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The Salt Cellar

Gold Hill Parade, Shaftesbury, England
01747 851838
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Ranked #4 of 40 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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92% Recommend
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English first
Bodmin, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Was lucky enough to enjoy lunch here recently, which was both well cooked and very tasty. The views of Gold Hill itself and the wider countryside were superb and to be frank I was expecting to see prices to match our surrounding, so imagine my surprise to find everything very reasonably priced...dare I say it even cheap! Would thoroughly recommend... More

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south east uk
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Having just moved to the area we tried the Salt Cellar for a lunch. It was very busy but we found a table outside. The view is fantastic and the staff very efficient. Our salads were delicious, all homemade and very reasonably priced. We've already been back a 2nd time. Will definitely be a regular!

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Gillingham, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Salt cellar is under the town hall with great view of gold hill. As for the food never had a problem very nice staff hot food what more could you ask for

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Seattle, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had lunch here 26 May 14 & the view from the outdoors seating is fantastic, amazing, spectacular! The food was good & the service great. Cannot recommend it strongly enough.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This restaurant at the top of Gold Hill ( immortalised in the Hovis advertisements some years ago ) has just about everything in it's favour..............an incredible view over quintessential English countryside; well prepared food from a comprehensive menu at a very reasonable price; and a friendly well trained staff . We visited the restaurant on a Sunday lunchtime when every... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Fab position, fab food, quick service, and all at a busy lunch time. We were visiting family in Shaftesbury, and they knew to book a table, local knowledge, and good advice. All food specially cooked. I had the chicken with veg noodles in satay sauce. Absolutely delicious and plenty of it. My hubby and elderly aunt had the steak and... More

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Excellent position at the top of Gild Hill with a view over the Blackmore Vale. Friendly and efficient staff. A relaxing place to meet friends for coffee or eat on your own; papers are available to read, including the informative local, free weekly magazine, the BVM - Blackmore Vale Magazine .

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I always take friends that i am meeting for lunch,or lunch with business associates.The food is cooked to order and is great for a quick lunch or a snack,or even coffee and cake.Always best to book at lunchtime as it does get busy. Also an awesome view to have your lunch,overlooking Gold Hill.

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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

There didn't seem much choice available when we arrived in Shaftesbury for a late lunch. This place was busy tho. The outside tables are popular for the views - luckily one became available for us. We were hungry and the sandwiches were good sized portions but the choices were pretty traditional and nothing exceptional. Staff seemed to be tolerant of... More

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Mildenhall, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

My wife and I made a visit to Shaftesbury on our way back from Dorchester to Suffolk. It was raining and we had made it to Gold Hill so we nipped in to the Salt Cellar while we waited for the rain to stop. We decided to have lunch as the menu looked very nice. My wife has special dietary... More

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