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The Bird's Nest

Shrewsbury Market Hall | Claremont Street, Shrewsbury, England
+44 1743 600393
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Shrewsbury Market Hall | Claremont Street, Shrewsbury, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of the best coffee in town, definitely one of the coolest most interesting places to hang out, friendliest staff and amazing value munchies. The menu is always interesting and super well priced. Number one place to take a vegetarian or vegan friend for lunch...More

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst visiting the Shrewsbury indoor market with my partner, we decided to have lunch here. It was a very busy day, but we managed to find two seats at a table and ordered some food and drink. There was a really nice 'beach' vibe to...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic simple crayfish open sandwich with a subtle but distinctive dressing. Wonderful ambience and a team that give great service in a laid back style. It's hard to believe you're so far from a beach with the chilled atmosphere this place creates.

Thank David W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time we have visited the birds nest, the first time round it was impossible to get in as it was so busy. So went with family and friends again and got 2 tables as there were 10 of us 4 adults...More

Thank Daley J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be one of the best cafes in Shrewsbury. It's quirky, intimate and retro. The service is always good and they are really friendly. The food is top notch and I love their sandwich choices. The menu changes regularly and it's something different...More

Thank TartanGreek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always popular and always busy - and there's a very good reason: food and drinks are amazing! New lunch time menu is mouth-watering, staff are very friendly and accessible. Relaxed atmosphere and excellent setting... hard to leave!

Thank Jodie K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place by mistake....and were amazed by the service and food. A simple yet tasty and very satisfying menu. The steak sandwich is a must! Very friendly, helpful staff. I will definitely be going again. What a treasure of a find.

Thank beckyoakley
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Part of the appeal of the Bird's Nest is that it's hidden away inside the market and, when you're there, you feel part of something different and cool, separated from the monotony of reality. It has become more popular over the last couple of years...More

Thank Abcdefghijklmnop1
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This very quirky well established restaurant located in the town's Market Hall is one of our favourites when in town. The atmosphere and down to earth food/drink options are a real attraction. Many locals tend to meet here on Saturdays to be in with the...More

Thank Ron D
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The Birds Nest do really lovely coffee and food, have been there for breakfast and lunch and the food is always very good and reasonably priced. Staff friendly and helpful.

Thank ShropshireBelle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shrewsbury Market Hall | Claremont Street, Shrewsbury, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Shrewsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1743 600393
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