If Genghis Khan were alive today and tended to gallop across the tundra of Shropshire rather than the tundra of Central Asia, he would have stopped at Jenko’s Mongolian Barbecue in Telford for a good pillage. It’s a log cabin and not a yurt, and food hygiene practices have improved considerably over the last few centuries, but this restaurant at The Compasses Inn along Ketley’s Beverley Road offers all the meaty goodness a proper culinary marauder could need, plus plenty of vegetarian and sweet-toothed options as well. It all gets cooked up by what Jenko’s describes as ‘warrior chefs, using long wooden swords on a big hot griddle’. Frighteningly delicious.
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yes. just yes. timing is everything, enjoy being creative! newcomers to the concept would be best avoiding busy nights.
Food and service are amazing can’t wait to go again !!!!
Certainly you wouldn’t want to throw down the gauntlet with the dudes at Jenko’s Mongolian Barbecue, but beneath their grizzled exterior they’re a friendly bunch. The best way to attack Jenko’s is to go for the all-you-can-eat option – choose your weapons, er, ingredients, herbs, spices and Mongolian sauces, and then surrender your plate to the chefs, who’ll cook it to juicy, tender death in front of you. Thankfully, it’s not just Telford’s carnivores who are catered to here at Ketley’s Compasses Inn on Beverley Road. There are plenty of vegetarian options like the garlic mushrooms and spinach tartlets to start, with aubergine and other veggies making it to the grill as well.
There’s also a huge suite of homemade desserts and liquor-infused delights to get you on your horse in sweet style. The mandarin and Cointreau cheesecake, Bailey’s toffee meringue, Calypso coffees and the Yurt pavlova all bear our stamp of approval, while the fruits of the forest crumble promises a ‘Gobi desert bursting with fruit with a choice of cream, custard or ice cream’. Needless to say, Jenko’s Mongolian Barbecue is a restaurant that encourages (if not demands at swordpoint) loyalty among Telford’s adventurous diners, especially those who like to pick and choose when it comes to feasting. If this sounds like the kind of culinary maneuver you can get behind, book a table and find Jenko’s at The Compasses Inn down Ketley’s Beverley Road.