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“Fantastic food and lovely people!”
Review of The Salt Bar

The Salt Bar
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Ranked #5 of 207 Restaurants in Macclesfield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $26
Cuisines: Scandinavian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and lovely people!”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Delicious and extremely good value, plus run by friendly people who make eating here a real pleasure. I'd definitely strongly recommend it and will be back if I'm in macclesfield again.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank RSH327
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Maccbean, Owner at The Salt Bar, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time out to review and for leaving such lovely comments.
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English first
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Unique unpretentious bar. Scandinavian simplicity at its finest.”
Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

A incredibly simple yet comfortable and cosy bar. Unpretentious with a fresh clean Nordic feel. Very personable service. Great coffee . Fantastic olives. Very much looking forward to my next visit to sample more Scandinavian delights in what can only be described as a clean bright peaceful atmosphere .

  • Visited August 2013
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4 Thank Suzanne W
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Maccbean, Owner at The Salt Bar, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
It was lovely to meet you. Thanks so much for your very welcome comments.
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Prestbury, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Great addition to Macclesfield”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Visited here last week with a work colleague and found the food and service excellent. We both had the meatballs and tried both the traditional and the cardomom which were very pleasant. I don't think Scandinavian cuisine is something that I'm ever going to get cravings for...however it's certainly a pleasant change and another good lunch time option for those of us that work in Macclesfield. One minor criticism and a real bug bear of mine....if you are going to sell olives...please offer me some decent ones. The olives you currently offer are of the cheap and nasty pitted variety, although you have tried to make them more platable by marinating in lemon zest and garlic. If supermarkets can now offer excellent quality olives...I'm sure you can.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank hardtoplease67
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Maccbean, Owner at The Salt Bar, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Thanks for taking the time out to review Salt. I'm hoping we'll convert you to Scandinavian food in the future! Regarding the olives; I'm not a fan myself, but did a bit of research among friends that are. The resounding result was that the preference when eating out is for pitted to avoid spitting, which is how we made our choice. They are lovingly marinaded by the chefs too!
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Bury St Edmunds, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“excellent food and service”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

I visited the Salt Bar whilst staying with friends in Macclesfield. I was so impressed by the staff who were very friendly and were happy to accommodate the groups needs!! Then the food arrived which was just delicious and a decent portion size as well. There was a wide choice of drinks and to top everything off the prices especially the food was great. I would recommend this restaurant and wont eat anywhere else when I visit Macclesfield.

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank Bev M
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Maccbean, Owner at The Salt Bar, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Thanks for your review Bev. Hope to see you back in Macclesfield very soon.
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A breath of fresh air”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

A really chilled out Scandinavian eating experience in an up and coming area in Macclesfield. Beautiful, great value food served by friendly staff. Couldn't have asked for a better birthday meal. Highly recommend the prawn starter and the waffles. Yummy

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Jane S
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Maccbean, Owner at The Salt Bar, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Thanks for your review. I'm so delighted we could celebrate your birthday with you!!
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