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Salt Whisky Bar and Dining Room brings to London the fresh concept of a lounge style whisky and cocktail bar combined with a chic private room upstairs. Salt Whisky Bar aims to preserve the traditions of a whisky bar in sleek contemporary surroundings with over 200 whiskies from all around the globe. Salt mixology team creates delicious cocktails as well as smoothies, fresh cheeses and coffees in the ground floor bar.

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Mon-Sat 11:00-01:00
Sun 11:00-00:30

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By Andrew M.

I'd recommend the Salt Whisky Bar and Dining Room for a drink rather than a quiet meal. The bar staff are impressively knowledgeable and it's a nice place, but the music at the Salt Whisky Bar is a bit loud for a quiet meal.


By Melissa J.

Music - fantastic Drinks - ok, but I've had alot better Bar staff - mostly nice General atmosphere - generally friendly, few creepy people hang around but I suppose that can't be helped! Bouncers - rude and don't understand the concept of "don't let your bar staff serve drinks two minutes before closing if you want everyone out at 1am!"


By Laura R.

Whoever thought it was a good idea to combine a smooth whisky bar with Indian cuisine should probably go back to the drawing board. Salt Whisky Bar and Dining Room on Edgware Road tragically misses the mark.

The Venue
Positioned on the corner, where Seymour Street meets Edgware Road, Salt’s brown façade isn’t hugely appealing or particularly classy. And yet, this is a whisky bar with top drawer liquor on the shelves. Plastic curtains shelter pavement seating and also allow you to partake in some shisha. Already, the image of a smooth whisky joint is tarnished. Wooden floorboards, brown leather banquettes and pine partitions continue the dominant brown colour code, no doubt meant to reflect the shade of a fine drop of malt. The white bar is backlit in a tacky way, which highlights its dirty surface. But behind this bar is a wall display that is certainly the best feature of this uninspiring venue, where the array of whiskies on offer are lined up and lit up. The venue leads upstairs to a private members area, which appears to be empty and locked most of the time.

The Atmosphere
Once inside, the dominant smell of curry powder hits you in the face and lingers, doing further damage to Salt’s repute. TV screens play cable music channels with the sound turned down – a fairly pointless gesture. And even more out of place is the hard dance music blasting out loud. Staff rush you along with your order, which is a shame, given the breadth of whiskies on offer. Drinkers are young and laid-back and add to the feeling that Salt’s pitch as a swanky and sophisticated venue has downgraded itself over the years (it was, at one time, nominated for several awards).

The Food
The menu of reasonably priced Indian food is conceptually mismatched with the venue, but will appeal to curry fans. There are snacks to satisfy the smaller appetite, like aloo tikki chat (£3.50) and chilli paneer (£5). Main course dishes are traditional curries and include bhuna chicken (£8.50), rogan josh (£10.50) and tarka dal (£6.50). There are even thali dishes and tandoori grilled kebabs, completing the menu. But those looking for British bar food can tuck into fish and chips (£7.50) or a salt burger (£9.50) too.

The Drink
Whisky is taken seriously at Salt, and tasting notes and region guides are provided for the less seasoned whisky drinkers. And there are some real vintage tastes on offer, including a 25-year vintage Port Ellen (£12.50), a rare and prestigious Springbank (£13.50) and a 40-year vintage Strathmill (£20). However, those feeling the pinch can also enjoy a reasonably priced drop of malt whiskey, like Aberfeldy 12-year (£3.50) and Isle of Jura 10-year (£3.50). It is fair to say that Salt is impressive in the way it caters for all whisky tastes. Cocktails and mocktails add to the classy appeal to the drinks menu and continue to put the spotlight on top quality whiskey. A marmalade sour (£8) comprises of Dalmore whiskey, marmalade jam, orange juice, syrup, egg white and old fashioned bitters, and Whyte fashion (£9) blends Whyte & Mackay 13-year, fresh ginger, bitters, orange zest and honey.

Champagne is also a big star of the menu at Salt, with around 12 different vintages adding to the upmarket quality of drinks on offer. For a drink less out-of-the-ordinary, wines and beers are at hand. San Miguel, Kronenbourg and Amstel are on tap and cost £3.50 for a pint, while Corona and Tiger come by the bottle for £4. Only a few wines come by the glass at Salt, and the rest are priced between £18 and £41 for a bottle.

The Last Word
Salt has all the trademarks of a once sophisticated whisky bar that has somewhat gone to seed. It’s hard to deny the quality of the whiskies on offer and the classy range of drinks on the menu, but Salt’s image needs a serious rethink.


By Buddy C.

That was great experience for me and my girl friend,staff were very knowledgeable and they have huge list of drinks, where i fancy the whiskies and my girl friend prefers cocktails.Cocktails were amazing,and the food was great. I recommend this place to any one they say its a whisky bar but they have everything all the spirits,wines.


By Jennifer R.

By far not as good or classy as it looks. Besides the rude doorman. The bar staff can only make a basic cocktails and miss out basic ingredients in some of the staff look like they have never been behind the bar. I was expecting a decent bill of around £30 but was shocked with a bill of £58. One Southern Comfort and coke, one Mojito, a double Jameson whiskey and a double Baileys (4drinks in total). Wow. Staff said drink less as it will cost less. While I was there saw two couples and a group of girls on a hen night all complain and were rudely dismissed and threatened by management to pay or they will call the police. Would not recommend this place unless you want to ruin your night. Jennifer


By H.

It's a great experience visiting Salt Bar. There's a good collection of drinks to a good standard. The Salt Bar staff are also very friendly and have a good knowledge about their service.


By A.

I was at the Salt Whisky Bar & Dining Room on Saturday, what a lovely place, nice people all having a good time. A very impressive whisky collection, loved the cocktails though. It's worth paying a visit, will go again.

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