Salt Street Pop-Up at The Robin Hood, Bristol

A Cuban sandwich with a Bristol twist...

We were recently invited to try American/Cuban pop up Salt Street, which is currently residing at the Robin Hood in St Michaels Hill. Inspired by the movie "Chef", founder Leon found a gap in the Bristol food market for the traditional 'cubano' sandwich - a sandwich that came from Cuban factory workers based in Florida, hence the American touch.

What is wonderful about Salt Street is that although it takes inspiration from Cuban/American cuisine, the majority of ingredients are sourced from local Bristol suppliers such as Ruby & White and Proper Bread.

With a vast choice on the menu including gluten-free and vegan options, we went for the "Cubano" sandwich 🥪. [£8.50]

Mojo marinated pork with thick-cut ham, pickles, swiss cheese, mojo mayo and Americn mustard. The succulent pork goes through a three-day marinating process (in mojo - a citrus, coriander and garlic sauce) and is cooked for around eight hours. All of the flavours were delicious, and the double pork worked surprisingly well. This is definitely not a 'light' sandwich, but who doesn't love to indulge every now and then.

As a side dish, we had the Frickles & Fries combo 🍟🥒. [£4]

This was fried pickles (amazing) and fries topped with sweet mustard and micro herb coriander. Newbies to fried pickles, we weren't sure what to expect but these were delicious, juicy and sweet. The dish is generous in size, so could definitely be eaten as a main. We also loved the mustard and didn't feel the need tor each for the ketchup as we usually do.

Other menu items include the Philly Cheesesteak, the Chicken and Korean BBQ wings which all sound incredible.

Salt Street's three-month residency at the Robin Hood ends at the end of August, so be sure to follow them on instagram to see where the next pop-up location will be!

Disclaimer: Bath Eats was invited to a complimentary meal at Salt Street in return for an honest review to be posted on our social media channels. All opinions expressed herein are our own and have not been influenced by the company and/or its affiliates in any way.