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“Creative dishes with local ingredients”
Review of La Salamandra

La Salamandra
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Creative dishes with local ingredients”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

I usually don't like to repeat dining experiences, but during a 1 week stay we ate here twice, even choosing some of the same dishes. The interior is small, yet welcoming and charming. Do not let the basic street facade deceive you, the food is of a very good standard.
Service was very attentive and we were helped to choose some very interesting dishes. During the meal the waiter (presumed owner/manager) indulged my fascination in Spanish wine, even talking me out of expensive bottles in favour of his own enthusiastic choices...which were delicious!
Try the fish/honey combo if you're lucky enough for it to be on the menu.

  • Visited April 2013
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Neuchatel, Switzerland
1 review
“Top Notch”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

5 trips to La Gomera Marlin Fishing with Capt Jason Pipe - tried all the other places on previous trips. 6 nights this time and ate at Salamadra every night - top notch food and wine - try the slow cooked pork knuckle and ask for crispy skin - Highly recommended - Apple sauce available at the small supermarket next door

  • Visited July 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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152 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Good food, ambience, and comfortable seating.”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

We had intended to go to the cave restaurant but it was closed for the low season (May) so we found this little place just around the corner from our hotel (Torre del Conde) and ate here twice in same day (lunch and dinner). It looks more inviting than on the photo since he has added a protective canopy and some tables on the street. The other reviews are pretty spot-on, but I would just add that I did not much enjoy the risotto and pasta - they are much too creamy. The warm salad (mushrooms and cherry tomatoes) was good as was the grilled chicken brochette - tender and juicy. He also has a good selection of wines and plays nice Buddha Bar CD's. I should also mention that the seating - old wooden "Captains Chairs" - are far more comfortable than the usual very square flat back and bottom wooden chairs in most Canarian restaurants of this standard. Much less busy in the evening and quite romantic with candles on tables.

  • Visited May 2013
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San Sebastian de la Gomera, Spain
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great little spot”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Come early or book in advance because there are only about 1/2 dozen tables which contributes to the attractive atmosphere of this quite unique little restaurant. We ordered a selection of starters to share. Good variety available and each one individually prepared in the little kitchen adjoining the restaurant. We had reveultos which is a scrambled egg dish with mushrooms & prawns, warm salad (lettuce, seta mushrooms, tomatoes, vegetables & a dressing to die for) and berenjenas which is eggplant in delicious sauce. If the taste and quality of our small selection was representative then I want to try everything!! They also had a good selection of main courses which I hope we'll get to another time. The waiter from Cuba recommended a rioja called Hito which was excellent and I think cost about €15.
Fresh baked bread & butter complimented this excellent meal

  • Visited April 2013
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Elst
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good service, great food, cosy atmosphere”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

With local ingredients, a flavour of Spanish quisine and some international influences this restaurant offers something special for a decent price. Service is very friendly and well organised, and the small scale of the restaurant works out very well. To be recommended!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Henk N
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