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“Excellent food and the best views in Dorset!”
Review of The Salt Cellar

The Salt Cellar
Ranked #1 of 40 Restaurants in Shaftesbury
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent food and the best views in Dorset!”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We adore the Salt Cellar. We visit regularly having lived in the area for 8 years. We have never had a bad meal here, the staff are very friendly and the food comes out in super quick time. The food offers excellent value for money, I don't know anywhere else locally where you can get such brilliant food at their prices.

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Lunch with a view”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

The Sal Cellar has a great location and was the perfect spot to rest our feet after climbing gold hill, wow it was steep!! A must visit!

Visited August 2014
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Dorset
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“DON'T BOTHER - GO TO TURNBULL'S INSTEAD, especially if you have children.”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Have just returned from having lunch here and, after my wife had carried a high chair across the width of the whole restaurant to be able to sit at a table outside, she was told by a very rude waitress that we couldn't take it outside as it was a health and safety issue!!

Although the food was quite nice, there was no children's menu and no suggestion as to what be on offer for children.

Suggestions to the management:
1. Send your staff on a customer care course (even the cheapest one to be able to learn the words "please" and "thank you" would be good)

2. Make the place a bit more child-friendly then you will find that parents will come and spend money and leave happy.

Until this is achieved, we'll stick with TURNBULL'S for now and I would advise anyone else with the children to do the same.

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Wormerveer, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A great view”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

The food here is always good - think melted cheese and roasted vegetable sandwiches, baked potatoes that kind of thing. The view is spectacular if you can sit outside you should definitely do that. The service is quite slow and not particularly friendly. Been here many times but mostly for the view.

Visited July 2014
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“downhill”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

we used to go here every weekend for something to eat.sad to say the quality has gone downhill.obviously they have a beautiful setting at the top of gold hill so are a magnet for visitors to pop in.however, this is also popular with us locals.

Visited July 2014
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