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Salt Bar and Restaurant

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Whitianga Hotel | 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 5818
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was lovely. We ordered the shared seafood entree which was great to see something different on offer than mussels which are in all eaterys in coromandel. The duck and steak for a main were also beautiful. The barman was very accomodation g in my dislike for lime and managed fantastic feijoa mojitos with lemon instead. It was very... More 

Durham, North Carolina
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really quite good for lunch. Had an excellent salad and calamari dish. View is nice, even somewhat calming despite being right off the road.

Thank LikeItActive
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The wifi was free and the daily cocktails were delish. The taro chips were also very good and I'd never seen them done in hot chips style. Yummy with friendly staff and a nice outdoor deck with boat views

Thank jilikah
Hove, England, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to salt for dinner. Lovely starters. Very disappointed with the mains. My beetroot salad with goat cheese was so small that I thought it was a joke. My husband was also very disappointed with his main fish of the day. Lovely staff, but we won't go back.

Thank Celina G
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great 'shared' starter of raw and smoked fish. Beautifully prepared and presented. Went downhill from here! 'Market Fish' - this evening Snapper - on a bed of sauté potatoes, broccoli and tomatoes. ONE tomatoe warmed with its little green stalk (for effect?) ONE stalk of broccoli (world wide shortage?) and some over cooked, grey fish. Not at all pleasant .......... More 

Thank richardyates24
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Four of us were looking for a nice place to have a dinner on a Thursday night, 12 January, it was 6 minutes passed 9pm, still daylight but starting to get dark. We were rejected a table as the kitchen closed at 9 pm (???). The restaurant was half full at the time. What a shame for Whitianga tourism, can't... More 

Thank Dragan J
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Menu food ambience staff bar everything was perfect. We had an amazing meal with dreamy sea views of the harbour. Will definitely be back x beautiful

Thank joanne c
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped by as we were staying up the road.. The restaurant was quite busy but staff service was great considering. They happily found us a table inside as the outdoor area was fully booked. Ordered the market fish.. And wow! Amazing!! Still thinking about it lol can't wait to come back :)

Thank Sip R
Northampton, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, excellent location and god service. This really is a gem and if you are staying local I would thoroughly recommend this place - we enjoyed a great evening here

Thank Steve D
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely cocktails and draft beer, delicious fish sampler appetizer and salads... Snapper special delicious , lamb rump incredibly tasty and tender. Having chocolate fondant and chefs ice cream sampler- triple chocolate, fig and honey and lemongrass ginger with a latte ! Wonderful friendly service !

Thank Karen S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 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
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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