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“a must if you are in Salisbury”

The Vine Restaurant
Ranked #179 of 271 Restaurants in Salisbury
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“a must if you are in Salisbury”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

a very exciting menu in a classic decorated restaurant with great service. there are many dishes you would want to order and a great wine list

Visited September 2013
Thank WilliamB33
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2013

We visited with friends for a weekend evening meal on a warm summers day. The setting in the courtyard is really very pleasant. Bar staff were very helpful and the bar food comes over from the Vine Restaurant. Food was the most disappointing part of the evening- pork scratchings home made but a real danger to your teeth since too tough to chew, and a starter that seemed to me was brought out before anyone thought to cook it! ( have you ever had uncooked sesame prawn toast?). The steak was difficult to cut through and equally difficult to chew. Although the staff came over to check we were happy with our meal they came almost as the food was on the table and before we worked out how dreadful it was. Beer was reported to be excellent but the house white wine seemed most watery and insipid

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank C2Cdoneit
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Stockbridge, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Ok Food. Poor customer service.”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

I had a voucher for 2 people to have a 3 course meal which is what brought us here... The food was ok nothing special I had the rib eye my other half had the seabass fillet the crushed new potatoes were cold and the rib eye wasn't anything to go by & I had to pay a supplement of £5.00 for it! the cheese board again was ok small and still another £3 supplement. My other half had the chocolate terrine which was great.
Customer service was awful... there wasn't any, it was very quiet on a Wednesday lunch time just us and 2 others in there which again had no service really. The background music stopped half way through our starters and no member of staff decided to put it back on so we sat in silence...!! the hoover was left out in a corner same as a cutlery tray they wash it in. I wouldn't be going back in a hurry put it that way!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Henny16h
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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Bad customer service”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We asked to set up a tab. The man behind the bar asked what table were we sitting on. We said sorry we could'nt find a number on our table. He said 'follow me'. We went to our table and he could'nt find a number on our table or any of the other tables. He did not apologise. He had a go at another member of staff for not putting the table numbers out. The resturant was quiet at the time with very few people.
Our party of five paid for our drinks and left the resturant. We had a nice meal with friendly service at a resturant just up the road.
August 2013

  • Visited July 2013
    • Service
Thank Roy F
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Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely food, great setting”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We went with a voucher for a 3 course meal but there wasn't any restrictions on what we could have, as mentioned elsewhere on the reviews for this restaurant. Starters- salmon on muffin and a Chicken Parfait. Both beautiful. For main, one steak (huge and cooked as requested) and Sea Bass, again, both well done and puddings were tarte tartin and a panna cotta.

The food was very nicely presented and tasted very nice. The hotel was historic (the oldest parts from 13th Century) and have some lovely old items with fabulous stories associated with them. The courtyard was very pretty and an oasis of quiet and greenery in the middle of the city.

My only slight negative was the lack of staff attention or availability. I believe they were short staffed, however, there were only 4 tables occupied in the restaurant (to be fair there were a lot of people outside having food and it was a Tuesday evening) but they tended not to come and check whether recharging of glasses were required. One table had to ask 3 times for their table to be cleared (actually knocking on the door to the kitchens the 3rd time).

All in all a lovely setting and great food, very well worth a trip.

  • Visited July 2013
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