Smoke & Salt

4.8
137 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
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Smoke & Salt is a restaurant that celebrates the ethos of “modern dining, ancient techniques”. We are based in a 40ft shipping container within Pop Brixton, however the food is certainly out of the box. Our cuisine is an awesome reflection, representation and re-imagination of the modern dining scene in London, bridging cultures and traditions. With food flavours that are influenced by global eating, we refuse to call ourselves fusion, instead, honing the magic of ancient techniques such as smoking, curing and preserving.

Smoke & Salt is run by co-chefs Aaron Webster (Dinner by Heston and The Latymer at Pennyhill Park) & Remi Williams (Craigie on Main and Deuxave) who initially met at The Shed, Notting Hill. Originally a monthly supper-club started in 2014, the pair want to create a relaxed and affordable dining space which is accessible to all.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern European, British, Bistro
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Fri, Sat 12:00–15:00
Dinner
Mon–Thu 18:00–22:00
Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00
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Phone number
07421 327556
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
Brixton Tube Station
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting enough food. Very rich tastes. I'd recommend the parsnip but the grits were a bit odd. The tasting menu was probably one dish too many for myself and my friend.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good service, they explained the menu well. The atmosphere was really cosy and modern. The food was also 5*, sharing 5 dishes was plenty and you got a bit of everything.

LP
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, amazed by the quality of the dishes. We had the 7 course tasting meal, delicious variation and quite incredible what was created in such a tiny kitchen! Loved the evening, brilliant service and wonderful to understand each dish. We will be returning, thank you!

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed every dish and the cocktail was delicious.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal.

SL
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff and food. Looking forward to returning and have already recommend to friends.

e
London
40 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an excellent place. Beautiful and imaginative food cooked brilliantly. We had the £27 set menu which was wonderful and very good value. Service very good - attentive but not fussy and all the staff are really knowledgeable about the food. The shopping container has been decorated very well and is nice and quiet. Don’t be put off that this is in Pop Brixton as this is a proper restaurant. Absolutely excellent.

GD
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super-delicious and inventive menu - each dish completely different mix of taste sensations. If we had one criticism, it would be that the venison and grits was too rich to come as the last savoury dish on the set menu. We couldn't do it justice. We left very full, very content and very happy. Excellent service, too - attentive and friendly without being too invasive. We're looking forward to returning...

SH
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great feed, beautifully presented and lovely staff!

DR
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff.

H
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, cannot recommend this place more. Best food in London, great atmosphere, amazing food and top quality staff!

SL
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and helpful staff, felt welcome from the get go and staff went out of their way to ensure we had a good dining experience. Great food, great service, nice ambiance. Would highly recommend it.

NC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant, amazing food and creative dishes. As a concept, appreciate it allows cost to stay low, you may sit on a bench and not be guaranteed a table, and expect a walk to the toilet outside.

However, would definitely return and already looking forward to my next visit as the food and all dishes were impeccable.

MC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The essence of modern in a tiny room that creates a great atmosphere. Everything, even the non alcoholic cocktail, was spot on. The service deserves special mention too. So well delivered and perfectly pitched.

EK
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu is superb. Innovative and flavourful. Wine flight was spot on.

SK
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant. We enjoyed every dish. Would highly recommend to anyone.

AR
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The tasting menu was to a very high standard and at a very reasonable price.

The service was fairly poor with mumbled descriptions of the food and no rest time given between courses. It was clear the restaurant wanted to get us out as quickly as possible, which spoiled what should have been a relaxing evening out.

TC
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning food and great value. I was looking for somewehre with food that was creative and had a good price and this didn't disappoint. The lemon parsnips were a standout and the way the seasonal menu came was perfect. We also enjoyed some good wine and id definitely go back

BM
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had high expectations and this place managed to still surprise me. Great discovery.

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really loved our evening at Smoke & Salt. Every dish we had was a winner. Fantastic pickled, smoked and cured flavour combinations!
Enthusiastic and friendly service. We had the set menu of around 6 plates to share and now want to go back and try all the other options. And then return for the Spring/Summer/Autumn menus.

CL
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The evening spent at Salt & Smoke was one of real pleasure. My daughter is vegan, but I am quite carnivore. Each of us enjoyed varied and highly imaginative cooking in contrasting styles. If pressed I would say that her parsnip based dish and my mallard duck were the absolutely star elements of a generally stellar restaurant experience. It took a bit of locating on Google maps but the result much more than justified the effort. Remi and his staff are to be congratulated. Pity I live so far away.

HL
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food in a fun venue. Great atmosphere. They even made me a brilliant mocktail. Definitely recommended.

l
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I was surprised when I came to find the restaurant in the Pop up food area of Brixton but the restaurant feels self contained and although it is very small, the space between the tables is really good.
Food was very good value for money and we didn't feel rushed. Really clever use of some unusual ingredients.

AH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely place, second time there and second time having the tasting menu adapted to my veggie diet. Staff all very friendly and knowledgeable and asked us after about the menu. They even have a candle on the desert for my partner's birthday!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique setting, relaxed atmosphere, and really interesting menu and flavour combinations.

F
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Innovative dishes and a fantastic value. We left stuffed, because all the dishes were far bigger than we expected. Typically, trendy = tapas scale. Be warned, some of these dishes are entree sized - despite the low price!

EM
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic - small place but great atmosphere. Food divine!

MM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it ! If you are a foodie it’s a great place to try !

h
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great standard of cooking for the price, four of us had the new year tasting menu, never had sprouts that tasted sooo good (Asian stir fry style sauce with a sweetness - this was first course). Also loved the beef blade, beautifully slow cooked falling apart

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice place with high ambitions and a friendly athmospere.

OT
London
23 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. A bit pricey though for what it is

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

Really wonderful menu and great service. This is a first rate dining experience.

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

Our meal was excellent and the staff were ultra polite and efficient without being over attentive. It's clear they are passionate about the food they are serving and are keen to share what's gone into each dish. My only tiny complaint was the choice of music. It was sometimes quite heavy rock which is not to everyone's tastes. Convivial, informal atmosphere. Will definitely be back

MM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu is brilliant and fantastic value - a must for foodies especially those on a budget. It stacks up with far more expensive restaurants. The staff could not have been lovelier - I was a woman on my own and could not have been made more welcome. I highly recommend this wonderful eatery - GO THERE!!!

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was gooood

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Despite their popularity they went out of their way to accommodate an addition to our party. The

JK
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding and such good value for money. I would normally not eat Beef Heart and Tongue but after trying it, I’ve now been converted.

Wine was superb too. Highly recommend this restaurant

F
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is very very good. Creative and surprising menu and everything is equally delicious! Staff is friendly and genuinly tries to make you have a good time. Music is a little loud and it is a very small space but that makes it special and unique!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and wonderful food

JW
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

interesting food, good informal atmosphere with enthusiastic staff/manager - good value tasting menu including beef heart, a revelation on our first visit - tender and tasty. Our second visit in a couple of months which enjoyed as much as first

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