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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 #11 of 38 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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Nethy Bridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We arrived without a reservation on bank holiday Sunday evening. The place was buzzing. They were creative in finding a space for us after a short wait in the bar. Good effort, and beyond the call of duty. Everything about the experience was excellent, and although we seem to be in to a pricier part of N.z here, it was... More 

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Whitianga, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The service was excellent. Food was delicious. We had lunch and found that the portions were good, the price was reasonable. We have been before for tapas, this time it was just lunch. Will go again for evening dinner soon.

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Phoenix36, Guest Relations Manager at Salt Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Julie, Thank you kindly for your glowing review. We are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed both of your visits here at Salt Restaurant. I will certainly pass your compliments onto the team. We look forward to welcoming you back for dinner soon! Kind Regards Sihanie & The Salt Team More 

Whitianga, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Looking out over the Marina this restaurant is also another beauty. The food is outstanding as well as the service. Kelly and Dave do a fantastic job running both Salt Bar & Restaurant and the Whitianga Hotel. This is a great place to be for Friday Happy Hour too great networking and free nibbles which are very delicious and posh.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Nestled next to the pub right on the Marina, Salt provides great views of the Whitianga estuary and the comings and goings of the boaties. We were pretty happy with that but unexpectedly delighted with our meals. I had the NZ lamb - succulent and beautifully presented though, if there was a small fault the lamb was slightly overpowered by... More 

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Wokingham
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89 reviews 89 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We had high hopes when we looked at the Salt menu and fabulous location. The starter was fine, very nice in fact, but we then had to wait 45 minutes for our mains after we finished the starter. I had a moan but was told it was because they have a stupid system whereby they don't start cooking the mains... More 

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Phoenix36, Guest Relations Manager at Salt Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Beachluvver, Thank you for your TripAdvisor review although I was sorry to read of your disappointment. I would like to assure you that we appreciate all feedback we receive and endeavour to make changes and improvements where realistically possible as a result of each one. I trust you won’t mind my responding to some of the points you have... More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We went for lunch, and really enjoyed it. The service and ambience were of a very high standard, but the service didn't feel stuffy or overly formal. Although there were four of us we only ordered two different meals – the steak sandwich and the beetroot and haloumi salad. The meat eaters were impressed by the quality of the steak... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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141 reviews 141 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

And I don't mean 'Auckland ' in a bad way, rather quality and atmosphere! Anway, here for lunch and the venue can not be faulted, beautiful! The staff were attentive and efficient (added value that they were all very attractive young women). The service was prompt, though the prices are certainly 'Auckland prices'; not complaining as the quality was good,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Four of us had a wonderful evening here on Saturday night, great table by the marina on a balmy evening, good wine choices. The strawberry pistachio and goats chees salad starter was divine, mussels were reported to be very good too, my steak was perfectly cooked, great side dishes including tasty potato salad. Hapuka fish main was really lovely too.... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We came off the water at the Marina looking for lunch on terra firma. The outside dining area of this restaurant is very pleasant. Table umbrellas provide shade and the view is into the marina and beyond the lovely harbour (Kiwi spelling!) with water lapping at the door step. Located pretty much in the centre of Whitianga it is easy... More 

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Alva, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We booked for dinner,menu A la Carte,kid menu very poor,very small portions,12 yr old could have eaten 2 portions! Service very slow,but staff very pleasant,a little overpriced,but food was good quality.

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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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