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PorterHouse.sy1

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American, Hamburgers, British, Gastropub
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St Mary's Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1EQ, England
+44 1743 358870
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Fri - Wed 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 167
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great American Dining

Food here was very good, I had a burger which was humungas and my partner had steak which he said was really good. Good value for money too

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
gene genie
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South Wales
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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360 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
South Wales
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Food here was very good, I had a burger which was humungas and my partner had steak which he said was really good. Good value for money too

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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I'd heard such positive reviews of PorterHouse. The menu was well presented & offered a great selection. The Burgers we had were excellent & could not be faulted, best in Shrewsbury in my opinion. The downfall came with dessert. The selection was minimum, we ordered the Knicker Porter Glory, which not only didn't come with half the ingredients it stated... More 

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PorterHouse s, Owner at PorterHouse.sy1, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. It is extremely disappointing to hear that your dessert didn't live up to your expectations on this occasion, especially after you had such great feedback with your main courses. Since your comments we have reviewed how the PorterBockerGlorious is served to ensure it has that wow factor and lives up to it's name! We are... More 

Wellington, United Kingdom
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I had the misfortune of visiting porter house last week. It looked nice from the outside so me and my partner decided to give it a whirl. We were taken to our table and sat down with menus. We ordered our starters but before they had even arrived my partner spotted a rat running around by our table. Shortly after... More 

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PorterHouse s, Owner at PorterHouse.sy1, responded to this review

“Infested”? May I refer the Author of this delightful review to the Oxford dictionary... I think our one night visit from Roland hardly qualifies. The night in question Roland the Rat decided to wobble in off the street after nibbling on some bait elsewhere and acting in an extremely disoriented manner. We called the pied piper who dispatched of Roland... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
228 reviews 228 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Hunting Shrewsbury for a restaurant offering salads, as my wife was on a slimming regime, we finally came upon Porterhouse, whose billboard promoted salads and cocktails. The place was quiet and the service slow. We went for glasses of white wine and I fancied the Burger with bacon and fries and my wife the Teriyaki Salmon Salad. Drinks came much... More 

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have eaten at porterhouse formerly mad jacks for many years and without exception always have had excellent quality menu and food. We ate as a family of four the weekend and was very disappointed. The menu seems to have changed and now simply offer an American diner experience, that aside, the quality and taste of the burritos was really... More 

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Corby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Restaurant was full even for a Tuesday, lovely staff very helpful in helping us with the menu. Food brilliant, would come here again.

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shropshire
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We have been to Porterhouse on a number of occasions and have never been disappointed - however last evenings visit was a different experience. Firstly, the dining tables and chairs have been changed for rough wooden tables which if you're not careful can snag your clothes and what look like rusty old tin chairs. The original black granite topped tables... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

4 of us agreed that our experience was nothing to shout 'Yes!' about. It's maybe because we all had burgers and let's face it a burger can only be so good. Nothing wrong with the service, the portions, the ambience etc. The food just didn't wow us. Other friends have raved about Porterhouse however.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I can't understand people that write bad reviews. The restaurant was brilliant. We had nothing to complain about. There was a good selection on the menu and I would definitely recommend it to my friends.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Enjoyed a hearty lunch with family members in March 2015. Menu is interesting with plenty of American, Tex-Mex and British style varieties of dishes, makes a change from the usual 'grill house' menu. Two family members shared a large steak dish (the Porterhouse, I think) and they were very impressed with the quality of the meat, which is high praise... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: St Mary's Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1EQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Shrewsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1743 358870

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, British, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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