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Salt Bar and Restaurant

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Whitianga Hotel | 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 5818
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely atmosphere but weren't told about catch of the day or the specials for the evening. Disappointed with main meal of surf & turf. The steak was done to perfection but the sea food comprised of what looked & tasted like two steams prawns with no taste at all! The sauce had visual but also had no defining taste. A... More 

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Thank craigc941
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely fish of the day dish as well as lamb. Cocktails are a bit expensive but very drinkable. Excellent staff.

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Thank Richard P
Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our french waiter was very friendly. We liked the food - fish of the day - and the wine, NZ Chardonay was delicious.

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Thank andreameier
Whitianga, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an enjoyable diiner here early January 2017. While the meals were nice, they were not so large. We had a main and dessert, followed by coffee.

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Thank Soloshena
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have eaten here many times over the years. The recent appointment of a new chef has seen this place reach a fabulous standard. This restaurant has the premier space in town and has long cried out for the food and service to match it's location. I am happy to report that Salt is now a class restaurant - delivering... More 

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Thank Graham B
Marlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a plate of oysters & bottle of Sauvignon mid afternoon, so cannot comment on the dinner service. It looks like a very good menu on offer, apparently they have a new chef so if you have eaten there before you may want to retry! Great position to while away a few hours.

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Thank CrystalRose54
Hastings, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came in for dessert. There weren't any tables available but we were able to sit near the bar which was fine. The waitress just chucked the menus on the table and walked off. I was shocked by this behaviour as I have worked in hospitality for many years. We thought she might come back and take our order....10 minutes... More 

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Thank Charlie1288
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good location on the water and some creative cookery such as licorice parfait for dessert. The service was good too. Overall a great experience.

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Thank Fredtheneedle57
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pros: Nice food. Great views. Outdoor seating. Heaters for evening dining. Cons: Very small portions. Relatively expensive. Staff weren't very friendly.

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Thank minak423
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very nice food but small portions. But if you do not have such big appetites as we usually do, you are quite safe:-)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whitianga Hotel | 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-866 5818
Description
Waters edge dining in beautiful Whitianga serving European style food using only the best local ingredients. Whether it's a quiet cocktail on the deck accompanied by a bar snack, or a full dining experience, Salt will cater for your needs. Call us today for a booking. OPEN 7 DAYS FROM 11.30AM

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?