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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, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
Spectacular View, Tasty Food!

We popped in for a late lunch after seeing the glorious Gold Hill. As we were late, some of the menu items were no longer available however what we did order was delicious, especially the mushroom pie and walnut cake. The views are simply marvellous and it provides the perfect spot to just sit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Island-Mavericks
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Anguilla
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Anguilla
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We popped in for a late lunch after seeing the glorious Gold Hill. As we were late, some of the menu items were no longer available however what we did order was delicious, especially the mushroom pie and walnut cake. The views are simply marvellous and it provides the perfect spot to just sit back, relax and take it all... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Right at the top of Gold Hill this is a great place for a coffee or lunch.With wonderful views and sensible prices it is worth a visit. Nice friendly staff,nice atmosphere.

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Thank Steve L
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing little place Great selection of food Great view Amazing staff Food came out quick and well presented Coming back!!

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Thank Gino G
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

an experience to behold, just off the high street behind the Hovis loaf, airy bright and with a view to die for ... give it a go but watch your step on the cobbles ...

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Thank RJMSUK
Windsor
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in after visiting Gold Hill and enjoyed an excellent cream tea as well as tasty sandwiches. Good friendly service and situated in a great position at the top of the hill.

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Thank Sharper05
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have lunched here several times but never reviewed. Today I had a really delicious lunch and wanted to share this with others looking for somewhere special in Shaftesbury. Gets very busy even in winter so best to book if you can but especially during the summer when there are tourists about as well as the locals. Plenty of choices of... More 

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

Booking advised as not many tables in the restaurant and it does get busy. The food is delicious. Only ever been for lunch but it has always been everything you want. Tasty and well presented food. Staff friendly and helpful. Over looks Gold Hill which is an added bonus.

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Thank hayleyfaith92
Somerset, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

A pit stop after gold hill. After walking down & back up gold hill we needed to refuel. And what a view to enjoy while we recovered. A lovely shop is also attached to purchase local products & gift cards. Lovely little place that always seems to be busy.

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Thank CMMD77
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This restaurant/coffee shop has one of the most picturesque iconic views in the country. Situated at the top of Gold Hill (of Hovis fame), it is always busy and it is wise to book a table for lunch. On this occasion I only stopped for coffee but was made to feel welcome by a most cooperative member of the waiting... More 

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singapore
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Location: right at the top of Gold Hill! Lots of photo opportunities and Instagram moments. Service: Good. Prompt. Food: We loved the panini, salads as well as the special that day (rice and a side of pork). Fantastic food! We shall be back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Dining on a budget

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