In preparation for National Hospitality Day today, our readers told us which local restaurants they love the most and why. 

Over the pandemic, restaurants and local businesses have been hit particularly hard, so this national day is a great opportunity to let them know how much they are appreciated.

Here is a list of reader’s favourite restaurants where you can get a quality meal at the same time as supporting the local community.

Café Diwali, Salisbury

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Price Range: ££-£££

Location: 90 Crane St 

Indian street food restaurant Café Diwali, on Crane Street, was recommended with Jo Coleman suggesting it for its “Gorgeous food”.

Opened by Indian born chef Muhammed Rasheed, the restaurant has received six awards in its five years of being open. 

Nole Sourdough Pizza

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Price range: £-££

Locations: 4 Butcher Row and Pembroke Arms Hotel, Minster St

Nole’s Sourdough Pizza was recommended, Nicola Maria Browning commenting on how they’d started up over lockdown and have nice outdoor seating.

They have three locations now, at Butcher Row (the square) in Salisbury, The Pembroke Arms in Wilton, and the Grosvenor Arms in Hendon. 


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Price: ££-£££

Location: 68 Castle St.

Family-run Italian restaurant Grillado, on Castle Street, prides itself on ‘simplicity’, relying on “the quality of our ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation”.

This was one of the most reccomended restaurants by our readers.

Anokaa, Salisbury

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Price Range: ££-£££

Location: 60 Fisherton St

Contemporary Indian Cuisine restaurant Anokaa, on Fisherton Street, has been in Salisbury for nearly 20 years.

According to the Michelin Guide, this restaurant is, “A smart Indian restaurant that’s a little different, with colour-changing lights and interesting water features.” 

Giggling Squid

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Price range: ££-£££

Location: 32 Market Walk 

Thai food restaurant, Giggling Squid, based in Phoenix Buildings on Market Place, was recommended with Danny Burton commenting “The food never fails to hit the spot”.

The Giggling Squid is family owned, and their goal is to make customers ‘feel at home in our funny, quirky little restaurants’. 

The Chapter House

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Price range: ££-£££

Location: 9-13 St John's St.

Hotel, pub and restaurant, The Chapter House, prides itself on being situated in the spot where the stone for Salisbury Cathedral was cut.

According to their website, the initial construction is almost 800 years old with some of the original stone and ironwork still exposed inside the property.

Jack Bryant commented it is, “hands down the best”. They serve traditional pub foods. 

Thai Sarocha

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Price range: ££

Location: 71 New St.

Opened in 2008, this modern Thai Resturant which prides itself on being 'in the shadow of Salisbury's centrepiece Cathedral was reccomended.

They serve Thai fusion-food, and offer home delivery. 

Samantha948 on Tripadvisor commented "This was a little gem we found online, our hotel could not accommodate us due to a wedding, not happy, but our evening was made complete by this restaurant, amazing."


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Price range: ££££

Location: 6-7 Ox Row

This independent, family-run resturant is rated number one in Salisbury on trip advisor so it is not a surprise it came reccomended.

Offering British cuisine and fine-dining, Allium had a 99% five star rating on Trip Advisor at the time of writing.

Sarah Budden on tripadvisor commented: "Lovely birthday evening, made to feel very special. Roxy and Tim really know what they’re doing. Will be back for sure". 

READ: Top 10 cafes in Salisbury according to our readers

Other restaurants recommended by readers:


Price range: £

Location:  25 Fisherton Street


Price range: ££-£££

Location: 90 Fisherton Street

Everest Brasserie

Price range: ££-£££

Location: 155 Fisherton Street

Blue Boar Bistro

Price range: ££-£££

Location: 51 Blue Boar Row

The Queen’s Head

Price range: ££-£££

Location: 1 North Street, Broad Chalke

Great Wall Chinese

Price range: ££

Location: 3 Rollestone street

Boston Tea Party Salisbury/ Old George Inn

Price range: ££-£££

Location: 13 High Street 

On National Hospitality Day, people are encouraged to support hard-hit hospitality staff and can also donate on the official day's website

National Hospitality Day direct donations are to be shared across the main industry support charities: The Drinks Trust, Hospitality Action, and LTC. 

You can also get involved by using #nationalhospitalityday across social media, and feel free to tag us too so we can see your pictures.

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