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“Must-try salt beef sandwich!”
Review of The Dessert Shop - CLOSED

The Dessert Shop
Price range: $7 - $21
Cuisines: French
Description: The business is now under new management
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Description: The business is now under new management
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Having read the reviews on Trip Adviser, we made a beeline for this shop in the middle of Salisbury and had the famous Salt Beef Sandwich which has been praised by so many on this site. It did not disappoint us! The bread was soft and warm and the filling of fresh salt beef and salad was beautifully seasonsed with mustard and dressing and the obligatory gherkin. Not an entirely traditional recipe but absolutely delicious. Have one!
The shop is small and has not got many tables and on Saturday it was packed with coffee drinkers (do they know what they are missing?!); but we will certainly be making another trip out from London now we have discovered this gem.

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1  Thank seasonedpunter
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paullilly, Public Relations Manager at The Dessert Shop, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

So glad you liked the salt beef. It was one of Colin's customers who suggested that he put salt beef on the menu and after a little experimenting Colin came up with the present format. Everything is hand made, beef prepared and bread made at Colin kitchen. We realise that the shop is small but we try and complement that with quality.
Look forward to seeing you again for another salt beef sandwich.

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Home made desserts of all sorts, such as tarte tatin and lemon tarte, as well as delicious macaroons and croissants. Everything is very well presented and the owner is invariably on hand to answer questions or give guidance. A yummy place to shop!

1  Thank steviecee
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paullilly, Public Relations Manager at The Dessert Shop, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2013

I have to agree that Colin's Lemon tart takes some beating. It is my favourite cake/tart that he makes and I always enjoy it when we travel down to see them all.Thanks for you very kind comments and I will pass them onto Colin and Maggie. I know that they appreciate all the good comments that The Dessert Shop receives.

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

With so many coffee shop chains it is lovely to have an independent coffee shop of this quality in Salisbury. The cakes and pastries are fabulous, a great place for lunch or just a coffee. Remember it is closed on Monday.

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2  Thank ArchdaleP
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paullilly, Public Relations Manager at The Dessert Shop, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2013

Many many thanks for your kind comments which I will pass on to Colin & Maggie

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Fantastic independent coffee shop and patisserie, and independent, which is rare in Salisbury. Colin, who owns the shop with his wife Maggie, makes the most incredible cakes and savouries, and all the food is delicious. Some examples are: macarons, espcially the mint ones (have often bought a box of 8 to take to friends instead of chocolates), homemade Rum Baba (delicious), anything I have ever tried on the lunch menu (big portions, beautifully presented and very tasty). Prices very good for the quality you get.

Saturday lunchtimes can get full so try to avoid 12-2, but otherwise there is usually space. Bear in mind it is closed on Mondays.

This little coffee shop is worth seeking out (it is in the centre of town, but can be missed unless you know where to look!). Walk along New Canal with M&S / Russell & Bromley / Waterstones etc on your left, it is on the other side of the road close to being opposite Waterstones (but not that far).

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1  Thank salisburyjane
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paullilly, Public Relations Manager at The Dessert Shop, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2013

Thanks for your great comments which I will pass on to Colin and Maggie. It is always difficult to compete with the large chains but we do try our best.

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Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

I visited recently with high expectations, and I wasn't disappointed. A fantastic reputation which is well deserved. Amazing food and great service. A little gem!

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1  Thank jostus
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paullilly, Public Relations Manager at The Dessert Shop, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2013

Thank you for your brilliant comment which I shall pass on the Colin.We are hoping that 2013 will
a good year for the dessert shop.

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