On a scorching hot day we decided to head to the latest to what is claimed on of the best restaurants in Sa7el, Salt, to cool off with some refreshments, grab a bite, and perhaps even take a dip in the sea. As soon as we hit the wooden deck nestled on the beach in Bianchi, it felt like we had set foot on a Greek beach; this couldn’t be Egypt!
Signatures Dishes & Dishes Sampled
Salt offers a selection of international cuisine with a fine-dining twist. Their menu includes salads, gourmet burgers, and an inviting selection of mains and appetizers. There is definitely something for everyone here.
We started off our journey at Salt Beach by asking the bartender to surprise us with a drink that would cool us off on a hot summer day. The deliciously refreshing pink drink definitely hit the spot. The base flavors were strawberry, ginger and lemon mixed with a little special something that the bartender didn’t want to reveal. We definitely recommend this cocktail – ask for the French Kiss. We were then served our appetizers, a colorful Orange Arugula Salad, along with juicy Chicken Satay. The combination of walnuts, orange, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and the light dressing harmonized perfectly together, a light and refreshing bite. The skewers doneness was on point, moist on the inside, served with a homemade tahini sauce.
For our mains, the friendly staff recommended the Prime Cut Tenderloin and the Teriyaki Salmon. The Prime Cut Tenderloin came served in tender strips, accompanied by a rich and bold peppercorn sauce and green beans, cooked just the way we asked. The Teriyaki Salmon came resting on a potato purée, drizzled with Teriyaki sauce. The plate almost looked like a painting. You could tell the dish had been cooked with love and the combination of flavors worked very well together. We were so impressed with this dish we would recommend it to all salmon lovers. For dessert, Salt served us their delicious Brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to conclude a delightful afternoon.
Other Menu Options that Appealed & Beverage Options
The Salmon Salad, Salt Dinner Burger, Fettucine al Gamberi and Salt Flourless Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Topping were tempting and are on our list for our next visit.
Salt offers a wide selection of hot drinks, soft drinks, sodas and homemade lemonades. It also serve alcoholic beverages, and specialize in Island Cocktails such as mojitos, piña coladas and margaritas (which you can ask to be non-alcoholic). You have to give the original creations a try, ask about the Salt Cocktails.
The décor at Salt really stood out. The wooden deck is decorated with its famous blue and white colors, inspired by Greek architecture. It’s spacious and set in a beautiful spot, and the waves in close proximity give a soothing vibe. In the middle of the deck, there’s a well-equipped square bar with seating all around. The rest of the seating includes dining tables, or lounge tables if you’re looking for a more laid back experience. This place really makes you feel like you’re on a beach in Santorini!
The mood is very calm, but we are told it can get really packed starting from late evening. The relaxing playlist together with the sound of the waves loosens you up right from the start. Staff is very friendly and chatty and made sure we had the best experience possible!
Clientele mix: The clientele is a mix of couples and groups looking for an escape.
Price range: More on the pricey side, but every penny is worth it!
Opening hours: 10 am to 1 am
Tel: 0122 285 8119