The View at Hencote

Hencote , Cross Hill , Shrewsbury , United Kingdom, SY4 3AA
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Opening Information

Thursday – 12pm - 12am
Friday – 12pm - 12am
Saturday – 12pm - 12am
Sunday – 10.30am - 6pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Wine Shop
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Free Parking
  • Event Space
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Business Lunch
  • Bar
  • Awesome View
  • Accommodation
  • Outside Seating Area
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About The View at Hencote

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY OPENING TIMES:
Thursday - 12pm to 12am
Friday - 12pm to 12am
Saturday - 12pm to 12am
Sunday - 10.30am to 7pm
Monday - 10.30am to 6pm

The View at Hencote sits atop the Hencote estate with fantastic views over the Hencote Vineyard, Shrewsbury and the Shropshire hills.

Partnering locally-sourced produce with bold, international style cuisine and authentic cooking on our open-fire charcoal grill, the View at Hencote offers a unique culinary experience in Shropshire.

Open not only for restaurant reservations, relax in our lounge or wine & cocktail bar with views into the Hencote winery where our award-winning wine is produced or sit by the pizza counter to enjoy a pizza made in our Italian rotary pizza oven.

Cuisine: European, BBQ & Grill, British, Child Friendly, Cocktails, Contemporary, Locally Sourced, Mediterranean, Romantic, Seafood, Small Plates, Tasting Menu, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly, Wine Bar
Dress Code: Smart Casual,No Beachwear
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Visited On Thursday, 13 June 2019

Great time for my friends birthday.

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Visited On Thursday, 13 June 2019

Venue, setting and view is amazing , food was ok but it was more about the actual place for me - super quality layout and service

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

This is our 3rd visit and as always excellent service and food. We will be back very soon

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Great food and service.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

The quality of the service from the staff was excellent ! The meal sadly did not meet expectations: Starter: very little crab and only 5 tiny pieces of mackeral. Main : Lamb not hot, Pork dish too rare. The large table in the middle of the restaurant is too wide for conversation when placed opposite one another.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Too expensive for the portion. Service was too much - disturbed too much. I booked a corner table at the window and didn’t get it on arrival. I would not rush back for dinner but I’ll come back to enjoy the hencote bubbly and view.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Excellent food, service and the view!

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Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

We had a lovely meal. Food was cooked to perfection and offered interesting and different combinations of flavours. The desserts were to die for! Yes it’s more expensive than other eating establishments in Shrewsbury but it is offering a different and more sophisticated dining experience. We will be back!

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Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

Very disappointing! Very expensive!

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Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

Food was excellent quality but portion size could be bigger - main course in particular. Waiter was excellent as was the Sommelier!!

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Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

Great day, couldnt fault anything. Service and food was the best. Little pricey but a treat. Will be returning

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Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

This was our first visit to The View at Hencote and it most certainly won’t be our last. From the moment we walked in, we were made to feel very welcome, The Staff were helpful and informative. The food was perfection itself and the views across the vineyard and town were fantastic even on a misty, rainy day There is absolutely nowhere like this place in the area and we just loved it. Would wholeheartedly recommend it to absolutely anyone and everyone.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 June 2019

A memorable and Scrumptious Experience. The friendly warm welcome we received upon arrival set the tone for the delights which followed. The View was breathtaking. The staff were attentive and engaging. The food was delectable, and the rhubarb crumble with ginger ice cream was beyond delicious. The Hencote sparkling wine was excellent. I would highly recommend the View at Hencote, and I will definitely return.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 June 2019

Food, atmosphere and service were all fantastic! Will visit again but was quite pricey so would only for a special occasion

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Visited On Sunday, 02 June 2019

I booked Hencote for my sister's hen party. There were 24 of us in total for afternoon tea. The service was fantastic and the food was amazing. The vegan options provided were brilliant. The wine was lovely and the staff were very knowledgeable. The views over Shropshire were stunning. My sister was blown away by the venue and I know that a lot of the party have said they will be going back. I will certainly be returning to Hencote. Thank you all again for making the hen do such a memorable occasion.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Great atmosphere and fantastic service. But as vegetarians, we would love a few more vegetarian options

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

The venue is stunning but unfortunately the rest of the experience was lacking. The starters were fine, but not amazing, considering the price and very small. All of our party had steak - either Ribeye (£27) or Sirloin (£37) and all were disappointing. The ribeye was very fatty (and I realise that ribeye is by nature more fatty) and not cooked as people had asked. One of the orders was wrong and we had to wait for another to be cooked by which time the rest of us had finished. The bowl of chips was tiny and ordinary. The sauces were not brought out with each individual steak, and then were all dumped on the table rather than finding out who had ordered which. We didn’t bother with desserts or coffee. The serving staff were not as attentive as they should have been. When you are paying through the nose for a top-notch meal, you expect the very very best in food and service, and our meal at Hencote was a huge disappointment. We won’t be coming again, which is a shame as it has the potential to be a fabulous place to spend the evening. Hencote needs to sort itself out if it is going to succeed. Good luck!!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

My wife and me are Disappointed with the quality of main course, very small dish for the price and cod fish just warm, starters not good value for their size, and not that tasty, dessert and wine exceptionally good. Not many vegetarian options. Staff exceptionally good and amazing view!!!

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Visited On Friday, 31 May 2019

Thank you. We had a lovely evening.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 May 2019

Everything excellent. Felt the food was a little bit pricey but did not spoil our enjoyment. The selection of breads we shared was particularly good.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 May 2019

The only reason that we've given 2 stars for service is because of the Sommelier's knowledgable advice and service throughout the evening. 2 stars for atmosphere because you can't argue with the stunning views and we didn't know where to 'credit' them. Background music was far too loud, service was over-familiar and unhelpful, Not told about one main being sold out before we were left with the menus, of course 2 of us chose that dish. Totally inflexible about meat and side dish combinations when we tried to make last minute choices because of this. Then two of the 4 main courses had to be sent back due to not being warm/cooked, then returned to the table having been 'nuked' - rubbery and inedible lamb and turbot. And a £200 bill to top it off despite 2 mains being taken off the bill and no service charge. And we had to pay our taxi driver to stay and wait because it took so long for the bill to be delivered. Really very poor, felt like the business is trying to 'get away with' poor service and poor food and huge prices because of the view.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 May 2019

This was our first time at Hencote and thought we would try the bubbly brunch. Amazing views and we loved the restaurant. Service was very good and attentive though there was only one other table apart from us. The brunch was excellent-a different experience with all of the courses and was more than enough. We couldn’t eat anything else for the rest of the day. Lovely way to start of a Sunday and I could have sat and watched the views all day. It would be useful to know the local landmarks that we could see and the hills as did guess some of them and the waitress didn’t know the names. The only criticism we would have is that the cleaning and hoovering should be completed before the restaurant opens as you don’t really want someone hoovering around you when you have come for brunch. The main criticism and really not in keeping with the restaurant is that one of the chefs swore throughout the morning-we could hear it even though in the corner of the restaurant and not appropriate. We heard him 3 times during brunch and again clearly when we left. Despite that, we would return but I am sure it would have put off some other paying customers.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 May 2019

Had the best day

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Visited On Saturday, 25 May 2019

Amazing! Will be visiting again ASAP

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Visited On Saturday, 25 May 2019

I grew up inside restaurants as my father was a chef. I appreciate you pay for the view but the quality of the food needs to match the price. I would suggest maybe sourcing more local simple ingredients to lower costs, empty tables on a Saturday night is worrying. You charge £2 for Brita filtered tap water, really? Great wines and service was first class. The taste/seasoning/quantity of our main course just wasn’t quite right. Bland. There are much better places to eat without the view in the town centre. I would return for drinks but not food, I witnessed people sending their food back to the kitchen.

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