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Salt On The Pier

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Cafe, European, New Zealand
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Pier Terminus 195-213 | New Brighton, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
+64 3-388 4493
08:00 - 23:00
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Mon 08:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sun 08:00 - 23:00
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Lyttelton, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been quite a few times, found ok. last time, had blue cod salad and chips.,fish good salad 50/ 50 fries 0 out of 100

2 Thank _anderson_lytt
United Kingdom
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35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

The place is in a great spot overlooking the sea and looks perfect for lunch or so Food is pretty expensive for what it is and the place, like much of the town, looks a little run down but still decent.

2 Thank MackemAbroad
Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

After fighting along the Pier in a howling Nor Easter, the restaurant in the sun behind glass looked inviting after being blown back. The surroundings are such that one would make a lot more effort to make it nice but inspite of that, service is quick and with a smile, the menu was pretty darn good and seeing quite a... More 

2 Thank Kelvin H
Wanaka, New Zealand
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100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely polite man working in here, always very helpful and kind to my baby. Good coffee and food, we had a filo which was tasty

1 Thank Foodlover438
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

After a brisk walk on the New Brighton Pier we ducked into Salt on the Pier for Happy Hour. One thing led to another & we had the Thursday night dinner special, Porterhouse steak & fries, for $17.00NZ! Fantastic meal, prepared perfectly, at an unbelievable price. Of course we also had adffogato & creme brûlée for dessert. Don't miss this... More 

1 Thank partrca
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We were taken there by friends of ours and we were all surprised at the quality and presentation of the main course, then desert topped it off nicely. I would say it is one of the best restaurants on that side of the city. Will call back there again. 😎

1 Thank Garry B
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Wonderful location with great menu choices and service. We loved the new look of the restaurant, looks great after getting their windows got polished. Service was good, the waitress was polite. The set menu for our work Christmas function was exciting.

2 Thank wilsonc77
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

popped in for a drink but ended up ordering dessert as well. Had the platter. .great value, there was plenty there. .even took some home. Staff were friendly and attentive. only suggestion for improvement would be regular cleaning of the windows.. it was difficult to fully appreciate the sea view as they were very dirty.

3 Thank Kim H
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We are very thankful to Sam for agreeing at short notice to cater for and donate to our Child Cancer Foundation Family Event. The staff were helpful and respectful and the meal was lovely. Thank you once again. Angie and Sue.

2 Thank Angie C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, friendly staff and stunning atmosphere. Can't wait to come again. Food was so delicious. Pork belly is one of the best I had .

2 Thank nixonlew

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Seafood, Cafe, European, New Zealand
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pier Terminus 195-213 | New Brighton, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-388 4493
The best food with the very best view onto the Pier and Southern Ocean in Christchurch. Very popular for sea foods. Offers a best location in Canterbury for private functions including but not limited to weddings, wedding receptions, Anniversaries, Birthday parties, Christmas functions and Corporate meetings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?