Wondering where to eat in Telford? For a small town, it Telford has a tantalising food scene, taking accents from all over the world as well as classic British staples. Mixing chain favourites with local independents, there’s something on the menu here to suit all tastes and budgets.
If you’re looking for somewhere to go for dinner during your stay, we’ve gathered our pick of the top restaurants in Telford. Our dedicated page includes some of the new additions to the town centre, particularly around Southwater Square, while you’ll also be able to sample the area’s more established eateries, including a fine-dining restaurant in Ironbridge, an award-winning curry house in Wellington, some incredible pies in Shifnal and an all-you-can-eat buffet that’s out of this world.
The Vintage Tearoom in Oakengates does exactly what it says on the tin. Expect tea served in charmingly mismatched china, Cath Kidston-print tablecloths and lace doilies, and high teas stacked high and loaded with scones, dainty finger sandwiches and a not-so-dainty slab of home-baked cake. If you’re looking for something a little lighter – and a bit less naughty – their sandwiches are perfectly portioned and come with a side of fresh salad. The cakes, however, are exceedingly good. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
For a room with a view and delicious food to boot, head to the Number Nine Café in Ironbridge. Greeting you when you walk in the door is an oh-so-tempting display of cake stands, filled with that day’s delectable homemade treats. Cosy yet light, with accents of dark wood and the cast-iron that the area is famed for, Number Nine Café offers a hearty brunch menu, a selection of sandwiches and salads made to order, alluring cakes and doughnuts made fresh every day. Try them all with one of their afternoon teas.
Whether you’re looking for a light bite or something bigger, Aroma Café Bar walks the line between café and restaurant with pleasing aplomb. The perfect way to start your day in Telford, Aroma’s breakfast menu veers from crumpets to the sensational Olympic breakfast; a full English, and then some, that will certainly leave you feeling like a champion.
Truffles Café near the Iron Bridge and Tollhouse is another great choice if you can’t decide on your level of hunger. Here you’ll find all the British lunch favourites – fish and chips, cottage pie, chicken curry and pasta dishes – but be warned, you may get distracted by the tempting choice of desserts and ice creams on offer.
If coffee is your crutch, make a beeline for The Green Wood Café in Ironbridge. Here, coffee is serious business, as is making it available to everyone who wants it – oat, almond, soya and dairy milk are all on the menu. You won’t get any funny looks if you ask for a ‘nitro coffee’ here; the staff are expert baristas, the coffee is locally sourced and served with artistic flair. Looking for something to go with your coffee? With a stock of vegetarian-friendly cakes – as well as vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options – and a lunch menu packed with food from independent artisanal suppliers, this is a deluxe café experience. Speaking of vegan-friendly eateries, staying in Ironbridge, herbivores happily make their way to Eighty Six'd for some of the best café food in the business.
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