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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
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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eugene, Oregon, USA
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This spot is so delicious! You can't find a better atmosphere in town, and the service was amazing. Be sure to say hi to Mark for us if you go! We had everything from salads to the market fish, and even the sides were worth going back for. We hit this spot up two nights in a row with no... More 

Thank christina e
Napier, New Zealand
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Didn't have a reservation but turned up hoping for a table for dinner. They managed to find us one - lovely setting looking across the marina. Very good service. Having looked at the dessert list decided on the bread and dips, great starter. We had the 'fish of the day' and the Tuna - both excellent. Desserts were excellent. Meal... More 

Thank NeilinNapier
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch here and as always it was as good and consistent as in the past. The staples of the steak sandwich and chocolate fondant have been tweaked since last time I was there and are just as good - I would probably change back to the warm chocolate fondant though. One of the best outdoor settings in Whitianga.

Thank PeterTAuckland
Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For the prices on the menu one would expect a much higher quality on the plate. A disappointing dining experience

Thank Mennito
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a horrible experience! We called early in the morning to book a table on the deck outside and were told that they will reserve one for us, only to arrive in the evening and find out that they had given them all away. Nobody moved a finger to sort it out. The manger only offered a "sorry it wasn't... More 

Thank MSainz2016
Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here two days ago. The staff were very good and attentive, but most of all the food was of the utmost quality. The bouillabaisse starter was very good with an unusually tomatoey base. No complaints there. My confit duck main was perfect. Had to ask whether the chef was French. My wife had the seared tuna which she... More 

Thank Brian L
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is good and consistent (have been there a few times over the past three years). Service is a little uneven but over all a good experience.

Thank 259leab
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favourite places to have cocktails and a meal. Love visiting Salt when im in Whitianga and introducing new people to it. Always enjoyable with great service.

Thank Zach M
Whakatane, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

had our boat in the Marina and just walked along the walkway to the Restaurant. Service was quick, waitresses friendly. We were lucky to get in as there was a lot going on in town that night. Did think its a bit messy when it comes to paying, not very clear where to go. Superb view. Licorice dessert was amazing... More 

Thank brunnies
Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently went here with a group of friends, sitting outside on the BBQ tables in the sun. We all ordered different things on the menu and enjoyed every dish. The staff were great and the meal fantastic

Thank Dish155

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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
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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