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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
16:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Their breads felt as if they just baked them fresh. The lamb rack was cooked as ordered! Will be back ! One of waiters also give us some good tips on places to visit ! Well done. Keep it up

Thank SunnyB15
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Service at this restaurant was great, the meals were very nice a good price and sized meal. I did not have desert but looking at what others were eating they looked very inviting.

Thank Louise P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We went to Salt for my wifes birthday while we were in Whitianga for the weekend. The staff were really nice and as we got there early we had a cocktail in the bar. The meal was delicious. Not too big portions so we could manage a dessert. Yum.

Thank SuenAndy1983
Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I don't think I have been so disappointed for a long time. The one good thing was that the happy hour wine was good and good value but the food was very poor. The steak was tasteless and the chips bland. Not much else with it. Avoid at all costs.

Thank NeilMarshall2267
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful food service and view. Great service. Craft beer. The works. Great salads. Raw fish. Finish with an Affogato!

Thank Jase N
Hot Water Beach, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Took the ferry across from Hot Water beach, freezing night but definately worth the trip. From the moment we arrived when the host took our coats, to the presentation and absolute scrumptious meals, we were very very impressed. We had some of our fussier family with us, so trust me this is one restaurant you want to take the time... More 

Thank HotWaterBeachTop10
Whitianga, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We came here on June the 15th for my boyfriends birthday dinner. Wonderful welcome from a lovely lady who's name I can't remember and also lovely table service from a very pleasant man. The reason I have given 4 stars is manly because Food was small portioned and a bit too expensive for what you get. Other than that food... More 

Thank millyjanee
Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

The saving grace for this restaurant was the one woman who served us. When we entered there was no one to welcome us. It literally felt like they did not care at all. The squid salad was nice. Drinks were awful. Fries were OK. The sundae was nice but the presentation is quite childish. The oysters (we felt) was a... More 

Thank H3106AHnat
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We came here because of the rave reviews. Unfortunately, we were disappointed. We did not think the beef was fantastic yet the price tag was high. Variety of food served was also limited. The waiters also did not appear to be friendly, in fact they were rather robotic and aloof. Perhaps they do not welcome families with children, even though... More 

Thank SingaporeEliz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Went here for an anniversary meal. We had the breads to share to start with then both of us had the rib eye....yummy! Excellent service from the moment the front door was opened for us until we left. Will definitely be back just wished we had room for dessert!

Thank Paul O

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