Peach Tree and Momo-No-Ki, Shrewsbury: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

April 3, 2017

A modern British bistro and a Japanese ramen house out of one kitchen? Somehow it works and it’s lots of fun

The Peach Tree and Momo-No-Ki, 18-21 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6AE (01743 355055). Meal for two, including wine and service: £50-£100

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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.

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Being slapped around the face by caramel and umami and fermentation is my idea of a good night out

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