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Salt On The Pier

Pier Terminus 195-213 | New Brighton, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
+64 3-388 4493
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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“sea food” (2 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Pier Terminus 195-213 | New Brighton, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The place could be amazing located right next to the beach The problems are 1) management, 2) food and the 3) atmosphere inside. Mangement needs to look into the future, change the whole resturant - it looks run down Food is average at best and...More

1  Thank joeyadidas
Reviewed 2 days ago

On Friday 29th September 2017, 43 of our club members thoroughly enjoyed a dinner function in the 1st floor restaurant. The three course meal was excellent and served very timely in between speeches that were part of our programme for the evening.Sam and his team...More

1  Thank gavbates
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I was so excited about going here- upstairs restaurant - for date night Booked in advance - arrived to find no table reserved but they managed to find one that wasn't even set etc It was horribly noisy - i mean likw pub level noisy-...More

3  Thank Abs-jayne
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Last Saturday I went to the cafe with my girlfriend, her brother and his 2 small children (3 and 1 years old). I couldn't compliment the waiter upstairs called Sam more. He was simply phenomenal. Sam was polite, professional, amazing with the kids and had...More

1  Thank SamLatter123
SaltonthePier, Manager at Salt On The Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Dear Sam, Thanks a lot for your feedback. We are really pleasured that you have enjoyed your dining experience. Thanks for your kind words on our staff and service. We would love to see you again. Thanks again.

Reviewed 30 August 2017

Last evening 29 August we had dinner at this restaurant. I was not very hungry so opted for the chowder and the calamari entree. The chowder was among the best I have had and the calamari was excellent. My wife ordered the fish of the...More

2  Thank donglenda
SaltonthePier, Manager at Salt On The Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Dear Don and Glenda- Thanks for the feedback. Really glad that you have enjoyed your evening and food. We are specialised in sea food and chowder is our trademark dish. Our catch of the day changes from time to time but the sauce combination on...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

I booked some days in advance for the upstairs restaurant on a Sunday. The service was attentive and the food good value for money. Lunch for 5 came to $120. I enjoyed half my seafood chowder and half of my husband's seafood burger. There was...More

Thank voyageuse4631
SaltonthePier, Manager at Salt On The Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback and really glad to hear that you have enjoyed the meal, service and atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you again. Thanks.

Reviewed 26 August 2017

Was told by a friend about their $10 Breaky specials. There was no table service in the cafe. Orders were taken quickly at the counter and breakfast arrived in a reasonable time on a busy morning. We bought their big breakfast, Breakfast of champions for...More

Thank Tracey A
SaltonthePier, Manager at Salt On The Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Dear Tracey, Many thanks for your feedback. Sorry but we don't have table service in our cafe but our upstairs restaurant that opens in the evenings (4 pm till late) and weekdays from 11 am (to late) has. We have been running this special for...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017

Went to have dinner last night with my family. The place has a nice decor with stunning views over the ocean. The food got to be the best in Canterbury. Their Sea food Bounty is the one to die for. My partner had Flinstone which...More

Thank rodtucker53
SaltonthePier, Manager at Salt On The Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Dear Rod, Thank you so much for your feedback. Yes, the quality of our food with chef's of more than 20 years experience is great and I really thank them for producing such a great menu. Very glad to hear that you have enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Cheap breakfast special $10. I'm glad we didn't pay full price of $20. Breakfast was ok eggs overcooked. Food looked dried up in cabinet. Chairs well worn and tables needed a good clean. Such a shame as it was lovely when it first opened. Huge...More

Thank Sonya Devon W
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Third visit back since this management started and I wont go again. The first time my steak was so over done it was inedible, when we finally got the waiters attention I had already eaten half of my partners dinner. He told us the chef...More

2  Thank Martha B
Sridhar A, Manager at Salt On The Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Hi Martha, Thanks for the feedback. Firstly apologies for your experiences. However , I would have appreciated you sorting it out the issues you mention you had on the day when it had happened. We do not have a recollection of events what has happened...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 24
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pier Terminus 195-213 | New Brighton, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-388 4493
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The best food with the very best view onto the Pier and Southern Ocean in Christchurch. Very popular for sea foods. Offers a best location in Canterbury for private functions including but not limited to weddings, wedding receptions, Anniversaries, Birthday parties, Christmas functions and Corporate meetings.
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