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Salt Bar and Restaurant

$$ - $$$Seafood, European,
Whitianga Hotel | 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 5818
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (33 reviews)
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Whitianga Hotel | 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 657 reviews

Reviewed 21 July 2017

The green-lipped mussels are the best we had this trip to NZ. Service outstanding. Atmosphere excellent. But the main course of venison was mealy. I think that it was sous vide too long and broke apart. Wish I had said something to the chef, but...More

Thank hirschwrites
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We found the food here is quite good, especially the fish. The staff were friendly and they and the kitchen were more than willing to accommodate changes to the menu. Unfortunately our visit was spoiled by very long waiting times for food.

Thank JANDC47
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

THE best service I have ever come across in any restaurant. Aside from that the food was wonderful and the atmosphere was perfect.

Thank Jasper N
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Visited on a quiet night and weren't disappointed. Service excellent as we were the only couple left at the end of the night but food was superb and host recommended accompanying wine. Not overly expensive including the express martini at the end. Would recommend.

Thank ransom59
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner experience at Salt. My wife had the scallops pork belly dish and I had the fish of the day with veggies and mix salad. We finished off with cheeses and peacan pie followed b an expresso. The service and meal...More

Thank kaizer05
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Dined here with my family for our evening meal, all the food we ate was cooked to perfection and couldn't fault it! The market fish of the day was exceptional and proof that simple food cooked well is definitely the best food. This place advertises...More

Thank Alice T
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service .Calamari /oysters were excellent.Everyone enjoyed all the mains .No faults on the food and good overall service

Thank kiwi012
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Cosy atmosphere right next to the roaring log fire on a cold and raining Whitianga night, attentive staff and great food, all I could ask for for a great night out.

Thank Danny R
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Visiting old friends and the end of our NZ trip, we joined them and their local friends for happy hour on Friday night, drinks at half price, great atmosphere, super place to unwind and have the craic.

Thank Chatz2014
Reviewed 22 May 2017

a mid morning snack on the deck at Salt with a wonderful view, great coffee and the most exquisite chocolate brownie dessert mmme mme

Thank ElementsWatersp0rts
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 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
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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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