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Salt Bar and Restaurant

Seafood, European, New Zealand, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
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Whitianga Hotel | 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
6478665818
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Wed - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Auckland, New Zealand
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122 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank NeilMarshall2267
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank Jase N
Hot Water Beach, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank HotWaterBeachTop10
Whitianga, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Thank millyjanee
Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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Thank H3106AHnat
Singapore
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We came here because of the rave reviews. Unfortunately, we were disappointed. We did not think the beef was fantastic yet the price tag was high. Variety of food served was also limited. The waiters also did not appear to be friendly, in fact they were rather robotic and aloof. Perhaps they do not welcome families with children, even though... More 

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Thank SingaporeEliz
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Went here for an anniversary meal. We had the breads to share to start with then both of us had the rib eye....yummy! Excellent service from the moment the front door was opened for us until we left. Will definitely be back just wished we had room for dessert!

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Thank Paul O
Rotorua, New Zealand
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Great service from young man Lockie! Polite, fun and very good in all service he gave that night. Food very nice, bit pricey for small portions however very nice.

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Thank 8Vanessa
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Super impressed with the service and the food was amazing, we will definitely be back 😊 we sat outside because we had our little dog with us and they brought us blankets and a heater to keep us warm on such a cold night. Awesome!

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Thank MissNZFortune
Coromandel, New Zealand
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Last time we went must have been an off night because this time was absolutely faultless. Food delicious, staff friendly & attentive just. Only constructive criticism would be that the dessert menu I didnt fancy anything, chocolate, chocolate, lime & Coconut brulee & ice cream about summed it up. Something non chocolatey or creamy would be a great addition.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
Meals
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, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
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. 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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