Best Restaurants in Salisbury


Salisbury is a popular Cathedral city, situated in Wiltshire just 20 miles from Southampton and 30 miles from Bath.

The Cathedral is often what draws people to Salisbury, but many are surprised about how much more this historic place has to offer. Alongside its many historic links, Salisbury also offers a wealth of activities that suits everyone. From dog walks to cocktail bars – Salisbury really does have something for everyone.

One thing Salisbury has a wealth of is restaurants. So, we have hand-picked some of the best restaurants in (and around) Salisbury to help you pick between the many on offer.

Restaurants in the Market Square, Salisbury

The Market Square area is a bustling hub in the heart of Salisbury, with a whole host of eateries to choose from.

Salisbury market square restaurants

The Giggling Squid, on Market Walk has a large choice of Thai inspired tapas dishes that offers a friendly laid-back atmosphere, and a wide choice of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. This award-winning restaurant chain is ideal for both seasoned Thai cuisine lovers, or if are a complete novice and fancy trying something new. The friendly waiting staff as always very happy to talk you through any of the dishes you may be unfamiliar with, and are on hand to help you decide on which cocktail to try next!

The popular French brasserie chain, Cote can also be found in the centre of Salisbury. Located on St Thomas Square, just off Market Square, Cote offers a fine dining experience, with a wide selection of food, including a Gluten free menu and a menu dedicated to your little ones it will be sure to suit the whole family. The setting feels luxurious, and the waiting staff are attentive and friendly so definitely another favourite to add to your list when visiting Salisbury.

Where to have lunch in Salisbury

If you are looking for something simple, but delicious then why not try Nole Pizza in Market Square. Open from 12pm – 9pm, Nole is the perfect lunch or early dinner spot to try. This new venue offers delicious sourdough pizzas made to order with a small selection of sides. Although this is a small menu, there is a refreshing take on the ‘standard’ pizza toppings you may expect. Nole offers a laid-back atmosphere and friendly staff so you are undoubtedly going to leave feeling fully satisfied with your experience.

If you are looking for something a little more traditional, The Haunch of Venison is the perfect mixture of history and great food. The Oak beams that run throughout the building pre-date the pub by hundreds of years, as soon as you step through the door you can really feel the heritage that the building holds. The menu is fairly traditional, with a few vegetarian and gluten free options available, so perfect so a family lunch or a casual dinner with a friend.

For a little taste of the Middle-East, why not try Baroushka for a light bite or sharing platter! With a wide selection of Moroccan inspired dishes that are perfect for sharing, you really will feel like you are getting a great authentic experience. There is a huge selection of meats that is grilled to order, and a whole host of side dishes that you would struggle to get through! Our tip is to go in a group and try a bit of everything.

Italian restaurants in Salisbury

Italian restaurants in salisbury

Grillado is a family run Italian that is considered ‘The food your Italian mother would cook’. With a great selection of Italian classics from Risottos to Pizzas this intimate setting is the perfect spot to enjoy a meal with your loved ones! With limited tables, don’t forget to pre book this popular Italian to avoid disappointment. Grillado also offers a takeaway option, so if you fancy bringing a little piece of Italy indoors, then why not treat yourselves to an authentic meal in the comfort of your own home.

If you fancy a more contemporary Italian experience, then Wildwood is the perfect place to try. This light and area space offers a selection of Pasta, Pizza and Grill options with a laid back and fresh environment. Located just an 8-minute walk from Salisbury Cathedral this is still fairly central to the bustle of the Market Square.

Dog Friendly places to eat in Salisbury

If you love venturing out to the countryside with your four-legged friend then why not try The Beckford Arms near Tisbury. This stunning, yet laid back offers Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner options within a beautiful setting on the edge of Fontill Estate. Although this hidden gem is a twenty – minute drive outside of Salisbury, you will not be disappointed. There is a great selection of food and drink, from Pizza (freshly made in the wood fire oven) to a good old fashioned Sunday Lunch, you will most certainly find something to suit everyone here and they even have a room that is dog-friendly if you fancy an overnight stay!

Living in Salisbury

With so much to do and see in Salisbury, we feel like it’s the perfect place to live, which is why we have developed an already-bustling community of like-minded people at Chapters. Homeowners can enjoy a range of communal facilities, while being centrally located to benefit from great transport links, food shops, GP services, and places to eat and drink. Find out more about living at Chapters here.