The Salt Pig Too - Swanage

4.5
158 reviews
£25 and under
Farm-to-table
Quality and provenance is at the heart of our business and our ethos is to be able to provide people with quality food from their local surroundings at an affordable price, and being able to show people what is available on their doorstep.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 158 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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RosieJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That was one of the most delicious meals I’ve had in a long time. My friend and I took far too many pictures of our food. The service was the perfect balance of attentive and friendly without being pushy. Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Will definitely come again.

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PendleP
Dorset
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent staff, good beers too. Highly recommended.

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MelroyI
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful Sunday lunch, everything beautifully cooked.

This is a lovely urban farm shop and restaurant. Definitely need to book at busy times. There was a regular stream of people asking for a table, but hadn’t booked ahead.

Great ambience, will definitely return.

Took some lovely quiche away with us for Monday lunch!

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SimonT
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Excellent service
Always eat here when I’m in Swanage

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AndyS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to the salt pig and what a brilliant experience.
It was my birthday dinner and the meal was fantastic. Meat cooked perfectly. They put a candle in my desert and sang happy birthday too.

They were very complementary to my children too.
Thank you for a lovely birthday/family dinner 😀

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Jack
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all round. Great food, super friendly staff. Would absolutely come again - specials really stood out.

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PeterH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, good quality food very well cooked. Very pleasant staff, attentative but not overwhelming

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Debby
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place which was recommended to us and it didn’t disappoint, friendly staff, great service and fantastic food. Would highly recommend to others

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Cheryl14
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great place to eat lovely food great staff would definitely recommend you try it.

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Nigel
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice food, service and ambience. Thoroughly recommended

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CeliaS
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening. Food and service excellent.

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SarahG
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A lovely restaurant tucked away in Swanage. Lovely attentive and friendly staff, unfortunately we were let down by our chosen dishes. We chose squid which was over cooked and chewy and ham hock hash cake which could have done with more cooking and was mushy inside. We both chose the venison pot roast main, and although this was nice it wasn’t explained very well on the menu. This was described as venison pot roast with mushrooms and a white wine sauce. We assumed this meant a cut of venison with a white wine sauce, but this came as more of a stew in a pot topped with dumplings.

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RichardO
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a two night stay in Swanage and decided to give the Salt Pig a try and it was well worth it! The staff were very pleasant and attentive and the food was REALLY NICE. The cost of the meal was very reasonable, not cheap but good fresh food shouldn’t be cheap. I would be more than happy to return. Well done!

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StuartE
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Sunday Lunch , and good value too. Very good service too.

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Hayley
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service with a lovely atmosphere, we really liked that local produce is offered here including the Dorset wine, we would highly recommend eating here

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DannyH
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic roast, the Lamb was awesome and the whole experience was just what we wanted.

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vipNeilH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Great, fresh, local and delicious food combined with friendly attentive service. For anyone who enjoys good food, this is the place to come in Swanage.

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening at Salt Pig Too in Swanage. The informal, cosy setting was perfect. We sat on the high stools very close to the chefs station and witnessed our food being cooked and were able to interact with the chef and gain some foodie knowledge! Our meal was outstanding, the best meal we have eaten in some time, and all locally sourced which is fantastic. Chatted to all the staff and had a real insight into the running of the restaurant and the local area. A really lovely, delicious and interesting evening !

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Julia
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Really nice food, could have been more generous with the dauphinois potatoes as myself and my boyfriend shared so it seemed they gave us one portion separately between both of us. Delicious though

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BrianB
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection on the menu, specials made it very difficult for me to choose.
Staff and especially the chef made a great experience for us and our grandson who loved his first taste of a snail

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JanB
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing.
Debbie, who served us, was fabulous.

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CharlotteH
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really lovely meal here. Friendly, prompt and warm service but not rushed. Added to our experience with amazing fresh locally sourced ingredients.

Even the music and quirky décor had obviously been thought through with the customers experience at the centre.

A rare find and also pretty fair prices for what you get. Highly recommended.

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AlisonP
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good menu choice, locally sourced, knowledgeable friendly staff. This was our first visit and will definitely be returning. Food was amazing.

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NatalieB
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening meal here. Staff were very happy and helpful. Food was all very delicious. Cosy and friendly atmosphere . Would definitely recommend. Thanks.

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Charlie
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely, great food, great service and will definitely be back.

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JanB
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been trying to get a booking at Salt Pig Too for a while and finally did. I was not disappointed at all.
The food was delicious and the portions very generous.
Staff was helpful and fun.
I have no hesitation in recommending the restaurant.

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Netty
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fabulous food and excellent staff, our overall experience was very positive and we will certainly return however apart from water there was no drink for my driving diabetic husband as all soft drinks were ‘sugar variety’ also there was a noisy group of girls celebrating a 27th birthday who were very noisy which due to the acoustics of the room made it difficult for other groups to make conversation

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MariaK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, generous portions and friendly service.

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AndrewK
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food, incredible service with a smile. Chef couldn’t do enough for us. Fantastic all round. Can’t wait to go back

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GuyB
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit and excellent. Delicious lamb kebab and pulled pork … thank you.

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StephenM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At first site this does not appear to be the typical restaurant but don't be put off by that! We found the staff excellent and friendly. The food was great and service very good too. We had a most enjoyable evening.

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Bernie
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Throughly enjoyed our meal and loved the ambiance. Service excellent and great interaction with the waitress who was informative about the menu without being pushy. Very happy to recommend this restaurant.

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TrishaT
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little find. Can’t wait to come back. Loved watching the chef prepare and plate up the food.

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NoelP
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food, well-presented and very tasty. This is a popular place, so book ahead.

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RobinH
13 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food

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JaneH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening - great service and food. Good atmosphere without being too loud

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed environment with slick, friendly service. Great food including superb steaks and fresh fish. A really enjoyable evening.

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CaroleK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really nice food, well prepared and presented. Helpful staff and good service. Always a favourite. Shame you can’t book for lunch.

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ColinF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food, good atmosphere, good service what else can you want.

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KerenH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Food delicious and plentiful. We couldn’t fault it. I’d recommend this restaurant especially if you enjoy meat. Everything we had was perfect. Thank you Salt Pig!

FAQs

The Salt Pig Too - Swanage offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01929 423616.

The Salt Pig Too - Swanage is rated 4.5 stars by 158 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.