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.
50-52 Salusbury Road
|Opening hours:||Open 5-11pm Mon; noon-11pm Tue, Wed; noon-midnight Thur-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Lunch served noon-2.30pm Tue-Fri; noon-3.30pm Sat, Sun. Dinner served 7-10.15pm Mon-Sat; 7-10pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Queens Park tube/rail|
|Price:||Main courses £11.80-£16.40|
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Average User Rating
3 / 5
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- 1 star:2
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!!!