Keep up to date with our FREE newsletter
Twitter link
Site search

For Email Newsletters you can trust

Facebook link

Shrewsbury Restaurant Launch Pay What You Think Menu

Manager James Cross at the House Of The Rising Sun 'Surfing' the wave Board

Manager James Cross at the House Of The Rising Sun ‘Surfing’ the wave Board

Shrewsbury’s popular House Of The Rising Sun restaurant this week launched their second anniversary celebrations since they opened to include three nights of charity fund raising, asking customers to only pay what they think their meal is worth!

Thought to be a first in the region, a series of events called ‘Say&Pay what you think’ will be held this week in their opulent upstairs restaurant where they will offer their innovative ‘Wave’ menu – which has been popular since created by head chef Sam Butler who recently achieved the accreditation of one of the UK’s Top 10 Sushi chefs at the `UK heat of the Global Sushi Challenge’ – The menu is available most nights is the restaurant including over Christmas and is created by the team and consists of ‘wave after wave’ of dishes selected from their menus arriving at each table to taste – The restaurant is renowned for their ‘Pan Asian’ cuisine using locally sourced and speciality ingredients,  however on these charity nights the guests will be treated to additional flavours that will challenge their senses as well as their perceptions of value, as they will be asked to write down what they think of each dish, and in turn what they think each is worth – then all the totals will be tallied and they will only need to pay what think the whole meals was worth.

Manager James Cross (Pictured, surfing the new ‘Wave’ chalk board) commented “We cant believe its been two years since we opened House Of The Rising Sun – It was a new venture and a real first for the region when we opened in October 2013, and we did n’t know what sort of feedback we would receive, but the support of our customers over the past two years has been phenomenal – the business has evolved massively following on-going positive feedback.” continuing “We recently carried out a detailed survey of our customers on our food, service, atmosphere and the events we host, and the comments were overwhelmingly positive – with over 150 respondents to date – one of the continuing themes was our focus on premium ingredients and innovative dishes, so we thought we would create a series of events that showcase both of those elements, experimenting with dishes from our new menus which we launch next week, coupled with raising money for a very worthy local charity Lingen Davies Cancer Fund who are committed to improving cancer services for the relief of cancer patients in Shropshire and Mid Wales, through the provision of specialist equipment and buildings which we support.”

Head Chef Sam Butler added “Reaching the finals of the UK Global Sushi Challenge earlier this month was a real boost to our focus on fresh quality ingredients which we have stayed true to since our launch.“ he continued “the anniversary events we have launched for this week are a bit of a thank you to our customers for their on-going support, with support from our local suppliers, as well as a re-assurance that we will continue to evolve with our customers needs.”

On the nights held Tuesday 20th October, Wednesday and Thursday, guests will be asked to comment on each dish, individually price what they think each is worth based on flavour, presentation and quality of ingredients, and then just pay what they think in total – whatever the House Of The Rising Sun make over and above their normal prices will donate to the charity – “We hope people will perceive he dishes will be worth more than we normally charge as we remain keen to offer on-going value, and the difference will go to a great local cause – if it takes off we may launch it as a regular event” concluded James.

The week has been filled with businesses from Shrewsbury on Tuesday night, and a on Thursday a group booking by popular social group ‘Shrewsbury Socials’ headed by local socialite and business man Alan Murphy who organisers gatherings for individuals who want to meet like minded others in the town “We often host events in the town from walks, to meals and even a recent trip to Dublin, but this event was one of our fastest selling ones with over 35 confirming they wanted to attend within just 4 hours of being released on our Shrewsbury Socials Meet-up page and we now have a waiting list of another twenty – it promises to be a fun night and perhaps a first of many at the House Of The Rising Sun”

Diners wishing to attend the anniversary celebrations at House Of The Rising Sun including their Wednesday public Charity night can visit their Facebook page and follow the links here

  • Share/Bookmark