Saltgrass Restaurant

3.9
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44 Reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
SALTGRASS SOULFUL SEAL
Feed your soul with a fist of Saltgrass. It’s Rhizomes caress your tongue; dwelling in your belly like a true lover. Let it cultivate the fire of desire; as you share your dreams in the Saltgrass House.

We pleasantly serve you all day and night.

Please welcome and enjoy the charm.

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Sun 10:00AM - 9:00PM
Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 12:00PM - 11:00PM
Sat 10:00AM - 11:00PM

What 44 People Are Saying
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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. Lovely fried chicken and steak. Will be back.

SG
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Really the best food I've had in a long time. It really wasn't too expensive either. Value for money. Easy walk from the station. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant

DH
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice restaurant, good decor, lovely cocktails and good service and friendly staff. Very expensive with a very simple menu, far too expensive for North London. Was very quiet so I think word must be getting round. Paid £20 for a piece of Tuna and a little bit of salad on the side! Would go back for drinks but not for food. Shame as no need for such high prices.

NW
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great evening, food was good. The service was good too. Service charge is added to your bill but is optional to remove if required. We were overcharged for Porterhouse steak but we didn't check the bill properly until we got home. Portions are generous so take advice from the waiters. Wish this restaurant was situated more central London :)

AV
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 Star restaurant. Very impressed with the quality of food, delicious dishes. Lovely decor and ambient setting. Staff are very welcoming and knowledgable about the food they are serving. Highly recommended. Thank you

MM
London
19 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent friendly service... food was very fresh and cooked to order.

DS
London
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Absolute gem that should be in the west end. Great service, great food & ambiance of a private club. Highly recommended

K
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

went on a Sunday afternoon, really between lunch and dinner.. for dinner. Although the restaurant was almost empty, it too much too long to get the food once we ordered. The food was ok, but not worth a second visit. The entire meal was too long and laboured.... Will not be back

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, attentive staff who knew their stuff! Great decor and drinks... even better steaks! One of the best we’ve ever had and great fish dishes.

F
London
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food was rather slow coming out of the kitchen once we’d placed our order. I had the sirloin steak (medium) it was very fatty and a little chewy which meant half the steak was wasted. Had a nice overall flavour. Mash was good. All meat is very fresh however, if there is a next time, I may order a different cut of meat. Decor and toilets were lovely

Saltgrass Restaurant
Responded on October 2, 2019

Thank you for your review . We take our customers’ problems seriously and are glad to hear from you. We are sorry you had such an unpleasant experience with one our restaurant . Once again, I apologise for our failure to serve you well. Thanks so much for letting us know. Your feedback is valuable to us.

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SS
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a nice meal with a group of friends. Food was excellent but atmosphere a bit quiet for a Friday.

S
Bath
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous recommendation.
We booked, as a friend advised to book early, to avoid disappointment.
It was a Wednesday booking, early evening and we were the only diners in there until a large table of guests arrived, almost at the end of our meal.
I’m sure when it’s busy in there the ambience would make it seem as if you were on holiday. Great music, great staff, delicious food and strangely enough gorgeous ladies loo too!

RD
London
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for making my daughter’s birthday such a memorable occasion. The waiters were polite , attentive and thoughtful . The food was delicious- we LOVED the calamari! The restaurant was immaculately clean and exquisitely decorated. I highly recommend this restaurant- a true gem in Cockfosters’s crown x

SG
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely catch up with friend we hadn't seen for awhile and Cockfosters was a convenient location for all of us to meet. I searched restaurants in Cockfosters and Saltgrass was the most appealing to me. We had not been to this restaurant before and so didn't really know what to expect but we thoroughly enjoyed our night. Lovely decor, great ambience, good service staff and most importantly - great food. Would easily recommend and will revisit in the future.It was a very good experience for our first visit. We will definitely return again soon. Also, it is incredibly good value for money.

J
London
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Ordered beers - didn’t have them, ordered a bottle of wine- didn’t have it! Ordered another bottle but they ‘only had one’! Wanted a 8oz steak but the minimum allowed was 16oz! My friend and I had lamb skewers which were ok but bit dry, Greek salad was lovely though. Sirloin steak very fatty but my hubby wouldn’t send it back as doesn’t like to cause a fuss! Any query we had always involved the waiter calling for another member of staff to answer. Our waiter was lovely and friendly though - a real pleasure. Very disappointing sadly.

JW
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible food, terrible service. My chicken was raw! Avoid

SS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I would recommend however the seating is very uncomfortable. The sofas are not designed to be at a table, they are too low. My husband is 6ft 3 and had to ask for a cushion to sit on!! The food was good but LONDON prices for a local restaurant. Service was friendly and the cellist was lovely.

SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

We had an evening meal on a Tuesday evening and the restaurant was very quiet with only three tables occupied. Service wasn't that great- cocktails took 15 minutes to arrive and the wine we chose was unavailable. However, the food was excellent and arrived reasonably quickly.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Unfortunately we waited so long for our food that we asked for our drinks and starters bill then walked out. Despite their excuses 1 hour is too long to wait for food particularly when you have children. Real shame as was looking forward to this

S
London
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Lovely setting and great location however the menu is limited and the service needs improving. Definitely has potential.

LH
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

We had a lovely meal, the food was very tasty but the wait for the mains was far too long.
We went on a Friday night and they had live music which was beyond loud. We went as a group of 6 friends who don’t see each other often and couldn’t hold a conversation across the table despite being moved further away from the singers. It was very disappointing as it detracted from an otherwise lovely meal.

ZC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The thing make sad it was the steak
The steak was cold

MH
London
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Definitely going back :) the steak wasn’t perfectly cooked, variety of sides to choose from. Great service and music was lovely. Wonderful evening.

AE
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and place to eat , especially for a special occasion! Will be back for sure.

JG
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Seems to be some teething problems. Fryer broke so we didn’t receive our starters with others. Slow service.
Ambience good. There was a violinist and singer. Food was good but overpriced. I would give it another go in the future.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a GREAT night!!! Came with some friends and from start to finish we were treated like kings. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and passionate. They really know there stuff. The place looks amazing. Great place for a proper night out with friends. Will be back soon.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my partner here for our anniversary. The Restaurant looks amazing. All the staff are very friendly and greeted us with a smile. Very attentive service. I started with the octopus and my girlfriend started with a steak Tartare. Both were a generous portion and tasted delicious. For the mains I had the ribeye And my girlfriend chose the catch of the day. The steak tasted great and was perfectly cooked. The catch of the day was incredibly fresh and also well cooked. I look forward to bringing my family back here. Definitely an asset to the neighbourhood!!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely surroundings, very nice meal, highly enjoyable afternoon - can’t wait to try their steaks.

AI
London
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had such a wonderful evening at SALTGRASS. Staff was very friendly and professional. Definitely I’ll visit again.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started us anniversary with some oysters and my couple was amazed for the lovely Margaritas the bartender made for us, after that we shared a brilliant Waldorf salad and a steak tartare and after that we were delighted with the delicious prime rib i had and a tasty dover sole she had throwing with couple of champagne glasses after cocktails I just can say was a wonderful lunch, we will be back soon again to see that lovely staff.

l
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

It’s a lovely looking restaurant but not worth the money

B
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Didn’t know what to expect but being in Cockfosters you felt like you could be abroad at a very good Resturant.
Highly recommended and I was not disappointed

T
London
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for Mother’s Day and it was a very enjoyable meal. Certain things are a tad expensive (e.g. £5.50 for chips to go with a main course as they come without any accompaniments) but apart from that the quality of the food, the service, and the restaurant itself were very nice. We would definitely go back.

L
London
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I would recommend Saltgrass as the food we had was outstanding. I did however think the 12.5/15% service charge was extreme so we asked for it to be removed so that we could tip accordingly.

l
London
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I enjoyed the restaurant which is decorated beautifully, it has a nice ambience and the atmosphere was very pleasant. We were disappointed by a few items. Firstly when we asked for the bread, the waitress informed us there was a problem and we had to wait approx 15 minutes for it to arrive. However they did not charge for the bread which was OK. Secondly we asked for English mustard and was told the restaurant had run out. This was really quite unacceptable at such an establishment. Once again when we had practically finished our meal the waitress brought the mustard and informed us that they had gone next door to get some. Thirdly the portion sizes were very small and your waitress should of informed us that one side is only enough for one person.

Finally it was quite expensive and we didnt find it value for money.

m
London
53 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We booked her for an early mother’s days meal and we were very disappointed. The steaks weren’t very nice and they weren’t cooked properly.

b
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A very pleasant experience which felt rather more special than the average - certainly compared to the variety of restaurants in Cockfosters. The cellist certainly helped with that!

The sirloin steak was perfectly cooked and the chips with parmesan tasty though very filling. Baklava dessert also very nice. Very good food but I'm not sure whether the price tag was absolutely deserved.

The general feel of the place was impressive but I must admit the marketing spiel around the 'kitchen story' plastered on the fascia and inside the restaurant did jar a bit with the overall upmarket vibe.

I wish it every success as the staff clearly care about what they're doing.

DP
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our dining experience in Saltgrass was very positive. This place is local to us and we wanted to mark a special birthday there without travelling to the City or the west end. The quality of the food is high, starters are well portioned -except from the garlic and lemon prawns that despite beautifully seasoned were a bit too pricey at 15 pounds for 4.
The meat was good. Our party party is familiar with high quality Argentinian beef so it was nice to be able to sample similar rib eyes in north London. Having said that, there are very limited cuts available and again, priced to a level that I have only seen in the City of London and as lovely as this place is, it does not really justify the costs.
The cocktails were poor, the mojitos lacked lemon juice and more rum and again priced at 11 pounds for a mediocre drink leaves a bit of a sour taste.
The wine list is limited just as the steak selection cuts are.
The sides we chose were superb, best mash potatoe ever.
Staff is very attentive and we got a very enthusiastic welcome from someone who we assumed was the manager? But he never introduced himself to our party but we were thankful nonetheless for the courtesy.

I would not go back to Saltgrass if it not were for a really special occasion and we were unable to travel to central London.
Having said that, I am glad about the addition of Saltgrass to the many other dining choices in Cockfosters.

CR
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great restaurant. Definitely a bit pricey for location. Service was good, but could be slightly refined. We did have a great experience that night.

l
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Waitress was not very good as did not explain anything because on the menu there was no price for steaks and we had to get up from table to have a look at the steaks.
Which we found very expensive