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“Typical restaurant”

Salt Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 58 Restaurants in Whitianga
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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
Reviewed February 28, 2014

There are so many great restaurants in nz it is hard to be different and exceptional, so please consider that in this review.
The beer was great, coming from the coromandel brewing company and was disappointed we didn't have time to spend some time there as it tasted great. The wine was well matched to the venison and duck dish which tasted amazing, but I think duck always tastes amazing from qualified and experienced chefs. I ordered mussels which was an entree but almost a meal in itself. The only the real disappointment was the other entree i ordered, which is responsible for a 3 rather than 4 star review, the 'cannelloni' which I was extremely disappointed about. I think that is partly my fault as I was super hyped to get some real cannelloni and pasta that I ignored the ' marks; hot, rich and delicious cannelloni. Instead I got something that resembled cold cream cheese and tomato, although it came with buffalo mozzarella which I love. I didn't eat it all as it made me feel sick. I'm not sure three stars gives this restaurant justice but I hope other people's reviews might help balance out this restaurant's 'true' worth
Pros: nice food, well matched wine and beer, nice atmosphere
Cons: 'cannelloni', expensive dinner ($80) when disappointed

Thank Matt B
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Turned away at 8:30pm on a Friday night as were told kitchen is closing, only 3 of us, wasn't even busy, absurd terrible, never heard of such a thing, even in small town NZ, shocking

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Reviewed February 25, 2014

Was taken aback by the beautiful large local mussels prepared in a light sauce - one entree is enough for 2 people. Lovely meal and fabulous staff .

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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Tucked away in a corner of whitianga this restaurant was a pleasant surprise. I had the venison with a glass of local Pinot noir- absolutely delicious.

Thank Jenolan84
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

Enjoyed lunch with a friend on a girls break from the kids. Food was yummy and enough to satisfy and not to much to waste.
The view is stunning with plenty of shade from the sun. Salt has a good wine selection & many are available by the glass.
I always enjoy the food and scenery, the great staff just cap off an enjoyable experience!

Thank Raelene S
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Phoenix36, Owner at Salt Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2014

Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed it. Nothing better than being waited on hand and foot on the deck over-looking the boats in the Marina on a summer's day in Whitianga.

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