Creative and contemporary
When it comes to flexible dining and timings, there are few chef patrons who put as much passion and energy into creating menus that work around modern customers’ appetites and busy lives than Dave Jenkins.
Having already made a name for himself at Plymouth’s Rock Salt Cafe and Brasserie, his contemporary approach to malleable menu creation has also been a huge hit at sister restaurant Salumi.
Working with head chef Jake Hardington, Dave’s put together a mix‑and‑match foodie offering that’s perfect for both feasting and nibbling – with something delicious to be enjoyed no matter the time of day.
Small plates, grazing plates and more substantial dishes (many with an Asian twist) have recently been complemented by new pop‑up Side Door @ Salumi – keep an eye on social for dates. Centred around a fire kitchen in the garden, the pop‑up serves breakfasts from the coals and lunches such as flame‑cooked half‑shell scallops with yuzu kosho and roasted seaweed. Turkish flatbreads, meat dishes, vegan specials and milk‑jam iced coffee can be consumed in the heated and covered garden or as a takeaway.
Whether swinging by for a long and lazy sharing platter, lingering over Sunday lunch or hitting up a full feast of larger plates, diners can be assured that everything has been prepared with a field‑to‑fork philosophy. Sustainable produce includes mature grass‑fed beef from Porsham Farm on the edge of Dartmoor and Salumi’s own retired dairy cows.