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Barkworths Seafoods

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$$ - $$$
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Market Hall | Bellstone, Shrewsbury, England
+44 1743 352138
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Telford, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2015

For a fish lover, this place is a must! The fresh fish counter is superb, such a range of fish and shellfish and plenty of expert advice. There is a small seafood bar with amazing food. A brilliant menu. The Market Hall is a good place to visit but having visited Barkworths I can't keep away!

Thank digit_11
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

The fish is always fresh, fantastic quality, keen well informed staff. The fresh served as meals in the mini resteraunt is fantastic best fish I have ever eaten cooked fresh and with passion and love. Everyone should go.

3 Thank Apesdafish
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2015

We were meeting some friends. This is the first time I have been to Shrewsbury. I was pleased that I had prebooked our table as there is really only one table for 4 people. The rest are bar stools. The meal was absolutely super. Hope to come again next year but probably in the summer. The staff were also very... More 

1 Thank adrianne2015
Solihull, England
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2015

Barkworths Fish Monger. I cannot believe that in a market hall there is such a fantastic eating place. Go to the fishmongers, and eat opposite in their small restaurant area. We had Bouillabaisse with garlic bread and it was fantastic. (£12). Great service with a good selection of wines and beers.

1 Thank davvid_allen
Telford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2015

Only time you can book a table is for midday... So glad we did, its a very small restaurant, but the ambience created was lovely and you simply forgot we were in a market hall!! During our wait for the food we enjoyed a nice cool glass of Chablis. For lunch I enjoyed the Hot Tiger Prawns (they were perfect)... More 

1 Thank Susie1011
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

The food is great whether you are having the chowder or the cold platter all are excellent. Over heard a French family saying if this is market food in England the rest must be amazing!

3 Thank Wendy W
Kettering, England
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134 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

Only four chairs in this tiny restaurant, opposite Barkworth's fish stall in the covered market, are round a conventional table. The remaining ten diners sit cheek by jowl on high stools at narrow, raised counters. None of these places is empty for more than a minute or so. We were lucky to grab 2 vacant seats when passing by, so... More 

1 Thank Barnabee797
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123 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2015

Only a market stall with tables opposite the fish stall,but wonderful food (we had fish soup,prawn cocktail,crab plate and smoked salmon) and a very good selection of wines at reasonable prices.Common on the continent,but quirky here,a lovely place for a light lunch,or one of their fish specials. Booking only foe noon;you really need to do this to be sure of... More 

Thank jhallyday
Evercreech, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2015

My husband and I have been wanting to have lunch here for ages but when we pass it is always full of customers enjoying the great food. Having booked we were able to enjoy the best sword fish cooked to perfection and served with roasted tomatoes and peppers, very Mediterranean and completely delicious, served with tasty garlic and rosemary bread.... More 

Thank wisteria_10
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Went here for lunch with family. It is based within the market, it is so so so good. You are seated as in a proper restaurant and there is waitress service. The fish counter is directly opposite you and you can see your food being cooked. Everything here is so fresh and made from scratch. Reasonably priced and a different... More 

1 Thank 170194

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, British
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Hall | Bellstone, Shrewsbury, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Shrewsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1743 352138

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