Review on The Walrus
Unveiled in October 2018, The Walrus is a gem of a restaurant that is proving to be a very welcome addition to the lovely market town of Shrewsbury in Shropshire. The new owners are two chefs Ben Hall and his partner Carla, who are certainly cooking up a storm judging by the rave reviews their food is receiving. Ben has previously worked under the tutelage of Michelin-starred chefs such as Michael Wignall at Gidleigh Park and Kitchen W8 in Kensington.
The restaurant occupies a former coffee shop, set over two floors with a pared back décor, it's flooded with lots of natural light from the floor to ceiling windows. Downstairs there's a tiny open kitchen where you can watch the hive of activity as the chefs prepare your dishes.
Whether it's the a la carte menu or the tasting menu, modern dishes are beautifully presented showing an eye for creativity, focussing on locally sourced ingredients including vegetables from their own walled garden in Ford. On offer there might be cured and torched sea bream, brown crab panna cotta, fennel and cucumber before a main course of rack and shoulder of Welsh lamb, celeriac puree, carrots roasted in lamb fat and gem lettuce. To finish there's artisan cheeses served with crackers and homemade pumpkin chutney, or for those with a sweet tooth a brown sugar tart with coconut ice cream and lemongrass syrup.
A concise wine list, friendly ambience and knowledgeable service makes The Walrus a must visit venue.
Restaurant Opening Times
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm Wed-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card