Deli and neighbourhood restaurant, Salt + Pickle in Crystal Palace, has closed. The restaurant had traded for just under eight months, having opened in the south London area on 19 June last year.
“It’s with great regret that we inform you we have decided to close Salt + Pickle with immediate effect,” the restaurant wrote on Instagram yesterday. “We did our best to try and rescue the business, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough. Thank you so much for all your support.”
Salt + Pickle was welcomed by many in the neighbourhood as it brought a brand of modish European small plates, cured food and pickles that form the template for so many places in, say, Stoke Newington — the sort of restaurant opening that points to a form of fresh ambition (and, possibly, creeping gentrification, too.) The combination of a space that appeared confident without being try-hard, with comforting dishes like corned beef, mustard and pickles; raclette; gin cured salmon; fresh stews; and pretty salads, plus an interesting new-wave wine list gave it a place on the Eater London guide to Crystal Palace.
Eater has contacted owner Manish Utton-Mishra for comment.