Criterion Hotel Sale
We regard it as a personal challenge to help every guest that sets foot in The Criterion enjoy themselves & create happy memories, as they indulge in bountiful, well executed food, premium beverages & quality service.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Beer Battered Steak Fries
chargrilled loin, sweet potato, confit fennel, pistachio & lemon myrtle crumb, fig, Blackberry & pink pepper butter
Pan Fried Salmon, Muhammara, Grilled Local Zucchini, Za'atar Lentils Chickpea & Currant Vinegrette
Best param I've ever had. Only thing I would like is a good mid strength beer.
Friendly and helpful staff, nice meals in a pleasant setting
Let me start by saying we love going to the Cri, however the last three times we’ve been there the service has been not quite on point. I have to ask for water for the table, I asked for a glass of wine and didn’t get it and we were seated by the window close to a table of four. It’s funny how we need to wear masks inside and we are seated less than 1.5 m away from someone we don’t know. So close we could participate in their conversation. When paying for our meal I felt rushed. There was no eye contact or friendly feel from the wait staff. We stayed 40mins but would have stayed longer if we felt relaxed in a space where we could talk and drink. Sorry, we will be back cause it’s still the best place in town.
Great menu with good choice and the food was excellent.
Family lunch, amazing food, such a loving atmosphere
Friday lunch - great service and delicious food. Most enjoyable.
Service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. Didn’t have to wait long and the noise level was perfect to converse amongst ourselves.
lovely place to eat in Sale
great food and wine
Lovely food, exceptional service and a lovely atmosphere. The Cri never disappoints.
Amazing food as always, shame there is no live music on a friday night anymore. But food was GREAT and service was wonderful.
The food is always of expectional standard, far exceeding any expectations for a rural/regional town, you could easily think you were in the heart of the city at a top end restaurant. However, with the relaxed and friendly service and reasonable prices you would only see in a country town you get the best of both worlds! Definitely somewhere you’ll keep coming back to.
Great service food was amazing
Limited menu but something for everyone
Very good gastro pub standard with some excellent elements and outstanding service. Kangaroo dish was wonderful.
Not a lot of choice on the menu. What we ordered was well presented and the service was quick.
The food was so good yummo Thankyou it would be nice to have a few more choices
The seating was too close to other diners as we could hear everything they were saying. Other than asking for water on the table the service was very good, staff friendly and food (main meal) arrived within half an hour of ordering.
The overall experience was great! Loved the lamb!! Thanks
Food was good. Service very good.
Always great service and really nice food.
Eggplant chips are a must try !
Everything about The Criterion Hotel was perfect. There's nothing at all to fault. Great experience!
Good country pub experience overall. Food is overpriced for what it is being simple pub fare.
But it’s probably the best place in Sale to have a half decent dining experience.
Try the salmon..pretty good..if you are not fond of alcohol they make great mocktailes..very friendly staff..
Choice great. Food delicious. Good wine choices. Service excellent, friendly and obliging.
Excellent service as always. Food plentiful. Ambience perfect.
Lovely dinner with family after a wedding event. Food was lovely, service was friendly and accomodating of our last minute extra guests.
Food was amazing
Service was quick
Very enjoyable meal
Lovely table in the Library Room, very cosy. Grilled fish had been over grilled and was quite dry and hard sadly.
Food was stunning.
As a visitor to Sale, I asked for a recommendation for a pub and was recommended the Crit.
Main course of kangaroo and it was prepared extremely well (kangaroo is a more challenging meat to cook).
Very well presented too.
Best restaurant in town. Gourmet dishes in great atmosphere. Menu changes regularly, so don't be surprised if your favourite dish isn't available, even if it's on the online menu.
Was lovely arrived seated straight away, was given perfect amount of time to sit look over menu. Waited a respectable amount of time given the order. I had a parma that was lovely serving size was perfect partner had a steak ordered well as was cooked to perfection well salted. Both very happy with our meals.
Almost an hour of waiting to be served. Of the two dishes we ordered, one arrived completely cold. It's a shame because the quality seemed to be there but difficult to appreciate in these conditions.
Menu was very disappointing and flavour didn’t match value. Overall a very disappointing experience. I won’t be going back.
The food and service was amazing will definitely be back
Friendly staff. Great service.
The Criterion is a lovely pub that serves excellent food in lovely surroundings.
Whilst the staff were engaging, despite asking to be given a moment on two occasions, we were rushed through our meal which spoilt the overall evening.
We ordered three courses and were in and out of the dining room in under an hour. We felt pressured to finish and leave so chose to pay and move to another venue to enjoy a bottle of wine a celebrate the birthday occasion in a more relaxed atmosphere.
We would recommend the Criterion to friends but advise to control the evenings proceedings better than we did.
All our meals were delicious. I had an entree and a dessert. Perfect
Criterion Hotel Sale is rated 4.5 stars by 36 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.