Nestled on the banks of the glorious River Severn a stone’s throw from the iconic Ironbridge, is Number Ten at White Hart. With an inviting atmosphere and dishes to die for, the charming restaurant is one of the best places to dine in Shropshire.
Number Ten has earned an enviable reputation across the county for the quality of their homemade dishes and reliability of their fabulous service. It is clear to see why customers are flocking through its doors.
Nestled on the top floor of the historic building, boasting exposed beams and views of the River Severn, Number Ten is delightfully styled. The white table cloths are crisp, the cutlery is pristinely polished and the glasses are glasses are crystal clean.
Led by local Shropshire chef, Katie Bradley, the recently awarded AA rosette restaurant remains central around one central element: flavour. And when my boyfriend and I visited for an evening supper, we were blown away by the incredible well-crafted flavours that passed our lips.
We opted for the new Thursday supper menu. Priced at £18 for main and dessert the reasonably priced menu is incredible value for the quality of food placed in front of you.
I opted for the sea bream, sauté potatoes served with caper and lemon butter and presented on a bed of samphire. The sea bream was mouth-watering. Slightly crispy on the outside and perfectly flaky on the inside.
My boyfriend enjoyed the mushroom risotto. A simple dish, but executed with such subtle, yet sophisticated, flavours the humble dish won the accolade as the best mushroom risotto he had ever eaten (demolished).
The wine list is extensive and full of great choices. We opted for the New Zealand sauvignon blanc to accompany our mains.
For dessert I chose the chocolate brownie, he went for the sticky toffee pudding.
Like the main, the dessert was exquisite. A dish that is commonly found on any menu, however the addition of some much welcomed biscuit incorporated into the brownie gave it a crunchy and unique twist. It was then finished off with a marshmallow strategically melted on top, a sweet match made in heaven.
The service is singularly brilliant. The staff work efficiently whilst putting their guests at ease and making them realise that nothing is too much trouble. Manager Jordan is a credit to the establishment and was utterly pleasant and helpful throughout, making our evening all the more enjoyable.
The menu is updated weekly ensuring a different dish graces your table at every visit. However, if it is a unique evening you are after, Number Ten hosts taster menu evenings on the last Friday of every month where you can experience seven exquisite dishes for £38 and six wine flight for £17.
With Christmas quickly approaching, the relaxed fine dining atmosphere at Number Ten would make for a perfect Christmas party setting. Book with eight to 12 guests and enjoy exclusive use of the upstairs restaurant. The Christmas menu is now available online and with the traditional dishes sounding mouth-wateringly good, Christmas slots won’t be hanging around for long. They’ll be gone quicker than I can say Christmas pudding…
Number Ten (within The White Hart), The Wharfage, Ironbridge
Dinner served Mon – Sat 6.15 – 9.15pm
Pub food available Mon – Sat 12 – 2pm and Sun 12 – 4.30pm