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Salt Bar and Restaurant

Whitianga Hotel | 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
07 866 5818
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Ranked #9 of 35 Restaurants in Whitianga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $24
Cuisines: Pacific Rim
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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Papamoa
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We loved this restaurant. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the food is really really good. I can still taste the King Fish...mmmm...My husband had risotto and that was perfect as well. I love the location close to the water and it was even a good restaurant to take the kids. The kids menu's are value for money... More

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Puriri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Always superb service and food! The biggest problem is choosing what to enjoy off their delicious menu...oh, and they make the best Mojito's! I have eaten here several times and cannot fault the food and service, the staff are attentive and friendly without being imposing While the venue is totally adequate, I think they could improve the atmosphere, it's very... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Four of us all chose different menu items and we're all pleased with our food. I chose the Calamari with Asian slaw. Tender calamari and tasty slaw. Good service and lovely setting by the Whitianga Marina. Easy parking nearby.

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We've been here a number of times, always exceptional service! Food is always great too. We eat out a lot, all around the world, and the experience at Salt is up there with anything we've experienced. The staff are very fast, professional and friendly and treat us almost like family. Very highly recommended.

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Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Salt was recommended to us by friends in Auckland. Their description of the lovely setting and great food ensured that we booked a table as soon as we arrived in Whitianga. This was fortunate as we wouldn't have been able to get in otherwise. We had a meal of beautiful food and really enjoyed the lovely young waitress who was... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Three of us enjoyed our steaks. All cooked differently and done to perfection. Washed down with a few beers whilst watching the rugby. Followed by a vibrant, talented band of musicians. All round great night.

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Excellent service and gorgeous food with great atmosphere and beautiful open fire place. Choice of music was old worldish and facilities very very modern. The perfect balance

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Hamilton
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My partner and I visited Salt Bar and Restaurant for dinner in August 2014. I have previously been. The restaurant's décor is elegant and classy and the surroundings are very tidy. The staff were professional and friendly throughout the time that we were there and demonstrated an excellent knowledge of the menu. The menu itself was diverse enough to cater... More

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Cruising Whitianga on a Sunday and called in for drink. really enjoyed the service, drink and open fire on winters afternoon... well worth a visit for a casual drink with nice view

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Fantastic if you would like something a little bit special even if you are traveling with children. Great kids menu. The adults menu was delicious too. The fire was on so it was nice and cozy. Everything was excellent.

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