Salt, situated off 16th Avenue in The Village, Hazelwood, offers a welcoming atmosphere where you can enjoy informal fine dining. Choose to sit under the umbrellas outside or in the large double-volume, semi-industrial-style section inside this restaurant.
The Salt restaurant menu
The menu which changes regularly is simple and includes plated dishes and specialises in a selection of cured meats, and artisanal cheeses and breads with condiments. Create your own board of delicious artisanal snacks from the chalkboard selection of cheeses, meats and condiments, or choose to be pleasantly surprised by leaving the decision-making up to the team.
The story behind Salt
Andreé Diamond and Wessel Van Jaarsveld, founding partners of Salt, aim to serve dishes that are uniquely delicious, interesting and grounded in tradition. They developed a passion for food from working in the hospitality industry in England and believe that in order to have a gourmet restaurant you need a product that is delicious and smart.
For starters try the chalkboard selection with Chourizo, Crudo San Danielle (air-dried, 18-month matured ham), Saucisson (air-dried pork sausage seasoned with garlic and thyme), beef biltong and gorgonzola. Accompany this with condiments of black olives, sun-dried tomatoes and pickled onion, as well as breads such as pain de paysan (rustic baguette), rye, sourdough, fougasse and brioche.
For mains, try a meal from the plates menu that includes slow-roasted beef rib, sticky watermelon glaze, and smoked bone marrow fritter with parsnip purée. Or try the two steamed Chinese buns with slow-roasted pork belly, pickled cucumber and Vietnamese-style glaze. Round off your meal with the raspberry Eton mess, or the black Sesame-infused creme brulee with white chocolate biscotti.
The ingredients of the meals served at Salt complement each other well and will leave you delightfully satisfied. The restaurant provides a good selection of wines to compliment the dishes, and while there is not much choice when it comes to wine by the glass, there is an excellent range of craft beers.
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Words and images: Lisa Dewberry