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Cafe, Bar, Seafood, British, Scottish
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Amazing food, lovely friendly staff that really make you feel at home. Was visiting Lossiemouth for a few days and visited here twice for dinner. We were remembered by the staff when we returned the second night. Nothing was too much trouble and Ellie was...absolutely lovely. Would definitely return there.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a freezing cold walk on Lossiemouth East Beach, we unsuccessfully searched for an open fish and chip shop. So, hungry and cold we headed in to the Salt Cellar, just after 14.00. So glad we did. Wonderful cave like place, with great ambience. The...menu was presented, along with the two specials boards. With a Mocha and a Cappuccino ordered we agonised over the ample tasty dishes on offer. My other half opted for the Haddock and chips with peas and salad. I resisted my favourite Moules Mariniere, and chose the Cullen Skink Risotto. Served in a large deep plate with garlic bread, I ploughed through one of the tastiest dishes I've ever had. I also finished off the Haddock and chips, so can comment that this too was of excellent quality. Will we go back again? Absolutely! Highly recommended 👌More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024

We hadn’t booked but they managed to find myself, my husband and 4 year old a table. My husband and I had the triple meat roast which was faultless, absolutely delicious and for the good price of the roast, it came with a dessert. Will...definitely look forward to a return trip and meal in the salt cellar.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

We have recently moved upto Scotland and decided to have Lunch at the sea salt cellar. Lovely setting with a warm proffessional feeling. My wife had a large glass of Merlot ( reasonably priced) The prime beef Sunday roast followed by Sticky toffee pudding and...custard. I had the Sunday special trio meat and the sticky toffee pudding with ice-cream. We had a pot of tea to wash it all down !! All this for £39.90 which was excellent value compared to some places. There is a upstairs fish resturant which was closed, we will be back in the summer to try it out.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 November 2023 via mobile

It was a bit of a disappointment tbh. Such a shame because it’s a pretty restaurant and the staff are so incredibly lovely. My husband had pâté and then a burger which he said both were alright, not bad at all but nothing to shout...about. I had garlic mushrooms and then mussels and fries. The garlic mushrooms were either tinned or frozen mushrooms with butter and garlic salt, greasy and the texture was not good. The mussels were overcooked the first time, so I asked to send them back and was offered a second portion. The staff were really lovely about this and I felt awful. But the second portion were equally over cooked and tasted really vinegary, so I just gave up and to be fair no one asked how the second portion was anyway. It says on the menu that they’re fresh moray coast mussels, but I would bet a months wages that they’re not. And finally, the menu doesn’t include VAT, so don’t expect to pay the price on the menu. (Their pretty average Pinot Grigio is also £8.75 a glass - and no drinks menu is supplied). But the staff were great!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 23 November 2023

My wife and I visited week beginning 20/11/23/. We visited least year and left a very positive review so had no qualms in returning this year. I had looked at the menus on line before booking including what was titled 'salt cellar new layout' the...prices being different to the ones on the actual online menu I assumed the 'New Layout would be the correct pricing. On looking at the menu in the place itself the prices were again different (more expensive) I assumed that the menu is the establishment must have the 20% VAT added on. My wife and I ordered the full and half fish and chips. The portion sizes where good, the chips undercooked and could have done with a few more minuets in the fryer. The fish batter was soggy and dank not light and crisp as it was last year. The side salad was adequate with a very nice tasting dressing on it. When the bill arrived I noticed it was more than the prices on the menu at which point it became clear that the 20% VAT was not already included on the menu price, in my opinion very deceptive given there was no notification on the menu that the prices quoted are not what you will actually pay also that some people on a tight budget could rightly assume that the price advertised is the price you pay. The wine was ridiculously expensive £8.75 for a glass, waiting staff where warm and friendly. Sadly not a place I would revisit.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 October 2023

We booked here twice while on holiday and enjoyed both nights. We choose off the special board, steaks and lobster risotto absolutely yummy. One of the waitresses told us to ask for a meal which wasn't on the board (cant recall the name) it was...steak, lobster, prawns with a cheese sauce and that was amazing. The staff were so friendly tooMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

As a vegetarian I only had one option on the menu and that wasn't great. If you like eating grease, then this is the place to go. Service is fast and efficient though.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

Good atmosphere and good service. The food was good not great but on the whole a pleasant experience.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023

Last minute decision to book and eat here while on holiday here in Lossiemouth. Sunday Roasts, plentiful amount, good quality food and very friendly and helpful staff. Value for money as Sunday Roast comes with a Ice cream Sunday included! 😊 Booking in advance is...advisable as very popular Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023 via mobile

We booked a table at short notice, which was essential as this is a busy place. Delicious food and friendly staff. We had the seafood spaghetti and the carbonara, both were very tasty meals

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 August 2023

Accidental visit after a road trip detour, lovely setup and food was outstanding. Lobster and sea bass for £19 what value. Food was yummy and service also swift.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 August 2023 via mobile

Great restaurant at the front. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and there was a good selection of meal choices. The atmosphere was very chilled and the food was delicious. I recommend the mushroom risotto! Very nice, would have been even better with some...salad optionsMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 26 July 2023

Great atmosphere, fair prices, and a wide choice on the menu one of the best spots in Lossiemouth for dinner

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2023

They put on a High Tea for 26 of the Ellon Ramblers. Everybody was very happy with their meal, tea and cakes. Thank you for making this a memorable day.

Date of visit: July 2023
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The Salt Cellar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5