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Salt Bar and Restaurant

) #9 of 44 Restaurants in Whitianga $$ - $$$ Seafood, European,
Whitianga Hotel | 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 5818
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (48 reviews)
“mussels” (37 reviews)
“duck” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Whitianga Hotel | 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful fairytale setting with little lights and view across the water. Warm welcome and good atmosphere. The wait staff especially Laurie were excellent, but the food was really disappointing especially for the prices. After an average mains 3 of us had our hopes pinned on...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are into seafood this is a good option but, if you are not, there is very little to have. The meals we had were very pleasant and a reasonable selection of wine by the glass. The staff were lovely and pleasant and on...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The green-lipped mussels are the best we had this trip to NZ. Service outstanding. Atmosphere excellent. But the main course of venison was mealy. I think that it was sous vide too long and broke apart. Wish I had said something to the chef, but...More

Thank hirschwrites
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found the food here is quite good, especially the fish. The staff were friendly and they and the kitchen were more than willing to accommodate changes to the menu. Unfortunately our visit was spoiled by very long waiting times for food.

Thank JANDC47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

THE best service I have ever come across in any restaurant. Aside from that the food was wonderful and the atmosphere was perfect.

Thank Jasper N
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Visited on a quiet night and weren't disappointed. Service excellent as we were the only couple left at the end of the night but food was superb and host recommended accompanying wine. Not overly expensive including the express martini at the end. Would recommend.

Thank ransom59
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner experience at Salt. My wife had the scallops pork belly dish and I had the fish of the day with veggies and mix salad. We finished off with cheeses and peacan pie followed b an expresso. The service and meal...More

Thank kaizer05
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

Dined here with my family for our evening meal, all the food we ate was cooked to perfection and couldn't fault it! The market fish of the day was exceptional and proof that simple food cooked well is definitely the best food. This place advertises...More

Thank Alice T
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service .Calamari /oysters were excellent.Everyone enjoyed all the mains .No faults on the food and good overall service

Thank kiwi012
Reviewed June 7, 2017

Cosy atmosphere right next to the roaring log fire on a cold and raining Whitianga night, attentive staff and great food, all I could ask for for a great night out.

Thank Danny R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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
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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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