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The Salt Cellar

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Gold Hill Parade, Shaftesbury, England
+44 1747 851838
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Popped in for breakfast yesterday as I had been meaning to for a while. Located at the top of Gold Hill, the location is superb. Service was efficient and friendly. For breakfast the options were fairly limited I thought. It seemed to consist of full english, scrambled eggs or bacon and egg ciabatta. There were of course plenty of other... More 

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Thank Ian J
Swanage, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Despite them being very busy , even on a cold November Monday , the staff gave us a warm welcome and found us a table in the wind down with those amazing views down Gold Hill . They were happy to suggest some options for my son who is Vegan , and the food was quickly served and delicious .... More 

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Thank sludge61
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend and I always tell people to have a fry up here. It is the best and mushrooms to die for! Taste is great and generous helpings too. The view of Gold Hill is amazing and the place to be for a sit down and maybe just a coffee and piece of cake. Their panini's are great too. An... More 

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Thank LAC172
Seaton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting Shafstbury recently, firstly to see Gold Hill, we found The Salt Cellar at the top of the hill. The building is attractive and old so gives a restaurant with some character. There is a lot of seating inside and a limited number of tables outside, with a view down Gold Hill. The place was busy when we visited and... More 

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Thank Aidan W W
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good and has friendly staff. Can be very crowded at times due to its popularity. Always a good to visit but be aware you might have to wait for a table.

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Thank Richard B
Swanage, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated at the top of Gold Hill, this little restaurant is perfectly placed for good food with great views. They provide Gluten free bread, rolls and scones. A good varied menu with an extensive specials board. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Mark A
Lymington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The Salt Cellar was very busy when we arrived but we were greeted warmly and shown to the last remaining table. Great service and lovely food. Would certainly visit again

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Thank Louise G
London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We went for a quick lunch and despite being busy the service was good. You can sit outside and gaze down the cobbled street running by the abbey, which is a postcard scene, or you can sit in the 'cellars'. There's a small giftshop annexe, fresh soup, cakes, sandwiches etc. and a good selection of hot, cold or alcoholic drinks... More 

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Thank ACR888
England, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Had a lovely lunch sitting outside in the middle of October in the sunshine at the top of Gold Hill-perfect! We had a variety of choices from butternut pumpkin soup with chirizo (amazing), toasted sandwiches and delicious steak and kidney pie. Great quality for a tourist spot. Will definitely go again.

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Thank Yas46
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I love the Salt Cellar- the food is great, the staff are so friendly and the view is amazing! the snack selection is great (it includes cakes, shortbreads and icecreams), and the dinners are always lovely. The view of gold is so beautiful, and the gift shop near the entrance has some wonderful trinkets. My grandmother had a surprise party... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gold Hill Parade, Shaftesbury, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1747 851838

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?