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Salusbury

Bars and pubs, Gastropubs Queen’s Park
3 out of 5 stars
3 out of 5 stars
(9user reviews)
SALISBURY EMPIRE

The Salusbury ‘empire’ takes up four shopfronts, starting with a pub that leads into the dining room, followed by a wine shop and deli and ending with the ‘Food Store’: a casual sit-in deli/café with patio seating, especially popular for its pizza.

The dining room is a more sophisticated affair; mint-coloured walls with mirrors provide the backdrop for dark leather sofas under art-deco style lampshades. The menu is Italian and portions are big. Breton cider and Asahi beer are on the sizeable drinks list, along with plentiful Italian wines.

To start, you can select antipasti or a primi piatti, such as paccheri pasta, which arrived a little too al dente on a fruity and light tomato sauce with dollops of creamy ricotta. As for mains, spatchcock baby chicken alla diavola was spicy yet lacked any deeper flavour – but the accompanying spring greens were tasty. Grilled swordfish was served with peperonata that was more of a flavoursome tomato-based soup containing pieces of pepper and some capers, rather than the expected rustic pepper stew. An excellent tiramisu went some way to restoring our faith in the kitchen’s Italian credentials.

 

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Venue name: Salusbury
Contact:
Address: 50-52 Salusbury Road
London
NW6 6NN
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 12pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-12am
Transport: Tube: Queens Park tube/rail
Price: Free
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Average User Rating

3.3 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:2
  • 4 star:2
  • 3 star:2
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:2
LiveReviews|9
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If you are thinking of useing this pub. STOP!!!.

This pub has some prity awfull reviews on other sites. The staff are extreamly rude and it has had a problem with cockroaches as late as December 2018. Please read reviews on other sites first.

Tastemakertastemaker

This is my local. I like how, unlike most gastropubs, it has a very clearly demarcated pub and dining areas. The vibe and even the design and lighting are very different. It almost feels these are separate venues (and they could be as The Salusbury occupies two units in a row of Queens Park’s townhouses, separated outside by an entrance door leading to the flats upstairs). They also have a function room at the back. The food is great and I think is reasonably priced for what you get. The veggie option I’ve had recently - grilled veggies and goat cheese on a bed of puy lentils - was amazing and the envy of my meat-eating friends. Although burgers are definitely a favourite option at The Salusbury too. Wines, on the other hand, are on the more expensive side, but the selection is great (the same people own the wine shop next door). I think you have cheaper wine options in the pub proper section of the venue. Service varies, and were it not my local, I would have taken another star off, but as things stand I just take it in stride. This is not an old school pub (sadly, there are none in the vicinity), but a gastropub, but definitely worthy to check out if you are in the neighbourhood.


tastemaker

Wanting to prolong the weekend for a long as possible me and a friend went to the Salusbury for a drink in the sun. They’ve got outside seating so it a great place chill and watch the world go by. There wine list is extensive and the staff really know what they’re talking about. I received my own wine cravat – they also weren’t careful with their measurements – my extra large glass was very much appreciated. Only downside, you certainly pay the price for your cravat with the average glass cost more than £7.

Tastemaker

This classic Queen's Park haunt is a good boozer and nice place to catch a bite to eat. A lovely atmosphere,a feeling of a cultured clientele and a firm repertoire of locals passing through. Can get busy and a bit difficult to manoeuvre around but that's because its popular and worth hanging out in. Good selection of booze,some outdoor purchasing for that cheeky ciggie. Cool surroundings, a great place for a pitstop. 


Excellent food in all their store fronts, but the pizza at the food store is perfection!

Tastemaker

I've been to The Salusbury quite a few times as I work nearby. I usually get a large salad to take away and I really like their selection; you almost get different combinations every day, and they have both veggie and meaty options. 


The veggies look and taste super fresh, and their recipes are quite interesting. Today I've tried carrot/feta cheese/grapes + courgettes/chilli + classic Caesar. The Caesar salad was brilliant, I loved the dressing - you could taste the anchovies, and the croutons were homemade, beautifully garlicky, just as I like them. The other two salad looked better than they tasted, maybe a little salt wouldn't have hurt :)


I've only eaten there once and the place is nicely coloured, quite buzzy. I also love the location, very close to Queens Park.


I'm giving this place three stars as I don't really like the staff, and food is overpriced - more than £7 for a salad to take away sounds like a rip off and you can have better salads for less money around NW!


DO NOT GO FOR THE GLUTEN FREE PIZZAS.  I sent my 77 year old father here as a treat to have a pizza.  He has coeliac disease.  Not only did they mess up the order and gave my niece a gluten free base.  They returned with the order but my father's pizza base was either pure flour or severely contaminated with flour.  He was very ill during the night and all the next day.  PLEASE AVOID THE SALUSBURY IF YOU ARE GLUTEN INTOLERANT OR ARE COELIAC.


We used to love this place. Went last night and it was dreadful. New decor and new menu have resulted in an incredibly noisy restaurant with salty, fried food that left my husband on the toilet for most of last night - if you get my drift. What a shame. A real loss to the area. 


I work locally and my colleagues and I love Salusbury Deli! The menu changes daily, with great tasting, healthy diverse dishes. The squid rice is an absolute favorite!!!

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