After an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign, Paul Foster opened his first restaurant Salt in the beautiful town of Stratford-upon-Avon.
8 Church Street
CV37 6HB
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    8 Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, Warwickshire, CV37 6HB
    01789 263566
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    It took Paul Foster several years to find the perfect site for his own restaurant. Finally having found it in picturesque Stratford-upon-Avon, he opened Salt in March 2017. It was thanks to a crowdfunding campaign that saw Paul and his wife Rhiain raise the £100,000 needed to set out on their own, and with the restaurant now serving some of the best food in the Midlands, it appears it was worth all the anxiety and hard work.

    With à la carte, tasting and Sunday lunch menus, there’s plenty to choose from, and Paul ensures the dishes change in accordance with the seasons. Vegetarians and vegans are catered for (provided you inform the team in advance), and Paul has even set up a few raised beds in the restaurant garden.

    The restaurant itself is housed inside a sixteenth century building with plenty of character – think old wooden beams, an open fireplace and stone floors. Before Paul took over the site it was home to a forty-cover tapas restaurant, but the new interior allows for a relaxed atmosphere with a stripped back décor. The food is central to everything at Salt (as it should be), with Paul continuing to cook the same lauded cuisine that made him well known at Mallory Court. Meats are dry-cured and aged in-house for a more intense flavour.

    Paul knows how hard it is to keep staff in the hospitality industry – especially outside London – and has followed in the footsteps of chefs such as Sat Bains by offering perks and reasonable working hours to his team. Salt is already the shining star in Stratford’s food scene, and Paul’s cooking continues to evolve and delight.

    Three things you should know
    Paul loves to take humble, underrated ingredients and use them to create beautiful plates of food – something that’s apparent on Salt’s menu.
    The wine list covers around forty bottles, and each tasting menu has a carefully crafted drinks flight to match it.
    Paul cooks in the open kitchen while his wife Rhiain runs the business – this is the first restaurant they’ve owned, and their diligence and enthusiasm is clear through everything they do.
    8 Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, Warwickshire, CV37 6HB
    01789 263566
    Restaurant reservations