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The Salt Cellar

Gold Hill Parade, Shaftesbury, England
01747 851838
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Ranked #8 of 41 Restaurants in Shaftesbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Iwerne Minster, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful cream tea here - scones were hot and fresh and not too heavy. Yummy cream and jam too. Sadly my cappuccino was not up to scratch, it tasted really bitter and I couldn't drink it. The tea was great though. Wonderful view of Gold Hill too. Definitely worth a visit!

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Kent
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We found this eatery at the top of Gold Hill, before we walked down. A brilliant location as we had friends who had not arrived yet and it was so easy to find because of its location. All the different food we ordered between us was absolutely excellent served by a very friendly and extremely helpful waitress.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I went for a late breakfast/early lunch with my wife and our friend. The food was perfectly acceptable, but then how hard is scrambled eggs on toast to perfect? Needs something a bit more exciting on the menu, and the waiting staff seemed a little rushed; making for a relatively uneasy atmosphere as a diner. I wouldn't reccomend.

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UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Warm scones, plenty of strawberry jam and clotted cream and a big pot of tea - wonderful. If only the tourists could be persuaded to donate a penny for every photograph taken, then there would be no problems with maintaining Gold hill

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Excellent spot for a quick lunch or a coffee. The food is fresh and delicious, the staff friendly and efficient even though it is often very busy. Try to get an outside table as the view of Gold Hill and over the Blackmore Vale is stunning!

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a long-standing family favourite place to eat which has remained at a consistently high standard throughout. Booking is recommended - especially to ensure you get one of the tables by the windows. The nature of the building does make conversation difficult as it tends to be quite noisy.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Our first visit to Shaftesbury and we both had a lovely fresh salad at the Salt Cellar today. Portions are generous and the food is not expensive. Staff are very friendly and professional. Will definitely visit this restaurant again. Sitting outside in the warm sunshine looking at the fab view of Gold Hill was a bonus.

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 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... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 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!

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Dorset
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

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,... More

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