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The Dessert Shop - CLOSED

68 New Canal, Salisbury SP1 2AQ, England
+44 1722 326387
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good8%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
15 Jan 2014
“What a shame following the departure of the previous owners ...”
18 Dec 2013
“Excellent Food and Staff”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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French
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££ - £££
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LOCATION
68 New Canal, Salisbury SP1 2AQ, England
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21 - 30 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 3 March 2013

Cracking little pit stop. We enjoyed a lovely coffee and delicious macaroons. Reminded us of our trip to paris a few years back. Delightful and charming staff. Highly recommend.

1  Thank John D
paullilly, Public Relations Manager at The Dessert Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2013

Thanks for your great comment. I know that Colin & Maggie really appreciate them. Colin often travels to Paris to get inspiration and catch up with the latest trends.

Reviewed 20 February 2013

Its a jem of a place, friendly, welcoming & something rare nowadays, an independent cafe, that does a range of lunches & luxury Desserts, not your production line made ones but handmade with care & expertise. Whether you like savoury dishes or have a sweet...More

1  Thank pkt9964
paullilly, Public Relations Manager at The Dessert Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2013

Thank you for your kind comments. Colin & Maggie appreciate these comments and as a small independent trader they are always striving to be known.

Reviewed 3 February 2013

Having read the reviews on Trip Adviser, we made a beeline for this shop in the middle of Salisbury and had the famous Salt Beef Sandwich which has been praised by so many on this site. It did not disappoint us! The bread was soft...More

1  Thank seasonedpunter
paullilly, Public Relations Manager at The Dessert Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2013

So glad you liked the salt beef. It was one of Colin's customers who suggested that he put salt beef on the menu and after a little experimenting Colin came up with the present format. Everything is hand made, beef prepared and bread made at...More

Reviewed 28 January 2013

Home made desserts of all sorts, such as tarte tatin and lemon tarte, as well as delicious macaroons and croissants. Everything is very well presented and the owner is invariably on hand to answer questions or give guidance. A yummy place to shop!More

1  Thank steviecee
paullilly, Public Relations Manager at The Dessert Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2013

I have to agree that Colin's Lemon tart takes some beating. It is my favourite cake/tart that he makes and I always enjoy it when we travel down to see them all.Thanks for you very kind comments and I will pass them onto Colin and...More

Reviewed 27 January 2013

With so many coffee shop chains it is lovely to have an independent coffee shop of this quality in Salisbury. The cakes and pastries are fabulous, a great place for lunch or just a coffee. Remember it is closed on Monday.

2  Thank ArchdaleP
paullilly, Public Relations Manager at The Dessert Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2013

Many many thanks for your kind comments which I will pass on to Colin & Maggie

Reviewed 20 January 2013

Fantastic independent coffee shop and patisserie, and independent, which is rare in Salisbury. Colin, who owns the shop with his wife Maggie, makes the most incredible cakes and savouries, and all the food is delicious. Some examples are: macarons, espcially the mint ones (have often...More

1  Thank salisburyjane
paullilly, Public Relations Manager at The Dessert Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2013

Thanks for your great comments which I will pass on to Colin and Maggie. It is always difficult to compete with the large chains but we do try our best.

Reviewed 6 January 2013 via mobile

I visited recently with high expectations, and I wasn't disappointed. A fantastic reputation which is well deserved. Amazing food and great service. A little gem!

1  Thank jostus
paullilly, Public Relations Manager at The Dessert Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2013

Thank you for your brilliant comment which I shall pass on the Colin.We are hoping that 2013 will a good year for the dessert shop.

Reviewed 20 October 2012

I have visited the shop on several occasions for lunch with my partner, a local head chef, and I must say the Salt beef sandwiches are to die for. The desserts are simply breath taking. Not just in appearance, but in taste too. The macceroons...More

1  Thank SaffiyaB
paullilly, Public Relations Manager at The Dessert Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2012

Many thanks for your very kind comments. We are really glad that the cake was so well received. Being a small independent family run concern with Colin as owner/chef we can produce most things to suit our customer needs unlike the chains who will only...More

Reviewed 15 September 2012

On the strength of Tripadvisor, we made a point of finding The Dessert Shop while visiting Salisbury last week. To say that my boyfriend has an obsession with desserts would be an understatement! Having found the shop, it took a while to select from the...More

1  Thank cargriff
paullilly, Manager at The Dessert Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2012

Really glad you found us and that you enjoyed your desserts and macaroons in the Cathedral grounds. You must have picked on of the few dry days that we had. Thanks for you comments and support

Reviewed 28 August 2012

Salt beef from Temple Fortune, confections from Paris, coffee from Milan and Maggie's smile from the heart. What more could you want from this tiny oasis of self-indulgence? Enjoy!

1  Thank DavidB854-12
paullilly, Manager at The Dessert Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2012

Thanks for your kind comments. i have been on holiday in France ( checking the opposition!) hence the delay in replying to your comment. Thanks again

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US$7 - US$20
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 New Canal, Salisbury SP1 2AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Salisbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1722 326387
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The business is now under new management
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