Solid all around.
Stopped here for their Sunday Roast (my favorite meal of the week) after a local friend recommended it. The restaurant area was close to empty so we choose to eat in more bussling the bar area. The drink special (gray goose with housemade lemonade) was tart but good. The starter of a carrot and thyme soup was delightfully tasty and hit the spot since the bar was getting a bit chilly. The roast beef with trimmings of green beans, crispy roasted potatoes, cabbage, and yorkshire pudding was on point with a delicious gravy. All in all, a solid place for a solid meal.
I love this place! I was first introduced to The Salt House for a company happy hour back in August, and have been going there ever since!
The wait staff are super helpful and pleasant, food is amazingly good (highly recommend the burger or the pork belly), and everything is very reasonably priced! Ideal for a casual drink with friends or a dinner date.
Also, they have random specials during the week so check their website before heading over.
The Salt House has been a fixture on Abbey Road for a fair while now (during which time it has even been renamed, and returned to being called The Salt House...) and has slowly but surely declined in both service and quality.
There was a time when you could have a drink at the bar in a buzzy atmosphere, then head to one of the tables in the restaurant for real quality food, served by attentive, friendly staff. This seems to be no longer the case... The numerous visits I have made over the last 18 months have left me feeling overcharged for run of the mill food, served by staff that don't really care, as they will pick up their 12.5% service either way.
I have even spent a New Years there in the past, but will give it a miss from now on, which is a big shame!
This pub is pretty nice, and the night I went I really enjoyed the music (Aretha, anyone?!) but something about the place just feels a bit flat to me. There wasn't much atmosphere, which might have been because it wasn't very busy for a Friday night.
It's nice that there is a lot of outdoor seating and I love the old-fashioned red phonebooth right outside.
Oh, and then the barmaid was collecting glasses at the end of the night and spilled half a glass of wine on me. That was annoying.
I've visited the salt house a few times for dinner. The food and service have always been excellent. Whether sitting in, dining in the courtyard or just having a drink out front, there's always a nice atmosphere. One problem we did find on my most recent visit was lack of variety of interestng vegetarian main courses, my girlfriend ended up ordering a combination of two starter dishes, which wasn't ideal but the food was very nice. Other than we would visit again.
A Greene King gastro pub, could there be a worse bar? I actually kind of like their wooden tables and their large carbon skidmark of a heated back garden, but unless they let me BYOB then there is nothing worth drinking on them or in it!
Probably not too bad if you like cocktails or wine to be fair, but nothing here for me. First time I have drunk Becks in years!
Ahhhh, back to the comfort of 5 years ago...
This pub was my local when i lived just up Abbey Road and I possibly spent more time there than in my house. I was elated to see when i visited he other night that not much has changed. Well-heeled locals mix in the dining room, at the wooden rustic tables in the front bar, or outside on long picnic tables under braziers.
There was a dodgy remodelling a few years back - gone were the blackboards of wine lists and cheery gastro-pub vibe, replaced with a dark, velvety bordello decor.
Thank goodness the folly didn't last long and now it's back to it's comforting, friendly self.
A great local pub with very friendly staff, excellent music and really great food and drink. Nice relaxed shabby chic decor, decent choice of music too.
There's a smarter restaurant or you can eat in the pub - plenty of outside seating for the chokers too!
We loved this place. found out about it in the bar at the Maida Vale Marriott which is a short walk (10 minutes) the service was great. food was excellent. we had separate appetizers and shared the rib eye with peppercorn sauce. wine list was limited.
The food here is pleasant, the drinks are on the cheaper side (for a London Gastro Pub), and it has a nice neighborhood pub feel with plenty of tables outside, friendly staff, and a good mix of older and younger people. A good place to hang out with family sharing a reasonably priced bottle of Cava.
Wonderful meal, lovely staff, all in all a great experience. Will definitely be back!
OK pub food. It was more amazing some years back. Now... not sure I would make the walk down Abbey Road.
With mixed crowd this place is a good hangout. Cocktails are good. With excellent music pub area is more fun .
Needing a good place for a Sunday roast, I tried to book a table at the Clifton. Alas, they were fully booked, so I decided to try out the Salthouse which is just around the corner. Word on the street told me that the Salthouse serves good food but generally overpriced. Word on the street was not wrong. The food was pretty tasty and portions were big. We had the three roasts beef, lamb and turkey, served with all the trimmings. The lamb was not as great as the other two, but still not bad. The one disappointment was when I saw them getting mint sauce out of a big cost-co style box. You expect better when your roasts cost £13.50 £15.50! I've been generous with the 4* review. 3.5 would be more fitting, but hey, it's almost Christmas. Goodwill to all men and all of that jazz
Had a really bad experience with the meals here. If you don't have the products for a certain meal, do not put it in the menu, OK?
really good atmosphere with a mix of crowds. Cocktails are good. Restaurant area is a bit fancy but the atmosphere in the pub area is more chilled and fun. Fish n chips is yummy - not cheap but good value. Outdoor seating in summer this is always busy so turn up early.
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