The View at Hencote

The View at Hencote, Cross Hill, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom, SY4 3AB
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Opening Information

From 2nd October 2020:
Monday to Thursday: 6:30pm – 9:30pm (last sitting 7:30pm)
Friday to Sunday (from 5th October): 12pm – 10pm (last sitting 7:30pm)

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
  • Outdoor Seating

About The View at Hencote

From Friday 2nd October we will be serving our new Autumn A La Carte Menu and from Monday 5th, we will be opening seven days a week and serving our Prix Fixe menu on Mondays – Thursdays

We want you to come up to Hencote and kick back, taking in some of the most spectacular views available anywhere whilst enjoying our award-winning wines and great food.

We have updated our safety procedures in light of the new government guidelines These include:

– Table service only

– Maximum table size of 6 guests

– Safe distancing between tables and a one-way system through the restaurant

– digital menus available by QR code

– doors closing at 10pm, with last sitting at 7:30pm

– Card payment only

Service Times:

Monday - Thursday
We are open for dinner with seating between 6.30pm and 7.30pm on a Prix Fixe Menu priced at 3 courses for £30.

Friday to Sunday
We are open 12pm - 5pm and 6pm to 9.45pm
For all bookings of 2-3 covers your table will be available for 2 hours from the time of your booking.
For all bookings of 4-6 covers your table will be available for 2.5 hours from the time of your booking.
We ask you to be considerate of these times as we must carry out all the necessary Covid cleaning procedures to prepare for our next guests.
Due to Government Covid Legislation we require all our customers to leave the restaurant at 9.45pm.

Cancellation Policy:
For bookings cancelled within 3 days/72 hours of the reservation date we reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee of £100 per table.
Cancellation outside of this period incurs no cancellation fee.

Cuisine: European, BBQ & Grill, British, Child Friendly, Contemporary, Locally Sourced, Romantic, Small Plates, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly, Wine Bar, Pizza
Dress Code: Smart Casual,No Beachwear
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Visited On Saturday, 26 December 2020

Lovely surroundings, but very cold uncomfortable to eat. and enjoy. Limited menu for a special day

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

We visited before Christmas. We were very disappointed. I ordered Sirloin steak. My wife had some smoked salmon main. My steak was the smallest I have ever seen in a restaurant. It was a joke. My vegeable dauphinoise was a smear on the plate. It seemed to me that the chef was concentrating on presentation while neglecting the overall quality. Good presentation is all very laudable but only after the basics have been attended to. My wife's cured salmon was tasteless. This is the second bad experience in a row and we really can't see any reason to come back. It's a real shame. The place itself is so lovely and the views in summer amazing. But the food is really just not good enough for the beautiful surroundings.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 December 2020

Just visited Hencote for the second time and was equally impressed as the first visit. Excellent service with detailed explanation by the sommelier of their delicious wines. Fabulous menu and every course was delicious and very attractive on the plate. Impressive desserts if you have room for them!

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 December 2020

We're not told there would be bits in bottom of bottle of red wine, when told the waitress she disappeared then come back and said they were sorry, not good customer service. Felt after £331 didn't feel we'd have a 5* experience.

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Visited On Friday, 25 December 2020

Service & Food was outstanding in particular the Pear one of the desserts. The ambience was exceptional thanks to the chef & his selection of courses plus Santa's helpers. We will be dining next Xmas , would like a window seat. Andrew Fielding & Lorane Scott

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Visited On Friday, 25 December 2020

Christmas Day, sun shining. Food and drink excellent. A perfect occasion!

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Visited On Thursday, 24 December 2020

A lovely meal with excellent service in a great setting. Rather quiet when we visited but still a great concept so we will certainly be back.

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Visited On Friday, 25 December 2020

Absolutely superb. Highly recommend. An amazing venue. Excellent food and service. Cannot fault it.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 December 2020

It was our 20th wedding anniversary - and you couldn’t have made it any more perfect for us , so thank you so much xx

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Visited On Friday, 25 December 2020

Excellent meal, friendly attentive service from the staff, lovely not to be pressured into leaving our table. The food was superb, well presented and inventive, especially the ‘pear’!

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Visited On Friday, 25 December 2020

Christmas Day lunch . Each course was beautifully presented and very tasty . Service was excellent We will be back Highly recommend

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Visited On Thursday, 24 December 2020

Such a great evening- food was amazing , safe a brilliant at atmosphere- thank you

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Visited On Monday, 21 December 2020

Friendly polite attentive staff. Food arrived promptly, which was of excellent quality and flavour. We received very good service. Ideal for that special treat.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2020

Always a pleasure to visit The View. With Shrewsbury and the Shropshire Hills laid out before you, it is an unforgettable experience. Food and cocktails are excellent and complement the occasion.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2020

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Great food and service, atmosphere needs work. Lower lighting would help

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Me and my wife really enjoyed our stay at Hencote. The wine tour was very informative and the wine tasting was enjoyable. Our evening meal was to a very high standard from the food we had to how attentive the staff were. The glamping experience was lots of fun too and had a good balance between luxury and the feeling of camping. Would definitely like to return again at some point in the future!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

It felt very Covid secure.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Our first time visiting but will not be our last. Great venue, excellent food and of course superb wine. Many thanks for a lovely afternoon.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Lovely setting but overpriced

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

Really enjoyable meal, all food was excellently presented, served in good time and staff were attentive and always around if you needed them! Lovely restaurant with a great atmosphere!

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

This was our first visit to Hencote and were really looking forward to it. On arrival, we thought the atmosphere was great with really attentive staff. We eat out regularly and at the beginning of the meal, we said it would be good to come here once a month after the initial impression. However we shared a chicken liver parfait which in our opinion was very bland and had the faintest hint of chicken liver flavour. We didn't comment to the waitress at the time. I had the monkfish which was excellent and my wife had the turkey ballotine. She ordered extra gravy/sauce because she has a medical problem. She tasted the sauce and said wow this is salty. I had a taste and yes, it tasted super salty to the point of being inedible. So, at the end of the course the waitress asked how the food was we said the gravy tasted far to salty. She relayed this to the chef and she came back and the chef had said 'no salt was added, it was a reduction'. We then had a discussion with the manager about had anyone actually tasted the jus/reduction, without a clear response. So, we were left with the feeling that chef knows best and we were uncultured Hicks from the sticks. The manager offered to take off the cost of the gravy (£1) and asked if we wanted more drinks, but we'd already had a bottle of wine. So, in summary we were looking forward to a great experience but were left with a sour (and salty) taste in our mouths, with a food experience which in no way matched the environment/service. Lots of our friends asked before we went to let them know what Hencote was like and I will duly report back. I don't think we will be coming back in a hurry unless there is a change in chef/chefs.

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

Our party of four had a lovely evening and we were all delighted with the food; I would go as far as to say that my rib-eye steak was the best I’ve ever had. Well done. The portions were ideal amd well presented. The only tinge of disappointment was the cost of the drinks which I thought were overpriced. That said, we will be reserving another table again soon Thank you.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

The booking process was the only negative

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Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2020

Whilst the food was very good, there should be a much larger/better choice (and reasonably priced) of wines by the glass. The service has certainly improved since we were there last, but it still needs to be slicker..

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