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The Salt Bar

€€ - €€€European, , Vegetarian Friendly
23B Church Street, Macclesfield SK11 6LB, England
+44 1625 432221
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
23B Church Street, Macclesfield SK11 6LB, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m in heaven: Scandinavian beer, pickles, fish cakes and meatballs, set amongst the cobbled streets of old Macclesfield. Great service. An independent restaurant of character and quality.

Thank Laura F
Reviewed 1 July 2018

I was taken here for my birthday the whole experience was absolutely fantastic. The food was excellent, fresh and cooked to perfection and soooo tasty. We had the smorgasbord to start, the rack of lamb for main, with the lemon tart to finish it off....More

Thank cathmerrick381
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Booked a table for a quiet birthday meal - just four of us. It's been a while since I was last here, and some of the decor is a little different, but there's still a wonderful Scandi charm about the place. The small menu does...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This is a small restaurant on one of the cobbled streets in the historic centre of Macclesfield. We especially liked the variety on the menu, mostly swedish-inspired by the look of it. The Smorgasbord starter was very tasty (try the salt beef and the pickled...More

Thank J_Jarndyce
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to the Salt Bar and our first try of Scandinavian food... Wow is all i can say every course we had was amazing...from the Skagen toast to the meatballs..we will definitely be back

Thank Vic0820
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Not the biggest restaurant, but really nice food and service. So glad we found this place and will certainly go again.

Thank jmaydew2018
Reviewed 15 June 2018

We've been wanting to eat here for years, and now we wish we hadn't waited so long. We booked ahead when we planned a recent trip to Macclesfield and were glad we did. In short, great food (especially loved those sweet pickles), great service, great...More

Thank sueK1606ON
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

I had promising to take my husband ever since you opened and we finally went today, he said it was worth the wait. The food and service were both amazing, can’t wait to go again soon.

Thank l0rraineedwards
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

When my fella said he’d booked here I peeked at google and replied bizarre choice. I’ve only eaten at IKEA once so I really wasn’t enthralled at Scandinavian. We were greeted and seated by lovely staff. Drinks ordered and promptly delivered. Time to look at...More

Thank theworld64
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We came here just before our first baby was due, as our last chance to get out as the two of us. We were happy with our choice as the food was excellent and the service was impeccable. I wholeheartedly recommend the meatballs. Delicious!!!

Thank Foodiejnr
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23B Church Street, Macclesfield SK11 6LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Macclesfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1625 432221
  • E-mail
The Salt Bar is less than a five minute walk from Macclesfield Train station, on the historic cobbles of the Castle Quarter. We serve Scandinavian style food and drink, local real ales, good wine, tea and coffee in an intimate and cosy atmosphere. Open for lunch Tuesday-Friday 11:30-14:00, Saturday 11:30-17:00, Treacle Sunday 10:00-15:00 Open for dinner Tuesday-Friday 17:30-21:00 & Saturday 17:00-21:30.
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