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Salt Bar and Restaurant

) #9 of 44 Restaurants in Whitianga $$ - $$$ Seafood, European,
Whitianga Hotel | 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 5818
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (48 reviews)
“mussels” (37 reviews)
“duck” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Whitianga Hotel | 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

A lovely venue with lots of entertaining areas, staff were attentive albeit prompted by the bar/restaurant manager, service was reasonable however, when it comes to food it was a little bit of a let down.... all went well with starters and entree however when it...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The Smoked Duck salad could have been renamed, a plateful of lettuce with some pieces of duck. Quite tasty but too much lettuce. I know restaurants "bulk up" the plate with lettuce to make it look substantial, but I wish someone would come up with...More

1  Thank Anjinz
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided to check this place out after it was recommended by a local. We sat outside and had a lovely view of the marina. Our server was very nice and took great care of us. We started off with the Coromandel...More

Thank magicintia
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Our waiter Martin, lovely Dutchman was just great, very attentive (most attentive waiter we have seen in many years), listened to what we wanted, efficient, prompt and friendly.

Thank Dianne F
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We we started our three week trip in Australia. We were on a princess cruise for 11 nights and ended up in New Zealand. This was by far the best food we had on our entire trip!! Fresh seafood. The best steak my husband has...More

Thank ljrjtravels
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

The staff was rude and ill tempered. After waiting to be seated and waiting quite a long time we had to go to the bar and request a server. We asked about the fish we were ordering and got little response. We did not realize...More

Thank cathyfitz17
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful evening clear blue skies and warm weather provided by the restaurant of course. We sat front and centre in the deck. Steaks and Tuna cooked for 4 people all done to exact request. Was a friendly staff experience and the setting meant our 3...More

Thank Amy N
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Had dinner one night outside overlooking marina. The setting certainly does make it. The menu and prices give the impression of an establishment trying to be upmarket. We found that the food itself was good. However the service needs standards raising to match this. The...More

Thank susan m
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

It's a lovely site and the staff were attentive and fun, but the food was not up to a reasonable standard and therefore it cost much more than it was worth. The duck salad was lacking in taste and had a miserable amount of dressing....More

Thank Dennis J
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for the second time at this great spot. Food is good but portion sizes for some meals feel like starter portions. My lamb salad had 3 tiny pieces of meat which I thought was a bit light for what I paid. Service is...More

Thank SteveSmithNZ
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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
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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