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“History in the making” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Vine Restaurant

The Vine Restaurant
4 Milford St, Salisbury SP1 2AN, England
01722 323334
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Ranked #171 of 221 Restaurants in Salisbury
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Stoke-on-Trent
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“History in the making”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Excellently presented good food in superb old restaurant at a reasonable price and looked after by caring attentive staff. Could do with a more extensive wine list too match food

Visited April 2012
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poole
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Loved the ambience, and excellent service. Made to feel very welcome.

Visited April 2012
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Appalling and over-priced food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

We took a client for dinner after a lecture and were expecting a reasonable standard of food in the Red Lion as we have had before - but probably over a year ago. Two of us had the goats cheese starter and one had the soup of the day. No bread was offered and the butter that came with the roll for the soup was rock hard. The cheese was tacky an stuck to the roof of your mouth. For mains we had the halibut and one had the Thai chicken curry. The halibut was over-cooked and tasteless and full of bones. The curry had a congealed lump in it which presumably was the coconut milk. We didn't complain to avoid embarrassing our client, but the whole experience was truly appalling.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Dorset
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

What a lovely place. Very old, discreet and with sympathetically updated areas. The menu was varied and reasonably priced and the goats cheese starter and halibut main course was delicious, well prepared and generous portions. You won't be leaving here feeling you need a sandwich to fill you up afterwards. White linen tablecloths and napkins and pleasant, non-intusive easy-going service.
There's a nice cosy place to sit before your meal and you can eat in the dining rooms or the lounge bar area. Also a lovely courtyard area outside for just drinks providing weather's fine. Would like to visit again and rated 5 * for the all round experience of a very good meal and relaxed experience in a unique, very old establishment.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic value gourmet food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

My new wife and I ate dinner in the Vine Restaurant whilst staying at the Red Lion Hotel last night. We were treated to a delicious four-course meal for astonishingly good value. The waitress Katie was excellent and the dishes the chef prepared were fantastic. I especially recommend the tarte-tatin for starter and my wife recommends the cheese board for dessert. I would recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a great quality meal in Salisbury at an affordable price.

Visited February 2012
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