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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
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Hastings, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 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 

Thank Charlie1288
Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 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.

Thank Fredtheneedle57
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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

Thank minak423
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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

Thank P. S
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The food was lovely. We ordered the shared seafood entree which was great to see something different on offer than mussels which are in all eaterys in coromandel. The duck and steak for a main were also beautiful. The barman was very accomodation g in my dislike for lime and managed fantastic feijoa mojitos with lemon instead. It was very... More 

Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Really quite good for lunch. Had an excellent salad and calamari dish. View is nice, even somewhat calming despite being right off the road.

Thank LikeItActive
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The wifi was free and the daily cocktails were delish. The taro chips were also very good and I'd never seen them done in hot chips style. Yummy with friendly staff and a nice outdoor deck with boat views

Thank jilikah
Hove, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We went to salt for dinner. Lovely starters. Very disappointed with the mains. My beetroot salad with goat cheese was so small that I thought it was a joke. My husband was also very disappointed with his main fish of the day. Lovely staff, but we won't go back.

Thank Celina G
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Great 'shared' starter of raw and smoked fish. Beautifully prepared and presented. Went downhill from here! 'Market Fish' - this evening Snapper - on a bed of sauté potatoes, broccoli and tomatoes. ONE tomatoe warmed with its little green stalk (for effect?) ONE stalk of broccoli (world wide shortage?) and some over cooked, grey fish. Not at all pleasant .......... More 

Thank richardyates24
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Four of us were looking for a nice place to have a dinner on a Thursday night, 12 January, it was 6 minutes passed 9pm, still daylight but starting to get dark. We were rejected a table as the kitchen closed at 9 pm (???). The restaurant was half full at the time. What a shame for Whitianga tourism, can't... More 

Thank Dragan J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 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
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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