Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Dinner at The Salt Room

If you've been reading for a while, you may remember my first ever trip to The Salt Room in Brighton, which was for lunch and to this day is one of the best places I've ever eaten. Well, for my birthday Ollie very kindly treated me to dinner the night before (as we were going to be scoffing our faces on the actual day!). I mostly wanted to return for a very special dessert...but more on that later. 

When we arrived we were one of the only tables in there, but it soon was packed and nearly every table was full. Our waiter, Sean, explained all the specials and some of his recommendations to us, which was extremely helpful. It have to give a special thank you to Sean as he's one of the best waiters I've encountered in a long time! Four for you, Sean! You go, Sean! 

Ollie started with one his classic margaritas (he's obsessed with the salt for some reason). 

We ordered and it wasn't long before our starters arrived. We ordered a simple round of fresh, homemade bread that was served warm (always a plus), alongside some onion seed sprinkled butter and a little pot of anchovy butter. It was absolutely delicious! Who says bread is boring?!

Alongside we ordered the salt cod fritters with smoked cod's roe. They were little balls of crispy heaven, although they were more like mini fishcakes than fritters. 

For mains, we took the plunge and ordered a sharing platter called 'Surf Board', and I kid you not it was insane. A huge plate, piled high with all different types of fruits of the sea arrived, all of it gorgeously cooked. There were even two coal-roasted oysters, which were a very special treat indeed!

My personal favourites off the platter had to be the deep fried squid, the mussels and the king prawns. 

Alongside came a huge side salad, squid ink mayonnaise and a little pot of some delicious chips. 

Needless to say, it was definitely worth the money! 

Now, here's the bit I've been dying to talk about. When I first visited I saw something on the dessert menu called 'Taste of the Pier' but was unable to order it because we were having a set menu. But...this time we could! 

A sharing platter of mini desserts, the 'Taste of the Pier' combines all of the things I love about Brighton seafront, including two big sticks of cotton candy and gorgeous ice creams with a Nutella 99 flake! 

There were also banana marshmallows, apple and cinnamon doughnuts (these were both the best things I've ever tasted), stem ginger fudge, salted caramel and peanut bar and some chocolate truffle pebbles. It was just the most perfect dish ever, and one of the best desserts I've ever seen/eaten! 

I have to say The Salt Room was just as good the second time around, if not better thanks to the excellent service! I'd highly recommend it as my #1 restaurant in Brighton if you're ever down for a visit (they do a great lunch deal if you're about in the day time). 

Let me know what you think of the food and if you've got any more restaurant recommendations in Brighton or London! 

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