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Whitianga Hotel | 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 5818
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I decided to check this place out after it was recommended by a local. We sat outside and had a lovely view of the marina. Our server was very nice and took great care of us. We started off with the Coromandel mussels cooked in white wine. They were soooo good!! I loved dipping the bread in... More 

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Thank magicintia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our waiter Martin, lovely Dutchman was just great, very attentive (most attentive waiter we have seen in many years), listened to what we wanted, efficient, prompt and friendly.

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Thank Dianne F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We we started our three week trip in Australia. We were on a princess cruise for 11 nights and ended up in New Zealand. This was by far the best food we had on our entire trip!! Fresh seafood. The best steak my husband has ever had! Great atmosphere! Friendly people! Don't miss this one!

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Thank ljrjtravels
Traverse City, Michigan
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105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The staff was rude and ill tempered. After waiting to be seated and waiting quite a long time we had to go to the bar and request a server. We asked about the fish we were ordering and got little response. We did not realize the fish was raw and and would not have ordered had we know. After being... More 

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Thank cathyfitz17
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful evening clear blue skies and warm weather provided by the restaurant of course. We sat front and centre in the deck. Steaks and Tuna cooked for 4 people all done to exact request. Was a friendly staff experience and the setting meant our 3 year old could quietly wonder around and entertain herself.

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Thank Amy N
Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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352 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner one night outside overlooking marina. The setting certainly does make it. The menu and prices give the impression of an establishment trying to be upmarket. We found that the food itself was good. However the service needs standards raising to match this. The waiter we had was young and kept calling my husband mate when we were ordering.... More 

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Thank susan m
Hamilton, New Zealand
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308 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a lovely site and the staff were attentive and fun, but the food was not up to a reasonable standard and therefore it cost much more than it was worth. The duck salad was lacking in taste and had a miserable amount of dressing. The beef sandwich had gristly meat. And my marinated fish was tiny and had little... More 

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Thank Dennis J
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for the second time at this great spot. Food is good but portion sizes for some meals feel like starter portions. My lamb salad had 3 tiny pieces of meat which I thought was a bit light for what I paid. Service is fantastic and views are amazing

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Thank SteveSmithNZ
Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We weren't very hungry so just popped in looking for a salad and a glass of wine. Both were amazing, fresh ingredients, great local fare, and a good local wine list. Ended up getting a coffee as well, finished off an excellent fresh clean meal.

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Thank mmphill
Whitianga, New Zealand
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last meal we had was a lunch and this was yummy to say the least. We all had no complaints about our meal. We will definately be going back

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Thank Karyn V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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: +64 7-866 5818
Description
Waters edge dining in beautiful Whitianga serving European style food using only the best local ingredients. Whether it's a quiet cocktail on the deck accompanied by a bar snack, or a full dining experience, Salt will cater for your needs. Call us today for a booking. OPEN 7 DAYS FROM 11.30AM

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