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The Salt Cellar

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Gold Hill Parade, Shaftesbury, England
01747 851838
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Breakfast/Brunch
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  • 79
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  • 49
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  • 10
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always a pleasure

When I go to town, my favourite place to eat is the Salt Cellar. The food is reliably good, the portions are generous and definitely excellent value for money.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Mullett61
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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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  • Reservations
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140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

When I go to town, my favourite place to eat is the Salt Cellar. The food is reliably good, the portions are generous and definitely excellent value for money.

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

The Salt Cellar is placed right at the top of the iconic Gold Hill with views beyond over the Blackmore Vale. Usually busy, the cafe serves a good selection of food, coffees, etc to a high standard and the service is friendly and quick. Our favourite coffee shop in Shaftesbury, visited many many times.

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

These guys have great highchairs', the food is always lovely and the service is good. Only downside is you need to book ahead and reserve a table which often counts out spontaneous lunches

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been to the salt cellar loads of times and have yet to be disappointed. Service is always with a smile, food is always top quality with a good portion. There is nothing I don't like about this place.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Called in after walking around the town finishing with another hill. At the top of this one was a lovely cafe. Very friendly people. Brilliant service delicious cake with proper cream. Tea in a tea pot. It was getting close to closing time but we were still felt welcome and was not rushed. Thanks

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We stopped in here for a coffee, got greeted by the door by a waitress with a great smile and sat by the window admiring the famous view. Service was quick and efficient and very reasonable. Will come agin no doubt at all.

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Southsea
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Visiting Shaftesbury today stumble led on this little gem at the top of gold hill !!! Food was superb, welcomed is and our dog, priced spot on and staff very very welcoming ! Food obviously prepared by someone who has a passion and flair for cooking and preparing the best - looked amazing tasted fantastic Will be back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Took my sister to Shaftesbury for a visit to see Gold Hill. Feeling peckish and a little cold so we thought we would grab a bite to eat at this restaurant / coffee shop. Staff wonderful and let us bring our dog in with us so we didn't have to sit in the cold. I had a Club Ciabatta and... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We called into Shaftesbury on our way home from a weekend in Wimborne as I wanted to see the famous Gold Hill. I am so pleased that we did as the view from the top of the hill is stunning with the added bonus of The Salt Cellar perched at the top of the hill. We walked in to see... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We are truly blessed to have the Salt Cellar on our doorstep!! Fresh local produce transformed into mouthwatering meals. I have never had a bad meal there! I cannot pick a favourite dish but top favourites: chicken in a peanut sauce, chicken and chorizo wrap or club ciabatta ooooo or the chicken/prawn and avocado salad I could go on! Homemade... More 

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  • Address: Gold Hill Parade, Shaftesbury, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury
  • Phone Number: 01747 851838

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