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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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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

With seating placed on the waterfront, makes this establishment the perfect place for sundowners. With views of the Marina and the Waterfront lends it to be the perfect place for afternoon drinks.

Thank Johann J
Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

We paid the visit on Chinese New Year. One of the most important meals of the year. I ordered Lamb to be well cooked as I am pregnant. 40min after our entree the lamb came still bleeding. so it was sent back to the kithen. The 2nd time, it seems to be cooked from the outside but when I cut... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016

We went to Salt to try the seafood and we weren't disappointed. All the food was delicious and we enjoyed it at a table sat outside overlooking the marina. Fabulous lunch experience.

Thank AshleyDHeff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016

Our group of 5 had a great dinner outside. The salmon was excellent as was the service. Sitting outside we had a great view of the bay and enjoyed the atmosphere. Highly recommend you have dinner at the Salt Bar.

Thank Leroy F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2016

This is a wonderful restaurant location is right on the waterfront, beside the marina. Perfect for sunny days as they have plenty of seating on the deck. They also have lots of umbrellas to protect you from the harsh New Zealand sunshine. This visit however was spent inside as the heavens had opened and it was raining hard. Our waitress... More 

Thank shazzzalongley
Ashhurst, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2016

We booked dinner after the summer concert in Whitianga. Meals were fresh, great size and value for money. The staff were accommodating and friendly. We would go back

Thank Sambuca2015
Perth Western Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

This is such a lovely place to sit and eat, the food is good but a few more choices would be great. The staff were so helpful and friendly.

Thank Gpd_9
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016

Good atmosphere especially outside or nearly outside! Fillet steak was excellent as was the rack of lamb and crime brûlée. Service very friendly and polished from young staff.

Thank PeterRand
Papamoa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2016

We were a little bit worried about dining here again on our current stay in Whitianga because of the reviews however our group were all very happy with their meals and the great service ! The place was extremely busy but they had the staff to cater for the fully booked restaurant and we were not waiting long for orders... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2016

Good food, service and location. place was recommended by our hotelier as best in town - was quite busy so booking recommended particularly if you want good table.

Thank Richard W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 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
Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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