We asked our readers for the best spots in Salisbury for an autumn date, and we got a mixture of sweet, hilarious, and sometimes slightly misguided responses. 

Traditional wine and dine dates seemed to be the most popular by far, so we have put together a list of the restaurants and bars recommended by you. 

One particularly special recommendation was made which is not a restaurant, but certainly can involve wine, so we added it in as an extra. 

1)Kitchen Garden Co. (Pythouse)

The Pythouse Kitchen Garden is described on its website as an “enchanting 18th century walled garden restaurant”, based in West Hatch Tisbury. 

It is a 40-minute drive away for those who live in Salisbury city centre and seems a perfect getaway for date night. 

2) Mauls Wine & Cheese Bar

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The independent, family run bar Maul’s Wine & Cheese Bar has left a lasting impression on two of our readers.

Right in the heart of Salisbury, on Fish Row, the bar has a selection of meat and cheese platters to be washed down with their good quality wine. 

3) Tinga 

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One of our readers suggested the independently owned Mexican bar and restaurant, Tinga, also located in Salisbury City centre. 

Tinga boasts that “We’re not only loco about food, our bar is Juan in a million!”, creating a unique Mexican-fusion food experience for their customers to enjoy. 

4) Baroushka

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Middle Eastern Restaurant, Baroushka advertises on its websites that they are “Evoking the energetic buzz of Middle East for an unforgettable experience every time and in every way. Glamour, good times and good friendships.”

The reader who suggested this also advised going “wherever there's a Groupon voucher”, although Baroushka is their favourite.  

5) Lalahan

With a gorgeous outdoor dining area, the Turkish restaurant Lalahan on Fisherton Street has five stars on trip advisor out of 101 ratings. 

Reviewers on trip advisor have commented that the surrounds were ‘atmospheric’, and not to be put off if there is no-one inside as they’re all in the garden! 

6) Old Sarum Castle at sunset 

Although this is not a restaurant, one of our readers set a perfect scene for a romantic picnic date. 

Daniel James Gillam commented “Could try Old Sarum Castle, pick a nice spot with great views out to either the cathedral or over the fields towards the Durnfords. with a picnic blanket, hot flask/bottle of bubbly and something to eat. 

“Check the sunset times and you will be sorted. Did this a few times and loved it. The simple things in life. Such romeo lol”

Another reader, Sophie Cox, replied: “Totally agree with this, I did exactly that with my partner last night…and it doesn’t cost a thing (except the bottle of wine😅)” 

Grovely woods was also suggested by one of our readers, which could be the perfect spot for a romantic walk. 

READ: 5 walks worth the trek to whisk you away this autumn

Find the full range of of responses on our Facebook post below.

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