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Salt Bar and Restaurant

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Pacific Rim
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Whitianga Hotel | 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
07 866 5818
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 35
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely food!

The food was lovely and the service was excellent. Good choice of wines. A little overpriced but very enjoyable. Great for a special occasion!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
Amanda W
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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English first
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Spent a long weekend away in beautiful Whitianga. We dined at Salt twice, the first time was pretty good. Nice oysters etc. 2nd time not so good. Really tough and fatty meat and wait staff didn't know what to do when I made a comment. Would not dine here again.

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Elanora, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I dined at Salt without a booking on a Friday night and had fresh oysters and a devine dessert. It was a little noisy in the main bar so ensure you get a table by the fireplace and you'll have a great meal and nice atmosphere.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Salt was a wonderful surprise! After a long drive and not expecting much we were suggested to go to Salt. Little did we know we would have the best meal of our vacation. The service was great and the food was even better. I highly recommend making an effort to make it here.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The food was lovely and the service was excellent. Good choice of wines. A little overpriced but very enjoyable. Great for a special occasion!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Salt is a great restaurant to dine at when in Whitianga. Delicious food and great service. We always make a point to dine there for lunch or dinner when in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My wife and I have dined at Salt Bar and Restaurant a number of times. On every occasion we have received great service, ambience, and food. The outdoor area is also a must do during the summer months.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

5 adults & 1 preschooler. We all had fish (blue nose) and chips and it was very tasty! Nice quick service. I didn't find much on the lunch menu that appealed, but if you like seafood you'll have plenty choice. Needed a soup & garlic bread and a pasta option I thought. Kids menu reasonable value, too big for our... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Great food and location. For the price though, the waitress knew little about the menu selection (not a lot to know) or drinks. She was very unprofessional, no checking to see if meals were good or we were happy. Great save by the kitchen with the beautiful hapuka.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We came here for dinner for our first night out since having our baby and we were very pleased we chose here. The bread for entree was delicious and we both really enjoyed our mains. We shared a dessert and it was a very generous proportion. The service was great. We will be back again.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My partner and I had a delicious meal of eye fillet steak, cooked to perfection, followed by the most divine chocolate dessert to share. Lovely location near the water, with great ambience. The Whitianga Hotel is next door and we went there afterwards to enjoy the live band.

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Additional Information about Salt Bar and Restaurant

Address: Whitianga Hotel | 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 866 5818
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga
Average Prices: USD 10 - 24
Cuisine: Pacific Rim

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Restaurant Details

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: 07 866 5818

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 24
  • Cuisine: Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions

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