The Salt Bar

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124 reviews
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£25 and under
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Scandinavian

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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.
What 124 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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N
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really first class swedish food. highly recommended

MB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

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

SE
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice food and excellent service!Definitely worth to try it

TM
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Cheshire
6 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

AE
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

LT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

OT
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

J
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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

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

s
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

OT
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 :-)

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

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!

GD
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

ET
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great evening meal during the week! Great service and food

KB
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really lovely food, great flavours, fresh and unexpected

JD
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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

JF
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

MH
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

1
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

LW
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

MM
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

CR
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JF
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JF
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JW
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!

D
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

AF
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

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.

RW
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

T
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

BW
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

OT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! What amazing Scandinavian food. Delicious. Lovely friendly staff. Good for kids - made very welcome. Our new favourite x

OT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening spent here, food and service both fantastic, good value for such good food. Very relaxed atmosphere, didn't rush us out after we'd paid. Will definitely return.

OT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely meal. Friendly helpful staff. Food and wine all delicious. We'd had the meatballs at the Treacle Market then decided to try the restaurant.Superb.

JA
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, we had a very nice evening. Have been before when it was very busy and too noisy, this was much better.

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