A modern British bistro and a Japanese ramen house out of one kitchen? Somehow it works and it’s lots of funNungwi Village
The Peach Tree and Momo-No-Ki, 18-21 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6AE (01743 355055). Meal for two, including wine and service: £50-£100Nungwi Village
Just outside the loop in the River Severn that encloses the heart of old Shrewsbury, all mullion windows, dark beams and twisted brick, is a mini restaurant row. Here, facing the abbey, is a Cuban bar with an entirely un-Cuban menu of burgers and nachos. There’s a Japanese ramen house next door and a modern British bistro next door to that. It’s like some snapshot of Britain’s restless mid-market restaurant sector, each outlet huddling here for a little reflected warmth from the others.
Being slapped around the face by caramel and umami and fermentation is my idea of a good night out