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Salt Bar and Restaurant

Whitianga Hotel | 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 5818
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Whitianga Hotel | 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

arrived about 6 30 and waitress was there pretty quick to take the orders. but the service ended there. I only wanted a light meal so ordered seafood chowder with side of potato chips and mentioned I'd like dessert to follow. 40 minutes later I...More

Thank zeddef
Reviewed 3 December 2017

The restaurant patron overlooks the marina, is covered, and very airy ad comfortable. Two of our party chose mussels, and were greeted with very large shellfish, cooked perfectly, and in a smooth, tasty tomato sauce. The special bread that accompanied the mussels was toasted and...More

Thank jdarcyAuckland
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

We get good food, fresh fishes and a decent portion of veggie. Wine a little bit overprized. You Can choose to sit inside or outside. The service is quick.

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 28 November 2017

great service awesome food, excellent service from Albie. we hadn't booked and they were really busy with a function on, but they still managed to squeeze us in. the food was very tasty higher quality end. some portions were very small but the overall experience...More

Thank dicowan
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

We have been to “happy hour” at Salt many times but this was the first time we felt let down by the experience. We look forward to the nibbles which are lovely but this review is to do with the service - not the food....More

Thank Jsp1958
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Fried chips are unavoidable when travelling NZ but the hand cut chips with rosemary salt, an $8 side at Salt get my vote for the best. These really are hand cut, some would call them wedges, but plenty of potato, and just enough crisp fat...More

Thank GAshmax
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

A new taste experience, natural oysters with black beer, yum,I'll be repeating this. Lovely food that is presented well and nice Otago Pinot Noir. But I would have liked to see more Coromandel local beers and foods used. Staff are great, but was too noisy...More

Thank debsgoss
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We had dinner there as a group of sixteen people and enjoyed a truly memorable evening with attentive service and excellent food. My wife had the ‘hapuka’ fish of the day with prawn and potatoes, which was an excellent choice but was challenged by an...More

Thank Brock53
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Met 2 other couples at Bayview 91 B&B and had a fabulous time with great food at Salt. Scotsman Mark helped at our table, and along with our silliness, kept us in stitches, but in a professional and unobtrusive way. Fantastic seafood selections...if you don't...More

Thank italy-nuts
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We visited this restaurant while staying in Whitianga for two nights. Our hosts made a booking for us on Sunday night and we shared a slow cooked lamb shoulder roast. The meat fell off the bone and it was like having a good old fashioned...More

Thank aussietourists
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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