Enter Salty’s during the day and you become aware that you’ve missed a great party. Graffiti from former guests adorns the ceiling, and you realise that quite a lot of people must have been dancing on the tables for it to have got there. Yes Salty’s is party central.
It is also a great restaurant, café and bar and a favourite with the sailing crowd who flock to Yarmouth in the summer months. This small port is a big second home owner area with people down from London at weekends and holidays, and many of them come here to eat and party.
Downstairs is the café/bar with painted walls adorned with wine bottles, olive and lavender trees and vines; fishing baskets hang from the ceiling. The long pine tables with pews or bench seats have bottles with candles, giving a cosy atmosphere in the evenings.
Beers on tap are Sharps Doom Bar, Goddards Golden and one guest ale; with Heineken lager, Amstel, Birra Moretti and Stowford Press Cider also on tap along with Guiness. There is, of course, a good wine list to accompany meals and snacks.
Upstairs is the main restaurant with a boathouse theme (it was a boathouse!) and windows to the harbour. Sailing bits and bobs hang from the walls and ceiling and there’s even a row boat across the rafters. On Saturday nights there’s a one man band with karaoke and everyone does dance on those tables. Royalty have even been known to drop in.
Selections from the menu:
- Cucumber, Jalapeño & Gin Oyster Shooters 3 - £10.00 | 6 - £18.00
- Hummus with spied moroccan veg and crisp bread £7.50
- Duck liver parfait with fig compote £8.00
- Whole dover sole, sweet red pepper & tarragon butter £37.00
- Salty’s classic bouillabaisse, rouille & locally baked crusty bread £20.00
- Dry maylasian hot & sour snapper, mango, roasted peanuts & fine noddle’s £17.50
- Posh surf & turf, 10oz fillet steak, half garlic lobster £42.50