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The Golden Cross

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14 Princess Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1LP, England
+44 1743 362507
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Porsgrunn, Norway
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103 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Two times I have had dinner with colleguaes in projects in this location, in a separate room on the roof. The location is wonderful, and the food was really good. Nice servants, although my French friend sitting by my side did not understand why the men were served before the women :-). In France they would definitely do opposite. But... More 

Thank Linusmamma
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for our New Year dinner last night, all the tables were full and there was a lovely welcoming atmosphere, led by the charming hosts Gareth and Theresa and enhanced as ever by the quirky décor. Despite being busy the food was superb and the service discrete but attentive. Full marks for not charging an exorbitant set price... More 

Thank awayfromhomex
Llangadfan, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an awesome evening with sensational food, wine, beer and service. The fish was absolutely delicious and the ginger parfait, wow. As it was my birthday we had booked to stay the night which enabled us all to enjoy the excellent wine list as well as a fabulous breakfast the next morning. The only word of warning I will offer... More 

Thank caroline n
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked for lunch before shopping, I looked at the menu and my first thought was it seemed a little expensive for the surroundings. We ordered our lunch and I had a glass of wine. Well all I can say is it was worth every penny. My husband was excited by his meal. He said it was a fantastic fusion... More 

Thank 15Bae
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited here as part of a group of 10 and the place was packed. Despite being very busy the food and service was great. Everyone was served together and no one had to wait for their food. Everything was well cooked and presented. Will certainly visit again.

Thank DerekParsons
Brisbane, Australia
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63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

You're going to need to book, like ancient buildings and enjoy excellent food. Tick those boxes and this is a memory to savour or an evening to treasure. Don't expect to park right outside unless you're a gambler, but the approach from east, west south or north will set your appetite and your appreciation of history up for a real... More 

Thank Ian N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

First class restaurant. Excellent food and good service. A most enjoyable dining experience. The price was reasonable for quality food with plenty of choice on the menu.

Thank Christine T
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Fantastic location for a most enjoyable family evening meal, food, wine, service and ambience outstanding.

Thank BillFrew
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We were looking for somewhere to eat having completed our Christmas shopping without trailing a great distance. We saw a sign of the high street for the restaurant which sent us up a small alley to the restaurant entrance. On entering we were immediately looked after and offered a table. First impressions didn't let us down it was great, A... More 

Thank Richard H
Much Wenlock, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Was here with some friends on abusy saturday night. The hostess was charming as ever. Food was great except for the brocolli which was to my taste undercooked. The confit duck just fell off the bone. The service was prompt, too although the waitresses were a little too casual in their approach. Have been several times before and will go... More 

Thank Andrew M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$37
British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Princess Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1LP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Shrewsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1743 362507

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?