6 places to eat in Salisbury

Discover Salisbury's Foodie Hotspots

Salisbury is full of exciting, vibrant restaurants; a meal at any of these is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip to the city.


Passionfruit Panna Cotta at The Haunch of Venison

The Haunch of Venison

The floor is covered in tiles from Salisbury Cathedral, the oak beams are crooked and the menu is packed full of locally sourced meat, game and fish. Stepping into this restaurant is like stepping back to the medieval ages when the building was used to house the artisans working on the Cathedral spire.

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Fresh fish at The Compasses Inn

The Compasses Inn

Succulent wild bass is just one of the many mouth-watering dishes you will be able to find at this 14th century country pub in the picturesque village of Chicksgrove near Salisbury. The wide-ranging menu changes daily with a keen eye on seasonal ingredients.

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The fireboard at Pythouse Kitchen Garden

Pythouse Kitchen Garden

Everything that happens at this restaurant in Wiltshire revolves around the 18th-century walled garden; the menu is brief and consists largely of fruit and veg grown in their garden. On the first Saturday of every month, they stoke up their beechwood fire pit and slow cook produce from neighbouring farms.

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Rhubarb meringues at Fisherton Mill

Fisherton Mill

Rhubarb meringues on cake counter at Fisherton Mill

Head to Fisherton Mill in central Salisbury for some delicious treats at the Gallery Café. As well as serving up these mouth-watering puddings from their showstopping cake counter, take some time to browse the art gallery and studios in the restored Victorian grain mill.

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Brunch at The Cosy Club

The Cosy Club

Landscape photo of Cosy Club Salisbury’s bar area.

Cosy Club Salisbury is located in the heart of the city centre on New Street, with a splendid surprise in store when you step into this former arts college. Furnished with sink-into leather sofas, velvet pouffes and a large open plan bar area, get cosy over brunch, lunch or dinner, all washed down with some killer cocktails.

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The tasting menu at Allium


Serving modern British dishes, this family-run restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner date or celebratory get-together with friends. The menus evolve throughout the year and use only the best seasonal and sustainable produce. As well as ordering from the a la carte menu, you can up the ante with the restaurant's tasting menu which includes the likes of spiced fish soup with fennel jam, cured chalk stream trout and iced apple mousse. Grab a table by the window for views of Salisbury’s historic marketplace. 

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18 Aug 2022(last updated)

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    The Haunch of Venison

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    The Compasses Inn

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    Pythouse Kitchen Garden

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    Fisherton Mill

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    The Cosy Club

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