The historic village of Saltaire is fast becoming one of the top tourist destinations in Yorkshire.
With a packed calendar of unique events ranging from Beer Festivals to Vintage Fairs, if you’re in the region for a bite to eat, fear not, there’s a wonderful selection of restaurants for you to enjoy.
In this roundup, we’re including restaurants, as well as pubs which serve food. You’ll find a local pub with some of the best Pizza in Bradford, a French Cafe by day which transforms into a romantic restaurant in the evening and a waterside bar with unrivaled views of Roberts Park.
The stand out feature of The Boathouse is undoubtedly its riverside position. Probably the busiest pub in Saltaire when the suns out – its relaxing atmosphere, great service and the excellent view is complemented by an eclectic menu.
Set within a “boathouse” which was built back in 1871, The Boathouse is a part of Saltaire History that’s been lovingly restored and brought firmly into the 21st century.
As well as catering for those wanting bar snacks, sandwiches all the way to three-course menus, The Boathouse serves pub classics as well as some more contemporary options.
One of the longest standing restaurants in the area, La Roux has been part of Saltaire’s makeup for over 27 years. Over the years, they’ve welcome thousands of customers and hosted countless family get-togethers.
With a menu full of Modern British dishes, perhaps the best time to visit La Rue is in the week, where they offer two courses for just £12.95.
Don’t Tell Titus
Aptly named to highlight an interesting aspect of Saltaire’s history – the fact that alcohol was prohibited when it was founded. Don’t Tell Titus is slap bang in the middle of Saltaire, just a stone’s throw from the train station.
A stylish, welcoming bar and restaurant, as well as an eclectic menu offering a diverse range of dishes including a fantastic selection of tapas dishes the upstairs restaurant area offers a separate menu. As a result, Don’t Tell Titus is a popular destination for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner. As well as a great menu, with a fully stocked bar and well trained bar staff, they offer an extensive cocktail menu and a good range of both local and international beers.
Salts Bar & Kitchen
Formerly The Tramshed, then The Hop, Salts Bar & Kitchen was recently renovated, bringing a taste of a big city bar to the suburb of Saltaire.
With a diverse menu, which features dishes perfect for Lunch, Dinner and even a quick bite to eat, Salts Bar & Kitchen is extensive, offering separate areas for dining and drinking.
Within the bar and restaurant, you’ll find a hefty selection of drinks, with beers pumping straight from the open brewery. To complement the drinks, the kitchen produces a variety of dishes, including wood-fired Pizza, Burgers, Sharing platters and much more.
On the busy top row in Saltaire, The Terrace is open for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner. Specialising in French cuisine, what is a bustling cafe, popular for Brunch, throughout the day becomes a delightful candle-lit restaurant by night.
As well as an Early Bird Fixed Price Menu, the restaurant offers a full a la carte menu which includes adventurous French dishes like Snails in Garlic & Parsley Butter and Frogs Legs in Garlic & Creme Fraiche.
However, if you’re not comfortable with the idea of these French classics, there’s a whole lot more on offer, including Boeuf Bourguignon and the like. Perfect for a romantic evening with your partner or a relaxing night off from the dishes.
The Olive Cafe
The always well received Olive Cafe is another great option for restaurant goers in Saltaire. With an eclectic menu, which includes dishes inspired by the Mediterranean the Olive Cafe is one of the most reasonably priced options on this roundup.
Throughout the day, the Olive Cafe is a wonderful cafe, which serves Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch – however, in the evening the menu expands to include a variety of dishes.
The compact yet inviting Jinnah’s Bistro is part of a larger restaurant group with no less than 6 restaurants.
Named after the founder of Pakistan, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the restaurant specialises in Kashmiri Indian cuisine and boasts a delectable menu of both traditional and contemporary dishes.
With a select number of seats, eating at Jinnah’s Bistro is an intimate experience, the restaurant’s beautifully decorated and the team offers a personable service.
The Rosse Kitchen
Perhaps the most unassuming addition to the list, if you’re looking for a casual yet delicious bite to eat, we recommend heading to the Rosse. Although primarily a local pub, in the past few years, The Rosse has developed a great reputation for its excellent food.
Including freshly made Pizza, skillfully crafted burgers and an array of dishes to suit most tastes, the Rosse Kitchen is reasonably priced and has enough variety to warrant repeat visits. What’s more, if you fancy a late night bite to eat, the kitchen’s open late into the evening on Friday’s and Saturdays – the perfect place to stop after enjoying an evening in some of Saltaire’s wonderful pubs.