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£8 - £20
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Cafe, British, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Popped into this cafe after enjoying a walk around Ludlow, it was very busy but managed to squeeze us in for coffee. We also has a cinnamon bun to share, it was delicious and would highly recommend one. We also saw they did lemon scones,...we will be returning to here or the one in Shrewsbury to try those.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was recently recommended here breakfast was really rather lovely . A rare find hidden by a magical weir in Ludlow. Absolute paradise if you are early enough and can hear the birds sing.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A riverside gem. The food was absolutely delicious. Best cauliflower ever! The service and atmosphere whilst casual was fabulous. Hope to visit again one day.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 April 2024

We had lunch as a group of 7 friends. What a great location overlooking the river. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The food was very tasty and wholesome, and locally sourced with an option to have a glass of wine that matched the...food! Service was a bit slow, but food worth waiting for! I would highly recommend eating here.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 April 2024 via mobile

Super busy, but we were still able to be seated. Very friendly service, visually stunning food cooked perfectly, great flavours.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 31 March 2024 via mobile

We visited Ludlow in March and had a late lunch here on a rainy day. The food was great and the service good. I particularly enjoyed the home made burger. The location is right on the river front and it must be beautiful to sit...at the terrace on a sunny day.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 28 March 2024

Excellent food with real flavour, interesting menu. Came recommended and it did not disappoint us. Quite busy to being very busy but that is a good sign.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 24 March 2024 via mobile

This cafe creates a unique take on their menu it’s great value with exciting colours on your plate and beautiful taste the staff are lovely and the location is idlillic

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 March 2024

Booked a table for a birthday lunch. Ordered two small plates which were priced at £11 each. We were served and charged for 2 full mains at £22 and £24 each, making the total bill, with drinks, for lunch an incredible £65. The salmon main...consisted of at least 50 percent rocket, 3-4 strips of salmon and various pickled things piled on, it felt like a meal made up from raiding jars and tins. The hake main was horrible, it comprised a square of fish with dried fish skin sitting a bowl of gelatinous 'chowder' punctuated by small cubes of beetroot, the whole thing was difficult to stomach and was bland and tasteless. To cap it off, despite informing the cafe that it was a birthday meal, no acknowledgement was made of this at all.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 7 March 2024 via mobile

This was an amazing find. The cafe serves lots of great dishes and you can have small plates like tapas idea to share. The food was extremely tasty and very well presented. We had the best table right overlooking the weir. Absolutely the best food...around. Can’t wait to return soon.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024 via mobile

My husband and I had lunch. We ordered the pakhora as a small plate and then seven sides. We can't decide which dish was our favourite as we loved them all. Wonderful, wonderful flavours! Make sure you leave room for dessert as the ones we...had were exceptional. We had the labneh cheesecake and chocolate and orange marmalade tart. My husband thinks it's the best dessert he's ever had. The drinks were good and the members of staff super helpful. I would 100% recommend it and would love to go back.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024 via mobile

Having spotted this on trip advisor as a great location - it was ideal to walk down from our castle tour to the river weir which was dramatic in itself - we sat in the picnic area in the February sunshine and ordered from the...takeaway hatch for lunch superb sausage brioche buns with a cold beer Speaking with Rueben one of the four sons he managed to get us a table booking for me and my wife in the early evening - so pleased we did ! Superb dinner and drinks with most excellent service Started with a glass of wine outside by the weir then inside Fantastic gr8 thanks to Rueben his wife and all the staff We will be back for sure 👍More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024

This food was truly the best I've ever eaten. I ate the chicken shawarma and it was divine, I had the small plate as I'd already eaten a cooked breakfast that morning. The chicken was succulent and full of flavour, I never normally eat meat...dishes when dining out but was so pleased I did this time . The chicken had some skin on that was just the right amount of crispness , the mint yogurt , harrissa and sliced pickles were piled high on the plate and looked amazing. My daughter chose the Scandi style smoked salmon which was a combination of her favourite foods . The Salmon was thickly cut and plentiful , the cavolo nero perfectly cooked and the bed of mustard yogurt and celeriac was an instant hit.There wasn't a scrap left on anyone's plate and we all left feeling beautifully satisfied full of clean healthy food. This food was such good value for money, top quality food, cooked to perfection and attentive and friendly staff. We were lucky to get a table at short notice so it's definitely best to bookMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024

We ordered takeaway from CSONs for 12 people just before closing time on a Friday evening. The staff were so patient and helpful and really accommodating of the dietary requirements. The order only took 10-15 minutes to prepare and the food (burgers, hot dogs, falafel,...roast potatoes and other stuff I've forgotten) was delicious. We returned a couple of days later on Sunday for brunch, there was only 4 of us this time. We hadn't booked a table but they rearranged some tables and we were able to get a table outside. I would recommend booking if you want to be guaranteed a table as they were busy with people eating in and takeaway. It's a lovely spot, dog friendly, lovely varied menu (not too much choice which is a good thing) and fab food. The staff are great, especially Jas. Unfortunately we live too far away to visit regularly but if you want a relaxed atmosphere with lovely fresh food then I would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 February 2024

Birthday lunch for my wife. Picked CSONS based on reviews and were not disappointed. Excellent food with very polite and courteous service. Chicken shwarma was the standout dish but all food was good. Highly recommended, especially on a Monday lunchtime.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Yea there is a pay and display a short walk down the road.
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Yes, Csons offers takeaway services.

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Csons is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5