Sophisticated Family Dinner at Salut Restaurant

We love spending time together, especially when enjoying a relaxing family meal in a restaurant. Salut is a restaurant in Islington, offering a selection of mouth-watering modern European food. 

As soon as we arrived, we felt at home at this cosy restaurant as we sat down at the wooden table, surrounded by vintage furnishing.

The open kitchen was definitely one of the highlights of our visit as we could see our dishes being cooked and garnished by the chefs. 

Starters

There were four starters on offer, including those two vegetarian dishes: sweet pea veloute with spring onions and rosemary cream, and green asparagus with pickled white asparagus, artichoke heart, red cabbage and cured egg yolk. 

I tried the flattened bavette, served with mushrooms, pickled cherries and baby gem. It was my first time trying bavette and I am glad I tried it. The dish was full of flavour and had the same texture of sushi. 

The rest of the family went for Cornish scallop with clams, served with samphire, peas and tomato. They have really enjoyed their dishes and mentioned they would be happy to have the same again.

Main Courses

On the menu, you will find four different dishes to choose from, including a vegetarian option: cauliflower with polenta, smoked yogurt and fermented cucumber. 

I tried the Welsh wild boar, served with girolles, broad beans, bacon and hazelnut. I’ve never had grated hazelnut before on my plate, but really enjoyed the combination of the flavours.

Hubby ordered the smoked sirloin with carrot puree, charred spring onion and freekeh. He mentioned that the sirloin was beautifully cooked and seasoned.

Little man loves seafood, so he had steamed turbot with shaved squid, courgette and pak choi. He finished off his meal, which is a sign that he really enjoyed.

We also had seasoned vegetables and potatoes as sides with our main courses.

Desserts

To finish off such a wonderful meal, we tried the two desserts on offer. There was also a selection of cheese with rhubarb and date chutney, served with crackers. Although I love cheese, I fancied something sweet. 

I ordered the poached rhubarb served with vanilla creme patissier, creme fraiche sorbet and rhubarb jelly. It was a lovely, refreshing and light dessert.

The rest of the family went for dark and white chocolate square, with raspberry and chocolate mousse. The feedback was that they enjoyed the chocolate square, although the chocolate mousse was quite rich. 

Overall, we have thoroughly enjoyed visiting Salut and trying the delicious, beautifully presented food. We all had a wonderful time and were looked after very well by our charming waitress. 

We visited Salut for review purposes. however the opinions expressed in this post are honest and our own.

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