Our Dietary Policy

Our menus are best suited for flexible, adventurous eaters with a strong focus on seasonally and locally inspired ingredients, including wild and foraged foods sourced from nature’s larder.

 

Due to the nature of our events and in order to uphold high-quality standards we are only able to accommodate limited dietary requests at our dining events and cookery courses.

 

Our dining events are intimate affairs with small groups, centred around a set menu lovingly prepared in our remote woodland kitchen by our small kitchen team, therefore preparing a separate menu to cater for dietary needs is not always possible. We urge you to check the ‘Further Information’ section on the event listing for specific menu / dietary details related to the event you’re interested in, prior to booking your seat.

 

Please note that for the majority of our dining events, we are able to cater for vegetarians and gluten free guests only.

 

If you are pregnant or lactating, please read the dietary information further below with regards to the consumption of wild ingredients.

 

Dietary needs must always have been communicated and approved prior to booking your seat at our table, and must be advised to our team no later than 7 days prior to the event so that our chefs can make the necessary arrangements.

 

Each of our menus are mindfully created, inspired by our nose-to-tail and root-to-fruit ethos as we strive to reconnect people with what’s on their plate. While we cater for some dietary restrictions, we kindly ask that preferences and dislikes aren’t specified upon booking, as we would love for you to enjoy each dish as they are intended.

 

If you have an allergy or intolerance, please note that all ingredients are handled in our woodland kitchen therefore it is impossible for us to guarantee that your dish will be 100% allergen-free. If you do have a serious allergy, please make that known to us before booking, so we can provide you with information to help you make a safe and informed choice.

 

If we are hosting an event specifically themed around a certain ingredient (for example a wild game feast), due to the theme of the event alternatives such as vegetarian options will not be available.

 

In the event that we are unable to cater for your requirements and you have already booked a ticket with us, providing you get in touch within our cancellation period, you will be eligible for a refund as per our Terms and Conditions.

 

You can view a selection of sample menus here.

Consumption of Wild Foods when Pregnant

The Salt Box is centred on championing seasonal, local and wild ingredients, including foraged foods sourced from nature’s larder. If you are pregnant or lactating, as a general rule of thumb medical professionals advise to avoid trying anything new, in case of any adverse effects on you or your baby.

 

The advice on the consumption of wild foods during pregnancy is considerably varied and often less documented, therefore please note consumption is at your own risk and discretion.

 

Whilst wild ingredients are not listed specifically within the NHS guidelines, certain wild ingredients may contain potentially harmful compounds when consumed if pregnant (however, please note our research has shown that significant quantities would need to be consumed for any adverse effects). It’s worth noting that the same advice is provided for many common herbs, such as Rosemary – due to its uterine and menstrual flow stimulant effects.

 

We are not medical professionals, therefore a list of wild ingredients can be requested 5 days prior to the event if you wish to conduct your own research. Due to the nature of our menus, we are unable to provide alternatives at our events.

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Our Food

Our menus are best suited for flexible, adventurous eaters with a strong focus on seasonally and locally inspired ingredients, including wild and foraged foods sourced from nature’s larder.