Salon

4.6
417 reviews
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Salon is a relaxed and informal restaurant that specialises in an ever-changing seasonal Set Menu, with all the finesse and attention to detail of fine dining, but without any of the fuss.

Our weekend brunches (Saturday & Sunday daytime) are legendary, with props in The Guardian, Time Out and Harpers Bazaar to name just a few!

We have a bar space downstairs where we serve cocktails, natural wines, beers and snacks.

Upstairs in our Dining Room we offer a 4-course Set Menu and a 7-course Extended Menu, please specify on your booking if you would like the Extended Menu.
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AF
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Set menu is creative and based on seasonal products.
The staff is friendly and you can see that they are genuinely proud of they do.
Good clientele, not too noisy. I’m glad that I booked as in mid-week it was full!

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RD
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute gem and loved every dish. Highly recommended it already to friends.

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c
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We had been recommended Salon by friends but sadly left disappointed. The food just wasn’t up to scratch. Skate in buttermilk was bland, a potato risotto (why ‘risotto’?) was just diced spud in stock and the main was a small piece of underseasoned pumpkin. Venison, for a hefty £6 surcharge, was good, as was the apple pudding and the chocolates, but we left a little hungry and convinced it’s just not as clever as it thinks it is...

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HW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, interesting wine, very good service. Really nice room too.

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C
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Having recently eaten at Levan, we were keen to try this sister restaurant. We found it to be extremely crowded so much so that the waiting staff knocked into my husband upwards of 10 times whilst trying to serve tables around us which was comical but also intensely annoying. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable but the food just missed a beat. The salmon starter was overly fishy, the kale tempura was over cooked and left us feeling full and a bit greasy before we’d even eaten anything else. However they redeemed themselves with a perfectly balanced apple terrine dessert that was the most delicious texture and the perfect amount of sweet, salty, soft and crunchiness. Sadly though we won’t be rushing back.

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D
London
10 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food at great value and superb service

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KC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening with an amazing set menu and perfect wine pairings. The salmon and clementine starter matched with orange wine was a highlight. It’s a small but perfectly formed restaurant and was ideal as a birthday treat

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HM
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic spot with great tasting menu and matching wines all at very reasonable prices. Very good service too and relaxed atmosphere.

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p
London
20 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurant I had an amazing experience of brilliant food, very friendly staff and great atmosphere. Definitely recommended!

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WB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Poor food. Average quality ingredients cooked in poor recipes at extortionate prices. Confused restaurant, we left bored, hungry and disappointed.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most reasonably priced tasting menu we've had. Most notably of the dishes was the salmon, Clementine and horseradish tartare was a dish we won't forget in a hurry. The orange wine pairing was a touch genius.

The atmosphere struck a perfect balance between being sophisticated and friendly. The knowledge of the each individual members of staff translated into on of the best customer service experiences we had ever had.

We will definitely return

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JD
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. I will definitely be back

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DD
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My dining partner and I had the Christmas set menu which was very good for the price (although the £6 surcharge for the venison was a little steep considering the amount on the plate). However the main concern was how the wine was advertised.

The menu showed two prices - by the glass and (we thought) by the bottle. Opting for the bottle at the end of the evening we were surprised that the wine was £12 more than we thought we were paying. It turns out that the price on the (small print) menu was for a carafe, not a bottle, and the bottle price was elsewhere on the menu.

We didn't make a fuss but both considered that this was very poor labelling (also, there was no offer from the waitress to honour the price we thought were going to pay). As such it rather took the edge off the evening, and I'd very seriously think before returning here.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible food and wine and amazing service by the staff who explain each course, how it was made and how the wine compliments the food. Amazing dining experience, but for the four courses and the wine accompaniment for two people was £150 so be aware it's more for a special occasion than every day dining! That said some of the tastiest, well thought out food I've ever had, worth the money!

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SD
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious brunch and great service 👍 really interesting, unique menu options that change regularly, too.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great innovative food, prompt service from people who demonstrated a passion for their food and wine alongside exemplary customer service. Will visit again.

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KJ
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Disappointing brunch. Murshrooms came on soggy untoasted sourdough ‘toast’, bland and disappointing. Croquettes and coffee were however delicious! Music a little too loud, struggled to hear my friend, but lovely environment otherwise.

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FT
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Real cheffy talent; interesting combinations and assured execution. Only a set menu available and very limited drinks (no sparkling water!) but excellent cocktails and knowledgeable staff very much made up for it. Will be rushing back!

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S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Over-priced and teeny portions. Would not go again.

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HW
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative and unusual set menu with great matching wines. Small, intimate and bustling atmosphere. Our favourite restaurant in Brixton for a special occasion - it never disappoints!

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem ! Delicious and original cuisine, nice and quiet ambiance for a special occasion, attentive and professional service... Allez-y les yeux fermés.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Yet another great meal at Salon - I had the sriracha royale and it was perfect. Loved the thickly cut home cured salmon, seasonal greens and right amount of sauce (not too much, not too thick). The only slight negative was the service and our drinks arriving midway through our meal. They were absolutely full when we arrived though so probably just down to a busy morning.

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S
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious tasting menu, the chefs really put a lot of thought and love into some fine quality morsels. A great way to taste dishes that you may never typically order. Groovy Brixton atmosphere, Highly Recommendable!

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BP
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

I really enjoyed the quality of food and cooking at Salon as well as the amazing wines we had paired with our meal. Unfortunately our time was let down by the fact that Salon didn't let us know that because we were the "first sitting" we couldn't get the extended menu. As this was my brother's birthday, I wanted to treat him to something extra special, i.e. the full menu with the full wine pairing. I was really disappointed that we couldn't be accommodated especially as I had made it known that it was a special occasion. While this didn't ruin our meal because the food was fantastic, it did put a dampner on things. Also when we tried to let the staff know of our disappointment we were made to feel as if we were a bit of a hindrance by the our waiters and there was definitely an air of awkwardness.

I 100% recommend Salon because of the food and on previous occasions the waiting staff have been amazing. This occasion, the quality of service fell very short and we were made to feel uncomfortable.

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f
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Pleasant but overpriced with a somewhat cramped seating arrangement. Can't fault the food although not a very vegan friendly menu. The servers were amicable and efficient.

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VS
London
16 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quirky and individual, Salon offers beautifully prepared food. Everything is lovingly presented but some of the tastes don’t work. Ambience excellent. Lavatory needs investment. If you want to spend £70 on Orange Wine, this is the place.

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JS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food I've had in a while with fantastic staff and a great atmosphere. 110% recommend!

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CB
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Informal and friendly atmosphere juxtaposed with a creative and delicious tasting menu that wouldn't be out of place at a Michelin star restaurant.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was sensational , tasting menu so small portions, but with amuse bouche and lovely chocs after 4 courses felt just right
Only quibble would be wine prices are steep

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H
London
11 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb as always

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SC
London
11 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being a celiac means some times I get asked odd questions like can I eat meat, is fish ok or I get food so plain, it's depressing. This staff know exactly what they are doing, they understood what they were cooking and I could eat and not and amended the food according.

This has to be one of the most innovative and interesting meals I have eaten this year in London. It is a set menu with 2 choices of main course, not different for different's sake food, just modern, brilliantly cooked food. My 13 year old daughter who is not the most adventurous eater loved the mackerel starter and mushroom gnocchi, my duck main course was perfect in every way. Goats cheese, cheese cake was a great finish.

Please try to go and support this restaurant, we need more chefs and waiting staff like this.

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LH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants in London, however the bar and brunch menu is better value for money

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l
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice place. Small, upstairs. Nice knowledgeable staff. Good service. Nice food. Amazing bread! We ate early. According to opentable we took the last table but it was empty when we arrived. We were hoping for a lively place so that was the only downside.

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OO
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way - one of my favourite restaurants. Will certainly be back again.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for a lovely brunch... Serves unique dishes, all good value and very tasty.

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AS
6 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service . Can’t ask for more. I’ll be back

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C
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always It was delicious and the atmosphere laid back. Great service too.

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A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was tasty but 'main course' portion was too small for us.

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salon never disappoints. Beautiful dishes, friendly relaxed service and a warm, cosy atmosphere. A local gem within Brixton Market.

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MW
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and excellent service. Couldn't recommend more

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