in Chester.

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EmmaC
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and even better service. Definitely my new favourite spot

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Shrub in Chester and wow, we will certainly be going again. Attentive service, along with a great ambience and food that’s finger licking tasty!! Amazing, well done all!

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jackiem
Jersey
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience fabulous service and the food was spectacular.
My 3rd visit and I will be back soon
Thank you

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KarenS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrub, excellent.
Amazing food and drink, friendly helpful staff and reasonable prices

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Ashes20
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful service and the food…. so tasty! Well seasoned and spiced to perfection. The cauliflower bites, ramen and blueberry cheesecake was pure heaven

Choice of music could be a bit calmer for dinner time x

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BenW
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No preaching just delivering amazingly delicious vegan food!

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AlisonA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely place with excellent food. Not to be missed. X

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GailA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, food was really good, sat under speaker which was a bit noisy for me, but otherwise a nice time was had.

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AndyM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, fantastic cocktails and great food!

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Funkyviolinist
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent vegan food and great service, just gave the overall 4 stars due to the music being a little on the loud side (we’re over 50 so can’t take it!) Having been to a number of very good vegan eateries I’m rating the Shrub Burger as probably the best vegan burger I’ve had, also recommend the Corn Ribs (amazing sauce) and the addition of optional Jackfruit on the fries.

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WillB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food and venue. Staff were really nice. Would recommend the mushroom calamari

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collettem
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time at shrub, the staff were wonderful, the food was so so good and the whole atmosphere made the evening so lovely:)

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KaiN
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious vegan and veggie food with amazing cocktails and soft drinks, a real modern feel accompanied by friendly and helpful staff. Plenty of non meat substitute meals which is brilliant for a vegan restaurant.
Overall great food great people and a great atmosphere !

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JeffL
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent vegan food in a really central location and very reasonably priced. Restaurant was fab and the service was top notch. Mojitos outstanding! Highly recommended and will definitely visit next time we are in Chester

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AmandaL
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five stars across the board. Lovely environment, excellent service but most importantly amazing food. I only wish I lived closer to Chester.

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as usual. Delicious food, great ambiance and a youthful vibe.

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StephB
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Love the food, love the staff and will keep coming back

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, just amazing!

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Stephen
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place! Manager and our server Amelia made us feel relaxed and welcoming. Food was awesome and a delight

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely find. Absolutely amazing to be able to choose anything off the menu safe in the knowledge I wasn't eating animal products. The staff were lovely and just the right amount of attentive and the food was truly delicious. Can't wait to return next time we are in the area!

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MartynP
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit looked after very well great table top quality food and service definitely visit again

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MarciaF
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We sat outside, good atmosphere. Plenty of choice on the menu and an interesting drinks selection.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

All ok apart from the unnecessarily loud music spoiling what should have been a relaxing meal outside. We didn't stay for dessert because of it, despite asking for the music to be turned down slightly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food delivered by helpful staff.

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AliB
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff member who served our meal was polite, friendly, and extremely attentive.

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ZoeS
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food every time I come here. Excellent setting too. Staff always super helpful .

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AmyC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our dinner at Shrub. Outside area was lovely in the nice weather, staff were great and food was delicious. We all had different things and all really enjoyed them!

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LisaP
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

+ Lovely undercover balcony (as well as indoor seating), good service, great food.
- Limited menu and music was at times too loud for us. Service charge automatically added to the bill, something I'm not a fan of... I'd rather decide what to tip, depending on the service received.

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MarcusD
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Extremely friendly and informative - even to the point of cooking techniques. Food was outstanding - can’t wait to visit again!

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DerekZoltan
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple booking system. Friendly staff. Excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, extremely hospitable, and much attention to detail and presentation of the meals. Well done guys👍

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Katy
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In 30° heat, I wanted a relaxed and calm spot for lunch with some friends. Shrub’s shady outdoor seating area was perfect, with beautiful plants everywhere and lovely music playing — it was like being on holiday! Ice cold water was served immediately by the friendly, attentive waitress, who pointed out the scannable (covid-sensible) menu. I ordered the falafel salad and focaccia side - both of which were great! The falafel salad was a generous dish, with beetroot and some delicious hummus and almonds - just yummy. Coffees were spot on and everything was beautifully plated and promptly served. Staff were very accommodating and the ambience was lovely. Will definitely be returning and recommending to friends.

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RyanP
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We loved the food and being sat outside on a sunny day on the Chester rows is enjoyable. Everything was delicious and I especially enjoyed the desert.

FAQs

Shrub is rated 4.8 stars by 375 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 reservations at the moment.