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Poivre & Sel

2 Mill Road | Waikato, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 0053
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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French, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2 Mill Road | Waikato, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second visit to Poivre & Sel when holidaying from Melbourne. Incredible once again. The flavours are nothing less than spectacular. Presentation fabulous. This is a must visit restaurant! Oh and the French Rose we drank... sublime.

Thank Skippej
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is absolutley amazing, you walk in, off an average looking street into a tucked away gem, you forget where you are once you step through the entrance, the outside dining area is magical and sweet smelling, with beautiful flora and fairy tale like...More

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Highly recommend this dining experience in Whitianga. There is no other like it. The food is always exquisite and the family (French) that run it delightful.

Thank LindaBDive
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We ate here while in Whitianga for the scallop Festival. The restaurant had a set menu for this event and we chose to purchase the matched wine with each course. The location is central, the building full of character and the service friendly and efficient....More

Thank Cheezel
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely dinner for 10 people here. The food was amazing! Would definitely go again! Was a bit surprised to be asked for a deposit on our reservation- but the meal was great!

Thank Larissa P
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Husband and I went there with friends to celebrate my birthday. I'm so glad I chisenthis restaurant. Definitely 5 star. Food was beyond expectations and the service was awesome. Will be going back as a regular. Highly recommended.

Thank E2671BNliz
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We went on a mid-week, mid-winter night. There weren't many people there, as Whitianga is not very lively in winter. We were delighted with the fine food. My highlight was the dessert, as I chose a main and a dessert. Chocolate ball filled with mint...More

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 23 August 2017

it has been said many times before: food is amazing, service is very professional and friendly, and the 'décor' is very impressive I will add that the prices are really not that high compared to the quality of food, I have been in much more...More

1  Thank nickribet
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Wow what a wonderful meal and experience. Food was superb and staff friendly and made the experience something to remember. Would recommend it as great fine dining restaurant.

Thank Raewyn D
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Wow. I thought the days of a true restaurant experience had given way to express bistro dining where you're rushed to your seat, pressured into a decision between a slow cooked this or a deep fried that and then whisked to the till and out...More

Thank rightnow46
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8 February 2016|
Response from Samuel G | Property representative |
Hi ! Very sorry we have never seen your message since today. It's much better to contact us on our website. We suppose that you're not in Whitianga anymore, so we hope to see you next time you are here. Best regards Seve&Sam
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 38 - USD 52
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Mill Road | Waikato, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-866 0053
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Our kitchen makes deliciously good food, prepared simply, from the finest local ingredients. We feel very lucky to be located in the Coromandel Peninsula, home of excellent seafood. In Poivre & Sel Restaurant you will also experience authentic fine French cuisine, cooked only with fresh ingredients. If you are a wine enthusiast, you have to try our french wines from Burgundy, Champagne, Cotes du Rhone, Alsace and Bordeaux, as well as the best New Zealand wines. Our restaurant hold only a few tables so bookings are highly recommanded.
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