During a recent visit to Shrewsbury we visited the Peach Tree for a fabulous meal.
Before we left, my Mum did some “googling” and found that the Peach Tree was able to cater a gluten free meal. The menu’s looked pretty good so we decided to give it a go.
The Peach Tree sits opposite Shrewsbury Abbey, which is lovely.
There are a number of great reasons to visit, you can get breakfast, lunch, dinner or just coffee here. You can check out their websites for special offers and to see all their menus.
The inside of the Peach Tree is beautiful, with some parts of the building dating back to the 15th Century. There is lots of space and huge big windows on the front of the building to look out of.
A pretty large proportion of the menu is, or can be made gluten free. The menu had a little key so it was easy to identify what was what. We visited in early August so please check the menu’s online as what I had may no longer be on the menu.
I was feeling fancy so had a glass of Prosecco.
For my starter I had Crispy Squid & Aioli, this was listed as a pre-appetiser but when I asked they were happy to make it a gluten free starter for me.
I love seafood like this, it’s something I’ve missed as it quite often can’t be made gluten free so I jumped at the chance to try it.
It looked as good as it tasted! There wasn’t too much of it and it was an ideal portion size for a starter. The squid was cooked perfectly and the gluten free batter was light and tasty.
For my main course I had Pan Roasted Gressingham Duck, Salsify & Seasonal Acorn Buttered Veg (Asparagus and Brocolli), Sour Cherry Jus and Triple Cooked Chips.
Again, this meal looked beautiful and tasted even better! The chips were fabulous, crispy, fluffy, salty. Perfect.
The duck was really tasty, the acorn buttered veg was fabulous and made me wonder why I don’t cover everything in acorn butter. The sour cherry was wonderful. I even ate a radish – although I won’t be eating one again.
For desert I went for Salted Caramel Chocolate Nemesis Garden with Vanilla Bean Ice-Cream & Chocolate Earth.
This desert was HUGE. It had freeze dried raspberries, blueberries and white chocolate pebbles. Underneath the chocolate “earth” which was amazing by the way, was gooey chocolate, salty caramel goodness. My husband would have LOVED this. I couldn’t eat all of it as it was really rich, so my Dad finished it off and agreed that it was really tasty.
Mum and Dad both really enjoyed their meals too.
All in all, The Peach Tree is a wonderful place to eat, I really am quite sad that I live so far away and won’t get to eat here again for a long time. The staff were really friendly and accomodating, they had good gluten free knowledge and ensured that my dining experience wasn’t a scary gluten filled minefield.
The atmosphere in here is really calm and relaxed. I would definitely recommend that you visit if you are in Shrewsbury.