Salisbury Restaurants and Dining
(Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK)
Salisbury has been considered one of the best places for dining in the Wiltshire area for many years, but more recently the city has expanded its variety of cuisine and now has more than 50 restaurants and eateries to hand. These range from friendly coffee shops and familiar bakery chains, to more upmarket restaurants with views of the cathedral, the river or just the busy High Street shoppers.
Salisbury has a huge assortment of coffee shops, bistros and restaurants, with local pubs being known for their carveries and filling lunches, as well of course as their fine ale. Many public houses in Salisbury offer beer gardens overlooking the River Avon and the scenic countryside, allowing you to dine 'alfresco' in good weather. Worth looking out for is the Alchemy at the Chough pub on Blue Boar Row, on the Market Place, where Sunday roasts draw in the punters. The Ox Row Inn is another popular choice, being close to the Odeon Cinema and the Guildhall.
If you plan to eat breakfast outside of your hotel, then Salisbury offers a variety of options in its centre. Most local coffee shops open at around 07:30 or earlier, and serve coffee, hot chocolate, teas and a wide choice of breakfast-type pastries. Popular choices include Costa Coffee and the Boston Tea Party at the Old George Mall, on New Street, and Starbucks on Silver Street. Other options include a number of central hotels and bars, which serve full-English breakfasts with all the usual trimmings, such as sausages and black pudding.
Lunch in Salisbury is one of the most popular meals of the day and many restaurants, brasseries, cafés and bars attract people by dropping their prices during lunchtime. Lunch is generally taken between 11:30 and 14:30, with many visitors favouring the lunchtime specials provided by the King's Head Inn on Bridge Street, which is a Wetherspoon pub and frequently offers two meals for the price of one (limited choices). Tourists particularly favour the Cathedral's Refectory Restaurant, with its glass roof providing unique views of the spire above.
Salisbury features countless fastfood restaurants, suiting those looking for a quick bite to eat. These include McDonald's on Winchester Street, Burger King on the High Street, Pizza Express on Blue Boar Row and a number of smaller, local shops. Of course, fish and chips from a takeaway may also appeal, with outlets being found on Bedwin Street, Devizes Road, Fisherton Street, the High Street, Market Square, Norfolk Road, Salt Lane and Wilton Road.
Other lunchtime snacks can be purchased from Salisbury's countless bakeries. Greggs on the High Street is a hugely popular brand at present and sells filled rolls, sandwiches, sausage rolls, pasties, cream cakes and more besides, with multi-buy deals on a number of the items.
Most restaurants generally open for dinner in Salisbury at around 18:00 and stay open until around 23:30 or later. Choose between eateries located on Bridge Street, Butcher Row, Fisherton Street, Queen Street and St. John Street, where Squires at the White Hart Hotel welcomes non-guests.