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Gold Hill Parade, Shaftesbury, England
01747 851838
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Ranked #7 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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English first
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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118 reviews 118 reviews
48 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I booked a table as I know around 1pm it can get full. We were shown to our table and given menu's but were then left sitting for 15 minutes wondering if we had been forgotten. The food was very good apart from the fact that although my friend would have liked a sandwich, she ended up with a jacket... More 

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Sussex, England
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142 reviews 142 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Ok, but nothing special. Great location if it's warm enough to sit outside, which it certainly was not today. Food felt a bit tired, but we are between Christmas and new year, so perhaps stock was running out?

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

When I was working in Shaftesbury in the first half of the year I regularly frequented this café for lunch or for coffee/tea with customers. I went back with my husband on the day of the Christmas street market and was not surprised to find it was already busy when we went in for hot drinks with a friend in... More 

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Worcester Park, England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A really great location, especially on a sunny day. The food was simple but very good, real hearty home cooking. They were very busy though and were struggling to keep up with orders, I think they forgot our food at one point so we had to ask, they were very apologetic though and did put our food at the top... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

Our first visit to shaftesbury and stopped at this cafe by chance. I am so pleased we did. The service was very good and the waitresses deserved there tip. The food was also of high quality. I had bacon and Brie ciabatta and my husband had steak and kidney pie. The best he had in ages he said. The view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Lovely setting at the top of Gold Hill renowned for the Hovis bread advert. Great value for money and great service.

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

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