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“Lacklustre”
Review of Salt - CLOSED

Salt
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lacklustre”
Reviewed 27 May 2013

The location is gorgeous and even at night the view is magnificent. Unfortunately, the food is unremarkable, which is not what you would expect given the prices. We had calamari to start, followed by fillet and ostrich. None of it was bad, but it was dull.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank MoniqueV26
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  • Dutch first
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London
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Did not tickle my taste buds”
Reviewed 23 May 2013

Salt restaurant has a brilliant location and that I'm able to recognise. The food however, is not at all that wonderful. Bit on the boring side, could be more innovative.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank GreatExpectations2
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fall from Grace...not good at the mo. May 2013”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

It was hard giving Salt a 3! What happened?; 2 years ago, summer evening dining I would have given it a 4 for food and 5 for overall. This restaurant probably has the best vista in Cape Town. But this team needs to pulled into shape. Scanning the recent reviews it appears I am not alone. Great for a quick cocktail at the bar, but its clear that management is missing; since service was way below what it should be for a place of this calibre. And I could not help but feel sorry for the most average menu. Heavy sauces, missing ingrediants. Cmon guys; nature gifted you that view; the rest is up to you.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank G R
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Food is just toooo good!”
Reviewed 21 April 2013

Service was good, however can take a little while to get your food, staff always helpful!, and food is just good! Views are amazing especially in the morning when the sunrises and the seals and swimming around

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
Thank AmandaCT87
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Brazil
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Beautiful view and great food”
Reviewed 17 April 2013

I just loved this restaurant, very romantic with a beautiful view, pratically in the sea! The food is great, i ate a delicious ostrich filet. They have all kind of cocktails and drinks, i drank a fantastic Apple Martini. The waiter was very kind and helpful. This restaurante is inside of The Ambassador Hotel and has a parking in front of the hotel.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank ClaraAB
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