Named after the fact that the building was once used for salt storage for the monks at Exeter Cathedral – this is now a good neighbourhood restaurant with rooms.
The restaurant is run by husband and wife team Andy & Annette Witheridge – he at the stoves, she running the front of house.
As with all the best restaurants, the menu follows the seasons – a Spring version listing 'Smooth Duck Liver Parfait with Toasted Brioche & Raisins steeped in Madeira'; 'Warm Layered Salmon, Sole & Scallop Mousse with Seared Scallops & Saffron Foam' and 'Cream of Carrot Soup with Boxty Bread' amongst the starters.
Dishes such as 'Baked Fillet of Beetroot-Marinated Smoked Cod on a Leek Fondant & New Potatoes'; 'Home-Made Nut Cutlet with Sweet Potato Mash & Julienne of Leeks'; 'Roast Fillet of Beef, Sliced onto Wild Garlic Pasta Ribbons with a Grain Mustard Sauce' and 'A Celebration of Rare-Breed Pork – roasted loin, slow-roast belly & confited pork croquette' might follow.
Puds, maintain the high standard – with perhaps 'Devon Apple Sponge with Butterscotch Sauce' and 'Lemon Tart with Clotted Cream' among the offerings.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Thurs-Sun 12.00-13.30 (in Brasserie); mains about £13 to £23, set L Sun £29.50 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Tues-Sun (in Garden Room) 18.30-21.00; set D £45 (3 courses); Tasting Menu £65 (7 courses)
- Seats: 36, plus about 16 outside
- Wine: a well-chosen list has modest mark-ups
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Honiton Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: all Jan, 1st week of Nov.
- Outside eating
- Rooms available