Salt Eatery (Pretoria)

Salt Eatery (Pretoria)
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Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Bistro fare, Deli fare, Modern

Critic's review

Alida Ryder

Salt, being one of the original restaurants in the newly re-vamped and happening Hazelwood dining scene, has always been a very popular establishment and it’s not hard to see why. Their food is inventive and interesting and they offer menu items that few other places in Pretoria do. They have a good selection of breakfasts available with the Scotch egg with black pudding and brioche French toast with honey, gorgonzola and strawberries being the clear stars.

For lunch and dinner they offer a variety of dishes like excellent steamed buns stuffed with unctuous, perfectly-cooked pork belly, pickled cucumber and a sweet chilli glaze. They also offer steak, burgers and sandwiches. The home-baked bread is fantastic.

The pastry chef is very playful and infuses modern flavours into classic recipes. The black sesame-infused crème brûlée and red wine-poached pear with gorgonzola ice cream are two prime examples. The menu often changes to suit the seasons but you are bound to find something you’ll love.

They have a limited yet well-selected range of local wines and a good selection of craft beers available.

Service starts off well but then wanes later… It's a pity and frustrating when you have to try so hard to order dessert or get the bill.

The restaurant is very modern with concrete and exposed brick finishes. They have a few tables inside but it’s the street-side al fresco dining that attracts patrons.

For social eating, ask the team to put together a selection of cheeses, breads and charcuterie from their chalkboard selection.

(September 2016)

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User reviews

  • Totally dissatisfied. Disappointed. Prices exorbitant. Sliders for two - what a joke. For a child of three yes. No drinks menu. Cheese cake disappointing. Have had much better at other restaurants. The only positive was the chocolate fondant and ice cream enjoyed by my by nieces. SALT will definitely NOT see me a gain.
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