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“Poor service - average food”
Review of rocksalt

rocksalt
Ranked #905 of 2,640 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $6 - $11
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Have been regular customers of
Rocksalt since it first opened and hoped that the new owners would keep up the standards set by Calum and his team. Unfortunately we continue to be disappointed - the new owners have not got the experience or personality to run a local place of this style. Family lunch today and had to ask for our coffees after waiting for over
15 mins, one of the mains was not as requested but let that go as couldnt be bothered waiting even longer, the chunky chips were more rotten potatoe than edible and the unsmiling owner showed no interest as usual. We always try to support local businesses and persevered with Rocksalt hoping they would grow into it but finally we admit defeat and wont be going back again.

2  Thank Jane L
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

fairly good service, locally sourced food, they were happy to take an order for the kids that was not on the menu. the bacon and sausage was overcooked for my liking but the children thought not, and i loved the thick cunks of toast - homemade from a local bakery! cost - farly reasonable. Opened at 8am which was fab so we could have an early start to our day in Edinburgh.

Thank Lucy J
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Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Think this was taken over by new people recently and lost its way for a while but judging by most recent visit things are back on the up. Very good coffee and lovely fresh food - keep up the good work.

Thank Jane L
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Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

I am a regular at Rocksalt for a sit in or the odd takeaway - but the past few visits have been very disappointing. Today the food was not as advertised - it consisted of a Veggie Platter that consisted of one falafel, no tomato bread, a smear of hummus and a scattering of veg, served in a leaky box. Sadly typical of my past few experiences. Is it under new management?

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3  Thank Malcjd2
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Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

ate here for lunch 2nd January 2013 as a couple. it was recommended by a friend for good food. on arrival it was immediately obvious the 3 staff members were rushed off their feet. we also heard about 3 complaints while we were ordering regarding customers not getting their correct orders. (my partner who has ate here before said it was the first time she had seen Rocksalt like this and and may have been short staffed on a Bank Holiday)

Anyways we ordered the ceasar sandwich,chips and some coffees. the sandwiches came after 10-15mins however we were told they had run out of chips. our coffees arrived shortly after.

overall the food was good, I think they said they had ran out of chips as they were too busy to make them however our sandwiches were nice and well presented with salad and crisps.

I would probably not eat here again as it looked and sounded pretty bad today although I could not fault the food when it came.

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Thank francey75
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