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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Food & Drink: House Of The Rising Sun Restaurant Review, Shrewsbury

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If you are lucky enough to be extending your visit into the evening and dining in Shrewsbury, it's cobbled streets are packed with quirky corners and lots of places to eat; from cool cafes to one-off delis.

On an evening there's a host of bars and restaurants to choose from, in this particular instance, Original Shrewsbury organised for us to dine at House of The Rising Sun, an enticing fusion restaurant doused in a mix of oceanic blue hues and timeless timber tones which provided a sumptuous and luxurious atmosphere to enjoy a fusion of global dining.

The menu itself offers a tapas-style menu; its modern Australian cuisine combines Pacific Rim flavours, mixed with Indonesian and South East Asian influences. As you can imagine there is lots of choice on offer with "around the world dining" delivered straight to your plate.

HOTRS has a pretty cool ethos that their food has "no constraints and no rules". All of their dishes are produced with influences from across the world with special note to Japan and East Asia. Each dish is produced in-house and the restaurant takes pride in the technique and precision of the food they offer. 

Other than the premium steak selection, all of their dishes are what would commonly be described
as tapas and in themselves do not typically form the main meal. It is recommended that they are to be shared and enjoyed by all the table! It is suggested that each person chooses at least 4 dishes and of course any sides you desire for the table. 

So with that in mind, we carefully chose the following tapas style dishes to share between the two of us;

Hoisin duck, spring onion & cucumber £7.00 sushi rolls
Pork belly with smoked apple ketchup £7.00 tempura
Tuna with ginger and lime dressing £6.50 sashimi
Hirata bun - pork belly - sweet steamed bun, pickled cucumber & sriracha mayonnaise £4.00
Seared teriyaki beef, sesame, spring onion & teriyaki sauce £13.00
Salmon with its own caviar £6.50 Nigiri 
Edamame beans (salty, sticky or spicy) £4.00

A few dishes were already firm favourites, and others, like the sashimi and nigiri I hadn't tried before. The tempura pork belly with smoked apple ketchup with a perfectly light and crispy batter was a favourite dish of mine along with the pork belly Hirata sweet steamed buns, topped with pickled cucumber and sriracha mayonnaise... you can see a 'pork theme' occurring here! 

If you're local or just visiting, I highly recommend you pay House of the Rising Sun a visit - it is ideal for groups of friends who can happily share a selection of delicious tapas dishes, along with a couple of fruity cocktails too! 

For further recommendations on where to visit, stay, eat and drink read about my full press trip with Original Shrewsbury here.

House of the Rising Sun, 18 Butcher Row, SY1 1UW. Tel: 01743 588040

(*) This post was in collaboration with Original Shrewsbury who organised a press trip for me to explore the town. All food and drink at House of the Rising Sun were provided on a complimentary basis in exchange for an honest review on my blog. All opinions expressed here are my own (*)

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