Sheldrakes is a restaurant in Lower Heswall, Wirral on the bank of the River Dee with glorious views across to the Welsh hills. It is quite easy to find by driving to the bottom of Banks Road, where there is a car park, with the restaurant being a few yards further on.
The evening that we booked a table turned out to be lovely and sunny, so we sat outside on the terrace. As far as social distancing was concerned, we felt quite safe because of being in the open air.
My daughter likes a light rosé wine, so we had a bottle between us, while my husband stuck to a soft drink because he was driving. The “cooked to order” food menu was quite tempting, so we decided to go for three courses. My husband ordered the Duck Pate for a starter, which was quite substantial – but he does have a good appetite! My daughter and I opted for a meze board to share. The variety of flavours on the big plate were all very tasty. For the main course, my husband chose his favourite fish and chips – large and non-greasy. My daughter had Nicoise salad and I had lamb rump kebab. We all decided on the ice cream for desert.
The service was efficient, unpretentious and friendly, so I gave the waiter a generous tip before discovering later that there was a 7% service charge on the bill. Ho hum!
But it was a very pleasant evening in lovely surroundings and I would certainly recommend this restaurant.