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Salt Bar and Restaurant

Whitianga Hotel | 1 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 5818
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (48 reviews)
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“duck” (14 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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Reviewed 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 5 days ago

The restaurant is a nice lay out and the open fire was a nice touch. The food was great i had the seafood chowder and the venison . the wife had scollops and her main was the fish of the day. We asked the young...More

Thank pienbeers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location on the waterfront. Very good and prompt service. Plenty of space between tables. Good range of food and wines. Prices were reasonable. The seafood chowder was excellent and ranked with the best my wife and I had ever tasted. As the chowder was...More

Thank Trevor F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have dined at this establishment previously and have always found it to be of the utmost high standard. Recently, we bumped into a friend and just wanted a coffee and a warm place to sit. Every coffee shop closed but the Salt Bar and...More

Thank jilv2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The meal was reasonable but overpriced - would expect a slightly more tasty and flavoursome meal for the price.

Thank Phil D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic service and food. I had the Hapuka and my partner eye fillet steak - both above average in presentation and flavour. Finished by sharing Death by Chocolate which was devine.

Thank Julie N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet, warm, fast service and great food on a Monday night was a great place to start a business week in a picturesque town.

Thank Arbor253
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute decision to dine here and it was going to be a busy night for them. There were no tables available but a very friendly team seated us in the bar which was fine by us. The meals were delicious. My steak was just...More

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely location right on the Marina. Great coffees. Menu looked good. Friendly service. Would visit again.

Thank foodie2430
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just here in Whitianga for the night, so we really didn't know where to go and hadn't researched TripAdvisor to even get some hints! It was a real last minute decision to go to Salt, which is next door to the pub. We weren't disappointed....More

1  Thank Maria G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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