We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Salt Bar

23B Church Street, Macclesfield SK11 6LB, England
+44 1625 432221
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“meatballs” (149 reviews)
“fries” (27 reviews)
European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
23B Church Street, Macclesfield SK11 6LB, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (459)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 459 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

There are more choices than meatballs, but they were the tastiest I have had. The restaurant was comfortable and bright; the service was very quick and friendly.

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing; the perfect Scandinavian experience and the perfect balance of flavours and quantities. We shared a smorgasbord and a burger between two and we felt as though we got a good range of flavours whilst eating enough to keep us full! Saw...More

Thank Natasha M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time we've visited and certainly not the last. Trendy venue run by two sisters who certainly know how to deliver a good customer experience. Food refreshingly different and probably some of the best we've eaten for a while and very reasonably priced. Thank you...More

Thank Rankingang1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Arrived at 7pm and there was only one other group in, which was nice as we wouldn't have to wait long. A large bottle of water was brought to the table and our drinks orders taken. We each had a cocktail which was very good....More

Thank Stephen d
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

I had a contract in Macclesfield and ate in this restaurant every time I stopped over. I think I tried everything on the menu (not in the same night I might add ) and everything was beautifully cooked,well presented and tasted amazing. I would recommend...More

1  Thank Danny W
Reviewed September 2, 2018

My first time here with friends. The price was £20 and included six tasty courses, with great flavours.

Thank Babs P
infothesaltbar, Manager at The Salt Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Hi, I think you may have posted on the wrong restaurant as we don't offer a set menu for £20 with six courses. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to wherever it was though.

Reviewed August 24, 2018

Friday night tea with the family, shared a smorgasbord, ordered fish cakes, burger and meat balls. Absolutely gorgeous. Great service, fab food and excellent value for money. The staff are lovely, highly recommend

Thank Lindsay S
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

I’m in heaven: Scandinavian beer, pickles, fish cakes and meatballs, set amongst the cobbled streets of old Macclesfield. Great service. An independent restaurant of character and quality.

Thank Laura F
Reviewed July 1, 2018

I was taken here for my birthday the whole experience was absolutely fantastic. The food was excellent, fresh and cooked to perfection and soooo tasty. We had the smorgasbord to start, the rack of lamb for main, with the lemon tart to finish it off....More

Thank cathmerrick381
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Booked a table for a quiet birthday meal - just four of us. It's been a while since I was last here, and some of the decor is a little different, but there's still a wonderful Scandi charm about the place. The small menu does...More

Thank Joe S
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 hotels in Macclesfield
Travelodge Macclesfield Central
438 reviews
.11 miles away
Chadwick House Hotel
79 reviews
.37 miles away
Premier Inn Macclesfield South West Hotel
321 reviews
1.31 miles away
Premier Inn Macclesfield North Hotel
537 reviews
1.72 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Cherry Blossom Bakery
275 reviews
.01 miles away
Plums Kitchen
156 reviews
.12 miles away
Traders - The Day Time Cafe
185 reviews
.09 miles away
Nearby Attractions
The Silk Museum & Paradise Mill
185 reviews
.25 miles away
Jack Sevens
96 reviews
.25 miles away
St Michael & All Angels Church
22 reviews
.05 miles away
The Old Sunday School
7 reviews
.16 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Julie W
June 8, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from daveta | Reviewed this property |
It's a restaurant
Andrea W
July 30, 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from hannigarth | Reviewed this property |
I'd check their web site
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23B Church Street, Macclesfield SK11 6LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Macclesfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1625 432221
  • E-mail
The Salt Bar is less than a five minute walk from Macclesfield Train station, on the historic cobbles of the Castle Quarter. We serve Scandinavian style food and drink, local real ales, good wine, tea and coffee in an intimate and cosy atmosphere. Open for lunch Tuesday-Friday 11:30-14:00, Saturday 11:30-17:00, Treacle Sunday 10:00-15:00 Open for dinner Tuesday-Friday 17:30-21:00 & Saturday 17:00-21:30.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing