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Since the introduction of the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, and restaurants’ willingness to keep offers on after it ended, the food lovers of Salisbury have been flocking to various establishments, desperate to get their fix of some of the finest grub the country has to offer at a cut-price. The options in terms of the variety of cuisines are vast, too.

Salisbury is a historically rich place, but it’s earning itself somewhat of a reputation of being rich in food choices too. The array of cuisines that have permeated the medieval cathedral city are clear to see. Whether you’re wanting to relax in a cafe with a delicious, authentic Italian panini while checking here for all of the Age of Gods slots, or you’re keen to have a fine dining experience in one of Salisbury’s top establishments, the city has you covered. In fact, there’s a comprehensive selection of choices on offer; it just ultimately depends on what type of grub you fancy at that given time.

With new venues popping up on a fairly regular basis, we thought we’d go through some of the hottest spots to enjoy some tasty food in Salisbury at the moment. Hopefully one or two of them can tempt you in!

The Compasses Inn

The picturesque village of Chicksgrove, right near Salisbury, is home to The Compasses Inn and it’s warm, welcoming, and friendly vibe. The food on offer is its main selling point, though, with the succulent wild bass being a favourite for so many. It’s a venue which prides itself on fresh fish, local produce, and seasonal ingredients. If you’re keen to experience fish at its best, then The Compasses Inn is an excellent option.

Fisherton Mill

Anyone for some mouth-watering sweet treats? If the answer is yes, then Fisherton Mill almost certainly has you covered. After exploring the art gallery in the restored Victorian grain mill, Fisherton Mill’s array of sweet delights are simply unmissable, especially their rhubarb meringues which have wowed customers for a while now. If you enjoy the sound of art accompanied by a comprehensive choice of tasty desserts, then definitely give Fisherton Mill a visit.


The Cosy Club

A brunch favourite for so many locals, The Cosy Club is a former arts college turned restaurant. With comfortable leather sofas, a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, and an all-round cosy feel to what is a location with real character, The Cosy Club and its menu is perfect to enjoy throughout the day. Dinner service can get especially busy, although that is also down to the fact that they serve up some of the best cocktails around too.

The Haunch of Venison

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It might have venison in its name, but the Passionfruit Panna Cotta at The Haunch of Venison is a dish held closely to the hearts of many of its diners. A splendid location with its floor covered in tiles from Salisbury Cathedral, the Haunch of Venison is a dining experience like no other in the city, with its medieval feel providing a truly unique way of eating out. The food on offer is of a high standard too, with locally sourced meat, fish and game available.

Pythouse Kitchen Garden

If you’re keen to experience a more luxurious eating experience, perhaps closer to fine dining, then the Pythouse Kitchen Garden is an excellent option. The restaurant is not only set in a stunningly beautiful 18th-century walled garden, but the menu consists of ingredients solely grown in their garden. It’s a venue particularly famous for its slow cooking of local produce on the first Saturday of every month.