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Broad Street, Montgomery SY15 6PN, Wales
(01686) 669 822
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 192
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great experience, one for the list!

Had a very agreeable lunch here in January. The quality of the food was first class. We had the tasting menu which worked well, though go hungry if you choose this option as portions were quite generous. The style was tasty and classical rather than molecular and not too much pointless foraging... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
Giles R
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North Wales, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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225 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
North Wales, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Had a very agreeable lunch here in January. The quality of the food was first class. We had the tasting menu which worked well, though go hungry if you choose this option as portions were quite generous. The style was tasty and classical rather than molecular and not too much pointless foraging either. This gets my vote as going into... More 

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Crosby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We both chose the seven course taster meal. It was amazing!! Can honestly say that this is fine dining at its finest! Can't wait to return for a special occasion. In particular the artichoke amuse Bouche and the pork belly were bursting with flavour. This combined with great service made it an evening to remember..

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Nottingham
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

After a rather arduous journey from Nottingham, we enjoyed a wonderful evening at The Checkers on Friday, 6th Feb. The complimentary canapés were a lovely touch while we perused the menu with a drink on comfy seats before being shown to our table. An amazing selection of complimentary homemade bread was brought to our table, which we tried and failed... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Well for a start, I had the cheese soufflé and smoky sauce which later made me vomit from the "richness" (I am a massive cheese-eater so did not expect this) into their toilet while they hovered around looking worried, but not offering any help or apologies or anything. Also, a raspberry coulis was missing from my friends pannacotta pudding -... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Booked both the accomodation and dinner here as a late christmas present. Accomodation was brilliant, lovely spacious room. Regards the food, this really was exceptional is every respect. All six courses that we experienced were delivered with outstanding presentation. In outstanding restaurants sometimes you get pretentious service who make you feel like you shouldnt be there, which is really not... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I have eaten at the checkers a couple of times before for very special occasions and it has always been an amazing experience. Our meal on the 28th December was no exception. Amazing flavours and so much attention to detail. We ordered the 7 course taster menu for our table for two and I accompanied my meal with the wine... More 

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Bromyard, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Just before Christmas, to celebrate my wife's birthday, we booked and this time, we thought the tasting menu was better than ever. The only argument we had was over which course was the star of the show. Well done to 'The Frenchman and the Farmers Daughters'.

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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Everything was fantastic at The Checkers last night. Exceptional food, brilliantly presented ( no disappointments in any of the 7 courses) and all the staff keen to make the evening memorable. Lovely atmoshphere, buzzy and noisy, a proper celebration. I wish I had trusted chef and gone for the venison, which was a delicious very rare steak, but I'll know... More 

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Shrewsbury UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Another excellent meal at Checkers. The food is cooked and presented beautifully, the wine list is interesting and the staff are friendly and helpful. There are some really good eating places in the South Shropshire/Powys area but this is a class above.

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Liverpool
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We went for a 2 day mid week break that included 2 nights bed and breakfast and two 3 course meals off the a la carte menu. When we arrived we were made to feel very welcome and we also had the room we had booked upgraded (if we wanted) - we took advantage of this and, on hindsight, would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Broad Street, Montgomery SY15 6PN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Montgomery
  • Phone Number: (01686) 669 822

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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