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Restaurant 1840 is a fully licensed unique dining experience. Renovations on this former Methodist church began in 2016 following 10 years of neglect. The lovingly restored building has maintained its heritage, all tables have been converted from original church pews, stained glass has been designed to replicate the originals and even the altar has been restored in the reception area.
PRICE RANGE
£13 - £25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
British
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Exceptional food and service. Came along with some colleagues did not know what to expect but it was phenomenal. A must try.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall a wonderful experience, service was excellent, friendly approachable servers. Fantastic selection of cocktails original to the restaurant. Food was exquisite. We will definitely be returning soon

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I do not normally like to eat in restaurants but as we were going to a salsa dance event in Telford I booked a table at 1840. We were pleasantly surprised at the warm reception from Alison and even more so at the service and...the quality of the food. My son and the rest of the party absolutely loved it. I live quite far from Telford but I will honestly consider going there again. It is by far the best restaurant I have been to in my life time.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 11 April 2024 via mobile

We are fortunate to live close to this lovely restaurant. Our first visit for a while. We are pleased to say that the standard of food and service is as good as ever. Great food . friendly and professional staff and a lovely atmosphere. Thank...you all. We will be back soon.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 24 March 2024

We were staying in Telford with a group of friends - we chose this restaurant based on the reviews - and it did not disappoint. The location is lovely, the staff are so friendly and the food was amazing ( especially the Bream) We also...enjoyed the little samplers between courses. Would definitely visit again when we are in the area.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 24 March 2024

My partner and I ate here on 23 March 2024......put simply the food.... service....and ambience was great! Its an absolute little gem of a restaurant!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 23 March 2024

First visit to 1840. Lovely interior welcoming staff and good menu choices. The scallops & pigs cheek starters were superb followed by lamb rump and dauphinois potatoes which very unfortunately was cold but good flavours. The salmon was tasty and hot with delicious roasted new...potatoes but the salmon was over cooked if we’re being really picky. Delicious puddings Would go back againMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024

Attended Restaurant 1840 with my wife and family tonight. We had a wonderful evening. Excellent food, a very good mix of drinks, fantastic, attentive yet unobtrusive service all in the setting of an old Methodist chapel. The first time we’ve been here but it won’t...be our last. Thank You All for giving us all a wonderful night out!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 9 February 2024 via mobile

Another fantastic evening at 1840. Excellent service from Alison and Molly. Food was divine and cooked to perfection.

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

Came here midweek for an evening with my partner after searching for somewhere new to try. Our food was very tasty, each part tasted like it was lovingly made and we were pleasantly surprised. Servers were nice and pleasant. Food did take some time to...cook despite being the first to order but would definitely return because all our meals were very nice!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 24 January 2024 via mobile

Having had the great pleasure of dining at Restaurant 1840 for a second occasion, it is my duty to provide a thorough critique on the outstanding performance of this restaurant and its impeccable cuisine! The restaurant is set in the town of Dawley in a...uniquely beautiful 19th century church. This historic building sets the scene for a dining experience like no other! The staff provided incredibly great service from the beginning to the end of the evening and we felt totally welcome from the second we arrived. The steak was absolutely, without a doubt, the best I have ever had. It was cooked exactly as I liked, and was accompanied by an outstanding peppercorn sauce. Truly a masterpiece in both taste and presentation. We also shared a cheeseboard alongside a wine that had been paired, and once again the selection and flavours that were combined were impeccable. We later discovered that the kitchen prided itself on its local produce which really added to the organic experience and drove a sense of community to the feel of this great restaraunt. A luxury dining experience at an incredibly fair price! I personally thanked the Chef, Anjelika, who also manages the restaurant, and I have to say that she is outstanding at what she does. We have already booked for Valentine's day so will be back very soon! 10/10More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 22 January 2024 via mobile

Came here for the first time after looking for somewhere nice for dinner and seeing all the excellent reviews this place has. However I'm sad to say it didn't live up to my expectations. The positives were: we were greeted on arrival, the menu has...a nice introduction to the restaurant, nice setting inside an old church but still felt quite relaxed, very polite service throughout, the other person enjoyed their starter and steak main, and nice to see the chef seeing people off at the end of the night. I'm not sure if we caught them on a bad night but unfortunately a number of things missed the mark: the waiter forgot to bring us a couple of drinks we asked for through our meal and brought the incorrect one on an occasion, the service was painfully slow (although I believe this to be the kitchen not the waiters fault) and it took us 2 hours 45 mins for the 2 of us to eat 3 courses, my steak was over cooked and on too high heat as the edges had gone black, the chocolate bomb desert was too rich and in my opinion needed cream/ice cream instead of the toffee/caramel sauce to balance this out. Overall, I personally wouldn't come back based on this experience against the price. Just some feedback that it would be helpful to have some more lighting in the carpark, as at night it's very difficult to see, particularly the ow walls and poles sticking out.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 6 January 2024

My wife and I stumbled across this restaurant while visiting the Telford area, and we were astonished by how good it was. There are some really interesting items on the menu including pheasant and woodpigeon, which I had never previously tried. The presentation of the...food was exquisite. (I wish I'd taken pictures.) The restaurant itself is in a converted chapel, which has been tastefully furnished in a modern style. The serving staff were friendly and welcoming. One word of caution: don't expect fast service. Food this good takes time to prepare!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 22 December 2023 via mobile

Lovely evening me and my two friends on Wednesday eve. The food was phenomenal! We had 3 of the small plates which was great way to taste a few different dishes. The lady who greeted us , showed us to our table and kept checking...on us was so lovely. And our waiter , a young lad didn’t get his name was so friendly and professional. The customer service was top on notch! We were the table where food took a while so we’re given a free bottle of wine which was a lovely touch. It was most definitely worth the wait. Thank you so much!!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 December 2023

superb cooking, fabulous friendly service, and a wonderful atmosphere. table for 6, and everyone was thrilled with the quality of every one of six different dishes. very happy diners. friendly welcoming atmosphere, excellent service, and fantastic food. we will return soon.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Margaret L
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Hi we currently do a set meal on a Thursday and Sunday roast with special occasions such as valentines also catered for - all details are posted on face book and then go live on the website the week before
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Margaret L
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We do a Thursday and Sunday roast option that is updated weekly- details go live on website week before and are always communicated on Facebook before launching
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Hi yes it does and disabled toilet- just.be sure to mention when booking that you need to sit downstairs and if you require a table to accommodate a wheelchair
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Restaurant 1840 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5