Creative and contemporary
When the Rock Salt Café crew opened this sister restaurant six years ago, those already familiar with chef patron Dave Jenkins’ globetrotting menus were keen to sample more of his dishes at Salumi.
The recently refurbed restaurant – situated opposite Plymouth Pavilions – packs a modern vibe and features plenty of cosy nooks, armchairs and sunny spots over several floors in which to enjoy drinks and dinner.
The mix-and-match menu, devised by Food Magazine Best Chef 2019 Dave and head chef Jake Hardington, is perfect for both feasting and grazing. Visit with friends for a long and lazy sharing-platter lunch of baked camembert, ham-hock scotch egg, salmon pastrami and homemade breads. Then return in the evening for creative Asian-inspired dishes such as Chiang Mai pork curry and a pudding of warm fairground-style doughnuts.
The restaurant, which also specialises in cracking Sunday roasts, is king when it comes to versatile dining. Those looking for a light bite, or to combine a medley of pleasurable flavours, have the option of small plates such as spiced pork ‘nduja arancini with smoked tomato aioli. Diners intent on the full feast can linger over larger plates of West Country classics such as Philip Warren rump steak or butter-roasted stone bass with crab ravioli.
The beer garden is wonderful on sunny days, especially when chowing down on a legendary steak burger with a Salcombe Pale Ale to hand.
Trencherman’s tip: regular Summer Salumi Sessions offer a hog roast of low-and-slow-cooked rare breed pork or, for plant-based dinners, smoked and grilled watermelon.