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Salt Bar and Restaurant

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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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have lovely meal, and the service was great, but food took over an hour to arrive after ordering. Always a beautiful setting, and had a heater to keep us warm on the deck. Will return, but hopefully meals will arrive quicker next time.

Thank swimhorse
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best service I have ever had. Yes it is expensive but the waitress we had was fantastic. She took our entree order separate to our mains. She only cleared the plates when we were all finished. If I could give more stars I would.

Thank Andrew464
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service and very fresh, well presented New Zealand food in a great location. Well worth trying for dinner and enjoying the great wine list .

Thank Bruce H
Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great dining experience with excellent service at Salt. It was a fairly quiet night and we were well looked after. The dishes looked and tasted great.

Thank GandMH
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived for dinner and first sat in the bar with cocktails while enjoying the view out over the marina. Staff were friendly and accommodating, and all in all it was very nice and relaxed. Our meals were delicious! Would visit again.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with lovely setting by the marina. Our main meals were average. Fish was over cooked and vegetables had too much oil. Steak very small and not cooked as requested. Not value for money. Service was good and staff friendly.

Thank GwenT63
New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had such an amazing meal at this place in the weekend ! The food was as good as anywhere we ever tried anywhere in the world and we travel lots. The waiter was exceptional in his service and of course the setting is world class ! We thought the food was worth every cent that we paid, just outstanding... More 

Thank Shirleyy86
Whitianga, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have given Salt a couple of goes lately and have left somewhat disappointed on each occasion. It's a stunning location and a great place to enjoy a drink overlooking the marina on a sunny afternoon but maybe avoid the dinner service. We don't mind paying almost $40 for the main but if you want a couple... More 

Thank rightnow46
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is great but quite expensive ,booking @ peak times is essential,service ok but not top notch. The vieiws out to the river are excellent,although it was quite wet & windy when we went there.

Thank Dennis F
Dunedin, New Zealand
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

This place looks absolutely stunning from outside so I chose for my partner and I to have tea here. We walked in through a beautiful outdoor seating bit into a fully empty restaurant, when we asked for a table the young lady told us they were fully booked and could only take us if we were out in an hour... More 

Thank 1990J

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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
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, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
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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