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Salt Bar and Restaurant

Whitianga Hotel | 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga, New Zealand
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Ranked #10 of 34 restaurants in Whitianga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We have been regular visitors to Whitianga and Salt for several years. We have enjoyed many meals here, but…. Earlier this year we booked to go to Salt and as vegetarians checked their website for their current menus. We found they had the same dishes we enjoyed in an earlier visit so did not feel we had to check in... More

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Katikati, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Came across the board telling us happy hour was on so we went on in. The surprise was the busy atmosphere and awesome platters of nibbles on offer. This enticed us back for dinner on Saturday and we were not disappointed.

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Coromandel oysters + beer = best ever!! pricey but worth it if you're a foodie!! nice atmosphere.. sports bar attached. one stop shop!

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San Francisco, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Felt right at home from the moment we walked in. This place has an open fire which makes it so cosy and warm. Great service, our waitress was very friendly and the foo was fantastic.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Quiet weekend in Whitianga with Salt Restaurant as the highlight. Great location with great winter ambiance. Two fires burning at each end of the restaurant so warm and toasty. Service was really good, pleasant and attentative. Entrees delicious and the fish mains of Hapuka and Salmon very tasty. Big servings so no space for desert. Good wine list and really... More

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Coromandel, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Whether for a pick me up pause in the middle of the day or a cosy celebratory meal, Salt has become one of our favourite local pampering spots! The food is fresh, creative and beautifully presented. There is a great selection of wines, always a roaring fire and the view alone is enough to encourage you to switch off and... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Oh my! We came for dinner on our second-to-last night, and had we come on the first we would have eaten here every night! Beautifully presented contemporary food of such a high quality and SO delicious. If you are in Whitianga you HAVE to come here. We will definitely be back on our next trip and we tell everyone that... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Nice meals and service warm inside on a cold day. Nice view and good service from wait staff and the food was fresh and very good.

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Auckland
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

A great restaurant. A variety of options so I was able to choose a small plate meal and an entree. My squid small plate was crumbed and served on a bed of finely diced vegetables and the mussel entree had a delicate sauce. Will come back to enjoy dinner outside on a summer's evening

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The restaurant had a lovely atmosphere and prompt friendly service. The menu was a little limited but the food was excellent quality fresh and tasty.

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