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Salt Tasting Room

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Gastown
Wine Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free
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46 Water Street - Blood Alley, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Abbott or Carrall)
604.633.1912
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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London, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely hidden gem. Don't be put off by the alley ensure you approach from Water Street. This experience is all about flavour not volume. The wine paring recommendations added to the flavours and the over all experience. The staff were very helpful and patient.

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Budapest, Hungary
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Contemporary loft with high ceilings and brick walls, which we love. Complete with European style meat and cheese platter and excellent wine selections. A bit loud when it fills up but you forgive it for all the other reasons this place is great. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. Service is leisurely, but I believe meant to be part of... More 

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UK
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited here with my Dad, brother and sister-in-law. We didn't really know what to expect but the concept of one flight is to pick three items (either cheeses, charcuterie meats or a combination) and then accompaniments to go with them (the options when we were there includes olives and honey but I suspect they change). We went crazy(!) and... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Loved the concept of the place - Tastings. Great place to introduce yourself to BC wines and enjoy an array of cheeseboard, meat-platter and additional tasty tones. Good service, but the acoustics can make hearing difficult - seems a common thing in Vancouver due to high, open-plan, ceilings.

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1 Thank RafikiLondon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We thought we were going for dinner but were surprised to discover there is no kitchen in this trendy, spare and slightly cold environment. Tasting plates of very small portions of meat and cheese were nice accompaniments to the wine, but didn't really add up to a meal, which is what we had hoped for.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Amazing place for soup, a few sandwiches, and superb meats and cheeses. You could spend hours tucked in this place sipping on wine and munching on some of the best meat and cheese platters around. This is an all time favourite of ours. (A little pricey but totally worth it!)

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Montreal, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Came to Salt with a bunch of colleagues from work and it was amazing. We had not expectations except to try something different! We all loved the concept where you pick and chose what you want to eat (cheese, meat) and drink (very large variety of local wines). The service was great and our server helped us pair foods together... More 

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Vancouver
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Thin, cool soup took a while since the heating elements didn't work. The delicious bread filled you up which is good because although the cheese meat and condiments, although good, were not particularly substantial. No coffee, no draft beer. The tables were very close together with at least one person staring into a wall. The bill had a 15% liquor... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

Came to Salt with a bunch of girlfriends for my 25th Birthday, and was very happy with the level of service that we got. I booked the downstairs cellar room which is basically a private party room. Highly recommend booking the cellar room if you have a big group of people. Some of my friends have severe allergies and they... More 

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1 Thank Stephanie K
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6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

Paper thin cuts of meats coupled with paltry portions of cheese, tiny bowls of olives, cornichons, smears of jams and mustards and the only wines offered to wash down this over priced mediocrity were very ordinary BC reds and whites. The location is found by walking down a pot infused ally in a somewhat sketchy area of Gastown. Save your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
Wine Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Water Street - Blood Alley, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    (Abbott or Carrall)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighborhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: 604.633.1912
Description
Salt Tasting Room in Blood Alley showcases the finest meats, cheese, and condiments in all the land. Our chalk-board menu changes daily: J.N.&Z. smoked beef tenderloin, Mike Vitow's corned beef, Agassiz Farm House Cheddar, Cashel Blue Irish Blue Cheese, Neal's Yard Lincolnshire Poacher, Fireweed Honey, Marcona Almonds and Ambrosia apples may be on. Create a tasting plate and pair with a flight of rare wines, beers or sherries. Dine at our 18ft. communal table deep in the heart of Historic Gastown.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gastown

Neighborhood Profile
Gastown
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's history a more lively presence here than anywhere else. Having been originally founded around a popular worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.