The Salt Bar

4.6
128 reviews
£25 and under
Scandinavian

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Good Vegetarian Options
The Salt Bar is a Scandinavian style restaurant and bar serving good food and drink including local ales and cocktails in an intimate and cosy atmosphere. It is less than a five minute walk from Macclesfield Train station, on the historic cobbles of the Castle Quarter. As seen on BBC2's The Restaurant Man.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 128 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely place. I particularly love the smorgasbord :)

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Carrie
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

100% you won’t regret going to Salt Bar. The food is amazing, fab choices (quality options), nice decor and ambiance, plus the service was fab too. 10/10 would recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We first started coming to the Salt Bar in March and loved it so much that whenever we are back in Cheshire we make sure to book. The food is delicious and extremely good value for money. Can heartily recommend the prawn skagen and the meatballs.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food and splendid service and using the early bird special fantastic value for money. Portions are generous. We are looking forward to visiting again.

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davidN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really first class swedish food. highly recommended

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MattB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Incredibly slow service. 15 mins to get a drink. 45 for starter. 3 or 4 tables occupied.

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SERENAA
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice food and excellent service!Definitely worth to try it

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TracyM
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice small restaurant. Service great. Food amazing. Will definitely visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
6 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very good. Food different from the usual and at reasonable prices. Always a relaxed comfortable experience with excellent service. One of our favourite restaurants.

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AnitaE
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and really good food. Very good value too.

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LornaT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely fresh food-very nice and unusual sharing starters; lovely cod main course and generous helping of meatballs in creamy sauce. unusual good value cocktails and pleasant house Rioja by the glass.
Relaxing café vibe and excellent non intrusive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful evening the Salt Bar. Food and service exemplary! Thanks :-)

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Joanne
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely freshly prepared food with healthy choices on the menu. A warm welcome from the staff and attentive but not intrusive service.

JB
JanB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meal, very friendly staff and a great ambience. I will definitely be back the cauliflower cheese tart is inspired.

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ChrisandClare
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute decision and we really enjoyed it. Run by enthusiastic, competent young people. Nice spot, good food and a little bit different. Highly recommended. Go and see for yourself

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stevel
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Its a great place to meet friends, great service very friendly, love the veggie balls

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 for The Salt Bar. The quality of the delicious food, unhurried service together with a very pleasant atmosphere (great tunes whilst you dine) impressed me immensely. All dining there tonight seemed content and I'm not surprised. Why did it take me so long to try this fantastic restaurant?! Highly recommended :-)

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vinceC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Four of us had a great meal at the Salt Bar, been before a few times, it never dissapoints, and always surprises. Thinking of taking my very food pappa in law (and his g/f) they will really appreciate the attention to detail with food and the difference the menu has over anywhere else I know.

So go there it is fab!

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GerryD
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had been wanting to try The Salt Bar for some time now. Booked quite late but did the online booking system which was slick and quick. With only 3 staff and the note that good food might take a little longer to serve, we actually waited no longer than in any other restaurant. The starter Salmon and other fish items was superb. The Swedish meat balls was very tasty and showed IKEA how to really serve meat balls! Very friendly staff and engaged. Thanks and we'll be back.

GD

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EmmaT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've loved the salt bar for years and it didn't disappoint. Wonderful as ever.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great evening meal during the week! Great service and food

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KateB
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, lovely staff. Small cosy restaurant close to train station.

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RuthR
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really lovely food, great flavours, fresh and unexpected

JD
JohnD
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Bit disappointing ... too cramped!!
Plenty of room but herded together at window..??????
Not again.

JF
JackieF
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal at the Salt Bar, great food and friendly staff.

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StephenB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Delicious food but a tad overpriced. Staff attentive and friendly.

MH
MatthewH
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute gem of a find. The smoked beetroot is a must try

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1bcpcmm1review
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a beautiful meal here. The ambience was casual and friendly. The staff were knowledgeable of the menu and had excellent customer service skills.

I have been to Sweden many times and the food served at the salt bar is authentic and tasty.

I would definitely recommend this venue and the food.

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LeeW
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and very different. I was pleasantly surprised and will definitely go back again. Looking forward to it.

MM
MaccMum
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We came to celebrate Father’s Day and had a lovely family meal, we’ve been a few times before and always enjoyed the food and the atmosphere, meatballs are really good and do a great veggie alternative, service was great and will definitely be going back.

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ChristopherR
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really nice food in a really nice atmosphere
we always look foreward to a visit here !!!
you will not be disappointed

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JackieF
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal Saturday. The Salt Bar never fails to impress. The food is delicious and the service is excellent.

JF
JackieF
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Salt Bar was great. We took friends,who had not been before and we’ll all be back!

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JacquelineW
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Liked the variety on the menu as thought Scandinavian food was just pickled fish, veg and meatballs. There was four of us and we had smoked chicken, cod, lamb and meatballs dishes and all tried one another's. Really tasty and all totally different! Reasonable prices too! Nice cosy atmosphere almost felt like being at a friends house for dinner!

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Dino
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food,wine & service. Interesting menu at a reasonable price.

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AnthonyF
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Travel up from Bournemouth twice a year, make it our first must call. The creamy mushrooms fab. Recommend them for first course,second and pudding.

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RebeccaW
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely meal and fantastic service. Nice to have a different type of cuisine to the usual.

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Tabby
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of our favourite restaurants. Good vegetarian food as well as meat and fish dishes. Lovely ambience, good value and great service. Menus are changed regularly and have a genuine Scandinavian style. I recommend it very highly for any occasion although as it is a little small large groups eg 30 would be too many. A true gem of Macclesfield.

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BevW
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food and excellent service. We will definitely be visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice evening meal. Smorgasbord starter v good. Service a little slow and haphazard. Otherwise a very pleasant evening

FAQs

The Salt Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. The Salt Bar also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01625 432221.

The Salt Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 128 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.