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The French Pantry

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15 Tower Street, Ludlow SY8 1RL, England
+44 1584 879133
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to this bistro and we had an excellent lunch. The menu choices were about 8 / 10 for each course and we were happy with our choices of Dariole of Cornish Crab and smoked Salmon & Brie Strudel, followed by Confit of Perigord Duck. Service was quite quick, staff were attentive without being overly so. The house... More 

Thank AlisonS815
Loughton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We managed to get a lateish table on a Friday night. We had two courses, starter and main, and carafe and by the glass wines. Imaginative and original cooking, delicious well-sourced food, excellent French wine list. This restaurant has a wonderful ambience, relaxed, comfortable, warm and friendly, responsive service. They care about food, and they want to delight the customer.... More 

1 Thank Geoffrey W
Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We will soon be moving to a new house and my wife said we are having a new bed when we move in. The house has not yet finished but we were in Ludlow and saw a good deal on a bed we liked so we bought it. We then looked around for some lunch and the French pantry was... More 

Thank richard m
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can agree with the good reviews I read before our visit. Saturday lunchtime busy friendly atmosphere and good food. We had moule frites, fish pie, confit duck, French onion soup and we all enjoyed

Thank Jackie D
Much Wenlock, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall the experience was good. I'm not a lover of overly sweet food and unfortionatly my choices were just that.... I had pork with apricots followed by lemon posset and blueberries. My daughter made spot on choices smokey skate wing with beetroot risotto amazing flavours, and a crab and saffron dish. The bread was all hot and home cooked and... More 

Thank Shropshire2016
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Great choice of authentic French dishes- snails and duck leg highly recommended. Attentive, friendly service

Thank Lynn P
London SW6
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Busy little French-themed restaurant in the middle of Ludlow. Service was very attentive and staff tried hard to please. The food wasn't great. Most of the dishes were served in earthenware dishes and one had to dig around for the food. I had the fish pie which was a bit short on variety. A prawn or two perhaps for a... More 

2 Thank qwert99
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We had lunch at The French Panty for the first time recently and just about managed to get a table without a reservation. It's quite small and very popular. The menu is classic French "rustic" cuisine; huge portions, great food and great value. We will certainly be back.

Thank Roger C
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Here's another little gem to be found in Ludlow. It looks fairly ordinary from the outside and inside it is unpretentious and simple with just a slightly French feel to it. The staff were welcoming, friendly, efficient and the food was absolutely superb. I can recommend the Confit of Perigord Duck; totally delicious. And the Chocolate Brownie, Ice Cream, Caramel... More 

Thank RobertBikerPoet
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Everything good in the reviews is spot on, friendly efficient service and outstanding food, can't wait to go back.

Thank samandgus2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 39
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Tower Street, Ludlow SY8 1RL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Ludlow
  • Phone Number: +44 1584 879133

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