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Conveyor Belts Are Integral To The Success Of A Busy Sushi Restaurant

The sight of sushi traveling along conveyor belts has become a common sight with the popularity of this food increasing all over the world. A sushi-go-round is the English translation, while the Australians call it a sushi train, and the South Koreans call it revolving sushi. A Kaiten-zushi is a restaurant where the plates go round on a belt that moves past the counter as well as all the tables.

Clients can place special orders but most make their choice from a constant flow of fresh sushi on the belt. The cost is determined by the type and number of plates that are consumed. The most fascinating aspect of a sushi-go-round is the high volume of plates of fresh food that constantly stream through the restaurant.

In many restaurants, the selection is not only limited to sushi. Other options are soups, fruits, desserts, and drinks. You can even order beer but, if you do, the glass or bottle will be served on a plate so that the attendants can keep track of the cost. If you don’t find anything on the belt appealing, you can place a special order. For this purpose, you may use speaker phones on the conveyor belts.

When a special order is put on the belt, it is marked so that other clients know that it is for someone else. Special orders often sit on a cylindrical stand which is labeled so that the customer can easily recognize it. If a group of people place special orders, these may be served by attendants and not placed on the belt.

Usually, there are condiments at each seat. These include chopsticks, soy sauce, pickled ginger, and wasabi. However, at some restaurants, they are placed on the belt or stacked on shelves above it. In most sushi establishments, customers even have access to a hot water faucet to make tea.

The amount of the final bill is calculated with slick efficiency. Plates with different shapes, patterns, or colors, are priced accordingly. The prices of the different plates are displayed on a poster or signboard in the restaurant. Generally, cheaper food is served on plain plates while more expensive items are served on decorative plates.

The restaurant’s most expensive food is often served on gold plates. An expensive item is sometimes placed on two plates. In this case, the cost would be the price of both plates. Some sushi restaurant conveyor belts feature a button which customers can push when they want an attendant to calculate the bill.

Top Ten Shropshire Restaurant Dining Experiences

Shropshire as home to Ludlow is known as a culinary hub for the UK, home to a prosperous collection of producers mixed with the sheer flair and creativity of the chefs in the area means visitors dining out in Shropshire are never lost for choice. We’ve compiled our own list of the top 10 dining experiences in Shropshire, they are in no particular order and if you think of any that we have missed out on then let us know in the comments section with your choice.

1. La Becasse
Located in the picturesque location of Ludlow, this Michelin starred establishment offers fine dining French cuisine located in stunning oak pannelled restaurant. Head chef Will Holland tries to integrate local produce into his dishes as much as possible and the results have been called by Hardens as ‘Genius – creative, yet comfortingly classic’. This is a perfect venue for that special occasion, and guarantees satisfaction time and time again.
Address: La Bcasse, 17 Corve Street, Ludlow, SY8 1DA (01584 872325

Price Guide:

  • 2 Course Lunch – 26
  • 2 Course A la Carte – 54

2. The King and Thai
Relocated from the heart of Ironbridge to the more spacious Forester Arms in Broseley, the venue has a unique Asia theme with Thai artefacts, fresh orchids and leather sofas to provide a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Many of the ingredients used in the dishes are authentic and sourced directly from Thailand, except the meat which is sourced locally in Admaston. The food is both full flavoured and presented perfectly to ensure a great time every time for visitors.
Address: Avenue Road, Broseley, Shropshire, TF12 5DL (01952 882004)
Price Guide:

  • Starters – 3.50 – 6.95
  • Main Courses – 8.95 – 12.75
  • House Wine – 11.95

3. Parkers Restaurant at Sweeney Hall Hotel
Intimate dining in a relaxed atmosphere serving contemporary english cuisine surrouned by stunning views of the local countryside. All food is prepared fresh to order using local Shropshire produce and there are a range of menus from set price to sunday lunch and individually priced to ensure all tastes are catered for. Why not take advantage of the “Dine out for 10.00” offer on a Monday.
Address: Sweeney Hall Hotel, Morda, Nr. Oswestry SY10 9EU (01691 652 450)
Price Guide:

  • 2 Course Meal – 17.50
  • Sunday Menu – 2 Course 12.25

4. Dorrells Restaurant at Hadley Park House Hotel
Enjoyed the relaxed ambience of the Conservatory at Dorrells restaurant with its fine selection of locally sourced British dishes on the menu. The AA Rosette awarded restaurant offers diners a seasonal menu with two or three course options. Hadley Park House Hotel provides one of the finest dining experiences in Telford.
Address: Hadley Park East, Telford, Shropshire TF1 6QJ (01952 677269)
Price Guide:

  • Starters – 4.95 – 8.50
  • Main Courses – 14.95 – 21.95
  • Desserts – 5.95
  • Sunday Lunch Menu – 2 Courses 15.95

5. Chez Maw Restaurant at the The Valley Hotel
Serving an A la Carte menu in a stylish setting located on the banks of the River Severn, there are a wide range of dishes with both English and Continental influences. The restaurant has been awarded two AA rosette for its cuisine which offers a great range of vegetarian, meat and fish dishes all which guarantee to leave diners satisfied.
Address: Ironbridge, Telford, TF8 7DW (01952 432247)
Price Guide:

  • Starters – 4.95 – 7.50
  • Main Courses – 15.95 – 17.50
  • Desserts – 5.95

6. Restaurant Severn
This two AA rosette awarded restaurant is owned and run by husband and wife Eric and Beb Bruce, offers a menu based on classical French cooking, mixed with modern British trends using the best local and seasonal produce set on the River Severn opposite the World Heritage Ironbridge.
Address: 33 High Street, Ironbridge, TF8 7AG (01952 432233)
Price Guide:

  • Saturday 3 Course Menu – 28.95
  • Friday 2 Course Menu – 26.95
  • Sunday Lunch Menu – 2 Course 16.95

7. The Armoury
Located in Victoria Quay on the banks of the River Severn this impressive building features large warehouse windows and bigger bookcases. There is a comprehensive menu offering traditional pub food with a twist. Typical dishes include pan-fried sea bass fillets, beef and ale pie and slow roasted pork belly stuffed with black pudding. The bar features a range of specialty ales from real breweries at the pumps, over 20 wines available by the glass and 50 different whiskies to finish off that meal in style.
Address: Victoria Quay, Shrewsbury, SY1 1HH (01743 340525)
Price Guide

  • Starters – 4.75 – 6.75
  • Main Courses – 9.50 – 14.95
  • Desserts – 4.75 – 5.50

8. Mr Underhills
Michelin-starred Mr Underhill’s is located in spectacular surroundings on the riverside of Ludlows River Teme. The restaurant is run by Chris and Judy Bradley. Chris is a self taught Chef and has never worked in any kitchen other than his own, his style has paid off as the restaurant is famed for its 9 course market menu of the day which serves the best freshly prepared ingredients the majority of which are sourced locally. The approach was rewarded in 2010 when Mr Underhills was voted by Hardens as ‘Best Restaurant in the UK’ beating many more famous venues in London. The restaurant only serves 32 covers and is open Wednesday – Sunday so prebooking by phone in advance is essential.
Address: Dinham Weir, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1EH (01584 874 431)
Price Guide:

  • 9 Courses + coffee & petits fours – 54.00 – 62.50 per person

9. Granary Grill, Bar & Restaurant At Weston Park
The Granary Grill, Bar & Restaurant is a 70-seater restaurant situated in the old malting house of the Granary building at Weston Park, one of Englands finest stately homes. Head Chef Guy Day has created a fine menu, that draws its inspiration from the fine range of local producers as well as using quality meat from Buccleuch estate in Scotland and Huntsham Farm Rare Breeds in Hereford. The open plan grill provides a great ‘easy eating’ experience as the open plan kitchen allows guests to enjoy the sights and sounds of Guys team sizzling up a wide range of steak, chicken and grilled fish meals. The granary has over 25 wines by the glass as well as some locally produced lagers and ales.
Address: Granary Grill, Weston Park, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8LE (01952 852100
Price Guide

  • Starters – 3.95 – 7.50
  • From the Kitchen – 8.70 – 13.80
  • From the Grill – 8.45 – 23.00>
  • Desserts – 5.00 – 6.95

10. The Orangery at the Old Vicarage Hotel
This restaurant set in the beautiful countryside of Worfield, has prided itself on being one of the finest dining experiences in Shropshire for over a decade. The current AA 3 Rosette award is a testament to the philosophy of using the finest local ingredients and cooking them in a way to maximise the flavours and taste that perfectly represents Shropshire. The Orangery serves a seasonal A la Carte menu along with a monthly market menu offering diners a great choice of dishes.
Address: The Old Vicarage Hotel, Worfield, WV15 5JZ (01746 716497)
Price Guide: A la Carte Menu:

  • Starters – 8.50 – 11.50
  • Main Courses – 18.50 – 24.50
  • Desserts – 7.00 – 9.00

Market Menu:

  • Lunch – 14.95
  • Dinner – 17.95