About Us

You know the feeling, why is it like that? That’s how it all started, why can’t I have a great breakfast at 2pm? Because that’s what I really fancy! When we started Rock Salt we felt we could offer something different, great food, flexible timing in a relaxed setting and cooked by somebody with real skill and passion.

Now to that person with real skill and passion, that was easy, our chef Dave. He is the one behind it all, who the rest of the family put all their belief in, because he is the one with the vision and the skill to deliver it! He has worked for years around the West Country mainly in fine dining and then (his lucky day!) he met Chantel. His now wife, from Australia, is the one who he travelled with and fuels his excitement for Asian food.

So with help from father Steve and brother Rob they pulled the Mechanics Arms into the 21st century and Stonehouse suddenly had a new cafe on the scene! Sister Louise made sure the painting and decorating was up to scratch and then turned her hand to making the best coffees this side of town and mother Jean, as an ex social workers keeps the place ticking along in harmony!

Since then we’ve become part of the Plymouth dining scene and gathered some impressive awards including Best Restaurant and Best Chef Food Magazine and mentions in the AA Restaurant Guide and Waitrose Good Food Guide.

As a Plymouth born and bred family, the vision is simple really, we just want the customer to be happy!

We hope you’ll give us a shot!

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Friday
10am–3pm / 5pm–late

Saturday
9am til late

Sunday
9am-5pm

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Chef Dave Wins Best Chef 2019

Dave Jenkins, who works at Rock Salt Café and Salumi, picked up the prestigious Best Chef award at the Food Reader Awards 2019 and now joins the likes of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Nathan Outlaw, who have previously received the award.

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Lonely Planet Guide Top Pick

First-class ingredients and creative flavours – no wonder Rock Salt keeps bagging awards. Their range is remarkable

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Pan Asian Nights at Rock Salt Cafe & Brasserie

We are offering a series of Pan Asian nights- 5 courses for £39.95 pp featuring cuisines from Malaysia, Thailand, Japan and India.

The next one will be the evening of Thursday 30th January 2020.

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Sunday Times "cheap eats" 2014

Rock Salt was recently listed in The Sunday Times Top Restaurants for £20 a head as part of the Best 130 places in Britain for cheap eats.

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Best Restaurant Award 2017

We are very pleased to announce that we have won the amazing award of being the ‘Best Restaurant’ in the South West by the readers of Food Magazine.

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About Us

You know the feeling, why is it like that? That’s how it all started, why can’t I have a great breakfast at 2pm?

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Review in Sunday Telegraph Stella Magazine 2015

“Not only is the food at this brasserie a guaranteed hit on Instagram (beautiful plating; flowers and micro-herbs aplenty), it’s also delicious. “

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Good Food Award winner for 2020

We are very pleased to announce that we have won the amazing Good Food Award which recognises the hard working teams who strive for culinary excellence for 2020.

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Steak Night every Wednesday

Steak night specials 2 courses from only £20!

Please call us on 01752225522 to reserve your table- you won’t want to miss this!!

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