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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
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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San Clemente, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great evening with NZ Greenlip Mussels! Loved the food and service! Sat at a table overlooking the water and boats, beautiful!

Thank galvinjpat
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a lovely meal here on a Sunday for lunch and were not disappointed. The staff we friendly enough, considering what we have experienced around the place in the North Island. I had the local fish marinated in coconut milk, coriander and lime and it was divine - highly recommended. Calamari was also very nice and both meals were perfect... More 

Thank Zoe G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a glass of wine and ended up staying for hours by the fireplace. Good service. Can't comment on the food.

Thank cato2015
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely location to have a nice meal, harbour side, friendly staff, great wifi. Food tasty, worth a try if in the area

Thank pamelahca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great location friendly staff. We did pick a night when the restaurant unexpectedly filled, so staff were under the pump, but they managed to make it an enjoyable evening.

1 Thank CassyI
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was nice, staff very attentive and friendly. Nice location by the marina. Very relaxing way to spend a Sunday lunch.

1 Thank VickiG72
Mulhouse, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is exceptional, the views across the harbour wonderful. Thinking it would be busy on a Saturday night, I tried to phone to book, but their phone number connects you to the next-door hotel and after the call was transferred no-one answered the phone in the restaurant. Fortunately I arrived around 6pm and the very friendly and helpful staff... More 

1 Thank Paul B
China Grove, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Expensive food side compared to other places has good entertainment when going plenty seats inside and outside friendly staff

Thank brs780
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We popped into to the Salt Bar for Lunch-Oh My Goodness the food is soo good Friendly Staff very helpful and the Views and outside area was just so relaxing--near the water--very clean and tidy,and the Gardens were Looked after well. a Very Pleasant experience--

1 Thank peat111
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome waterfront views, very modern with lots of indoor and garden area to enjoy a good meal and some drinks. Happy hour 4-7pm.

Thank 8warrent

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?