Salut! - Islington

4.6
73 reviews
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£25 and under
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Modern European
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  • Cosy
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Fusing Nordic and French flavours with some German influences, Salut! in Islington offers a relaxed take on modern-European food. Watch the dishes being prepared in the open kitchen, from the warm and comfortable dining room with wooden tables and vintage furnishings.

Salut! restaurant boasts beautiful large windows which let light flood in during the day. At night, dimmed copper lights, candles and music make for an intimate and relaxed atmosphere.

Find Salut! on Essex Road, a short walk from Dalston Junction, Canonbury and Essex Road rail stations.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Modern European, French, British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: : 18:00 - 22:00

Friday - Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00 / 18.00 - 23.00
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Phone number
020 3441 8808
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Otis Scase
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Public Transit
8 minutes walk to Cannonbury Overground Station.

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 12:00PM - 3:00PM 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Tue - Wed 6:00PM - 9:30PM
Thu 6:00PM - 6:45PM 9:00PM - 9:30PM
Fri 6:00PM - 6:30PM 9:30PM - 9:45PM
Sat 12:00PM - 3:00PM 6:00PM - 6:30PM 9:30PM - 9:45PM

What 73 People Are Saying
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food in an intimate yet vibrant atmosphere! Highly recommended.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Salut! for Saturday dinner with my boyfriend after reading great reviews about this place. I ordered the halibut and it was very delicious. Staff are very attentive and this place is definitely a cozy, neighborhood gem. Definitely will go back again!

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SH
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I booked a table for a reunion of old colleagues who hadn't met up for a long time, and we had a lovely evening. The venue is quite intimate and cosy, very welcoming. The wine was excellent, and my colleagues who had opted for meat and fish starters and mains thoroughly enjoyed their food, with a hake main dish coming in for particular praise. WE didn't have puddings, but chose cheese and port instead and the portions were generous with a good variety of cheeses on offer. I am a vegetarian, and found both the lack of options and the cauliflower dish I chose, rather disappointing for the price paid for the meal. I would definitely recommend this place for special occasions and couples or small groups, but it is a bit pricey for everyday dining. We went on a Friday evening and only had our table for a couple of hours, so ended up having to gulp down our port in rather a hurry!

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L
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice and cozy restaurant. Small portions but good food

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous! The food was amazing, the wine was amazing! It is on the more expensive side so it wouldn’t be everyday dining!
Excellent!

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EM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salut! was fantastic. The service was impeccable and the food was flavorful, creative, and beautiful. We will be back

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JM
London
17 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Awfully expensive and not worth it. Moreover the meat was cooked as the chef likes it not how I asked it. Good location and ok service, but we won't be back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food! We loved being able to look into the open kitchen to watch the chefs at work.

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l
London
60 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely faultless! From the relaxed vibe, to knowledgeable and friendly staff to perfectly executed cooking. A new, firm favourite!

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SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my boyfriend to Salut! for our monthly 'date night' and it did not disappoint! The service was excellent; the lady who looked after us was attentive and friendly and the food was absolutely delicious - we were do busy enjoying our starters, we didn't really even get much of a chance to watch the chef's at work in the open kitchen. I've already recommended Salut! to several friends and I will definitely be back again.

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LD
London
19 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Great service, food. Empty when we went but it was early. Food portions need to increase. Lovely open kitchen.

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i
London
18 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We shared a starter and had a main each, plus bread and butter and 2 glasses of wine. Overall the experience was good, lovely service and ambience, not too crowded or loud, the food all tasted amazing, I just think some plates are really tiny for their price, while others are good value and portions, so if you get the tiny one you feel unlucky.
The trout starter and the scallop main were tiny. The dessert looked tiny for 10 pounds. However the beef carpaccio starter and the duck main were great portions and left us very happy.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is at the focus in this lovely small, modern restaurant.

Staff was very accommodating, although a bit disordered as we had a few mixups with our orders.

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Z
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Went to this restaurant based on its reviews. The food was really good but the overall experience was just fine.

When we ordered our mains, the waitress said they would take about 20 minutes to prepare. I was happy for some time to enjoy a glass of wine. I excused myself from the table two minutes and when I came back the plates were on the table. It was a strange feeling - had we received the meal from another table?

This also meant the food arrived before the bread. All in all, it felt rushed.

The space is cosy and interesting - you feel like you're in the kitchen. This is good until smoke fills the room! We were basically sat under the hood vent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service!

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AS
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!! Great small, indepenant restaurant.

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PS
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed all food and very relaxed and friendly but efficient service. The Rioja (one of the cheaper red wine choices) was good too.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good experience. Gluten free choices or food adjusted to cater for my allergies. Delicious food, ample wine selection. Lovely staff. Great local place

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RM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great starter of octopus though my friend's mackerel portion was a little small. Generous sides but may make sense just to make mains a little bigger.
Service was very friendly and we were sat right next to the kitchen - could feel the steam bath on my back! Pretty much empty until 7.30 onwards.
We had a deal (50% of food) so paid £90 for three courses and two glasses of wine each which was really good value but wouldn't go back without a deal as bit pricey for the location and restaurant layout.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent dinner in a refined space in north east london

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MS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, a bit pricy

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g
London
250 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Salut was recommended to my partner by a taxi driver about a year ago, wish it didn't take us that long to try it out. Great food and tasty cocktails - definitely be visiting again.

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TG
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fab food & great service. Was worth the drive & would highly recommend. Great value for money. Keep it up.

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SH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really very good food presented by friendly and very helpful staff. Lovely Ambience. Well worth a visit.

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SR
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I initially stumbled upon Salut's Instagram feed and seeing the gorgeous food photography on their profile, I expected a pretentious and overpriced place. Turns out I couldn't have been more wrong: the restaurant space is small and warm, with an open kitchen so you can see the chefs at work. The staff is really lovely, the wine list great and the food incredible (as beautiful as it's tasty). I'm so happy these guys opened on this side of Essex Road, Salut is my absolute new favourite. Check out the colours and intricate work on those plates!

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c
London
186 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I took my girlfriend here for Valentine's day. It is her favorite restaurant. We will return.

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k
London
14 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and friendly service. I would recommend for a nice weekend treat for yourself.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxed evening. Food was excellent. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Would recommend to family and friends.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent . In it with the chef ... very cool! Go there . Like being in the kitchen . White truffles too! Awesome

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AB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a 10/10 on food, service and environment.

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v
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really pleasantly surprised by Salut! Michelin standard food in a local spot. Definitely going back again.

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p
Oxford
10 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, wonderful service and open plan without spiking anyone out. Loved this place!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Tables too close together, no privacy to talk and fish dishes are basically the same (starter and main course).

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food
Very small attentive restaurant
Watched the food being created at the chefs table - very lovely experience

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c
London
184 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I have been to Salut several times and it is one my favorite restaurants in London. I took 2 friends there. We all had a good experience and will return.

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OT
London
24 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2017
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Really lovey spot, great food, but the portions are too small. One scallop doesn't make a starter...

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UG
London
11 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really nice meal at Salut - French food with a scandi twist. Really short menu - 4 starters, 4 mains - which apparently rotate regularly. So the lamb that I had is now gone - shame as it was excellent (loin cooked pink, shoulder cooked till it falls apart, sweetbreads). Seafood / fish looked excellent too. And wines by the glass were decent - handy if one diner is a fish eater and the other a carnivore.

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WG
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambience. Loved it and looking forward to returning

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Salut has somewhat cemented for me that modern European / British food isn't my favourite. It's very good - the food is pretty inventive, has a mix of well-crafted flavours, and clearly uses high quality ingredients - but I just don't find it excites my tastebuds in the way that, say, Barbary did.

It's a good choice, and for anyone who likes this kind of food, an excellent one.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good casual atmosphere and friendly professional service, interesting food ideas (without getting wacky) extremely well executed (as you get to see) - it all adds up.

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