Harden's survey result
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Reporters “love this place” – a “very popular” and “noisy” charcuteria and tapas bar with two floors and striking industrial-chic decor; the food ranges from “interesting” to “exceptional”. One peccadillo: “charging customers for tap water (even if the proceeds are apparently going to charity)”.
For “lip-licking tapas in a low-lit industrial atmosphere”, this split-level venue is just the place; staff are “fantastically attentive” and “the prices aren’t outrageous” (especially the “good lunchtime deal”).
“Are there more tapas restaurants in this small area of Liverpool than anywhere else in the UK?” – at any rate “this one is very good” thanks to its “traditional” yet “very imaginative” food; it “can get very noisy though”!
“Very good tapas dished up by a friendly team in a convivial atmosphere” – all reports on this “noisy” central stand-by are to pretty much the same effect.
Salt House Restaurant Diner Reviews
"British twist on tapas .Take no notice if the snobs that say you can't have 'British ' tapas .You can here .The mackerel on sourdough is a special favourite . Will be going back ."
"Spanish style small plates/ tapas. Can get very noisy but fantastic food in a very busy restaurant. Staff are really good"
"Do restaurant inspectors ever carry decibel meters? if not, they should. Terrific selection of well-cooked tapas and hard-working friendly staff let down by deafening noise inside - music played too loud forcing everyone to shout in a room with no sound absorbing surfaces. Such a shame. It's exhausting to linger, and a relief to get outside. Is this a deliberate ploy to move customers through, or just a failure to appreciate the point at which a "buzzy" atmosphere resembles a chainsaw, rather than a bumble bee?"