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Salt Bar and Restaurant

Seafood, European, New Zealand, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
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Whitianga Hotel | 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Wed - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the pleasure of dining at Salt Bar & Restaurant this weekend and everything was perfect. The staff were so friendly and accommodating and the meals were divine. From the delicious garlic butter and freshly baked bread, to eggplant wrapped market fish served with cockles and the venison with sauteed mushrooms. Simply divine! The photos just don't do it... More 

Thank Rawinia2013
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

stunning food, lovely atmosphere (my first review ... less is more but I'm not allowed to post unless I have more than 100 words)

Thank ninetailsnz
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. Their breads felt as if they just baked them fresh. The lamb rack was cooked as ordered! Will be back ! One of waiters also give us some good tips on places to visit ! Well done. Keep it up

Thank SunnyB15
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service at this restaurant was great, the meals were very nice a good price and sized meal. I did not have desert but looking at what others were eating they looked very inviting.

Thank Louise P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Salt for my wifes birthday while we were in Whitianga for the weekend. The staff were really nice and as we got there early we had a cocktail in the bar. The meal was delicious. Not too big portions so we could manage a dessert. Yum.

Thank SuenAndy1983
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

I don't think I have been so disappointed for a long time. The one good thing was that the happy hour wine was good and good value but the food was very poor. The steak was tasteless and the chips bland. Not much else with it. Avoid at all costs.

Thank NeilMarshall2267
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful food service and view. Great service. Craft beer. The works. Great salads. Raw fish. Finish with an Affogato!

Thank Jase N
Hot Water Beach, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Took the ferry across from Hot Water beach, freezing night but definately worth the trip. From the moment we arrived when the host took our coats, to the presentation and absolute scrumptious meals, we were very very impressed. We had some of our fussier family with us, so trust me this is one restaurant you want to take the time... More 

Thank HotWaterBeachTop10
Whitianga, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We came here on June the 15th for my boyfriends birthday dinner. Wonderful welcome from a lovely lady who's name I can't remember and also lovely table service from a very pleasant man. The reason I have given 4 stars is manly because Food was small portioned and a bit too expensive for what you get. Other than that food... More 

Thank millyjanee
Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

The saving grace for this restaurant was the one woman who served us. When we entered there was no one to welcome us. It literally felt like they did not care at all. The squid salad was nice. Drinks were awful. Fries were OK. The sundae was nice but the presentation is quite childish. The oysters (we felt) was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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: 6478665818
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. Winter hours: Mon/Tues closed. Wednesday and Thursday open from 4pm for dinner and Friday to Sunday we're open from 12 until late for lunch and dinner.

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