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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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  • 182
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
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
Well presented and delicious food. Waitress could do with some training.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
MoleGB
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We recently ate out at Salt with our parents in law and one of our close friends. We all ordered something different (merino lamb, chicken, steak and fish of the day) and everybody cleaned their plates. Service was attentive even though it was a very busy night (half the restaurant was booked for the Targa rally). My meal consisted of... More 

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Whitianga, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We don't go here often but have never been disappointed. Always a top meal ! Ciabatta , entree and main course all delicious. Would recommend Salt as a top restaurant.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

We had a 10/10 experience. The ciabatta was to die for. The entrees and mains flavours were delicious. Our waitress was warm and helpful. We loved our table by the fire on the cold autumn night. The wine list would satisfy any palate. A great night out.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

We went last night and such an amazing meal. The service was great and the food was absolutely beautiful. For the quality of food I thought it was reasonably prices and meals were a good size. We loved it and will definitely be back.

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Burton Bradstock, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We visited Sunday lunch, everything about our visit was excellent including the good friendly service. I tried green lipped mussels and asked for a smaller portion as I also wanted the pan fried Hapukda fish, this was no problem for them. My companion skipped the mussels and joined me in get fish, we also had a bowl of hand cut... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Had a wonderful evening at Salt . . . a big thank you to all the staff. The six of us had variety from the menu and not surprisingly so close to the waterfront, fish of the day (Hapuka) and Coromandel mussels featured strongly. The waitress and floor manager were very welcoming, professional and enhanced a joyful occasion for us... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Family and I thought Salt would be a good place to have lunch, we walked in and asked if we could eat there and asked for two tables to be out together as there were 7of us including a young child and an infant. The waitress assured us it was fine and she would set a table for us. From... More 

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Phoenix36, Director of Sales at Salt Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Cindyhani, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Salt Restaurant. We appreciate you taking the time to give us some feedback. Cindy, if you wouldn't mind I would like to respond to your statements. First and foremost I would like to apologise for your negative experience at Salt. We can certainly assure you that this... More 

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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: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine

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