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Salt Bar Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, , Japanese
26 Marriner Street | Sumner, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
+64 3-326 4774
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (13 reviews)
“carbonara” (2 reviews)
“eggs benny” (2 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Japanese, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
26 Marriner Street | Sumner, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there for dinner on a quiet Monday night but that seems little excuse for poor food and service. We stood by the counter for a few minutes while the 3 staff ignored us although there was only one other person waiting for coffee....More

Thank 505LynG
carolyn h, Owner at Salt Bar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi, I’m sorry to hear of your experience. It was not our usual standard of service. I have spoken to our staff on that evening and although they offered complimentary dessert and coffee, I think that was not good enough, your meals should’ve have been...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

After checking out menus of other nearby restaurants we selected this one for variety and pricing. Lovely wait staff and choices quickly presented with flair - and the food tasted delicious. Do try Salt when you are in the area.

1  Thank Kaye W
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Great service, alway friendly, happy to have dogs in the outside seating area and will always put on the heater if it's cold outside. The food is a delicious variety and served in a timely manner. Consistently does the best coffee in Sumner!

1  Thank K8689WFanneg
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We were given a warm friendly welcome by the utterly friendly staff. The decor and ambience of this cosy restaurant is delightful. Meals were fresh, unique and beautifully cooked. Wouldn't hesitate to return and highly recommend.

2  Thank Cherie M
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Very delicious food and very friendly service. We went there several times and enjoyed each of them. We could die for the hot chocolate and Pepperoni Pizza.

2  Thank Katrin V
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Quite funny that the food in this restaurant was rather bland and demanded quite an amount of extra salt, maybe it's part of the concept. Anyhow, food was average but service was good, a bit slow but good!

Thank Stephan S
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Booked for after the movie on Saturday and were not disappointed. Staff were warm friendly and inviting. We had the Steamed Wontons to start which had a little too much sauce, and then the mains of Twice cooked Pork Belly (oh yum yum) and Akaroa...More

1  Thank StumpyNZ
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Yes, agree, the Eggs Benny are wonderful and super coffee.!! went for breakfast several times during our stay in Sumner, and look forward to going again when next there. Friendly and very good service.

1  Thank Ary60
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Great breakfast food, the eggs benny and the french toast were both incredible, I stop short of giving this place 5 stars because the kids fish and chips were some of the worst I or they have ever tasted. Likely frozen cheap fish, I recommend...More

Thank Mark P
carolyn h, General Manager at Salt Bar Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2017

Thank you for your review. I apologise for the poor standard of kids fish and chips. I personally buy our whole fish several times per week so the fish is definitely fresh and we fillet it ourselves, it's not cheapest on the market because we...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Decided yesterday to go for a movie night in Sumner. When we went to book the tickets we were attracted to the movie deal with the restaurant Salt next door. We were at the movies too early, so decided to have our meal first. The...More

Thank pam255118
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Marriner Street | Sumner, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-326 4774
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