Monday, 7 March 2011
Café into the Opera
I wrote recently about Salt's Diner, the main restaurant in Saltaire's Salts Mill, but there is a second rather less well-known restaurant on the third floor, known as 'Café in to the Opera' (I think because at one time you had to pass through it to get to the exhibition of David Hockney's Opera Sets, which has recently been dismantled). Its décor is rather theatrical, with a striped awning and bright archway. It gives it a cosy ambience, which is almost surprising in the vast space of the Mill. It's also much quieter than Salt's Diner.
Meals are mainly fish-based dishes, but they also do snacks and drinks. For a review see here. It is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and open from 10am until 4 or 5pm on other days (see the Mill's website for up to date info and menus.) It sits beside a little florist's shop, which seems equally surprising in the context of the Mill.