Lack of decent places to eat in Wrexham town centre

Home Forums Wrexham.com Forums Wrexham Forum Lack of decent places to eat in Wrexham town centre

  • Author
    Posts
  • #103566

    WrecsamGirl
    Participant

    Why is it that a town of Wrexham’s size doesn’t really have anywhere decent you can go for a bite to eat in the centre? Apart from Black Peppers and the Chinese place opposite or the Wynnstay it’s all pub grub, takeaways or chain restaurants such as Frankie and Benny’s etc. Why no nice Tapas places or an Itallian or a Sushi type place?

    Don’t get me wrong I like a chinese or a curry as much as the next person, but sometimes it’s nice to have something different for a change.

    Somewhere like The Fat Boar in Mold would be great, proper hearty food cooked on the premises not plastic crap done in a microwave. There’s a real gap in the market for a place like this in Wrexham. Somewhere you can go for a nice meal before going on for drinks in town without having to get a taxi in.

    #103569
    Sheefag
    Sheefag
    Participant

    Where have you been? It’s a Pie & Chips Town.
    (Not a ‘half chips, half rice’ town – that’s a different meaning entirely)

    #103649

    Rex Ham
    Participant

    WrecsamGirl, in my memory, it was always so. For some reason, Wrexham people seem to prefer to eat out of town. I can only recall The Steak and Claret restaurant in Regent House offering what is now called fine dining. From the 1960’s people seemed to prefer places like the Golden Groves, The Cross Lanes, Grosvenor (Pulford and Aldford) to name but a few. I guess because Wrexham has always been a barracks town and the centre a bit ‘er how can I put this nicely, “rough”, people have celebrated their special times away from town. Having said that, when I look around, there is more food choice now than I ever recall.

    On a related topic, does anyone remember The Eat Easy restaurant in Queen St? That was a bit radical in it’s day!!

    #103658

    MP1953
    Participant

    WrecsamGirl, in my memory, it was always so. For some reason, Wrexham people seem to prefer to eat out of town. I can only recall The Steak and Claret restaurant in Regent House offering what is now called fine dining. From the 1960’s people seemed to prefer places like the Golden Groves, The Cross Lanes, Grosvenor (Pulford and Aldford) to name but a few. I guess because Wrexham has always been a barracks town and the centre a bit ‘er how can I put this nicely, “rough”, people have celebrated their special times away from town. Having said that, when I look around, there is more food choice now than I ever recall.

    On a related topic, does anyone remember The Eat Easy restaurant in Queen St? That was a bit radical in it’s day!!

    Yes the Eat Easy on the site of the old Talbot was a nice restaurant, especially for the day and for Wrexham! it didn’t last that long though if I remember for reasons as above!!

    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

    #103681
    dagg
    dagg
    Participant

    I remember the Eat Easy. They was also a place on Bridge Street were Scott night club was, Baracas I think the name was.

    #103682
    Sheefag
    Sheefag
    Participant

    Bacchus, it was a wine bar.

    #103686

    MP1953
    Participant

    Bacchus, it was a wine bar.

    Was it not some sort of steak house or something there ???

    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

    #103687

    AKS
    Participant

    It was run by Charles Roberts who I think had something to do with Wrexham FC.

    Bacchus, it was a wine bar.

    Was it not some sort of steak house or something there ???

    #103696

    EosPengwern
    Participant

    I can recommend the Lemon Tree on Rhosddu Road. It’s just on the edge of the town centre, and I’ve only been there at lunchtime on weekdays rather than for evening occasions, but it’s smart and the food is good and I’ve held many business lunches there. You take your life in your hands if you use the car park, though – you need to pull your wing mirrors in to fit between the building and the outside wall.

    #103697
    AMA Express
    AMA Express
    Participant

    You take your life in your hands if you use the car park, though – you need to pull your wing mirrors in to fit between the building and the outside wall.

    Is there only one parking space then ?

Content is user generated and is not moderated before posting. All content is viewed and used by you at your own risk and Wrexham.com does not warrant the accuracy or reliability of any of the information displayed. The views expressed on these Forums and social media are those of the individual contributors.
Complaint? Please use the report post tools or contact Wrexham.com .

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.