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“Sweeet location and great service, a must do.........” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Salt Bar and Restaurant

Salt Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 55 Restaurants in Whitianga
Cuisines: Seafood, European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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. OPEN 7 DAYS FROM 11.30AM
Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews
“Sweeet location and great service, a must do.........”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2012

This place has an awsome outlook, friendly staff and an all round sweet atmosphere. The barmaid concocted the most beautiful chambordy cocktail i think ive ever had and could of had a lot maore if people werent so keen to go dig for hot water...... which was a bit rubbish in the end. Didnt have a chance to sample the menu which looked delish but if im ever back up, i'll be back!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joshy T
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Whangamata, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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“Location, devine food, relaxed staff, Fantastic!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2012

Nothing like a gorgeous summer day, having a gourmet lunch right by the ocean, people watching, checking out the boats, taking in the relaxed surroundings of Whitianga harbour. I recommend the platter, it was absolutely scrummy, especially the pate!!!! And for a main I had the mushroom risotto, YUM!!! Kids also loved there meals, fish and chips, with chips being fat home made ones and the other child devouring the toastie also with home made chippies!! I will be back every time I'm in Whitianga!!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tesh T
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing Food, Amazing Views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2012

On entry into the beautifully positioned Salt restaurant, we were told that they were fully booked and as we hadnt booked may not get a table, My partner and I decided to have a wine at the bar anyway and enjoy the spot, even before we had started on our glass, we were told that a table had been found and we could sit as soon as we liked. Weather was great outside and we enjoyed watching all the traffic glide down the harbour. The food was exceptional, the entrees were quick and very tasty, recommend the oysters, delicate and the mussels, bursting with flavour. Mains were up to a first class auckland restaurant. The fish and the steak were our picks. Service was great and suggestions of wine matches were much appreciated.
To finish our evening we had a great night out next door at the blacksmiths.
Highly recommend this destination restaurant

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wade k
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3 reviews
“Excellent dining!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2012

Fantastic setting, great service and spectacular food!

Visited January 2012
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Thank CliveK
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Whitianga, NZ
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Exceptional!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2012

On Sunday night I went out to Salt for dinner with a friend of mine, we were immediately seated (we had made reservations) and given water and menus. The selection is wonderful - I had a very difficult time deciding on what to order! The eye filet won out in the end, which my friend and I both had. It came promptly, and was cooked to perfection - absolutely delicious.
The service was incredible with friendly staff, the environment great and the food exceptional. I appreciate this as I am a Whitianga local and unfortunately the town is lacking quality in the restaurant department. I plan to highly recommend Salt as a restaurant to dine in.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 71gw
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